Poster Design Competition

Thank you to everyone who submitted an entry in the 2019 Adelaide Fringe Poster Competition. The competition is now closed. Finalists will be announced later this year.

About the Adelaide Fringe Poster Competition

We were born 58 years ago (although we don’t look a day over 25) and we’ve grown up to become the Southern Hemisphere’s largest open access arts festival!

For 31 magical days and nights each year we completely take over Adelaide, her surrounding suburbs and even some regional areas of South Australia. The city pulses with creativity in every nook and cranny! In 2019 Adelaide is set to come alive once again as we reach for the stars to create a Fringe bigger and brighter than ever before- it takes all sorts to create a Fringe!  

The Adelaide Fringe Poster competition is as iconic as the Festival itself. Each year since the birth of the festival the Adelaide Fringe hero image has been a poster competition entry, with previous winners including artists such as Driller Jet Armstrong, Sue Ninham, Michael Atchison, Pro Hart, Jonathon Oxlade and Jennifer Rimbault.

Whether you are a beginner with a great idea or consider yourself a graphic design guru, or a visual artist we want to see your expression of what makes the Fringe so… well, Fringey! Not only will the winning image receive the massive exposure of becoming the symbol of Adelaide Fringe 2019, but the winning artist will also receive $3,000 cash prize, and free artist registration to present their own exhibition as part of the 2019 Adelaide Fringe. 

Interested? We thought so! Check out the official 2019 poster design brief and details for submitting your artwork below.

The Brief

The Adelaide Fringe is an Open Access festival; each year we celebrate thousands of diverse artists who perform in hundreds of glorious venues to the delight of hundreds of thousands of audience members. The Adelaide Fringe is a festival of the people, by the people, for the people. We are the biggest Arts Festival in the nation and growing every year. The Fringe delivers a whole month of summer festive fun across the city of Adelaide – people flock from all over the world to celebrate the joy of arts with us in the sunshine by day and under big starry skies by night.

During Fringe time, Adelaide transforms into a festival wonderland for everyone. Adelaide Fringe allows you to discover all sorts of performers in all sorts of places putting on shows across all sorts of art forms. Adelaide Fringe is for everyone … and it takes all sorts!

We are looking for a poster that captures the colourful, playful, inclusive and cheeky spirit of the Adelaide Fringe!