KASHISH International Poster Design Contest 2017 – Submission Call

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Design KASHISH 2017 Poster to win Cash Award of Rs.20,000/-

KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival invites designers from across the world to design the official festival poster and overall look for its 8th edition with the theme ‘Diverse, One’ 

KASHISH 2017 will be held from May 24-28, 2017 in Mumbai.

India’s top fashion designer Padma Shri Wendell Rodricks will pick the winner and also award a cash prize of Rs.20,000* to the winner. The winning design will be used on billboards (hoardings), banners, cinema slides, delegate cards, T-shirts and catalog cover.

For the past five years KASHISH International Poster Design Contest has become a celebrated worldwide contest, receiving entries from several countries.

Email your submissions in a high resolution jpeg format to info.kashishmiqff@gmail.com

SUBMISSION DEADLINE – Sunday, February 19, 2017


THEME: ‘Diverse, One’ 

The theme of KASHISH 2017 explores the diversity of the LGBTQ community. The diverse shades of the rainbow remind us that as people we are all different and we are all unique. In the fight for an equal society, basic human rights and against laws that criminalize and discriminate, it is our shared values that bring us together. We are strongest when we come together, when we embrace one another’s uniqueness and celebrate our differences. We are Diverse, We are One.

Poster Design Contest Rules

What to Enter

A Poster design that encompasses the KASHISH 2017 theme ‘Diverse, One’.

How to Enter

Poster Design must include the following:

– Festival edition & Name: 8th KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival

-KASHISH logo available at: http://tiny.cc/Klogo

-Tagline: South Asia’s Biggest Queer Film Festival

-Theme line: ‘Diverse, One’

-Date: – Liberty Cinema (May 24-28th) and Alliance Française de Bombay (May25-27th)

-Space for logos of organizers & partners at the bottom of the poster (to be inserted later)

Image Orientation: Portrait. The design should be a VERTICAL (PORTRAIT) image.

Poster size: A2 size (594 X 420 mm or 23.4 X 16.5 inches)

Poster design must be sent in JPEG format. Upon selection it should be available as a Adobe Illustrator / Corel Draw file.

All images used in the poster MUST be free of copyright.

To complete your submission please REMEMBER to provide the following information:

  1. A concept note explaining your design and how it corresponds to the theme of our festival. It will be forwarded to the jury along with your design.
  2. A self-introduction note.
  3. Name of the city and the country you are from or based in.


Poster Design Contest FAQs

When is the deadline?

Entries should reach us by or before February 19, 2017 at 11:59 PM (IST)

Who can submit and how many entries can I submit?

This is an International Competition. Anyone, anywhere in the world can participate. Each participant is allowed to submit a maximum of TWO entries with fully different creative.


What about images to be used?

It could be graphic design or a photograph that is easily re-producable across design platforms and branding elements. The participant should hold full responsibility of owning the copyright to the images and designs submitted to the contest. The entry will be disqualified if it has any copyrighted image or element.


Where do I submit or send my design?

Email a high resolution jpeg to info.kashishmiqff@gmail.com


How does the judging take place?

The entries will be shortlisted by the KASHISH core team and the winner will be picked by Celebrity judge Wendell Rodricks! The decision of poster selection will be based on relevance, authenticity and innovation.


Can I re-use my poster design from this contest for other projects

No. The submissions cannot be submitted or used fully or partially elsewhere till the results are announced. The winning design becomes the property of KASHISH and cannot be reused anywhere in full or in parts.


Will I get any credit if my design is selected?

The designer who wins the contest will be credited in the press, festival website and catalog.


Is there any other reward if my design is selected?

The reward includes a cash prize of Rs.20,000 sponsored by India’s top fashion designer Wendell Rodricks, a KASHISH award trophy, a copy of the poster, a KASHISH T-shirt and a Festival Guest Pass that allows entry to all festival events during KASHISH 2017 (travel and accommodation to festival at participant’s own cost).

* Bank transfer charges will be deducted where applicable


Check out our winning designs from the previous years




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