KASHISH International Poster Design Contest 2018 – Submission Call

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Design KASHISH 2018 Poster to win Cash Award of Rs.25,000 (US$ 380)
KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival (India) invites designers across the world to design the official festival poster and overall look for its 9th edition with the theme ‘Together, With Pride’ 
 
FESTIVAL THEME: The 9th edition of KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival will celebrate pride and the infinite diversities of families, communities, gender, sex, ethnicity and body types. The fight for equal rights and societal acceptance is also a fight against discrimination of any sort, and equal rights can be only achieved when all of us – LGBTQI and Allies – come together with pride to celebrate being ourselves.
KASHISH 2018 will be held from May 23-27, 2018 in Mumbai.
India’s ace fashion designer Wendell Rodricks will pick the winner and also award a cash prize of Rs.25,000* 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 six years KASHISH International Poster Design Contest has become a celebrated worldwide contest, receiving entries from several countries. (see winning designs from earlier years below)
Email your submissions in a high resolution jpeg format to info.kashishmiqff@gmail.com

EXTEBDED DEADLINE – WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2018
THEME: ‘Together, With Pride’ 
The 9th edition of KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival will celebrate pride and the infinite diversities of families, communities, gender, sex, ethnicity and body types. The fight for equal rights and societal acceptance is also a fight against discrimination of any sort, and equal rights can be only achieved when all of us – LGBTQI and Allies – come together with pride to celebrate being ourselves.

KASHISH-2018-Poster-Design-Contest

Poster Design Contest Rules

What to Enter
A Poster design that encompasses the KASHISH 2018 theme ‘Together, With Pride’.

How to Enter

Poster Design must include the following:

  • Festival’s edition and Name: 9th KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival
  • KASHISH logo available at: http://tinyurl.com/KASHISHlogos
  • Tagline: South Asia’s Biggest Queer Film Festival
  • Theme line: ‘Together, With Pride’
  • Dates and Venues: – Liberty Cinema (May 23-27) and Alliance Française de Bombay (May 24 -26)
  • Space for logos of organizers and 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 infringements.

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

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. The profession you are involved in / or a student.
  3. Name of the city and the country you are from or based in.

Poster Design Contest FAQs

When is the deadline?
The deadline for submission of entries should reach us by or before Wednesday January 31, 2018 at 11:59pm (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 maximum TWO entries with FULLY DIFFERENT CREATIVES.

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. All submissions cannot be submitted or used fully or partially elsewhere till the results are announced by mid March. 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 winner will be credited in the press, festival website and catalog alongwith pic and bio.

Is there any other reward if my design is selected?
The reward includes a cash prize of Rs.25,000 (US$ 380)* sponsored by India’s ace 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 2018 (travel and accommodation to festival at participant’s own cost).

To know more about KASHISH, please visit: http://www.mumbaiqueerfest.com

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