KASHISH International Poster Design Contest 2016 – Submission Call

NOTE: KASHISH 2016 Poster Contest Submissions are now closed.
Thanks everyone who have sent their entries.
Celebrity judge Wendell Rodricks will soon be picking the winner.

Design KASHISH 2016 Poster to win Cash Award of Rs.20,000

KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival invites designers across the world to design the official festival poster and overall look for its 7th edition with the theme ‘7 Shades of Love’. KASHISH 2016 will be held from May 25-29, 2016 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 four years KASHISH International Poster Design Contest has become a celebrated worldwide contest, receiving entries from several countries.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE – February 15, 2016

THEME: ‘7 Shades of Love’ 


The 7th edition of KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival, South Asia’s biggest LGBTQ film fest, will sing paeans to the ‘7 Shades of Love’.

Love in all its forms has been celebrated as the highest form of human emotions since the beginning of civilization – romantic love or Eros, friendship or the love between friends, the love between a parent and a child, the first stirrings of love between young lovers to the enduring love  of committed partners, the love for humanity and the love and acceptance of one’s true self. The festival theme for 2016, ‘7 Shades of Love’ embodies this spirit. It underlines that at the core of human relationships is the capacity to love each other and offer respect so that each person can live with equality and dignity.

Poster Design Contest Rules

What to Enter

A Poster design that encompasses the KASHISH 2016 theme ‘7 Shades Of Love’.

How to Enter

Poster Design must include the following:

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

-Tagline: South Asia’s Biggest Queer Film Festival

-Theme line: ‘7 Shades Of Love’,

-Date: – Liberty Cinema (May 25-29th) and Alliance Française de Bombay (May26-28th)

-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 image.

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

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

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


Poster Design Contest FAQs

When is the deadline?

The deadline for submission of entries should reach us by or before February 15, 2016 at 12:00 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 maximum 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. All 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 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 2016 (travel and accommodation to festival at participant’s own cost).

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

* Bank transfer charges will be deducted where applicable


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