Poster Design Contest

The KASHISH 2019 International Poster Contest is now closed.
We have received a lot of very interesting submissions.
Celebrity judge Wendell Rodricks will pick the winner and announcement will be made soon.
Design KASHISH 2019 Poster to win Cash Award of Rs.25,000/-*

KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival (India) invites designers from across the world to design the official festival design and overall look for its 10th edition with the theme ‘Over The Rainbow

KASHISH 2019 will be held from June 12-16, 2019 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 seven years KASHISH International Design Contest has become a celebrated worldwide contest, receiving entries from several countries.

TO ENTER: Filling out the Contest Form at with all details.

You should ALSO Email a high resolution jpeg to

SUBMISSION DEADLINE – Monday, December 24, 2019

THEME: ‘Over The Rainbow’

KASHISH 2019 festival theme ‘Over The Rainbow’ not only commemorates the reading down of Sec 377 and decriminalization of same-sex relationships in India, but will also define the challenges in store for the LGBTQ community’s journey towards empowerment and social acceptance. Bringing together films from all over the world as well as panel discussions and performances, the festival will showcase the shared struggles and rejoicements, and offer a window to existing and future possibilities. Lets journey over the rainbow to discover the land of equality & dignity.


What to Enter

A Poster design that encompasses the KASHISH 2019 theme ‘Over The Rainbow’.

How to Enter

  1. Poster Design MUST include the following:

(i) Festival edition & Name: 10th KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival

(ii) KASHISH logo available at:

(iii) Tagline: South Asia’s Biggest Queer Film Festival

(iv) Theme line: ‘Over The Rainbow

(v)  Date:  Liberty Carnival Cinemas : June 12th -16th, 2019

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

  1. Image Orientation: Portrait. The design should be a VERTICAL (PORTRAIT) image.
  2. Poster size: A2 size (594 X 420 mm or 23.4 X 16.5 inches)
  3. Poster design must be sent in JPEG format. Upon selection it should be available as a Adobe Illustrator / Corel Draw file.
  4. All images used in the poster MUST be free of copyright.


  1. When is the deadline?

Entries should reach us by or before Monday December 24, 2019 at 11:59 PM (IST)

  1. 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 COMPLETELY DIFFERENT creative.

  1. 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.

  1. Where do I submit or send my design?

By filling out form with all details. You should ALSO Email a high resolution jpeg to

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. Is there any other reward if my design is selected?

The reward includes a cash prize of Rs.25,000* 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 2019 (travel and accommodation to festival at participant’s own cost).


* Bank transfer charges will be deducted where applicable