I was going to make the above image for this blog post a rectangle with the number 2,573 in the middle (the number of entries we received in this years competition), but after a couple of seconds, I realised that the increase in the number of entries in our competition this year was not the most impressive thing and defiantly not the thing that I am most proud of. This year, the most impressive thing has been the quality of the posters. And I’m not just talking about an increase in the level of design and communication, I’m also talking about the choice of issue(s).
Ironically, while the ‘Live Upload’ feature was one that I pushed to keep this year, I rarely find my self having the time to properly look at the posters and read their rationales while the competition is running, so the first chance I have to view most of the posters is when we sit down to begin short listing. Zac (submissions co-coordinator) had told me that this years posters were really great, and I believed him, but it wasn’t until last Tuesday (4th October, 2011) that I really got a chance to check them out. On Tuesday we went through 733 posters and put 66 of them in the “Short-Short Listed” pile (from which the Top 30 will be chosen). I was super impressed with all of the entries and that promoted me to write this quick post to say thank you on behalf of Zac, Caz, T, myself and everyone else involved in Positive Posters, to everyone who took the time to enter a poster in this years competition. Your work has been nothing short of inspiring.
We are all excited to find out who win’s this years competition and are looking forward to send that poster as far and wide as we can.
Thank you for helping us bring a visual voice to some important issues,