Newcomer Award


Neubad, Bireggstrasse 36

Award Ceremony

28.9.2019, 19:00

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Weltformat Graphic Design Festival is again looking for the most exciting newcomer poster designers! We look forward to your submission – everyone younger than 27, whether student, intern or at the start of their career, can participate. The twenty best projects will be presented in an exhibition during Weltformat Graphic Design Festival 2019. After the exhibition, the winning poster will be shown at 500 locations throughout Switzerland and awarded CHF 1500.

This year's theme of Weltformat Graphic Design Festival is Tools and Rules. We are interested in the ways in which the work of designers and their visual solutions are influenced by tools and instruments as well as certain rules and guidelines.

Newcomer Award subject:
Manifesting Rules

Rules and regulations may limit creativity – on the other hand, they can be liberating, especially in times of seemingly endless possibilities. The question is, whether exciting results emerge when graphic designers disregard rules or rather when they consciously allow restrictions. Are design rules crucial and important or just an unnecessary dictation and the only rule to follow should be: no rules? Show us which formal and content-related rules you personally act on – and which ones you think should definitely be broken.

Deadline extended by 7. August 2019!

Upload your poster as a JPG file (150 dpi, DIN A3 (297x420mm), max. 3 MB) by August 7th to our community area.

A maximum of three entries per person is permitted. Already published works and plagiarisms are excluded from participation. The twenty nominated posters will be printed in F4 format (895x1280 mm).

After the closing date, a jury consisting of poster designers and a representative of APG|SGA will select twenty posters from all entries that will be shown during Weltformat Graphic Design Festival in Lucerne from Sep-tember 28th to October 7th, 2019. The winner will be announced at the award ceremony taking place during the festival opening on September 28th at Neubad, Lucerne.


Manifesting Rules

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Yvo Hählen, Balmer Hählen (Lausanne)

Kerstin Landis, Hubertus (Zurich)

Thibault Tissot, Onlab (Geneva)

Annina Schepping (Basel)

Bruno Niederberger, APG|SGA

Supported by

APG | SGA, Grilli Type, JCM, AWP Plakatif, Luzerner Kantonalbank