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Create poster art for the CounterPoint Music Festival (Deadline:August 31, 2012 11:59 P.M. PDT)

Posted on: August 1, 2012

Create poster art for the CounterPoint Music Festival, a new electronic music festival outside of Atlanta on September 27-29, for a chance to win $500 and tickets to this year’s festival. One winning poster will be sold at the festival and additional designs will be sold as limited editions prints.

The festival features an incredible lineup with the biggest names in electronic music, performing in the backdrop of rolling pastures, lakes, and woodlands that run along the Chattahoochee River.

The theme for the contest is INDUSTRIAL MEETS NATURAL. The theme is inspired by location of the festival – a beautiful riverside meadow filled lush green trees and rolling hills just outside of the bustling city life of Atlanta, Georgia. For 3 days, the sounds and sights of EDM will electrify this tranquil setting and electrify audiences.

Have fun and good luck creating a poster art that will hang on walls for years to come.

Suggested Theme & Style

Illustrate an original poster inspired by the theme ‘Industrial Meets Natural.’

Defy the obvious and don’t try to create an advertisement for the festival. Avoid literal imagery like trees, electricity, tents and stages.

Great posters are iconic illustrations and true original art – not boring advertisements.

You may use the logo in your design but it is not required. In fact, you’re welcome to rift on the logo and create your own interpretation.

Things You Need To Include

  • Optional use of logo – feel free to riff on the logo so it works with your design.
  • Required Text: “CounterPoint Music Festival”.
  • Optional Text: “September 27-29, 2012”.

Poster 16×20 in. Specs Prize

  • Your file should be 16″ x 20″ and have a minimum resolution of 200 dpi
  • Accepted file formats: .JPG, .JPEG, .TIF, .TIFF, .EPS
  • .TIFF (or .TIF) formats should be flattened
  • .EPS formats must have all type converted to vector paths (traced or outlined)
  • RGB colorspace only
  • Max file size is 60mb


  • $500 Cash prize
  • Two Tickets to the Festival

Click here to find out how to submit!


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