Official Poster Competition

Savannah Stopover Music Festival invites graphic and visual artists to create the official 2018 poster inspired by the festival, heading into it’s eighth year in 2018.

The Essence of Stopover Is Discovery Of New and Rising Musical Talent

Savannah Stopover Music Festival capitalizes on the logistical good fortune of Savannah, Georgia’s proximity to interstates 95 and 10 by presenting traveling musicians with a welcoming place to play en route to Austin's prestigious SXSW Music Conference each March.

The festival has hosted such notable up and comers as Grimes, of Montreal, The War On Drugs, Future Islands, Mac Demarco, Wye Oak, Generationals, St. Lucia, DIIV, Ra Ra Riot, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, St. Paul & The Broken Bones and hundreds of others before they broke out of the pack. Offering three days of musical discovery, music fans can hop from venue to venue keeping track of all of their favorite new acts.

Savannah’s unique brand of low country hospitality and southern gothic ambiance, not to mention burgeoning music scene, music-hungry demographic, and an established arts community set the stage for a wholly unique event. The three-day festival puts a premium on musical discovery in an intimate, historical setting that is uniquely Savannah and takes place across multiple historic district venues from churches, museums, clubs to unexpected pop up locations.

Submitting a poster is easy and can be completed below. Artists are encouraged to visit the festival website for further inspiration on what makes Savannah Stopover, Savannah Stopover, using the specifications outlined below. The poster is meant to be representative of the entire festival, so please do not include individual bands in your design.

The grand prize winner will see their design printed as the official poster and featured on the official festival guide, select advertising materials and other promotional products. The grand prize winner will receive 25% of any net proceeds from the sale of festival merchandise using their design through the end of 2018.

In addition,the top ten posters will be on display for the Festival Opening Night event on March 8, 2018, at The Ships of the Sea Museum, remaining on display throughout the weekend.

GRAND PRIZE -- $500 plus 2 VIP Passes*

2ND PLACE -- 2 VIP Passes*

3RD PLACE -- 2 3-Day General Admission Passes**

Additional prizes to be announced

*Some benefits of VIP passes and venues are 21+ | **Some venues are 21+

Please carefully read through the design requirements before submitting your poster below.

The deadline for submitting posters is Friday, Dec. 15 at 5 p.m.

DESIGN REQUIREMENTS
Must be included:
The full festival name: Savannah Stopover Music Festival
The festival date: March 8-10, 2018
Posters must be designed and submitted in vertical format
Posters must be submitted as a PDF 18x24 inches with full bleed (no border) at 300 DPI
Grand prize winner will be asked to provide a fully editable, not flattened, file with all fonts and imagery.
Do not include individual bands in your poster design. The poster is meant to be representative of the entire festival.
Please use the following filename structure: 2018_SSO_OfficialPoster-YourLastNameYourFirstName.pdf
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Failure to comply with these requirements will disqualify your poster.
- Following of all Design Requirements.
- Overall aesthetic, design, technical skills and execution as a Official Poster.
- Official Poster Relevance, or how well does the poster design capture the essence of the festival.
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Posters will be juried by a panel of locally established artists, graphic designers, and the organizers of Savannah Stopover.
The top ten will be on display at Ships of the Sea for the Festival Opening Night Event on March 8th, remaining on display throughout the weekend.

GRAND PRIZE -- $500 plus 2 VIP Passes
The grand prize winner will receive 25% of any net proceeds from the sale of festival merchandise using their design through the end of 2018.
2ND PLACE -- 2 VIP Passes
3RD PLACE -- 2 3-Day General Admission Passes **
Additional prizes to be announced
Some benefits of VIP passes and venues are 21+ **Some venues are 21+

The deadline for submitting posters is Friday, Dec. 15 at 5 p.m.

Failure to comply with the above requirements will disqualify your poster. By entering the winner gives Savannah Stopover Music Festival and their parent company, MusicFile Productions, the right to use these materials in perpetuity for promotional purposes.

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REMEMBER!
Size Requirements: 18" x 24" with full bleed (no border) at 300dpi.
Format: Artists must digitally submit a PDF file
Grand prize winner will be asked to provide a fully editable, not flattened, file with all fonts and imagery.