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Call for Artists: Chicago Sinfonietta Poster Contest

Chicago Sinfonietta
70 E. Lake Street, Suite 226
Chicago, IL 60601

Submission Deadline: September 4, 5:00PM CST


Chicago Sinfonietta is looking for talented artists to create a commemorative poster that generates excitement and captures the spirit of the organization

Chicago Sinfonietta honors diversity with its orchestra members, repertoire, and audience. In this way it seeks to be truly reflective of the many communities that call the Chicago area home. The Sinfonietta is ushering new change and welcomes a refreshing look to celebrate our 25th Anniversary year during our 2012-2013 season.



  • $300
  • Two A Level 2012-2013  season subscriptions to the Chicago Sinfonietta
  • Exclusive invitation for two to the 25th Anniversary Season Opening Event at Zhou B Art Center on September 28, 2012
  • Special recognition at the Opening Night Concert at Symphony Center
  • E-blast to our full mailing list with image and recognition
  • Year long website presence with link to artist’s webpage



  • Selected submissions will be exhibited at 25th Anniversary Season Event Opening at the Zhou B Art Center on September 28, 2012
  • Year long website presence with link to artist’s webpage

The poster contest is open to the public. Everyone is welcome to submit artwork they feel best defines the Chicago Sinfonietta.  Each entry must be an original, two dimensional art work designed for an 18” X 24” poster that will be featured in the upcoming season, on display at the Sinfonietta concerts and events, and incorporated into marketing campaigns. We encourage creators to enter a range of art mediums from traditional forms (for example: oil/acrylic/tempera, watercolors, prints, illustrations, etc) to computer-generated works. There will be one Grand Prize winner and Chicago Sinfonietta Anniversary finalists. The winners will have an opportunity to exhibit their artwork at the Zhou B Art Center for the 25th Anniversary Season Opening Event on September 28, 2012. 



All submissions must be received by Tuesday, September 4, 5:00PM CST. Email electronic art work submissions to Type ‘Chicago Sinfonietta 2012 Poster Contest Submission’ in subject line. Please include name, address, phone number and valid e-mail address with submission.

For more information about Chicago Sinfonietta and the poster contest, click here. Some artwork submissions may be posted at the same location during the contest.  We welcome you to visit and share your experiences with the Chicago Sinfonietta!




  • All artwork submissions must be received by Tuesday, September 4, 5:00PM CST.
  • Artwork submission must be designed for 18” X 24” and must include text: Chicago Sinfonietta. Chicago Sinfonietta logo and/or 25th Anniversary may be included but not required.
  • Artwork submissions must be sent electronically to Files should be saved as a JPEG, EPS, or TIF formats (300dpi, sized at 18”x 24”, CMYK). Subject line include ‘Chicago Sinfonietta 2012 Poster Contest Submission.’
  • Each artwork submission must include name, address, phone number and valid e-mail address with their submission.
  • Art work must be original and previously unpublished.
  • Computer-generated artwork must include all native files and linked images. All fonts should be converted to outline fonts.
  • Signed release forms are required for copyrighted images or materials. Release forms are also needed for “subjects,” whether public or private citizens.
  • Creators are strongly advised to retain their electronic files and original artwork submissions.
  • Creators may submit multiple poster entries.
  • Select artwork Submissions may be posted by the Chicago Sinfonietta during the contest and may be used for promotional material in future contests.

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