Recent developments in Iran have the world up in arms over the threat of escalation and a larger conflict in the middle east. Thousands have taken to the streets in protest and the internet is ablaze with memes and posts calling for #PeaceWithIran. Now, we want to give you the opportunity to add your artistic style to the momentum and show the world that you are pro-peace.
During World War I and World War II, war posters where a popular form of propaganda used largely by the U.S. Government to convince Americans to support the war effort, enlist in the army and even buy war bonds to pay for it. War Propaganda Posters are well known, but at its core, it is a mode of communication aimed at influencing the attitude of a community toward some cause or position.
Now in the digital age, internet memes have, somewhat, become the new propaganda poster of the of the 21st century. But we’d like to stretch that vehicle into full blown posters aimed at countering the propaganda of the mainstream media and government officials in Washington. We’re looking for creativity that goes beyond just any old internet meme. Be Pro-Peace or Antiwar, we are open to any and all entries you can come up with. We are judging on your creativity and ability to deliver a clear message and not so much just humor or irony.
Need a little inspiration? Check out this post on the history of propaganda art and the various styles it took form in.
To Enter, just choose one of the image sizes and follow the submission guidelines below. Your canvas is blank and we are excited to see what you come up with. Think outside the box and collaborate with your friends. For non-digital artists, you can also submit a photograph of a poster you create in a physical media so long as the photo conforms to one of the required sizes.
4:5 ratio (1080x1350px) – 1:1 (1080×1080) – 1.91:1 (1080×608)
JPG or PNG file type.
Send graphic to: posterart (at) antiwar (dot) me
Include your name and email address in the body with the subject line “Poster Art Contest”
Optional: Include Twitter and Instagram account handle for credit in tagged post.
Contest ends March 20th at midnight with the winners announced by the end of the month. Enter as many posters as you wish but each entry must be submitted separately.
1st place winner will receive a 5oz silver pyramid ingot and 50gram silver skull ingot from Roberts and Roberts Brokerage.
3x 2nd place winners will receive $100 worth of BitcoinCash from Bitcoin.com
2x 3rd place winners will receive 1 50gram silver skull ingots. From Roberts and Roberts Brokerage.
7th and 8th place winners will receive a Make Art Not War T-Shirt from the soon to be relaunched PeaceNow Shop.
10 Runner ups: Antiwar.com swag pack including an assortment of books, pens and stickers.
By submitting your entry you are giving Antiwar.me/Antiwar.com permission to post, promote and reproduce your art with attribution on our websites, social media channels, and promotional materials as we may deem appropriate. You will also be invited to opt into our PeaceNow call to action email which will keep you up to date on the contest and our other pro peace activities.
Join the PeaceNow email list hear to be notified when the contest is complete and future projects.
Check out our last contest for some inspiration. And as always have fun!