The Fine Print
This animation contest is open to students, professionals, and amateurs alike. The challenge is this: How can you animate these posters to tease new meaning out of them? or illuminate an aspect of particular note? or make us laugh? or challenge one's technical skills?
All submissions are due no later than December 31, 2018 at midnight, EST. Every applicant who submits within the specs will receive 2 free tickets to visit the museum once open. A panel of esteemed judges from the design, advertising, and poster communities will choose their 20 favorite animations, and Winners will be notified by early February, 2019.
Winners will be digitally displayed in Poster House’s exhibition window on 23rd Street in Manhattan, leading up to the museum’s grand opening in 2019. Winners will also receive:
- Their animations featured on Poster House’s various social media channels and website
- Their names in vinyl on the museum’s window, as well as full credit on all website, social, and e-blast promotions
- A year’s membership to the museum for two, which grants special access to Poster House before we open to the public
HOW TO SUBMIT:
Interested participants can browse all of the images for the contest on The Library of Congress's Free to Use & Reuse page under Poster Parade. Please click on your chosen image(s) and download the highest resolution offered (typically the TIFF file option in the drop down menu below the image). Then, go wild! We are seeking submissions without audio, and animations should only include the art as presented in the poster.
To support all intended uses and outlets for these animations, we require submissions to be emailed to us in all three of the following formats:
1. mp4 (without sound)
Max File Size: 4MB
2. mp4 (exported with these specifications)
Resolution: 1080 x 1080 px
Max File Size: 10MB
Formats: H.264 codec/MP4
Frame Rate: 29.96 frames per second
Bit Rate: 3,500 kbps video bitrate
Audio codec: AAC audio codec at 44.1 kHz mono
Duration: 3 to 60 seconds
3. gif (original ratio)
Max Width: 1024px
Max File Size: 1MB
Submitting an entry to this competition will be considered an agreement to the following rules:
Submissions to this contest offer the usage and reproductions rights to Poster House for the purposes of juried selection, public display on its websites/social media, in its physical locations, for the purposes of advertisement, press releases and other marketing, for the entire period that those rights are retained limited to a period no longer than 3 years. For the independent-jury-selected Winning and Runners-up animations, Poster House will retain usage and reproduction rights to the work for three (3) years after the winning announcement. The submitting artist may during this time use the piece on their website and in their portfolio as an example of their work. Poster House will retain no rights for any submissions not selected by the Jury for winning or runners-up titles.
Poster House will credit each work's creator in every location and any form in which it presents the piece. There will be no exchange or resale of the work by Poster House.
Submissions and Inquiries can be mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org