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O! Say Can You Design a Poster?

O! Say, Can You Design a Poster?

Stripes + Stars Poster by Studio Hinrichs

Need some inspiration? These designs from Studio Hinrichs are sure to spark your imagination.

Competition Awards

  • Public Grand Prize (1): $2,000 and inclusion in the exhibition
  • Public Bicentennial Prize (1): $1,000 and inclusion in the exhibition
  • UB Student Grand Prize (1): $1,500 and inclusion in the exhibition
  • UB Student Bicentennial Prize (1): $1,000 and inclusion in the exhibition
  • Top entrants: inclusion in the exhibition (as space allows)
  • All entrants: inclusion in an online image gallery 

Competition Deadline

Friday, Aug. 15, 11:59 p.m. EST

Read all the competition rules.

Design a poster on the theme of the 200th anniversary of our national anthem and be part of the city's Star-Spangled celebration.

Here's your chance to win up to $2,000 and have a beautiful print of your work featured in an exhibition at the University of Baltimore that will be part of the citywide Star-Spangled Spectacular, the bicentennial celebration of the Battle of Baltimore and the birth of the “Star-Spangled Banner.”

The competition will be separated into two judging tracks:

  • a public competition, with a grand prize of $2,000 and a bicentennial prize of $1,000
  • a competition for UB students, with a grand prize of $1,500 and a bicentennial prize of $1,000.

Additionally, posters from the top entrants in each track will be included in an exhibition at the University of Baltimore.

O! Say, Can You Design a Poster? Exhibition
Monday, Sept. 15-Friday, Oct. 31
Student Center Gallery: UB Student Center (21 W. Mt. Royal Ave.), fifth floor
Opening Reception with Kit Hinrichs: Monday, Sept. 15, 5:30-8 p.m.

Don't miss this opportunity to have your work judged by top designers and go down in history as part of a national bicentennial celebration in Maryland.  


Star Spangled 200 Logo AIGA Baltimore Logo AIGA Blue Ridge Logo
University of Baltimore Foundation Logo idfive logo Mount Royal Printing Logo

The competition and exhibition are presented by the University of Baltimore in partnership with the Star-Spangled 200, AIGA Baltimore and AIGA Blue Ridge. Thanks to the University of Baltimore Foundation, idfive, the Bobbye Gold Fund and Mount Royal Printing & Communications for their generous support.


Questions? Contact osay@ubalt.edu.