Open Call | Antwerp Poster Festival 2019

Antwerp Poster Festival (APF) is an event aimed at promoting graphic design and creative thinking in Antwerp. With its international appeal, APF strives to showcase a broad spectrum of styles and visions in the field of graphic design. For this first edition of APF – the first festival of its kind in Belgium – APF wants to know what drives and interests you as a designer/illustrator/creative. Hence the festival’s theme: Show Your Colours.

Because this is a wide topic, APF is convinced this is a huge opportunity to question yourself. What’s the thing you like the most? Or what’s the thing you really hate? Do you have a minimalistic approach or do you find aesthetics in chaos? Do you work digitally or manually? Do you feel the need to respond to politic events? Are your designs colourful or rather monochromatic,…? There are tons of questions you can ask yourself about your design practice.
APF is very curious about your point of view. So prepare your posters and show your colours! The posters can be autonomous or made for a client.

The top 3 designers (picked by our jury) will win a font package donated by their partner Heavy Weight Type Foundry!



  • Friday 14th of December


  • All posters must be designed in 2018.
  • You can upload a maximum of three designs per person. Please upload each poster separately.

PDF guidelines

  • Maximum pdf-size 20MB
  • Filename: yourname.pdf
  • Minimum of 120 DPI
  • CMYK (Coated FOGRA27 (ISO 12647-2:2004)
  • Create outlines
  • Do not use spot colours with transparency
  • Compatible with Acrobat 5, PDF 1.4
  • Keep important parts or text min. 3 mm away from the edges.

Size & bleed

  • Posters will be digitally printed on size A1.
  • Provide a bleed of min. 3 mm


  • Do not use any crop- or trim marks!


General enquiries:

Press, Media and Partnerships:

Mailing address: Kerkstraat 19, 2060 Antwerp (Belgium)

Do you want to know more about APF? Visit their website.


14 december 2018




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