YOUmedia 10 Year Anniversary Poster Design Contest

Teens and YOUmedia alumni, enter our YOUmediaopens a new window 10 Year Anniversary Poster Contest! Winning designs will be reproduced and displayed throughout the city as part of the #YOUmediaYear10 celebration.

Original poster designs are due by June 15 and must be submitted using the form below. The design should represent what YOUmedia means to you and the Chicago community, and the name YOUmedia should appear somewhere on the poster.

Ten finalists will be selected by Chicago Public Library staff and notified in June. Submissions will be judged on originality, aesthetic quality and impact.

Teens: YOUmedia Poster Contest

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  • About You

  • Name * Required
  • Current YOUmedia teens 14-18 and YOUmedia alumni 18-28
    Please enter a number from 14 to 28.
  • Email * Required
    Please use an email other than a Chicago Public Schools email address.
  • Instagram, Twitter, Dribbble, etc.
  • Artist's Statement

  • (250 words or less)
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  • Your Poster Design

    To be eligible your designs must meet these requirements:
    • Artwork Size: 13” x 15” (3900 x 4500 pixels)
    • Most important elements of the artwork should not extend beyond the 12” x 14” active space
    • 300 dpi
    • RGB jpg
    • Must be original artwork (ABSOLUTELY NO COPYRIGHTED images, figures or wording are to be used)
    • CPL reserves the right to share submitted creations on our website and social media.
  • Accepted file types: jpg.
    Maximum file size - 5 mega bytes.
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All 10 finalists will receive a Chicago Public Library swag bag.

Three grand prize winners will be selected in the categories of People’s Choice, Alumni Selected and Juried Prize. Grand prize winners will be notified by the end of May. These grand prize winners will receive a $100 prize and prints of their posters.

  • People’s Choice: Chicago Public Library patrons will vote on their favorite design from the 10 finalists in June and July.
  • Alumni Selected: The YOUmedia Alumni Committee will select a winning design based on originality, aesthetic quality and impact.
  • Juried Prize: A jury of Chicago Public Library staff will select a winning design based on originality, aesthetic quality and impact.

Disclaimer: By submitting your design, you authorize Chicago Public Library to post your work on