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2013 Graphic Artist Poster Competition

Miami Fashion Week™ will host the 5th annual Student Graphic Artist Competition as organizers search for the top graphic artist students worldwide to join in our international poster competition.

Graphic artist students are requested to submit a poster design for the 15th annual Miami Fashion Week™. The theme: International Fashion in Miami. Use your own creative juices to develop a poster celebrating Miami as the center of the fashion world.

The winning poster will be exhibited in the "New Stars in Fashion Installation."  The winning student will be honored at the Miami Moda & Music Awards ceremony on March 24, 2013 as the "International Student Graphic Artist of the Year."  The judge’s decision is final.

Competition Requirements:

For graphic artist students to be eligible for participation in the poster competition, the following requirements must be met:

  • Student must be currently enrolled in a graphic arts/design program anywhere in the world.

Rules for Submissions:

If you meet the requirements, students are requested to provide the following:

  1. A poster design following the theme: 15th Anniversary Showcasing International Fashion in Miami submitted in JPEG (72 DPI), TIF or PDF format, 18" X 24", horizontal or vertical

  2. One (1) poster submission per student

  3. A biography in English

  4. A copy of your student ID or letter from your instructor/department director confirming your enrollment in the school

  5. If any type of fashion show photos are being used as part of the overall design, they must be from a past season of MBIFW. Please request access if desired.

  6. Posters must include the the MFW logo, 2013 dates and location of the event.
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  7. Submissions should be sent by email to

  8. Entries that do not meet these requirements will be disqualified so please follow the rules. Questions are always welcome.

Deadline for submissions is January 30, 2013. Winner will be posted on the web site February 15, 2013. The winner must submitt the final art work in 300 DPI print quality PDF or TIF formats by March 1, 2013.

     The Prizes!

  • The students name, school and the winning poster will be included in the Winners Circle on the official MBIFW web site

  • A cash prize presented by the Miami Fashion Week Foundation

  • Poster will be exhibited at MBIFW 2013 in the New Stars in Fashion Installation

  • A portfolio review and 1 hour career consulation with Merri Grace McLeroy, award winning art director and graphic designer. Review and consultation can be in person in Miami or via the Internet. Student is responsible for all ravel costs. Discounts are available via the MBIFW travel partners at

All students submitting posters will be invited to attend the fashion stylist, trends & retail and business seminars during the event. All travel costs are the responsibility of the student. Travel and hotel discounts are available via the MBIFW travel partners at

Inquires should be emailed to

About the JudgeMerri Grace McLeroy. With more than 25 years in advertising and publishing, as an Addy Award-winning art director, creative director, graphic designer, editor and writer, Merri Grace McLeroy provides marketing consulting and creative services through her company SIM Communications. She is also the Design Editor of Gulfstream Media Group, publishers of 10 South Florida lifestyle and design magazines, a part-time professor in the Fashion Department of The Miami International University of Art & Design, author of Fashion Magazine (2006) Pearson Education. She also provides marketing and design support to numerous charitable organizations and is a member of Fashion Group International, The Text and Academic Authors Association and Women in Communications. Merri Grace obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Fine Art and Art Education from the University of West Georgia and Masters Degree in Advertising and Visual Communications from the prestigious Portfolio Center in Atlanta, GA.

Thank you and Good Luck!

Beth Sobol, President & CEO


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