Ravinia Poster Design Competition 2021


historic photo of womens board and poster For over 40 years, the Ravinia Women’s Board has sponsored an annual competition for creating the artwork that becomes the festival’s season poster, a distinctive signature of each Ravinia summer that uniquely promotes the festival and its upcoming concert season. The design should convey the rich experience of enjoying outstanding musical performances in this verdant and historic outdoor park.

Want to Enter?

Submissions are currently closed.

Download the Call for Entries for complete competition instructions. Please download the Artist Information Form and include all requested details with your submission. Both forms are available in the “Downloadables” below.

All entries must be sent to the Ravinia Women’s Board by email to postercompetition@ravinia.org with the subject line “Ravinia Poster Competition Submission” no later than Friday, December 4, 2020. Large attachments may need to be sent via file-sharing link (e.g., Dropbox, WeTransfer); please ensure that any links will be valid until at least one week after the submission deadline. Judging is on the basis of graphics and design quality and will take place in early December.


Call for Entries  Artist Information Form


• 1st prize: $1,000
• 2nd prize: $500
• 3rd prize: $250

The Ravinia Women’s Board hopes you will participate in its annual Ravinia Festival Poster Design Competition. For over 50 years, the Women’s Board has been heavily involved in fundraising for Ravinia; supporting its outreach and music education programs; enhancing the beauty of the park with trees, benches, and sculptures; sponsoring a summertime concert; creating two best-selling Noteworthy cookbooks; running the Ravinia Festival Shop and Chair Rental; and much more!

Past Winners

Many of these award-winning posters from past years can be purchased at the Ravinia Festival Shop.