Ravinia Annual Poster Design Competition 2018

For over 40 years, the Ravinia Women’s Board has sponsored an annual competition to create the design that will become the unique poster used to promote the festival’s upcoming season. The poster design becomes a distinctive signature of the Ravinia season. It should therefore convey the rich experience of enjoying outstanding musical performances in this lush and historic outdoor park.

Contest is now closed for the 2018 season. Mark your calendar for our 2019 contest to be announced in September 2018.

Winning PosterThe annual poster is used to promote the Ravinia summer season. For over 50 years, the Women’s Board has been heavily involved in fundraising for Ravinia, supporting its outreach and education programs, enhancing the beauty of the park, developing loyal and new audiences, sponsoring a summertime concert, running the Ravinia Festival Shop and chair rental, and much more!
This year, we happy to announce our winning poster was designed by Michael Braley of Braley Designs in Lexington, KY. This poster reflects the 2018 theme at Ravinia, a two-year celebration of “Leonard Bernstein at 100”. We believe this year’s poster captures the spirit of Bernstein as a larger-than-life composer, conductor, and music educator who specialized in young people’s concerts.

Past Winners

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