Ravinia Annual Poster Design Competition 2020

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.

Winning Poster 2020 Winning Ravinia Poster The 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!

The Ravinia Women’s Board congratulates the winner of its annual Ravinia season poster competition, local graphic designer and illustrator Stephanie Beischer. Having requested submissions that convey the experience of listening to music in Ravinia’s beautiful park setting, the Women’s Board found themselves drawn to Beischer’s design, which she remarked was inspired by the “fun energy” of spending an evening at Ravinia. She sought to capture the atmosphere of “a warm summer night under a clear sky with friends, candlelight, and great music.” She commented, “It’s such a special place, and I consider myself lucky to live so close to this venue.” Beischer will receive a $1,000 cash prize, and her design will be featured in the promotion of the upcoming 2020 Ravinia season, distributed among hundreds of Chicagoland stores and public spaces, and sold exclusively at The Festival Shop.
Stephanie Beischer currently works out of her studio in her home in the northwest suburbs, which she shares with her husband, two daughters, two dogs, and a leopard gecko. You can learn more about her work in design and illustration at her website, studio8design.net.


Past Winners

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