Poster Design Competition

"turn up the joy" 2023 poster competition


Calling all artists—Chance to win $1,000!

We are seeking a creative, imaginative, and colorful poster design. The contest is open to all artists, including students. The poster will be used to promote Ravinia’s 2023 season, sold in the Ravinia Festival Shop, and distributed among hundreds of Chicagoland stores and public spaces.

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.


2022 poster winner
2022 Competition Winner


The 2023 theme is Ravinia: Turn Up The Joy

How to enter:

Entries are due no later than Friday, December 9, 2022.

Before entering, please read complete submission requirements.

Entry design should be 9” × 13.5” vertical format and emailed to with the subject line “Ravinia Poster Competition Submission” and including your full name in the body of the email. Please also fill out the Artist Information online form. 

Large Files? If needed,  attachments may 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 takes place in mid-December, and winners will be notified in early January 2023. An announcement of all winners will be made in February via Ravinia’s email newsletter. We ask that you do not publish your submitted poster art in print, on social media, or elsewhere online before the winners are announced.



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

Submit Your Design

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 music education and community engagement 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.