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150th anniversary Poster Competition

12 September, 2016 Copenhagen
Moving Goods, Moving People! We are co-creating our 150th anniversary poster and we need your help!

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Carrying on a long tradition of graphic posters celebrating the ships and routes sailed by DFDS, we invite illustrators, artists, graphic designers, art and design students and individuals with artistic talent from around the world to submit a poster celebrating DFDS' 150th anniversary. Our posters have tra​ditionally covered only the shipping side of our business, but we would like this special 150th anniversary poster to depict our business as a whole. A creative vision of the modern DFDS in the connected world. Moving goods, moving people is the overall theme of the competition.

The ideal entry would tak​e our long 150 years of history as a starting point, but would also offer a creative ​vision of the future. Naturally, we would like you to incorporate our DFDS dark blue and the Maltese cross, which is an essential element of our logo. Other criteria include graphical and visual creativity and a re-interpretation of the travel poster as a medium.

We are assembling an international jury of professional artists, who will choose the finalists and winner, together with selected executives within DFDS. The jury will be announced in the coming weeks.

A series of finalists will be chosen and from among those, a winner, as judged by our jury, will receive a cash prize of €3500 and a luxury mini-cruise. Finalists will receive a cash prize of €650.

The posters will be featured in a traveling exhibition aboard our mini-cruise routes and the winners will be determined by the jury in November. The exact date will be announced in the coming weeks.

The contest will open September 2016 (exact date varies by market) and entries must be submitted to by 12 midnight, Central European Time, October 25, 2016 to be considered for the competition.

Check our Poster ​Gallery to get a feel for our long tradition of cool travel posters​ and then use your imagination and enter!​

Please see the sidebar to download the official terms and conditions of the competition. 

If you have questions, please email

​We look forward to seeing your entry!


DFDS poster competition for 150 years anniversary
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