Poster Competition, Maskerad 2019

This fall TOKYO celebrates its 58th birthday – with the most breathtaking, scandalous theme! We are now looking for someone to visualize “Acid Versailles” into a poster. The posters will be used as one of our main advertising tools for the Maskerad and spread far and wide around our campus. Once a Maskerad poster is printed it will forever remain as an archived piece of TOKYO’s history.

You can get inspired with the official theme video:

Contest rules:

1 Contest duration and right of participation

The contest begins on the 11th of September and ends on the 25th of September 2019 at 3pm (15:00). All students of Aalto University have the right to participate in the contest.


 2 Submissions

Submit your poster proposal via email to TOKYO’s executive manager Tero Uuttana The email should include the following:

–          Attached PDF of the poster without personal details, as the proposals will be processed anonymously.

–          600 pixels wide PNG-image of the poster (as e-mail attachment)

–          Include your personal information in the email’s message field.

–          Write ‘Poster Competition’ as the topic of the email.


3 Framework for the Poster

Size: A2

Technique: free

Info the poster must include:

–          Maskerad 2019 (name of the party)

–          Acid Versailles (the theme)

–          9.11.2019 (the date)

–          Tiivistämö (the venue)

–          XX€/XX€ (placement for ticket price, TOKYO members/nonmembers, price announced later)

         Place where to add sponsor logos

–          Place where to add performing artist names

At the visual evaluation of the proposals, the following are also considered:

–          Communicating the theme of the party

–          Innovation/uniqueness of the idea

–          Overall coolness


4 Choosing the winner

The winner will be chosen via online vote, done by TOKYO members, during 25.-30.9. The winner will be notified personally, but the final poster will be revealed later to the general public.


5 Contents of the design work

Once the winner is decided he/she will be in charge of finalizing the poster (adding sponsor logos etc.) and designing a printable ticket and a Facebook-banner for the Maskerad party fitting to the look of the poster. Sizes for these will be provided by TOKYO.


6 Rewards

For their design work the winner (1st place) will receive a reward of 180€ and two (2) tickets to the Maskerad party held on Saturday 9.11.2019. The 2nd place winner will get 70€ and two (2) Maskerad tickets, and the 3rd place winner will get two (2) Maskerad tickets.


7 Schedule

11.9. Competition begins

25.9. Deadline for the submissions 15:00

25.-30.9. Winner will be decided via online voting (TOYKO members)

1.10. All contestants are contacted

1.10.-4.10. Poster and tickets will be finalized and sent to the printing company. FB-banner is completed.

3.10. The new poster will be revealed to the public in ARTS Freshmen Party


8 Other things to consider

If you have questions regarding the competition, please contact