Use the power of design to motivate your local KC community to register and VOTE in the 2020 general election. Submit your original design created in any medium with a non-partisan call to action. Submissions will be judged on visual impact, creativity, and power of the message. KC-based creatives from all disciplines are welcome, and students, young professionals and recent grads are encouraged to submit! Cash prizes and/or scholarships will be awarded to selected winner(s).



  • Congresswoman Sharice Davids, D-KS, U.S. Representative from Kansas 3rd district in metro Kansas City

  • Juan Carlos Pagan, Designer, Typographer, & Creative Director; Founding Partner at Sunday Afternoon

  • Samantha Yates, Designer, Beveridge Seay Inc; Past President AIGA KC

  • Chris Hernandez, Communications Director, City of Kansas City, MO

  • Michael Coats, AIA, Senior Architect, Burns & McDonnell; Past AIA Kansas City Board of Directors



  • No entry fee required.

  • Posters must be non-partisan and communicate a voter-mobilizing call to action. 

  • Poster artwork can include any combination of illustration, image and text; or photographs of built environments, sculpture or physical works or installations in any medium. 

  • Posters must be in 11”x17” portrait format. (Leave the bottom .5” clear for design credit). 

  • Submit artwork as a high-resolution PDF (Max file size is 2MB). 

  • In your email - provide your name, city/state, firm name. You are encouraged to provide a link to your personal portfolio, or personal social for self-promotion. Do not include your name or identifying marks on your poster itself – judging will be anonymous. 

  • Submit entries to: info@cfadkc.org

Who is eligible to submit entries?

  • Creatives from any discipline are welcome – Graphic Design, Architecture, Interior Designer, Industrial Design, Landscape Architect, Urban Planning, and Experiential Design. You do not need to be a member of the Center or our member organizations to submit. 

  • Must be a resident of the 5-county Kansas City metro area, or a student (or recent grad) living in Lawrence, KS, Manhattan, KS, or Columbia, MO.  


Entry Deadline
Entries are due on Monday, August 31 at midnight. 


Rights and Reproduction

By submitting a poster, you certify that you created or have ownership of the work—including the right to distribute any images and fonts used in your design. You retain the copyright and agree to distribute under a Creative Commons “Attribution-NoDerivs” license. You grant to the Center the right to use accepted work for reproduction in posters; in publications; in exhibitions; on its website and partner websites; and for educational and Center-related noncommercial promotional purposes.  


Center for Architecture & Deisgn
This is a program of Kansas City’s Center for Architecture & Design, a consortium of seven professional design associations:  AIA Kansas City, AIGA Kansas City, PGASLA, IDSA-KC, IIDA Mid-America, KCAPA, and SEGD KC.

© 2016 Center for Architecture and Design

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