Poster Competition

Poster competition 2020

The Darlington Arts Festival committee is really excited to open up entries for the 2020 Poster competition.

Since its reestablishment two years ago we have received some incredible entries and we would love to see what you put forward this year.

Won by Allie Cormack for the last two years, is it your turn this year? You have two months to design and submit something fabulous.

Think about what the Arts festival means to you; music, dancing, art, artisan markets, laughter, fun, spring sunshine, or something else? Is it the environment, community, social conscience; or simply it is a weekend once a year to appreciate this wonderful longstanding event?

We are looking for a poster that will catch the eye, that will look great on the roadside, on a notice board or flyer, perhaps it will make its way onto a tee shirt or a wall or something else. It should have broad appeal across all ages.

We are offering a prize of $300. Entries will close COB Friday 01 May

Judging is blind. Judges do not see the name or location of the artist before choosing the winner.

Entries have now closed for this year's Poster competition. Contact if you have any queries. We look forward to announcing the winner very soon!  

2019 Poster Competition – Winner

For the second year in a row Allie Cormack of Mundaring took out the winning spot with her beautiful artwork; Helping Hand.

It served not only as our 2019 poster, but ‘as a reminder how we as the human species can help to save the planet and be a bit kinder to the environment by reducing our waste and saving our water’

We loved the colours, use of space and the sense of texture on a page.  We felt that this poster connected with our move toward a more environmental and sustainable approach to the festival. 

There was a great deal of debate, and back and forth as the quality and diversity of entries was outstanding this year.

The committee would like to thank everyone that entered. 

Winner of the 2019 Darlington Arts Festival Poster Competition – Allie Cormack

2018 Poster Competition

We were amazed at the talent and creativity of each and every one of the entries.  We didn’t know what to expect when we launched the competition this year.  We didn’t even know what we wanted to see, but we know we would recognise it when we saw it!  And we did.

The winner in 2018 was Allie Cormack.  It was easy to incorporate Allie’s design into our marketing materials .  The design worked so well that we even used part of it to create Darlington’s first Community Wall art project.

Thank you Allie for entering your work and for contributing to the wall artwork.

May Pole Flower
by Allie Cormack