Posterheroes competition “Humans at Work”

09 Mar

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“Humans at Work” is the new title of the Posterheroes competition 2020, which asks the international creative community to express their vision on the theme of work and workers by creating a 70×100 cm poster.

Favini joins in partnership with PLUG association for the design and organization of Posterheroes, the celebrated graphics competition, which has its origins back in 2010.

Let’s discover more about the 2020 edition brief and how graphic designers, creatives and designers can participate in the competition.

The brief “Humans at Work”: the position on which to reflect

Work is not only the main livelihood of human life. In contemporary society it is also the element capable of guaranteeing security and responding to the needs of belonging, self-fulfilment and often becomes a definition of the relationship between oneself and others in a wider context.

Over the past few decades, the world of work has been involved in a very rapid transformation process. Globally, it has been influenced by a wide range of factors, with specific effects in different territorial contexts.

While on the one side globalization has made production, exchanges and transactions faster, more flexible and efficient, on the other side, the persistence of pre-existing critical issues and the presence of new problems are highlighted.

Full version of the brief and rules are at the following link.

In the competition brief there are some variations on the theme of work and workers on which the Posterheroes organizers want to give rise to a global reflection by graphic designers, creatives, students and professionals. In particular, attention is given to the concept of “decent work”:

  • Work and technology: between potential and risks
  • Quality of work and work-life-balance
  • Fair work and fight against discrimination
  • Environmental and social sustainability
  • Economic migrants and new slavery
How to participate in the Posterheroes graphics competition

Participants can submit their artwork from January 27th until April 10th, 2020 by uploading their 70x100cm poster at .

An international jury comprising of graphic, art and communication experts, will have the task of selecting the 40 winner posters.

The creative community can participate in the Posterheroes competition by uploading the 70×100 poster on the theme “Humans at work” on the website until 10 April 2020.

In addition, the organizers will award a special mention accompanied by a prize of €2,500 to the creator of the artwork that best interprets the values of “Humans at Work”.

The winning posters will participate in a dedicated exhibition during the Torino Graphic Days 5 festival. A selection of the forty posters will then be chosen to create the next calendar and catalogue edition, this is designed and created by both PLUG association and Favini.

Discover the calendar with the winning posters of the 2019 edition “A poster for integration” in the article The Posterheroes 2020 calendar.

Are you a designer and creative? Click here to enter the competition.

“Decent work” and the 2030 Agenda for the sustainable development of the UN

This year the Posterheroes competition has an exceptional cultural partner: The ILO – United Nations International Labour Organization – who are involved by virtue of the attitude of the competition to support the cause linked to the concept of decent work and, more in general, to the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

In fact, for some years the ILO has approved the concept of “decent work“. ILO is a specialized agency of the United Nations that deals with promoting internationally recognized social justice and human rights, with particular reference to those concerning work in all its aspects.

Decent work is one of the 17 goals of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and is food for thought for the Posterheroes competition.

In its activity ILO aims to promote a positive scenario in which employment is carried out in conditions of freedom, equality, security and human dignity for men and women, with respect for themselves, in well-being and personal development of each human being. These are key requirements for the achievement of sustainable development and social justice.

The UN has introduced the concept of “decent work” among the 17 objectives in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all. [1]

The Posterheroes competition, now in its ninth edition, aims to support the cause of the ILO and the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations 2030 Agenda, stimulating reflection on the theme of work and in particular on “decent work”.





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