Thank you to everyone who participated in our 2018 CreativePro Week Poster Contest! Thousands of people from around the world have voted… our three awesome judges voted… and the winner is… Theresa Stoodley with this beautiful re-visioning of the class pen nib icon:

Check out other 29 excellent poster submissions from around the world, below:


Our awesome panel of three judges are currently reviewing the poster designs! Click their pictures below to learn more about each designer.

Von Glitschka

Trish Witkowski

Nigel French

The Contest

In anticipation of CreativePro Week in New Orleans (June 4–8), we're launching an exciting poster design contest!


  • 1 Five-Day Platinum Pass to CreativePro Week 2018 in New Orleans ($2,495 value!)
  • Take a friend! 50% off multi-day registration for a lucky buddy
  • 1 Year premium membership (including InDesign Magazine subscription)
  • Plus, we'll show off your poster at the conference!

Note: This contest is not "spec work." While we may show your work publicly to promote the contest, your designs will not be used for advertising or profit. The contest's purpose is to celebrate the fun of doing great design.

Entries to the contest are now closed. Vote once per day through April 6th at 5PM Central.



1. Design a poster publicizing one or more of the following events:

  • CreativePro Week
  • The InDesign Conference
  • Ps/Ai: The Photoshop + Illustrator Conference for Designers
  • PePcon: The Print + ePublishing Conference
  • Click: the presentation design conference

2. The poster must include:

The name of the event, dates, city, URL (, and one or more of the conference logos (see below for art).

It may optionally include: venue name, names of speakers, and/or topics, and whatever cool and appropriate images or artwork you want to add.

3. Submit your design using the submission form below.

Once we review and approve your submission, it will be added to the fan voting poll below. Anyone is eligible to vote once per day through the submission deadline! Be sure to share the contest with your friends to help you win!

Here's how you win:
The winner will have the highest aggregate score, where 50% of the score is based on a popular vote (get your friends to vote for you!) and 50% is based on a review by a 3-judge panel of experts. The highest score wins!

Contest Dates:
Submissions accepted now through 5PM CT on Friday, March 30th, 2018
Fan voting runs now through 5PM CT on Friday, April 6th, 2018.
Winner announced on Monday, April 16th, 2018

Contest limited to 1 entry per person. No purchase necessary. CreativePro Week reserves the right to refuse any entry at any time. Prize is not transferrable and valid for 2018 only. Winner may have to declare the value of their winnings on their taxes. Airfare and hotel not included. Winner must fill out W9 to receive access to the prize. *Prizes and timeframes subject to change without notice. Click here to see the full list of rules

Technical Specs:
Accepted format submissions: JPEG, PNG, or PDF
Size: 11 x 17 inches or A3 Paper, minimum of 200 ppi resolution
You can create the poster using any program you wish!

Looking for some help, inspiration, or tutorials? Check out Nigel French's article on designing posters (6.2 MB PDF)!

Download conference logo artwork here