Check Out Ello’s Be the Generation Poster Design Contest

June 3, 20184 min read

Are you a designer passionate about ending world hunger? Ello, the social network for creators in partnership with Global Citizen has launched the Be the Generation Poster Design contest. The selected artists will get between $2,000 and $5,000 and crazy exposure. The initiative from what we gather is especially interested in African & African diaspora artists.

To celebrate the legacy of Nelson Mandela, Global Citizen is running a campaign asking citizens to “Be the Generation to End Extreme Poverty.” It will engage Global Citizens on the first six Global Goals towards ending extreme poverty: zero hunger, good health and well-being, quality education, gender equality, and clean water and sanitation all under the banner of “Be the Generation.

The poster design is the centre creative piece of the campaign. The design(s) will act as the grounding visual identity for all campaign materials across digital and experiential. All styles and mediums welcome!

Ideally, this design will fit under the creative umbrella of the year-long campaign of Be the Generation.


Global Citizen is looking for your original work to form the background of a poster that will include the following: a dozen artist names, logo, sponsorship lock-up, etc. Global Citizen will work with artist to incorporate these needs on the final image. What’s most important is your original work and how it captures the spirit of Be the Generation, music and the African continent, and inspirational African leaders like Neslon Mandela. Global Citizen isn’t looking for a prescriptive solution but rather how work evokes these concepts.

How to Enter Be the Generation Poster Design:

Click the large green SUBMIT button on this Ello page.

Include in your submission:

(1) Three original images that can serve as the background of an original poster. Global Citizen will work with the artist to incorporate the requited elements.

Artists can include these elements on one of their designs:

  • Event details (date, location, time) – feel free to choose
  • Lineup w/ 13 activists in a concert lineup form:
    • Nelson Mandela
    • Mahatma Gandhi
    • Martin Luther King Jr.
    • Rosa Parks
    • Bantu Stephen Biko
    • Ayodele Awojobi
    • Ruth First
    • Cesar Chavez
    • Berta Cáceres
    • Joan of Arc
    • Shirley Chisholm
    • Jane Addams
    • Rosalie Edge
  • Space for 9 Sponsor logo lock up
  • CTA – Be the Generation
  • Global Citizen Festival logo   

(2) bio or artist statement
(3) link to your portfolio

Only complete submissions will be approved.

Learn more about the contest at this Ello page. Also, check out some submissions from around the world below.

Global Citizen Festival
Logo of Global Citizen, organizer of Be the Generation Poster Design Contest

Global Citizen is a movement of engaged citizens using their collective voice to end extreme poverty by 2030. On their platform, Global Citizen’s community learns about the systemic causes of extreme poverty, takes action on those issues, and earns rewards for their actions — all as part of a global community committed to lasting change.

Ello, the creators network

Ello is a community to discover, discuss, publish, share and promote the things you are passionate about. 

What's your rating?🔥 or 💩

0 People voted this article. 0 Upvotes - 0 Downvotes.

What's Your Reaction?


What do you think?

Show comments / Leave a comment

Leave a Reply