The 2017 Adelaide Fringe Poster Competition is now open!

Adelaide Fringe Artwork editorialHave a flair for the creative or know someone who does? The 2017 Adelaide Fringe Poster Competition is now open and is a fantastic way for both up-and-coming and established designers and artists to gain exposure and be an integral part of the Southern Hemisphere’s biggest arts event.

Every year the Fringe transforms Adelaide into magic wonderland of mythical proportions! The wild fun had at Fringe is talked about far and wide and forever.

The festival is fifty six years old and Fringe folklore is deeply embedded into the story of Adelaide. The Adelaide Fringe is an Open Access Festival which means it is designed by the people – it is ‘Made By You’! The Fringe is what it is because of the thousands of artists who register, the hundreds of venues, and the hundreds of thousands of audience members who come out and see shows.

The theme for the 2017 is Adelaide Fringe: Made By You, With You, For You and for this year’s poster design, we’d like to see a visual representation of the magic of mythical proportions of the Adelaide Fringe and the people who make it what it is.

The artists and venues together create magical spaces that take Fringe audiences to somewhere unexpected, somewhere new! They WOW! us, move us, make us laugh and bring joy to us all for the month of the festival.

Our amazing Fringe audiences come from Adelaide, Australia and the world – they truly bring the festival to life for four incredible weeks in summertime each year. For one whole month, audiences are invited to try something new and take a risk.

Adelaide Fringe is full to the brim with risk, innovation and fun… with a bit of glitter & sparkle thrown in for good measure! We are looking for a poster that captures the exciting, magical and mythical spirit of our fabulous festival and the people who make it happen.

In addition to massive exposure, the winner will receive a $2000 cash prize, as well as free artist registration to present their own exhibition as part of the 2017 Adelaide Fringe. Applications close Sunday 14 August 2016. For more information, visit: for details.

Image: Adelaide Fringe Artwork: 2010 – David Capriotti; 2012 – Sue Ninham; and 2013 – Andy Petrusevics (courtesy of Adelaide Fringe)