Poster Design Contest


Dreamgirls Poster Design Contest Submission Guidelines
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Poster Design Contest
We invite visual artists of all ages and all styles to submit an original poster design for our BFSF production of Dreamgirls.  One winner and four honorable mentions will be chosen by a panel of artists and theatre professionals, and the winning image will be made into the official show poster and used in external signage and marketing materials promoting the production.  Winning and honorable mention artists will each receive a framed print of their poster and have their posters displayed in Miramar’s Ansin Family Art Gallery from July 7 – August 31, 2017 alongside memorable and influential posters from Broadway’s history.  Designers will be given full credit for their work, gain visibility across and MCC’s social media pages and advertising, and receive a copy of any merchandise featuring your design. 

Artists may apply by submitting an electronic version of their design and completed one-page application form to our email by June 18, 2017.

Download the Dreamgirls Poster Design Contest application here.

This competition is free to enter.  There is absolutely no cost to participate.

Dreamgirls Synopsis:  Dreamgirls is the story of three black singers - Deena, Lorrell, and Effie who began as a group called the Dreamettes.  They start as three talented, close friends and gradually sharpen their act and rename themselves "The Dreams".  Little do they know of the hard, competitive world of show business.

They enter a talent show held in New York's Apollo Theatre where they attract the attention of Curtis Taylor, Jr., a sly-tongued talent agent. Curtis' connections get the girls hired as a backup act to James Thunder Early, a rising pop singing star.  They go on tour and are widely acclaimed. At first Curtis falls in love with Effie, the full-figured lead singer who seems to spark the act.  Later, in an attempt to make the act more sultry, he moves Deena into Effie's lead spot.  But when Curtis' love interest also switches to Deena, Effie erupts in a rage, prompted more by hurt than the loss of her singing slot, and announces that she is not going along anymore.  Deena replaces Effie, and the Dreams go on to achieve international stardom and a string of chart-topping hits.

Project Eligibility:
Artwork must be original, unpublished and must not have been submitted for other competitions. This competition is open to all visual artists anywhere in the world working in any style.  Submitted artwork should not be previously published or under any type of license.  Elements used in design may not be subject to third party intellectual property rights. Artists shall retain the rights to their original artwork and by submitting artwork shall grant license to Miramar for the sole purposes of BFSF and Dreamgirls promotion and merchandise. 

Application Timeline:
Please submit completed one-page application and artwork as per guidelines above to our email by 11:59 PM, on June 18, 2017.
Late entries will not be accepted.

Evaluative Criteria:
Applications will be evaluated based upon the following criteria: 
  • Artistic merit
  • Storytelling
  • Impact
  • Originality 
  • Balance
Please be sure to consider that the poster should pique interest in the production.
Artwork must conform to:
  • Printed Size: 14" x 22"
  • Size/Resolution: minimum 700×980 pixels, 72dpi 
  • Color Space: (RGB) 
  • File type: JPEG or PNG 
  • Orientation: Vertical (portrait) only. 
  • File should not exceed 5MB.  Artwork should conform to City of Miramar standards (no profanity or nudity).
Artwork must include: (click on logos to download original file)

  • Miramar Cultural Center Logo:
  • BFSF logo:

  • Performance information:
           July 22, 8 PM, July 23, 2 PM (date and time may be in any format)
           Miramar Cultural Center, 2400 Civic Center Place, Miramar FL 33025

  • Title: Dreamgirls
  • Billing:
Book and Lyrics by                Music by
              Tom Eyen                     Henry Krieger
Original Broadway Production Directed and Choreographed by
Michael Bennett
Orchestrations by Harold Wheeler
Produced on Broadway by
Michael Bennett, Robert Avian, Geffen Records and
The Shubert Organization

The Fine Print:  
No more than 2 submissions per person.  Artists/Designers will retain all rights to their original poster art. City of Miramar and BFSF shall have an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, royalty-free, worldwide license to use, copy, exhibit, publicly display and distribute their submitted entry for any activity, reproduce and distribute to third parties that are associated or sponsored activities. City of Miramar and BFSF shall have the right to reproduce and distribute to third parties in unlimited quantities. Designers will be credited in any artwork larger than 6” x 8”.

Please email BFSF with any questions regarding the guidelines and application process.
This program is supported in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs 
and Florida Council on Arts and Culture.  Funding for this event is provided in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council and Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau. 

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