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Design a poster — and win half a dozen eggs

18 March 2024

See gallery for some previous entries

See gallery for some previous entries

CAN you design a poster for Holy Week and Easter?

The act of designing a leaflet and a poster for the Church Times promotions month, triggered a memory of a competition that we once ran in the paper. It turns out to have been in 2012, when we invited readers to submit suggestions for posters that would communicate the meaning of Easter and encourage people to participate in Easter services.

We wrote at the time that it need not be a recruitment poster: it could function simply as something to make people think. Twelve years on, readers may think of posters as too retro; but, if anything, the growth of social media has fed people’s appetite for instant, eye-catching images and snappy slogans.

So, we are running the competition again this year. Please email your entries to editor@churchtimes.co.uk, writing “Poster competition” in the subject line. Deadline: 9 a. m. on Friday 22 March.

The editor’s decision, how ever arbitrary it may seem, is final.

The senders of the six winning posters will each receive a pack of six Real Easter Eggs, kindly supplied by the Real Easter Egg Company.

Important small print:

  • Unlike much that appears only online, we need medium- to large-sized files to work in print: nothing under 1MB, please.
  • Images are to be sent as attachments or via one of the common image-transfer packages.
  • Entrants will be assumed to have cleared any copyright in the images that they use, including any AI-generated images. We recommend the use of an online image-copyright checker.
  • At the same time, entrants will retain copyright of any images that they produce, simply granting the Church Times permission to publish the images in print and online. These will appear in our Maundy Thursday issue, on 28 March.
  • Please enclose a postal address in your email. If you win, we will need this to send you your Easter eggs.

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