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Cabrini students and Professor Jeanne Komp in a graphic design class at computer stations

ART + EFFECT  High School Poster Contest

The Graphic Design and Fine Arts department at Cabrini University will be hosting its third annual Art + Effect High School Poster Contest this fall. The objective of the contest is for students to create a conceptual poster that brings awareness to the theme of mental health issues. Students can explore a variety of media from traditional to computer-generated based for their creative solutions.

Entries will be juried on originality, craftsmanship and thematic message. Judges are professional graphic designers. Selected works will be presented in an exhibition at Cabrini University on December 8, 2019.


Mental Health – The interpretation of mental health issues is open for exploration. Possible topics related to this subject are, but not limited to: stigma, mental health care, substance abuse, suicide, trauma, bullying, social media, gun laws, and so on.



  • Size: 21.75" x 29" (Vertical only)
  • Name "lastname_firstname_school_grade.pdf" 
    (ex: smith_john_MHS_10.pdf / John Smith, My High School, Grade 10)
  • .PDF saved as “High Quality Print” 
  • Maximum File Size: 10MB


  • Contest open to all high school students
  • Submissions can incorporate a variety of media from traditional to computer-generated
  • A successful poster design will integrate type and image to impose a unique message
  • Only one entry per student
  • Entries must be submitted by October 25, 2019. 

View 2019 Finalists 

Learn more about last year’s Art + Effect competition

Click here to download: Art + Effect Contest flyer

If you have any questions about the Art + Effect High School Poster Contest, please contact Jeanne Komp, jkomp@cabrini.edu

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