Call for Posters - Madrid Gráfica






After the great success of previous editions of Madrid Gráfica, DIMAD and Madrid City Council, supported by the Business Forum for Madrid, call on graphic designers from all over the world to take part in the poster exhibition of this new edition under the Motto: Ciudades abiertas / Open Cities. Approaching the theme of the city as an open space full of opportunites, despite uncertain times.


Deadline extended to August 21st! All the submitted posters will be shown at La Central de Diseño – Matadero Madrid, and a professional selection committee will select those that they consider to be most creative and original, up to 100, that will be exhibited in two of the most emblematic squares of the city center: Plaza de Oriente and Plaza Juan Goytisolo (Reina Sofía Museum).

Madrid Gráfica 2022
Call for Posters “Open Cities”


Terms of admission

Each participant may submit one poster. The chosen motto “Open Cities” must appear on the poster in the language chosen by the participant, and the content can be interpreted from a personal, social, political, or critical point of view or any other the author deems appropriate.


Posters must be submitted between July 20th and August 15th at the following website:


All participants must fill the form on the web with their personal details.




Files must be submitted in 2 versions, both in vertical format, with the following features:


High resolution


Size: 120 x 161 cm

Maximum file weight: 15MB

Colour CMYK

Resolution: 300 dpi

Text must be traced


Low resolution


Size: 1526 x 2048 px

Maximum file weight: 800KB

Colour RGB

Resolution: 72 dpi


Notes for filling in the form


– In order to avoid any problems when uploading the posters, we ask participants NOT to use spaces, accents, “ñs”, or any other special characters in the file name; and to ensure the size and format of the file complies with the specified requirements.


– To ensure the correct identification of the attached files, we ask participants to name them in the following manner: author_country.


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Content and motto

The content of this 6th open call will move around Cities restored as spaces for opportunities for all. And «Open Cities» should be both the content and motto to be included – in the chosen language- in all the posters by the author or authors.


The goal of the Contest is twofold:

– The first, to show graphics and its practitioners’ capacities to deal with issues that concern society and to do so in an appealing way.


– The second objective is to visually spread the motto and the content of the call, in this case «Open Cities», and to successfully get the posters to transmit concepts following the definition included under the terms of this call.


Selection Committee 2022 (TBA)

In order to guarantee the high level of the exhibition and to ensure that the submitted proposals comply with the values stated above, first class international graphic designers will be appointed shortly.


The members of the selection committee will assess the submitted work, and select those that they consider to be most significant, up to 100. These 100 selected posters will be exhibited in the streets of Madrid, and also at the Central de Diseño at Matadero Madrid.


Likewise, the Jury will select the poster which, in their view, best represents to objective of the 2022 «Open Cities» Exhibition. It will be shown as the winner in the press release of the event.


Dissemination Rights

Each participant grants Fundación DIMAD and Madrid City Council  reproduction and dissemination rights. Under the condition of mentioning the author and not altering the graphic in any way, with no further limitation than to include the author´s name and not to alter the graphics in any way, to use the submitted pieces for educational and informative purposes, and to make it accessible to the public.


Fundación DIMAD commits itself to always mention the name of the author and the piece, with the sole purpose of disseminating the Open Cities / Madrid Gráfica 2022 exhibition.


Data Protection Rights

All personal data provided by participants taking part in the Open Cities / Madrid Gráfica 2021 open call will be included in an automatic file managed by Fundación Diseño Madrid, located in Paseo de la Chopera, 14, 28045 Madrid, Spain.


The purpose of this file is to carry out data management of the participants who take part in the contest set up by the foundation. Participants may exercise their access, rectification, suppression, limitation, mobility or opposition rights by writing at or the address given, attaching a copy of their ID.