Fame and fortune await the winner of our annual design contest! Pictured: 2010 Contest Winner, The Blue Freak // Photo: Chris Chambers


FEB 2015

2015 Festival Brand Contest

You (or one of your friends) can be the head graphic designer for the 2015 Hollywood Fringe Festival! All you have to do is enter our design contest.

Click here to navigate directly to the contest page.

Dates of the Contest

You can start submitting your designs for the qualifying round starting Monday, February 23rd. To ensure your design is eligible for the final round, make sure we receive your concept by the end of the day on Thursday, February 26th. 

What We Want You to Design

Every year, we produce a printed guide of all the shows produced at our festival. This contest is centered around the GUIDE COVER IMAGE; the seminal representation of the 2015 festival.

Here are the guides from our first five years:

2014 Guide
2013 Guide
2012 Guide
2011 Guide
2010 Guide

Generally, the cover image includes our mascots – “the freaks”. The five main freaks are included on the cover of the 2012 & 2013 Guides. The “look” of these freaks should be adapted to fit the your unique aesthetic so feel free to play into your comfort zone (see the links above for examples of previous adaptations).

The winner of this contest is immediately eligible for additional work finishing off the rest of the guide design. See below for more info.

The Big Prize

The winner of the contest will receive $799 (minus the commission taken by 99Designs) and be eligible for more money to finish off the guide, produce the button and complete other branding needs. Anyone can participate, they just need to create a (free) account on 99Designs.com.

We’d also adapt the images above to be used as print and online ads.

Other Info

Our team has lots of experience working with designers and we have in-house adobe suite experts, so we won’t be constantly going to you for minor updates.

We are ready to answer your questions, so feel free to communicate at will. Just email us at [email protected].

Thanks for your interest and we look forward to your submissions!