Calling all Artists, Designers, and Creatives: The Cincinnati Coffee Festival Poster Competition is Open

Accepting submissions now through March 15, 2024

It’s time to combine your creativity and some caffeine for a great cause! The Cincinnati Coffee Festival is now accepting entries for the 2024 Poster Competition. This is a chance to get your artwork in front of thousands of people and support the coffee and tea community in Cincinnati. Additionally, before, during and after-event promotions reach more than 750,000 people in the region.

2023 Coffee Festival poster winner. Design: Amy Panfalone

The winner will receive:

  • Two tickets to the Cincinnati Coffee Festival
  • $250.00
  • Framed copy of winning poster
  • Recognition on the Cincinnati Coffee Festival website
  • Recognition at the Cincinnati Coffee Festival

Cincinnati Coffee Festival attracts thousands of attendees as well as coffee roasters, coffee and tea shops, bakers, pastry shops, and chocolatiers from around the region. With samples, demos, and live music, it’s a can’t-miss event for coffee lovers. This year’s event will be hosted from October 26 to 27 at Cincinnati Musical Hall.

The deadline for submissions is Friday, March 15, 2024, at 5 pm. Entry forms, detailed requirements, and additional information for the contest can be found on the Cincinnati Coffee Festival website at Winners will be announced on Monday, April 8, 2024.

Cincinnati Coffee Festival is a major fundraiser for Ohio River Foundation, a Cincinnati-based nonprofit with successful programs dedicated to protecting and improving the water quality and ecology of the Ohio River and its watershed. Coffee has a natural connection to that mission. The festival’s tagline is “Without Great Water, You Can’t Have Great Coffee.”

The design of the poster must be adaptable for any and all uses including the poster, t-shirts, program material, and other Festival uses.

The winning poster will be chosen by a panel of judges selected by the Cincinnati Coffee Festival.

The artist must be 18 years of age or older and reside within 75 miles of downtown Cincinnati. Artists may submit more than one entry (each entry requires an individual entry form). Questions can be directed to Judi Cogen at

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