Creative Brief: Everybody Knows
Submissions Open February 22nd 2019 - March 15th 2019 BST
Time left: Closed
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Welcome to the PosterSpy Creative Brief for EVERYBODY KNOWS, the new film from Academy Award-winning director Asghar Farhadi starring starring Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem. To celebrate the release, PosterSpy invites you to create a poster that evokes the intrigue and mystery of the film.

EVERYBODY KNOWS is in UK cinemas 8th March 2019

The Story

Universal Pictures and Memento Films present Everybody Knows (Todos lo saben) starring Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem. Written by Asghar Farhadi and produced by the team behind the Academy Award®-winning The Salesman and the acclaimed drama The Past, Everybody Knows is an unforgettable portrait of love, loss, and betrayal.

The film follows Laura (Cruz) on her travels from Argentina to her small home town in Spain for her sister’s wedding, bringing her two children along for the occasion. Amid the joyful reunion and festivities, the eldest daughter is abducted. In the tense days that follow, various family and community tensions surface and deeply hidden secrets are revealed.

Design Tips

Entrants are encouraged to draw on the film’s incredible leading cast, mystery and intriguing premise using the trailer and supplied film stills as inspiration. 

Please also find stills and all available assets via the “hi-res imagery” tab for further reference and inspiration only.


Create your posters at A3 300dpi Minimum.

Upload posters to as RGB files no larger than 5MB and 1500 pixels wide.

Artwork submitted must be 100% your own original content. Do not use any images you don’t have the rights to. This includes stills from the film.

Dates to Remember

This Creative Brief is open from Friday 22nd February to Friday 15th March 2019 11:59PM GMT. This Creative Brief is open to worldwide participants. 

You may enter more than once.

The film is in UK cinemas 8th March 2019, so you will have the opportunity to see the movie to inspire your art. 

The Awards

One selected artist (1st place) £1000, one selected artist (2nd place) will receive £500.


How many submissions can I upload?
You may upload as many submissions as you like, there’s no cap.

Do I keep the rights to my art?
When submitting, you allow Universal and PosterSpy to share your work on social media to promote the campaign. Winning entries consent to having their artwork featured in the UK marketing campaign for the release of Everybody Knows. Universal will not use any of the artwork commercially without the artists permission.

Can I sell prints of my submission?
Legally, you are NOT allowed to sell prints that use another company’s intellectual property.

If I win, how long does it take for me to get my prize money?
Typically 8-12 weeks. This can be much shorter or longer depending on when we receive your information.

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    To enter this competition, you must be over 15 years of age.  Proof of identity and age may be required.  Use of false name or address will result in disqualification.


    By submitting your poster for this competition you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions and the Brief (the “Competition Terms”).


    The competition is open Friday 22nd February to Friday 15th March 2019 11:59PM GMT. Entries submitted after this time will not be accepted.


    There will be two (2) prize winners, a first (£1,000) and one runner-up (£500), each to be judged on creativity, originality, quality and relevance to the Brief.

    To be eligible for this competition entrants must upload a digital file of their entry to the website  All entries must be made directly by the person entering the competition.  No responsibility can be accepted for any entries not received for whatever reason.


    Prizes are non-exchangeable and non-refundable. The cash prize will be sent by PosterSpy to the respective winners via bank transfer or via PayPal if living outside of the UK. Payment may take up to 12 weeks to be processed.  If a winner cannot be contacted or does not claim the prize within 2 weeks of being notified, then PosterSpy has the right to withdraw the prize and pick a replacement winner.


    Entrants must submit their own original art that follows the provided Brief.  No other copyrighted material may be used. The images featured on this website are the intellectual property of this company and/or its affiliates (if applicable) and/or third parties and are provided solely for use in this contest for reference purposes only.


    Entrants are prohibited from selling their works without permission.


    Entrants have no commercial ownership of any Everybody Knows intellectual property by entering this competition.


    Not complying with the Competition Terms might result in exclusion from the competition and your entries being removed.


    By sharing an entry, Entrants agree that their entry may be promoted and/or broadcast on social media platforms (e.g. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, etc.) (together, the “Materials”), and Entrants grant PosterSpy, Universal, its licensees, successors and assigns the non-exclusive, royalty-free, and irrevocable rights to use, reproduce, copy, publish, display, distribute, perform, translate, adapt and/or modify their entry for the purpose of this campaign only. PosterSpy, Universal and its licensees are NOT given the rights to use your artwork for commercial usage in future campaigns without prior permission. Entrants keep 100% ownership of their own individual work.  

    UNIVERSAL retains all rights and ownership to the UNIVERSAL intellectual property and all other rights of all third parties in images provided by UNIVERSAL, in the film Everybody Knows and all works related thereto, are expressly reserved.

    Entries must not contain content, images, or other material that is in violation of any applicable federal or state laws or regulations, or infringe on any rights of third parties, including, without limitation, copyright, trademark, patent, privacy, or publicity, or create claims for defamation, false light, idea misappropriation, intentional or negligent infliction of emotional distress, or breach of contract.  The promoter reserves the right to decline any entries that violate these terms and conditions or is in breach of any applicable legislation or copyright.


    The decision of the judge(s) is final and no correspondence will be entered into regarding the outcome of the prize awarded.


    PosterSpy retains the right to remove any entries that breach these terms and conditions or may damage the PosterSpy or UNIVERSAL public image.

    UNIVERSAL and PosterSpy are given the right to share artwork without prior permission from or compensation due to the artist to help market and promote Everybody Knows via their respective channels (including those of their designees).


    Subject to prevailing data protection legislation, by entering the competition you consent to:

    the surname and county/state of origin of each winner being obtained by writing to PosterSpy at the address set out in paragraph 1 (above) up to one month after the closing date of the competition, enclosing a stamped addressed stamped envelope or by visiting the website; and the name and images of each winner being used by PosterSpy and UNIVERSAL on any UNIVERSAL or PosterSpy operated website, WAP site, on-air and otherwise for promotional and marketing purposes. Neither UNIVERSAL nor PosterSpy accepts any obligations of confidence towards the winners of the contest.

    Insofar as is permitted by law, neither UNIVERSAL, nor its agents or distributors will in any circumstances be responsible or liable to compensate any contest entrant or accept any liability for any loss, damage, personal injury or death occurring as a result of entering the competition or taking up a prize (as the case may be) except where it is caused by the negligence of UNIVERSAL, its agents or distributors or that of their employees. The statutory rights of entrants are not affected.


    In administrating this promotion, the Promoter will not collect more of your personal information than absolutely necessary and will only use your personal information for the purposes of this contest.


    PosterSpy reserves the right to hold void, suspend, cancel, or amend the contest where it becomes necessary to do so.


    These Competition Terms shall be governed by the laws of England and Wales, and the parties submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.