Creative Brief: Design an illustrated poster for Fear The Walking Dead
Submissions Open June 9th 2017 - July 7th 2017
Time left: Closed
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Winning Entry

Fear the Swarm
by Billy Odell

Selected by AMC UK

AMC and PosterSpy are inviting you to create an alternative poster for their upcoming season 3 of FEAR THE WALKING DEAD.

Fear the Walking Dead returns for a third season, as the survivors arrive at the U.S. border to escape the many dangers of a zombie-infested Mexico. The problem is that they’re going to have a very tough time getting back into the country. A vigilante patrol awaits them at the border, ready to stop anyone from coming back in.

The story:

As Fear the Walking Dead returns for season three, our families will be brought together in the vibrant and violent ecotone of the U.S.-Mexico border. International lines done away with following the world’s end, our characters must attempt to rebuild not only society, but family as well. Madison (Kim Dickens) has reconnected with her pre-apocalyptic partner, but Alicia (Alycia Debnam-Carey) has been fractured by her murder of Andres. Madison’s son mere miles from his mother, Nick’s (Frank Dillane) first action as a leader saw Luciana (Danay Garcia) ambushed by an American militia group — the couple escaped death, but Nick no longer feels immortal. Recovering both emotionally and physically, Strand (Colman Domingo) has his sights set on harnessing the new world’s currency, and Ofelia’s (Mercedes Mason) captivity will test her ability to survive and see if she can muster the savagery of her father.

Design Tips:

Please focus on the grey, red and muted colours. The winning entries will be judged by AMC who will be looking for creative showcasing of this great series. You may use a broad range of styles for inspiration from tribal art, to street art to your own style of creating. Haven’t watched the show before? No worries, feel free to experiment with abstract imagery and styles. 



AMC are looking for Illustrated posters, photos provided are to be used for reference only. Please reference the trailer. Make sure to refer to them as the infected NOT zombies.

The poster must be A3 600dpi minimum, you are welcome to work at a larger scale if you prefer.

Please upload an RGB file in either JPEG or PNG format.

Please use the hashtag #FearTheWalkingDeadArt when sharing/posting your artwork on social media.

You may enter more than once. Please avoid using photo comps and re-creating the original key art. AMC is looking for illustrated posters.

Dates to Remember

The creative brief will be open from June 9th 9:00AM to July 7th 11:59PM BST. Entries submitted after this time will be disqualified. 


The winning entry will receive £750 cash + merchandise.

There will be an additional £250 community prize awarded for the most loves on the site.

AMC will promote the winners on their social channels, and artists may be called upon to be interviewed about their art.


Community Award:

The Community award will be chosen based on the number of likes the poster receives on the website, be sure to share your entry online and encourage your friends to vote!


How to Enter

All you have to do is create an account with us and upload your poster to the ‘Fear The Walking Dead’ category via our submission form.

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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 AMC and PosterSpy to share your work on social media to promote the campaign, but that’s it. All rights stay with you. AMC are not permitted to use your artwork commercially without permission from us.

Can I sell prints of my submission?

Legally, you are NOT allowed to sell prints that use another companies intellectual property. Sell at your own risk.

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.

Don’t forget, the community choice award (£250) is given to the poster with the most loves. Sign in to love a poster!

    • The contest is open from 9th June 09:00am until Midnight July 7th 2017.
    • The winner will receive £750 plus merchandise. One runner up will receive £250.
    • Prizes are non-exchangeable and non-refundable. The cash prize will be sent to the winner via Bank transfer if living in the UK or via PayPal if outside the UK. Payment may take up to 8 weeks to be processed.
    • Entrants must submit original art that follow the provided brief. No copyrighted material may be used. Not complying to these conditions might result in exclusion from the contest and your entries being removed.
    • All submitted artwork copyrights remain with the artist
    • Poster Spy retains the right to remove any entries that void these terms and conditions
    • AMC or Poster Spy are given the exclusive right to share artwork without prior permission from the artist to help promote the campaign and release of FTWD.