1st place winner:
Artists were selected by the films writer/director Riley Stearns.
Welcome to the PosterSpy creative brief for THE ART OF SELF-DEFENSE, the new dark comedy set in the world of karate starring Jesse Eisenberg, Alessandro Nivola, and Imogen Poots. To celebrate the US release, PosterSpy invites you to create a poster that evokes the humor, absurdity, and the darkness of the film.
THE ART OF SELF-DEFENSE is in select US cinemas 12th July 2019 and nationwide in the US on 19th July.
Jesse Eisenberg stars as Casey, a nebbish accountant who is randomly attacked on the street and enlists in a local dojo led by a charismatic and mysterious Sensei (Alessandro Nivola) in an effort to learn how to defend himself.
What he uncovers is a sinister world of fraternity, violence and hypermasculinity and a woman (Imogen Poots) fighting for her place in it. Casey undertakes a journey, both frightening and darkly funny, that will place him squarely in the sights of his enigmatic new mentor.
Entrants are encouraged to draw on the film’s dark, bizarre, and ridiculously funny themes and premise using the trailer and supplied stills, including the photo of the canine star of the film, as inspiration.
Please also find stills and all available assets via the “inspiration” tab for further reference and inspiration only.
Create your posters at A4 300dpi minimum. Landscape or Portrait layout.
Upload posters to PosterSpy.com as RGB files no larger than 5MB and 1500 pixels wide.
Arwork 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.
This Creative Brief will be judged by the THE ART OF SELF-DEFENSE director Riley Stearns!
All you have to do is create an account with us and upload your poster to the “THE ART OF SELF-DEFENSE” category via our submission form.
This brief is moderated and only entries that follow the T&Cs will be accepted.
This Creative Brief is open from Friday 21st June to Friday 26th July. This Creative Brief is open to worldwide participants.
You may enter more than once.
The film is in US cinemas starting 12th July 2019, so US participants will have the opportunity to see the movie to inspire your art.
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 Bleecker Street and PosterSpy to share your work on social media to promote the campaign. Winning entries consent to having their artwork featured in the marketing campaign for the release of THE ART OF SELF-DEFENSE. Bleecker Street 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 18 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 from 21st June 2019 to 26th July 2019 11:59PM BST. 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 posterspy.com. 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.
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