Creative Brief: Design a poster for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Submissions Open December 4th 2017 - January 4th 2018
Time left: Closed
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Winning Entry


By Adam Cockerton

“Adam’s design was classic, timeless, simple yet striking. And it kept Frances front and centre, as she is in the film.”

Martin McDonagh
Writer & Director

Fox Searchlight and PosterSpy are inviting you to create an alternative billboard poster for the upcoming film Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri which comes to UK cinemas January 12th 2018.

The story

THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI is a darkly comedic drama from Academy Award® winner Martin McDonagh (IN BRUGES). After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter’s murder case, Mildred Hayes (Academy Award® winner Frances McDormand) makes a bold move, commissioning three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby (Academy Award® nominee Woody Harrelson), the town’s revered chief of police. When his second-in-command Officer Dixon (Sam Rockwell), an immature mother’s boy with a penchant for violence, gets involved, the battle between Mildred and Ebbing’s law enforcement is only exacerbated.

Design Tips

Please download this template PSD or this template Ai File. Your design must be created at this size and resolution. 

The winning entries will be judged by Fox Searchlight and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri director Martin McDonagh who will be looking for creativity and innovation.

You may use a broad range of styles for inspiration and please also find stills and all available assets via the “hi-res imagery” tab for further reference. Although we recommend you use these for inspiration only. Please reference the trailer for tone, themes and context. 


To be eligible for this Creative Brief entrants must upload a digital file of their entry to the website and the high-res layered files (PSD or Ai) via WeTransfer/Dropbox to with the subject header ‘Three Billboards Creative Brief’. All high-res files will be deleted once the brief has closed and art from non-selected entries will not be used.

Dates to Remember

This Creative Brief is open from December 5th 11:00am 2017 – January 4th 2018 11:59PM BST. This Creative Brief is open to worldwide entrants.

You may enter more than once.

The Opportunity

The winning entry will win £1000 and the chance to have their artwork feature as the leading art on a physical run of three billboards in the UK.

Two runners-up will win £350 each and the chance to feature in the exclusive billboard run alongside the winning entry.

All three winning entries will have their artwork featured on a limited run of physical billboards to promote Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri to celebrate the release in the UK on 12th January 2018.

Fox Searchlight will promote the winners and art on their social channels, and artists may have the opportunity to be interviewed about their art.

How to Enter

All you have to do is create an account with us and upload your poster to the “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” category via our submission form. You must also send the hi-res layered file (PSD or Ai) to via WeTransfer or Dropbox.


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 Fox Searchlight and PosterSpy to share your work on social media to promote the campaign. Fox Searchlight is not permitted to use your artwork commercially without permission.

Can I sell prints of my submission?

Legally, you are NOT allowed to sell prints that use another companies intellectual property.

If I win, how long does it take for me to get my prize money?

Typically 60-90 days. This can be much shorter or longer depending on when we receive your information.








    To enter this contest, you must be over 15 years of age.

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

    The contest is open from 5th December 2017 to 4th January 2018 11:59PM GMT. Entries submitted after this time will not be accepted.

    There will be three (3) prize winners, a first (£1000) and two runners-up (£350) to be judged on creativity, originality, quality and relevance to the Brief. Each winner will also have the opportunity to have their artwork featured on a physical billboard in the UK that will run as a series of three.

    To be eligible for this competition entrants must upload a digital file of their entry to the website and send relevant high-res files to with the subject header ‘Three Billboards Creative Brief’.

    All high-res files will be deleted once the brief has closed and art from non-selected entries will not be used.

    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.

    In the event that suitable entries are not submitted Fox Searchlight can proceed at its own discretion to not go ahead with the billboard element of prize fulfilment as outlined above.

    Final entries may be altered slightly before going to print to ensure optimum quality. This could be simply replacing logos or title treatments where we feel they would benefit.

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

    The use of copyrighted or trademarked material not owned by Fox Searchlight or yourself is strictly prohibited.

    Entrants are prohibited from selling their works without permission from Fox Searchlight.

    Entrants have no commercial ownership of the Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri IP by entering this competition.

    Your entry may not include inappropriate language or any inappropriate, offensive, violent, harmful, or sexually explicit content.

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

    All submitted artwork copyrights remain with the artist in so far as such rights relate to the original and independent work of the artist. Fox Searchlight retains all rights and ownership to the Fox Searchlight IP and all other rights of all third parties in images provided by Fox Searchlight, in the film Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and all works related thereto, are expressly reserved.

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

    Fox Searchlight and PosterSpy are given the right to share artwork without prior permission from or compensation due to the artist to help market and promote Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri via their respective channels (including those of their designees).

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

    the surname and county 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 contest, enclosing a stamped addressed stamped envelope or by visiting the website; and

    the name and images of each winner being used by PosterSpy and Fox Searchlight on any Fox Searchlight or PosterSpy operated website, WAP site, on-air and otherwise for promotional and marketing purposes. Neither Fox Searchlight nor PosterSpy accepts any obligations of confidence towards the winners of the contest.

    Insofar as is permitted by law, neither Fox Searchlight, nor its agents or distributors will in any circumstances be responsible or liable to compensate any contest entrant 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 Fox Searchlight, its agents or distributors or that of their employees. The statutory rights of entrants are not affected.

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

    These Contest 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