End of Year Portfolio Review 2017

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The Reviews


Each year thousands of posters are submitted to PosterSpy.com, this year, PosterSpy has grown more than we could imagine. We’ve seen artists join from countries all over the world and post their work. We’ve had artists join not knowing a thing about PosterSpy, artists are making friends and the community is evolving. It’s been a great year we even hit a huge milestone of over 10,000 posters being uploaded by artists around the world.

This year feels like the right time to introduce something new, the PosterSpy End of Year Portfolio Review. It’s our way of giving back to our growing community. One thing that we’ve always enjoyed on PosterSpy is seeing how artists grow. How their skills change, how their passions and energy transcend to their work.

We are openly inviting the PosterSpy community to submit their profiles (www.posterspy.com/profile/example) and 10 incredible artists will receive critique on their portfolios by 6 industry professionals, the top 3 of those artists will receive critique and some special awards.

How artists will be chosen

Each judge will receive links to the artists portfolios and will score the portfolios based on an in depth and broad criteria such as use of colour, typography, composition etc. We will tally up all the marks and the top 10 artists will receive critique from the judges and the top 3 will be awarded special prizes.


Submissions will be open from January 1st to January 14th 2018. All you need to do is give us your name and PosterSpy profile URL (www.posterspy.com/profile/example). Any portfolios submitted after this date will not be considered.


Portfolio submissions 1st Jan – Jan 14th.

Portfolio shortlist created by Jan 21st.

Top 10 chosen by February 7th.

Announcement February 14th.



I’ve only just opened a PosterSpy account, can I still submit my portfolio?

Yes, no problem. We will look at your profile as a whole and will judge it against the criteria. The length of your time on the website will not affect the overall decisions made.

Can I choose what pieces you look at?

No. Part of the judging process will be looking at your overall progress as an artist, how you’ve learned and improved. This will be something the judges may write about if you’re one of the 10 chosen artists. We want to see all the work you’ve uploaded, not pieces you hand pick.

I only have a few posters, is it worth me submitting?

Yes. Although having lots of posters will help us see how you’ve developed, We will critique all portfolios equally, whether you’ve uploaded 5 or 500 posters.


Please read the full terms and conditions before submitting your portfolio.

Have a question? Please email portfolioreview@posterspy.com and we’ll try to get back to you asap.


The Judges

Matt Ferguson Matt Ferguson Dan Mumford Dan Mumford Tracie Ching Tracie Ching
Paul Shipper Paul Shipper Kyle Lambert Kyle Lambert Tony Harmer Tony Harmer

We’re delighted to have such a talent packed judging panel. Our judges have years of experience in their craft and have all worked on some incredible projects for companies such as Disney, Marvel, Lucasfilm, Paramount Pictures, Netflix, Politico, HBO, 20th Century Fox and more as well as taking part in gallery events across the globe. The chance to receive portfolio critique from these artists is a great opportunity to have your work seen and commented on by some of today’s finest working artists in the movie poster and pop culture community. Click on the judges icons above to learn more about them and their work.

The Awards

We’re delighted to be able to award the top 3 portfolios with the below prizes to help them progress in their careers.

We’re offering over £2500 worth of prizes thanks to our sponsors Adobe and Wacom.



1st Place

Wacom Cintiq 13 Pro
1/yr Adobe CC subscription
Astute Graphics Elite Bundle

2nd Place

Wacom Intuos Pro Medium
1/yr Adobe CC subscription
Astute Graphics VectorScribe

3rd Place

Wacom Intuos Art Medium
1/yr Adobe CC subscription
Astute Graphics VectorScribe

Submit Your Portfolio