Collingswood, New Jersey

Graphic design contest announced for 2017 Farmers' Market!

Calling all local Graphic Designers! We want YOU to design the 2017 Collingswood Farmers' Market Poster!

The start of the Collingswood Farmers' Market is a signal that spring has arrived in Collingswood! It's also one of the most anticipated dates on the Borough's community calendar with countdowns, planning, and a yearly marketing push to let the region know the Market is back!

The Market's promotional poster changes each year and is typically colorful, unique and represents the joy that the Collingswood Farmers' Market brings to thousands of shoppers and hundreds of vendors each year. For the 2017 season, Market organizers are looking for a local designer to create the "look" for this year's Market.

Borough officials are inviting local graphic designers to apply for consideration to create the 2017 poster. Based on applications and portfolios, three designers will be selected to create 2017 concept posters. Three finalists will all be paid $500 for their concept design. The public will choose their favorite poster through social media and online voting and the winning designer will be paid an additional $1000 for their work and to resize the concept for 2017 Farmers' Market advertising.

Do you want to be the designer behind the eighteenth annual Market? Apply!

All designers are welcome to apply but preference will be given to designers based in or residing in Collingswood. To apply: Send an email with subject FARMERS MARKET DESIGN CONTEST to
-Include your name and your design experience (resumes welcome) and connection to Collingswood (Is your design company located here? Are you a resident?) if applicable.
-Attach at least three samples of your work that best reflect a similar campaign or artistic approach you would use for the Collingswood Farmers’ Market. Links to online portfolios/resumes welcome.
-All application emails must be received by March 1, 2017.
-Three concept designers will be chosen by March 10.
-Concept designs from three finalists must be submitted by March 24.
-Online voting will take place March 25-April 7. Winning design will be announced the week of April 10
-Full rules for finalists will be posted at

About Collingswood:
Collingswood is a historic NJ town 10 minutes outside Philadelphia. Known for its eclectic downtown and BYO restaurant scene it has taken home national recognition including being named a Top 10 Transformed Neighborhood by Forbes, the Best Place to Go Car Free by Men’s Journal magazine, a Classic Town of Greater Philadelphia by the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission and a Great Place in America (Haddon Avenue) by the American Planning Association. For more information visit

About the Collingswood Farmers’ Market:
Called "One of the State's finest markets" by Charles M. Kuperus, the New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture and voted the best small market in the nation ib an American Farmland Trust poll, the Collingswood Farmers’ Market started as the dream of community volunteers and from the interest of the New Jersey Department of Agriculture to bring fresh produce directly from local farmers to communities. A fixture for Collingswood residents and shoppers in the region, the Market is considered the best and biggest in South Jersey. Each week from May to November, thousands of shoppers enjoy a sea of fresh veggies and fruits, organic produce, pastured meats, brilliant flowers, breads, cheeses, entertainment and more that line Atlantic Avenue along the Collingswood PATCO speedline. For more information visit


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