DEADLINE 15.02.2019


The Anfachen Award is given to poster designs that stir up, inspire, stimulate, and dig up – all in relation to the immanent questions of our times.


The topic of Anfachen Award III is
“Housing and Living”.


Kristina Ketola Bore (NOR)
Lex Drewinski (GER/PL)
Roosje Klap (NL)
Stefan Marx (GER)
Roswitha Quadflieg (GER)
Roland Scotti (CH)
Klaus Staeck (GER; patron)


The participants are free to choose any personal, political, aesthetic or formal point of view in their approach to the assigned topic of “Housing and Living”. We accept photographic, paint-based, graphic and typographic works. Participation is subject to the following conditions:


The best 25 posters will be selected by an international jury and then displayed on billboards in Hamburg. They confront the public on busy streets and highly frequented public places to become the subject of discussion and reflection, encouraging a broad and long-lasting debate on the subject of “Housing and Living”.


In April / May 2019, the selected posters will be visible in the Hamburg urban landscape for four weeks, after which they will go on tour. They will be displayed in and make an impact on other German and international cities. Accordingly, both a German and an English version must be provided if language is part of the design.


We will have cooperation partners in every city and country displaying the winner posters. So far, we have cooperated with Hamburg, Jamel, Lüchow, Munich, Potsdam, Madrid, Moscow, Tallinn, and Warsaw.



15 October 2018
Call for Submissions
15 February 2019
Deadline (11:59pm)
12/13 March 2019
Jury meeting at Frappant e.V. Hamburg
2 April 2019
Notifications of the 25 winners by email
From 16 April 2019
The 25 winner posters of Anfachen Award III will be displayed in the streets of Hamburg and other cooperating cities


Participation is possible only by personal invitation through Anfachen Award. You need to register online after creating an account, see
ATTENTION! The posters have to be submitted in the portrait format DIN A0 / 841 mm x 1189 mm.
The poster files have to be uploaded in low resolution within the deadline (3 MB or 1500 x 2500 pixel as TIFF or PDF in CMYK for an A2 print). Please don’t submit any high-resolution files at this early stage.
Please submit up to three posters. If you are among the winners, we will ask you by email to send us your printable data. Please send them within a week of our request.

Download Announcement [PDF]


Invited Groups of students can submit three posters per class/course. The selection has to be made by the group.


The entrant making the submission, hereinafter referred to as the designer, declares with the submission of all materials that s/he/they is/are entitled to dispose of the submitted materials according to the following:

  • A) the designer declares his/her consent to worldwide and perpetual unrestricted publication of the motifs in print and electronic media, as well as the representation herein described in the context of exhibitions in public space as well as in galleries and museums.
  • B) the designer transfers the simple right of use to reproduce, disseminate and publicly make available and/or reproduce the motifs / materials submitted to the Anfachen Award, as well as the right to display the exhibits. Anfachen Award is entitled to transfer these rights to a third
    party. Anfachen Award is entitled for purposes of refinancing the awards to use the transferred rights commercially, e.g. by sale of the motifs as posters, postcard fold-outs (these two forms of use limited to 3 years), and/or in the context of an exhibition catalogue.
  • C) the designer shall indemnify and hold harmless Anfachen Award from all claims made by third parties arising in connection with the transfer of rights or their use that may be made against Anfachen Award, and guarantees that the submitted works (text and image) are free from third party rights.