27 July 2020


Opportunity Description

In 2020 Fak’ugesi Festival will power up the resolution of our African Digital Creativity to ignite imaginations, hardwire local talent, transform digital experiences and secure future livelihoods beyond the face to face.

This year we explore the power of the smallest unit, the pixel, to shape the reality we experience, bridge divides and bring focus to our digital creativity. Bringing power to the Pixel, we up Africa’s resolution. #POWERTOTHEPIXEL

This is a first call to action to the African digital creative community! The annual poster illustration competition for digital artists across the continent.

Our annual poster competition is open to all African illustrators. Design an illustrated poster that brings to life this year’s theme ‘Power to the Pixel’. Bring power to your afro-futurist vision and our our iconic use of hands. We invite you to join the list of extraordinary creatives who have brought the vision of the festival alive: Sindiso Nyoni in 2017 – @sindiso, Sonwabo Valashiya in 2018 – @blackvillagekid, Liegh Le Roux in 2019 – @leighleroux who’s work was digital augmented by poetess Miss Emmah @emmah_mabye.

The Winning Poster becomes the featured image for 2020, and scores a cash prize. Runners up get exposure through a feature article, profiling and exhibition of entries.

How to Apply

Apply using the form link add your details and upload your artwork and a 1 page rationale. Download this Poster Call Info Pack for everything you need.

Submit Here

  • Your poster should be A2 portrait size.
  • Set up as vector artwork.
  • Incorporate hands.
  • Use the 2020 palette colours and Fakugesi circuit-board texture and iconic lightning bolt.
  • Submit as a pdf and include the words: ‘power to the pixel’.
  • Include a 1 page rationale. *Rationale must be one page max and include name and contact details, a single line about yourself, plus a thumbnail of your artwork.