Poster Design Contest

Congratulations to the winner!

Winning poster by Anna McClanahan

Memorable Mentions

Powers showing a collection of famous women.
Silhouette of Susan B Anthony.
Poster showing women's rights.

The Moving Forward: Suffrage Past, Present, and Future Initiative was established to celebrate and honor the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment (1920) and the 200th birthday of Susan B. Anthony (February 15, 1820). Goal of the initiative is to acknowledge the history of voting rights activism and what is left to be done to ensure equal voting opportunities and political participation for women.

Students are invited to create a poster design that captures the spirit of the Moving Forward Initiative.

Possible uses of the poster design include events advertisement, free distribution of the design on postcards, magnets, bookmarks at upcoming series events, possible on-campus display (in print and/or digital), and to increase general interest in the various initiatives carried out through the series.


Open to all current RIT students

either individually or working in teams of maximum 2 students


$300 gift card per student/team


  • Design must accommodate a 13" width x 18" height vertical portrait format.
  • All designs should be produced at a high resolution of 300dpi in CMYK at actual size (suitable for print).
  • Acceptable file formats for online submission are PDF, JPG, and PNG.
  • Design should not incorporate the official RIT logo.
  • Design may include the initiative name as a whole or in part (“Moving Forward: Suffrage Past, Present, and Future”).
  • Work must be original.
  • Participants are responsible for ensuring that there are no copyright issues or other legal issues attached to images used or the subjects of their commission.
  • Participants may include quotations as long as the author is cited.
  • By participating in this contest, participants represent and warrant that:
    • the work is original, clear and legible;
    • the material does not violate the rights of any third parties;
    • the material is being submitted in good faith and in furtherance of the contest; and
    • the content does not contain offensive material (as determined by RIT in its sole and absolute discretion in accordance with applicable RIT policies). Notwithstanding these representations and warranties, RIT reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to disqualify any entry with or without cause.

Submission Deadline

The deadline to submit your design is February 15, 2021.

Send your entry to Include your name, academic program, anticipated graduation year, hometown, and local mailing address and phone number. Only ONE submission per student or team is allowed.

Selection Process

Members of the Moving Forward Committee will select the winning submission. For questions, please contact Silvia Benso or Kelly Kamish.