The Adelaide Fringe Poster Design competition is officially open for the 2021 edition.

Artists, creatives, illustrators and designers from Australia and across the globe have until 12 July to submit their best and most creative artwork and ideas for the iconic annual competition.

Adelaide Fringe Director and CEO Heather Croall said judges would be looking for a poster design that captured the transformational power of the Adelaide Fringe.

Entry for the poster design competition is free and open to everyone. Poster designs need to demonstrate flexibility in a number of different ways, including being reproduced in a range of sizes, formats and black and white.

The winning artwork, which will be used as the cover of the Fringe guide and across merchandise, posters, program booklets, signage and box offices, will be announced later this year.

A $3000 cash prize, plus free registration to stage an event or exhibition at Fringe 2021, is awarded to the winning design.

The Adelaide Fringe 2021 Poster Design competition is proudly supported by Principal Partner BankSA.

Previous Adelaide Fringe poster design competition winners have included Bronwyn Platten, Matthew Clarke, Driller Jet Armstrong, Sue Ninham, Pro Hart and Jonathon Oxlade.

The Adelaide Fringe 2021 Poster Design competition is now open. Entries close Sunday 12 July at 11:59pm.

The 2021 Adelaide Fringe Festival will be held from 19 February to 21 March. For more information and to enter the Adelaide Fringe 2021 Poster Competition, visit