The following announcement is taken in part from the P2 newsletter dated 11/18/2019:
2020 “Pollinators, Plants, People, Planet” Poster Job Advertisement
Pollinator Partnership (P2) is seeking an artist to render the 2020 Pollinator Poster, this year focusing on “Pollinators, Plants, People, Planet.” To apply, send a one-page narrative concept idea with a draft sketch to Kelly Rourke at email@example.com by Friday, December 13, 2019.
Each year, P2, along with a wide range of partners (including federal agencies, non-profits, for-profits, individuals, etc.) design and distribute an educational pollinator poster. About 100,000 posters are distributed throughout the United States each year. They are one of the most popular outreach material items offered and are distributed for the cost of shipping and handling.
Each year’s poster is unique in size and content, and the posters are enjoyed and used in a wide variety of venues from classrooms, fairs, conferences, and offices, to homes and educational trainings.
Poster Image – Vision
The North American Pollinator Protection Campaign (NAPPC), managed by Pollinator Partnership, is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2020 and P2 is embarking on a coordinated climate action initiative. Working for healthy pollinators has a direct impact on the health of humans, plants and the planet. Actions for pollinators, like the planting of habitat such as buffers, pollinator gardens, hedgerows, cover crops, and green roofs, feed the health of our air, water, biodiversity, and sustainable agriculture. Pollinators and pollinator habitat provide ecosystem services, including but not limited to:
- Biodiversity support
- Carbon sequestration
- Erosion control
- Food and nests for wildlife
- Nutrient cycling
- Food security
- Raw material production
- Recreation and hunting
- Soil health
- Resilient ecosystems
- Water filtration
We envision this poster being an artistic depiction of the ecosystem services that pollinators provide through the lens of planetary health and climate action. Use of past poster themes or elements may be a way to tie in and celebrate the 20 years that NAPPC has worked collaborative to promote pollinators and protect the planet. Let this spark creativity, but do not feel limited to these visions. The most important part of creating any poster is to make it a beautiful work of art that also communicates an idea or behavior that supports pollinator heath. A scientific/naturalistic style is preferred. P2 staff will work with the artist on scientific accuracy and detail. To view past pollinator posters, please visit http://pollinator.org/posters.htm.
If interested in submitting a poster concept idea for consideration to render the 2020 “Pollinators, Plants, People, Planet” poster, please submit the below information as one PDF firstname.lastname@example.org:
- Contact information (name, email, physical mailing address)
- Resume, CV, past projects, etc.
- 2 pages maximum
- Narrative about the poster concept
- Method used (digital, traditional, etc.)
- 1 page maximum
- Sketch of the proposed poster as digital art submitted as a pdf, .eps., or .jpg. (300 ppi at 8.5 x11)
A one-page narrative concept idea with a draft sketch is due to Kelly Rourke at email@example.com by Friday, December 13, 2019. The final illustration is due by Friday, February 28, 2020.
There is flexibility with the size of the poster, but past posters have ranged from 30 in x 12 in to 30 in x 32 in (including a galley at the bottom of the poster for partner logos). We suggest using a standard poster size so that the poster may easily be framed.
Pollinator Partnership does not make any profit off of the poster and distributes them for free (not including shipping and handling). P2 works to create the poster each year to help educate the public about the importance of pollinators. The chosen artist will receive $1,000 upon completion of the agreement and delivery of the product of contracted work for the 2020 poster.
Pollinator Partnership will own the rights to the final submitted digital artwork.
Questions? Contact Kelly Rourke at firstname.lastname@example.org or 415.362.1137