The following is taken from a 10/4/2018 Pollinator Partnership announcement:
Are you an artist? Or do you have an artist in your family? Then here’s an exciting opportunity for you. The Pollinator Partnership (P2) is seeking an artist to develop their 2019 Pollinator Poster focusing on “Endangered Pollinators and Their Habitats.”
Each year, P2 along with its partners including federal agencies, non-profits, for-profits, individuals, etc design and distribute an educational pollinator poster used for outreach. These posters are offered free and distributed for the cost of shipping and handling. View past pollinator posters.
2019 Poster Vision
“In 1973 Congress created the Endangered Species Act (ESA), setting an ambitious goal of reversing the alarming trend of human-caused extinctions that threaten the ecosystems we all share. Since its enactment, over 70 pollinator species and just under 1,000 plants, with others in consideration, have been placed under protection on the Endangered Species List. Canada has its own list with the Species at Risk Act, and Mexico has an endangered species list as well. Raising awareness about these essential animals and plants is critical, and collaboration must be promoted in order to make important contributions to the conservation and recovery of endangered and threatened pollinators and pollinator-dependent plants.”
P2 envisions “this poster being an artistic depiction of selected endangered pollinators paired with their habitats, primarily the plant species that they depend on and often depend on them. 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.”
If interested in submitting a poster concept idea for consideration to render the 2018 “Endangered Pollinators and Their Habitats” 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.
- Max 2 pages
- Narrative about the poster concept
- Method used (digital, traditional, etc.)
- max. 1 page, Arial, size 12, single spaced
- 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 Monday, November 26, 2018. The final illustration is due by Friday, February 8, 2019.
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.
The chosen artist will receive $1,000 upon completion of the artwork and agreement and signature of contracted work for the 2019 poster.