Commission Shift Poster Contest

Commission Shift is pleased to announce that we are now open for submissions for our annual poster contest. The contest will be open for submission between November 20th, 2022 – May 15, 2023.

Submissions can come from anyone based in Texas, and should reflect images and messages around our mission statement and values, or any of Commission Shift’s education and outreach programs centered on reforming the Railroad Commission: 

  • Energy transition: oil and gas well plugging and cleanup; and carbon capture and storage
  • Public participation, civic engagement, and language access
  • Ethics and conflicts of interest at the Railroad Commission
  • Preparing the grid and utility customers for extreme weather. 

First place will receive an $800 prize and inclusion in our annual report, and runner up will receive $200. Submissions will be featured on our new website! Participants may use Commission Shift’s website as a resource when creating their submissions. 

Posters must be original artwork and any size between the minimum dimension of 16” x 20” to a maximum dimension of 22″ x 28″. Posters may be executed in any medium (oil, acrylic, markers, pastel, collages, found materials, photography, canvas mounted on poster board, digital, etc.)

Posters may be produced individually or in collaboration with others. If produced in collaboration with others, the submission email must include all names and required information for all collaborators. Whether individually or in collaboration with others, only one poster per individual/group can be submitted into the competition.

Previously designed posters for other occasions should not be submitted, as we would like to see art that closely reflects Commission Shift’s work, mission, or values.  

In addition to first place and runner up prize money, the winner’s poster will be included as a digital download in Commission Shift’s annual report, and printed and made available for sale in future Commission Shift fundraisers. 

To submit: scan and email your poster design in a .JPG .PNG or .PDF file to sjstout@commissionshift.org by May 15, 2023. Be sure to include your name, phone number, poster title, and short bio in the body of the email. 

Questions? Email sjstout@commissionshift.org.

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