The Team Limerick Clean-Up poster competition is inviting students attending secondary school in Limerick to design a poster to promote awareness of the Team Limerick Clean-Up. The entrants must aim to demonstrate their understanding of the benefits associated with the Team Limerick Clean-Up and a happier and Cleaner Limerick all year round.


The important criteria which MUST be included on the posters are as follows:


The winning poster will promote TLC3 and will be distributed to all secondary schools throughout Limerick.

All entries must be A3 size (420mm high x 297mm wide). All digital entries must be submitted in .pdf or .jpg format. The submitted work must contain the Team Limerick Clean-Up logo and important criteria. Each entry must include a completed entry form with entrant’s name, contact information, school, home town, and a brief description of the design. Entries may be received via email, with accompanying entry form. If sending original artwork by post.

please submit to the following address:

Team Limerick Clean-Up Competition

Suite 2, The Mall (First Floor)

Beacon Court, Bracken Road


Dublin 18

Submission Deadline

The competition will open on the 19th of September 2016 and the deadline for submission is 5pm Friday the 13th of December 2016. Late entries will not be accepted.

8 Tips for Excellent Poster Design

Here are some useful tips to help you on your way to designing a winning poster.

1. Create impact

The main purpose of a poster is to attract attention and communicate information. You have a short amount of time to convey your message and grab the attention of your viewer. More often than not a poster will be competing with other posters in the same location. How will yours stand out?

2. Establish a Hierarchy

It is important to design a poster with information consumption in mind. Always try and start with the most important information in the largest font and work your way down in order of importance. Display the information in such a way that the eye follows the information naturally down the page.

3. Pay Attention to Lettering (Typography)

Choosing the right typeface is very important. Experiment with type and pick a font that you think does the job you want it to do. For example, you might use a large, bold sans serif font if your message needs to be strong with a no-nonsense approach. Be consistent. Try and limit the fonts you use but experiment with weights and size to create emphasis and variety.

4. Experiment with Composition

Consider how to space your elements. Your design should have balance but don’t be afraid to use white space as it can steer your viewer to a desired place on your poster. You want to aim for order as opposed to clutter.

5. Be Original

Push the boat out! Try and come up with an idea you think is unique. Look at past entries and try and do something different to what’s been done before.

6. The Message is Key

You will need to decide on the objective of the poster. Is it to inform? Is it to inspire? Is it a call to action? Once you have established what this is you can begin to create a message that will achieve your objective.

7. Photography? Illustration? Lettering? All Three?

Once you have established the message, you need to think about the best way to visually communicate it. Some posters will use captivating photography to entice viewers. Others may use colourful illustration to appeal to their target audience while some may be very simple with a serious question at the core that will make people stop and think. Whatever medium you chose it should be influenced by and relevant to the message you are trying to get across.

8. Who is your Audience?

Decide on who your audience is. This will bear an effect on many elements in your design; the tone of voice, the graphic style you chose even down to the size of the lettering you use.

The competition is open to Students who attend Secondary School in Limerick City and County.

Entries from students who do not attend secondary school in Limerick City or County will not be counted.

Download the Entry Form and print the following information (IN BLOCK CAPITALS) and attach to the back of each entry:

  • Name, age, home address, home/mobile telephone number.
  • School name, school address, Art Teacher name, Year Group, school telephone number.

Please ensure that your contact details are completed in full and are written clearly. Failure to do so may result in your details and entry not being able to be processed and submitted.

Your entry should be submitted via email or post. If sending by post they must be in flat format and should remain within the specified size guidelines. Framed entries will not be accepted under any circumstances. Postal entries should be sent to: Team Limerick Clean-Up Poster Competition, Suite 2, The Mall, First Floor, Beacon Court, Sandyford, Dublin 18.

Entries via email should be sent to: with entry form attached.

Submission Deadline

The competition will open on the 19th of September 2016. The deadline is now extended until 5pm Friday 13th of January. Late entries will not be accepted.

The three winning poster designs will be selected by a judging panel. The winners’ secondary schools will also receive a prize in the form of a voucher for school equipment. Winners will be announced January 2017. In advance of this, winners will be contacted via e-mail or telephone. Winners may be expected to take part in a photocall for media purposes. All selections are final.


The winning poster shall be used as the promotional poster for the TLC3 marketing campaign. The winning poster will be launched early January.

  • No more than two pieces of artwork may be submitted per individual.
  • Only individual entries will be accepted.
  • The prize breakdown is individual cash prizes of €500, €300 and €200 to 1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively. As well as €500, €300 and €200 vouchers for their schools to buy what equipment or supplies are needed for 1st 2nd and 3rd respectively.
  • The winning poster shall be used as the promotional poster for TLC3 marketing campaign.
  • The closing date for entries to the Team Limerick Clean-Up Poster Competition is Friday 2nd December. This date is final. If your entry is received after this date it will not be submitted to the judges. Winners will be announced in January 2017
  • The decision of the Judging Panel is final and no correspondence will be entered into regarding that decision.
  • All entries shall be the property of Team Limerick Clean-Up, who shall also be the owner of the copyright.
  • The Team Limerick Clean-Up will not accept liability for loss or damage to any work submitted.
  • All entries together with the artists’ details (name, age and school) may be used in marketing campaigns such as exhibitions, the website, social media and displayed in schools/colleges throughout the country. Photographs of the winners together with their names and ages may be used in publicity campaigns.
  • The rules of the competition may not be changed or modified and will strictly be applied.



  • Results of the TLC3 Poster Competition will be announced in January 2017 – Winners will be contacted by phone or email in advance.
  • Results are subsequently posted on the Team Limerick Clean-Up website and Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.