Montreux Jazz Festival China (MJFC)

launches the 2022 annual poster competition

Theme of Montreux Jazz Festival China 2022 annual poster competition:



Montreux Jazz Festival China 2022 annual poster competition Jury will select 20 outstanding posters from all submitted works. These 20 posters will be exhibited together with the historic Montreux Jazz Festival posters in the subsequent poster exhibition. Stay tuned with the exhibition time and location.


The final winner will be announced on March 24. The winning poster will be printed in a 50×70 cm format and sold throughout the festival network worldwide. For every poster sold, the artist will receive a 20% commission on the net sales.


The Winner Prizes

1. 10,000 RMB or 1,500 USD in Cash

2. Two ticket vouchers sponsored by Swiss International Air Lines (value is 2,000 CHF, approximately 14,000 RMB), which can be used to redeem Swiss International Air Lines flights to more than 100 destinations in 50 countries or regions around the world


The 20 Outstanding Posters Designers Will Receive

1. FULL PASS of MJFC 2022

2. Participation at the poster exhibition with certificates



The competition is open to anyone working in the visual arts (such as graphic designers, illustrators, painters and photographers), and to college degree or above students and apprentices of any form of visual art and design major. Entries must be submitted individually and in the artist’s own name.


The poster can be produced in any medium (digital, illustration, hand-painted, photography, etc.), but it must be submitted digitally.



Professor Sarah Kenderdine

Lead : Laboratory for Experimental Museology (eM+)

Director& Lead Curator: EPFL Pavilions (formerly Art Lab)

William Figliola

Art Collector and Connoisseur, Founder of Italian Art Foundation & Novalis Art Gallery (Milano, HK)

Zhang, Liao Yuan 张辽源 

Artist, Director of Free Art Studio of China Academy of Art

Viviane Rychner-Raouf

Secretary General: FONDATION DU FESTIVAL DE JAZZ DE MONTREUX and Montreux Jazz Artists Foundation


50×70 cm (portrait orientation)


*.jpeg in 300 dpi


Poster's text should contain:

Montreux Jazz Festival China 2022

Do not include the Montreux Jazz Festival China logo or any other logos


Additional Submission

Artist's photo in high resolution and personal introduction in English (max. 750 characters)

Design concept introduction in English(max. 1,500 characters)



Please email the entries and other materials to



1st March, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. (China Standard Time, CST)



Image rights

Competition entrants must ensure, prior to file submission, that they have obtained permission to use the images of individuals shown in their work, and if necessary from their parents or legal representatives in the case of minors. Montreux Jazz Festival China cannot be held responsible for issues with non-compliant image rights in relation to work submitted as part of the competition.


Content and restrictions

Designs including politics, racist, pornographic, violent, obscene, or hurtful content will of course be rejected. Entrants must confirm that their work is original, and that they have as certained the origin of images in order to avoid any plagiarism, for which the Montreux Jazz Festival China can not be held responsible.

By entering the competition, entrants agree for their work to be reused in various communications and promotional materials for the event (printed, online and multi media documents).


Intellectual property

Submitted designs must not infringe third-party intellectual property rights and can not include images of other copyright-protected media (posters, advertisements, photographs, etc.), unless permission has been obtained from the rights holder.


By taking part in the competition, entrants whose designs are among the 20 posters selected by an in-house jury agree to their poster being reproduced free ofcharge for the exhibition.


The personal data of entrants and winners will be processed in accordance with data protection regulations.


Scope of competition rules

The rules apply to all competition entrants. Montreux Jazz Festival China reserves the right to disqualify from the competition any individual who does not comply with these rules in their entirety, without providing a reason.



No correspondence will be entered into in relation to the competition. No legal appeals are permitted. By taking part in the competition, participants agree to these conditions of entry.