World OutGames Miami Seeks Global Artist Submissions for Official Event Poster

World OutGames Miami

MIAMI, Fla.World OutGames Miami 2017, a ten-day multi-sport, human rights and cultural event held from May 27 until June 4, 2017, is inviting artists worldwide from all disciplines to create an original poster image that promotes the spirit of the 2017 Games. This commemorative art design will wholeheartedly embrace the three core pillars of the World OutGames: Sports, Culture and Human Rights.

Each art submission will be judged by an esteemed selection committee who will choose three designs to be uploaded to for voting by the public during early April. The design that receives the most votes will be used as World OutGames Miami 2017’s official commemorative poster, be the featured program cover and more. The winning artist/designer will receive a cash prize of $500 and a VIP Cultural Arts Pass to attend World OutGames Miami and discounted rates for travel and lodging.  The submission deadline for artists/designers is Sunday, March 5, at 11:50 p.m. EST.  The winner will be announced mid-April.

“We are excited to engage the artist community to develop a powerful symbol of our global event,” said Ivan Cano, CEO of World OutGames Miami. “Art is at the forefront of our culture pillar and we are excited to select a submission that best celebrates our inclusive sports, human rights and cultural offerings.”

For more information or to enter the World OutGames Miami 2017 official poster design contest, please visit

World OutGames Miami is made possible through the support of Bacardi, the City of Miami Beach, Coca-Cola, Florida Sports Foundation, Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, Happy Copenhagen, the International Institute on Race, Equality and Human Rights, Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority, Miami Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners and Miami Sports.

Organizations and business that are interested in supporting World OutGames Miami are encouraged to contact For more information about World OutGames Miami, visit

About World OutGames

World OutGames is a multi-sport and cultural event that is licensed by the Gay and Lesbian International Sport Association (GLISA). Every four years, World OutGames brings together athletes from all over the world in unprecedented numbers for a celebration of sport, culture and human rights, many from countries where homosexuality remains illegal and hidden. Previously hosted in Montreal, Copenhagen and Antwerp, World OutGames is open to all who wish to participate, without regard to sexual orientation. There are no qualifying standards, although competitions are arranged according to the skill levels of the competitors. For more information about World OutGames, visit and

[From a News Release]

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