To celebrate Montana State University’s 125th anniversary in February 2018, the university is announcing a poster design contest. MSU is asking for poster design submissions from across Montana and beyond. The contest will award prizes in four categories: MSU students, MSU alumni, Montana community members, and Montana high school students. Three top designs will be selected from each category. From those categories, one winning selection will be chosen as the grand prize winner to promote the yearlong celebration of MSU’s 125th anniversary. MSU will print and distribute the grand prize winning poster beginning in June 2017.


Thank you to the entire MSU community for your submissions. 


A panel of university leaders, a community representative and a design professional will judge entries. Winners will be announced June 5, 2017. The following prizes will be offered for each of the four categories:

  • 1st place $1000
  • 2nd place $500
  • 3rd place $300

From the pool of top three entries in each category, one grand prize winner be selected as the poster to promote the event. In order to claim their prizes, winners must complete a W9 form with Montana State University. Winning posters and honorable mentions in each category will be displayed in a poster exhibition in the EXIT Gallery during the campus celebration in February 2018.