International Fair Poster Competition

2019 International Fair Poster Competition

The annual International Fair Poster Competition celebrates the most remarkable posters produced by tradeshow organisers around the world.
Each year, the competition offers an award for the top posters promoting a specific exhibition. This year, fair and exhibition organizers are invited to participate in the International Fair Poster Competition in Category 2 only – Event posters related to a specific fair or exhibition.

All posters will be displayed at the International Technical Fair 2019 in Plovdiv from 23.09. to 28.09.2019. The award winner and the nominated posters will have special visibility during this event.

Open to UFI Members only, the application deadline is set for 15 July 2019.

Please download the International Fair Poster Competition application form here.

Grand Award Winners of the 2018 International Fair Poster Competition: Expoforum International & Ifema – Feria de Madrid take up first place in two different categories

The jury of the 22nd International Fair Poster Competition, in collaboration with UFI, has announced this year’s Grand Award winners. In the first category, Expoforum International in Russia was recognised for its “Nested Russian Doll” poster, created by the Design sector of Expoforum. Feria de Madrid was recognised in the second category for its “Fruit Attraction” poster series, designed by Javier Peñas and Ifema.

The jury evaluated all eligible posters based on the following assessment criteria:

  •  Interpretation of the exhibition topic;
  •  Design concept;
  •  Integrity and original presentation of the event’s technical parameters, dates, venue, exhibition name, etc.

The complete list of awarded posters is as follows:

 1st category winner: Nested Russian Doll – Expoforum International, designed by the Design sector of Expoforum.

2nd category winner: Series of posters: Fruit Attraction, Ifema Feria de Madrid (Spain), designed by Javier Peñas and Ifema.

2nd Place
Poster: JIMTOF2018, Japan International Machine Tool Fair 2018, Tokyo Big Sight Inc. (Japan), designed by EMBLEM Inc.

3rd Place
Poster: Comic Con Colombia, Corferias Colombia, designed by Grupo Zea.

At the 85th UFI Global Congress that will be held on 31 October to 3 November 2018 in St. Petersburg (Russia), the Grand Award winners will receive  a unique statuette created by Bulgarian sculptor Yanko Nenov. Certificates will also be awarded to all winners.

2017 Winner of the 21th International Fair Poster Competition

A series of posters presented by Bologne Fiere (Italy) and designed by photographer Olivero Toscani Studio,

The complete list of awarded posters is as follows:

Grand Award winner
Series of posters: Cosmoprof by Bologna Fiere (Italy), designed by photographer: Olivero Toscani Studio.

2nd Place
Poster: International Green Week 2017 by Messe Berlin (Germany), designed by creative agency Butter Berlin.

3rd Place
Poster: Vietnam International Café Show – A cup of the world (South Korea), designed by EPPN

Thе Runner up:
UBM India (India): India Nuclear Energy 2016.



2016 Winners of the 20th International Fair Poster Competition

Category 1: Generic poster promoting the exhibition industry as a whole


Category 2: Exhibition Exhibition Poster


2nd Place
MOMAD – Metropolis (International Fashion and Accessories Trade Show)
IFEMA, Spain
Designer: Thinking Forward

3rd Place
“60th International Belgrade Book Fair” – series of three posters
Belgrade Fair, Serbia
Designer: Block and Roll Advertising Agency Belgrade

Expoconstrucción y Expodiseño 2015
Corferias, Colombia
Designer: Harold Zea & Asociados

Fiera Milano, Italy
Designer: Cerri & Associati

2015 Winners

Creativeworld 2015

Electro & Water Expo Poster

2015 Runners-Up

  • Messe Duesseldorf with their entry “Out of the Box – Festival for shoes and accessories”;
  • Fiera Bolzano with their poster series “Interpoma, Biolife and Hotel”; (3 posters)
  • Belgrade Fair with their poster series “The place where men cry of happiness”; (4 posters)
  • UBM India with their entry Concrete “Show India”
  • FEMA, Fiera de Madrid with their entry “Salon Look Internacional”


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