Design the Future Infographic Contest

UPDATE 12-9-11: We are encouraging people to create infographics that show how great the world is.  We love the submissions we have gotten so far, but we do not want this to be a strictly “Doomsday” infographic contest.  Remember, you can invert the available data to show either side of the fact.

Official Rules- Infographics Contest is sponsoring the Design the Future Infographic Contest (”Contest”). NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Start date is Wednesday November 23rd, 2011 and will end 72 hours after the contest has 50 accepted submissions.

How to Enter
Infographic design should be poster size, sizes can range anywhere from 18”x18” to 24”x36”.  Images must be saved electronically at print size, jpeg format, 150 dpi.  The  ONLY information that can be used can be viewed on this Google doc.   This information was gathered from on 11-22-2011.  Email your submission to  Once your submission is reviewed and deemed appropriate we will email confirmation of your entry in the competition.  Entrants must have a valid email address.  Proof of submission will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by Sponsor.

Winner Selection
From all eligible entries received, Sponsor will select 1 winner based on the judging criteria. The decision of the judges is final in all matters. Winner will be notified by email within 2 weeks of Contest end. Winners notified by electronic mail, must reply with all contact information requested in the notification within ten (10) days from the date notification was sent, or another winner may be selected.
Judges will give points evenly on each of the 3 aspects below for each entrant’s infographic.  Individual point totals will not be available for the public viewing.
Creativity – The way you tie your information together to present your topic.
Aesthetics – The visual aspect that makes up your infographic.
Clarity – How clear the topic and information provided is.  This includes the visuals you use to represent your facts.

33% of judging criteria will be based on how many people “like” your image on our Facebook contest page.  Anyone caught or suspected using an automated vote program can be disqualified, the option will be decided by sponsor.

Winner will receive a 16GB WiFi only iPad2. Sponsor makes no warranties with regard to the prizes. Prizes are not transferable. No substitutions of prize allowed by winner, but Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value due to prize unavailability. Prize is not redeemable by winner(s) for cash value.  If winner resides outside of the United States they will assume responsibility for all charges related to shipping, including but not limited to, shipping charges, import/export taxes, customs charges.


Contest is open only to individuals who have reached the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence at the time of entry and who do NOT reside in Cuba, Iran, North Korea, the Province of Quebec, Sudan or Syria. This Contest is governed exclusively by the laws of the United States. You are not authorized to participate in the Contest if laws of your resident state, territory or jurisdiction do not allow you to.  Employees of Sponsor and its affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies are not eligible to enter. Void where prohibited, taxed, or restricted by law. All federal, state and/or local rules and regulations apply.  If for any reason laws in the winner’s region, territory or state have laws that do not allow Contest a new winner will be selected.

If there are not 20 submissions by March 1st 2012 there will be no winner and the contest will be canceled.  All entries become the sole property of Sponsor and none will be returned. In the event of a dispute, entries made by Internet will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.  A potential winner may be requested to provide Sponsor with proof that the potential winner is the authorized account holder of the e-mail address associated with the winning entry. If for any reason the Contest is not capable of running as planned, including due to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failure, human error or any other causes beyond the control of Sponsor that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Contest, Sponsor reserve(s) the right in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries. Sponsor is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail or entry to be received by Sponsor on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site, any combination thereof, or otherwise, including any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in the Contest. Sponsor may prohibit an entrant from participating in the Contest or winning a prize if, in its sole discretion, it determines that said entrant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest by cheating, hacking, deception, or other unfair playing practices (including the use of automated quick entry or quick vote programs) or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrants or Sponsor representatives.  No automated entry devices, automated voting  and/or programs permitted. Sponsor and affiliates are not responsible for lost, late, illegible, stolen, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible, misdirected, technically corrupted or garbled entries, which will be disqualified, or for problems of any kind whether mechanical, human or electronic. Entry constitutes permission to use winner’s infographic, name, picture, likeness, and city and state of residence for purposes of trade, publicity or promotion for no additional compensation except where prohibited by law. By participating, entrants and winners agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor and its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotions agencies, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers and directors, from any and all liability, for loss, harm, damage, injury, cost or expense whatsoever including without limitation, property damage, personal injury and/or death which may occur in connection with the Contest, or possession, acceptance and/or use or misuse of prize or participation in any Contest-related activity and for any claims based on publicity rights, defamation or invasion of privacy and merchandise delivery. Sponsor is not responsible if Contest cannot take place or if prizes cannot be awarded due to delays or interruptions due to acts of war, natural disasters, weather or acts of terrorism.
 Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage any web site affiliated with the Contest or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such and attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from and such person to the fullest extent permitted by law.

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Contest overview can be viewed at

15 thoughts on “Design the Future Infographic Contest

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  2. You’ve asked for more positive entries, but looking through the data you don’t really give us much to work with! Of the 38 variables in the environment, food, water, energy and health areas 5 are, at best, neutral–the rest are all uniformly negative and about death and destruction! Next time, help us out!

  3. “If there are not 20 submissions by March 1st 2012 there will be no winner and the contest will be canceled. All entries become the sole property of Sponsor and none will be returned.”

    What does this mean? Will the sponsors(posterbrain?) own our entries if the contest is cancelled?

  4. Hi,

    I submitted an entry last Saturday but I still can’t see it on the Facebook contest page, even though I tried to make it look positive!

    Is this contest still running?

    Thanks and cheers/

  5. Looks like the contest is still open, the info says deadline is either 50 submissions or March 1, 2012.
    The contest sounds exciting, the only turn off is that the contest will be cancelled if there are not enough submissions.

  6. We did not think of that. It is not in the rules anywhere but I do not think that would fair to all entrants. I will let you know if we change this.

  7. In the legal sense of the word, yes. Since we are showing them we own them. But to be honest, this is all “lawyer talk”. We are not going to take your images and do anything with them. We just want to be sure we do not get sued for anything.

    We plan on having a prize even if there are not 20 entries. Sorry it took so long to get back to you.

  8. That is a very good point, Jon. You can use the inverse of the information provided too. I hope this helps a little.

  9. why do you have to be 18 to enter? :( i have the willingness to learn and develop ideas just as much as anyone else does and was going for the utopia concept! :( they’re really good designs though! :( I do not want to sue you guys for anything, i respect copyright laws, acknowledge my sources and cite information. Is there anyway a parent can act on behalf of someone who is under 18? Or a contest that could be open to under 18′s? I’m an aspiring designer and infographics have really inspired me more.

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