Designers!! Design the Winning Poster & Win a Trip to Switzerland!

Calling All Designers!


Enter to win the #cuckoo24_posterdesign contest with an original design for a poster inspired by the exhibition, 24 Hours in the Life of a Swiss Cuckoo Clock. The prize is a trip to Switzerland to visit four of the country’s top art + design schools. Read on for the details! Sponsored by SWISS, Rail Europe, and organized by swissnex Boston and Northeastern University’s College of Art, Media + Design.



The winner will be eligible for a trip to Switzerland (flight provided by Swiss International Air Lines) to visit four of the country’s top art & design schools: Geneva School of Art and Design, Zurich University of the Arts, Basel School of Design, and Cantonal Art School Lausanne (ECAL).  An 8-day Rail Pass will also be provided by Rail Europe. In return, the winner will write four blog entries, during the trip to Switzerland, which will then be used for any purpose by all co-organizers and sponsors.

Professor Christopher Pullman, Yale University
Professor Elizabeth Resnick, Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Professor Franz Werner, Rhode Island School of Design
Professor Thomas Starr, Northeastern University
Popular Vote (via Facebook)


Entrants must be 18 years or older, and possess a passport that does not expire within six months of the competition deadline. Competition Organizers and Jury members, and family members of such are excluded from entering this poster design Competition.

Entrants should submit an original poster design (free of any copyrighted material) that celebrates the creativity displayed in the exhibition, 24 Hours In The Life of A Swiss Cuckoo Clock, and re-envisions the traditional cuckoo clock. Entries must conform to the following specifications:

  1. Dimensions: 24×36 inches
  2. Entries must be single-sided, 2-dimensional and designed to be printed in Color (4-process) or Black and White (monochrome.)
  3. Content:
    1. Exhibition Title: “24 Hours in the Life of a Swiss Cuckoo Clock.”
    2. Requisite Mentions: swissnex Boston, and the Department of Art + Design, College of Arts, Media, and Design, Northeastern University.
  4. Format:
    1. (1) High-resolution print quality PDF (300 dpi) containing crop marks and 1/4″ bleed for printing.
    2. (1) Medium-resolution (150 dpi) PDF of the original artwork devoid of any printer’s marks or bleed for online display.

More specifications for submitting are available in the full Cuckoo24 Call for Entries with Terms and Conditions (v. June 15 2015)

Competition Registration Opens: May 28, 2015, 6PM EST
Registration Period: May 29th – July 12, 2015
Registration Period Closes: July 12th, 2015
Submission Period: May 29th – July 31, 2015
Submission Entry Period Closes: July 31, 2015 11:59:59 PM EST (Entries must be submitted by this time!!)
Online Display of Entries and Public Voting Opens: August 5, 2015 – August 12th, 2015
Public Announcement of Winner and Awards Ceremony: August 24th, 2015

To participate in the design competition, entrants must register in person at the venue of the exhibition 24 Hours in the Life of a Swiss Cuckoo at Gallery 360, Northeastern University.

For complete details, please read Cuckoo24 Call for Entries with Terms & Conditions (v. June 15, 2015).

For any inquiries, please contact swissnex Boston’s Communications Department.

All entries will be displayed in an online gallery for public voting on twitter. A selection of entries will be printed and displayed on Northeastern University’s Campus in the fall of 2015.