Poster Contest

 StreetFair Poster Contest

The University District StreetFair will be May 16 and 17, 2020.  The theme is

Kickoff to Seattle’s Summer Festivals

The prize for the winning design is $1,000. Deadline is February 15, 2020.


  • We are looking for a bold, colorful design that will incorporate the elements of the StreetFair including arts, crafts, food trucks, music, families, and street performers.

  • Your poster should be optimized for 11”x 17” printing and be submitted in either .ai or .psd format.

  • Must include the name “U District StreetFair” and the dates of May 16 and 17, 2020.

Judging Criteria:

  • Does it follow the guidelines of the contest?

  • Does it represent the unique character of Seattle’s U District?

  • Will it appeal to a wide audience?

  • Does it lend itself to easy manipulation for online and print use?

Submit your design to by February 15, 2020.


2019 Poster Contest Winner

U District StreetFair 50th Annual May 18 and 19, 2019

Congratulations to the Winner of the 2019 StreetFair Poster Contest!
Congratulations to Cole Williams who designed the winning poster for the 50th Annual StreetFair celebration. Cole, who has deep roots in the U District, said, “I’ve lived around the U District area for the majority of my time in Seattle, and have had the opportunity to explore the many beautiful parks, local eateries, and hidden gems. The U District Streetfair perfectly reflects the best parts of the community, bringing together friendly faces, diverse cuisines, and local arts and crafts that make for a lively spectacle. With this poster, it was not only my aim to capture the spirit of the fair, but to also represent the vibrant community that hosts it. It’s been a neighborhood that I’ve been lucky to call home.”

The U District StreetFair is excited to be celebrating its 50th year of bringing together fantastic crafts, tasty bites, and amazing music on The Ave!


A few words from last year’s StreetFair Poster Contest winner, Grace Rajendran:

2018-StreetFair-Poster Image

“I’ve worked in the U. District since I moved to the United States and I love the diversity, open-mindedness, and welcoming nature of the community. Here, I can enjoy cuisine from every corner of the globe, am surrounded by both natural and architectural beauty, and have met fascinating people from all over the world – from academics to artists. All of this is reflected in the Street Fair, which I’ve attended and enjoyed for the past several years. My poster represents the colors and vibrancy of the area during this season, with a folk art focus which reflects its inherent bohemian free-spiritedness. In this creative neighborhood, I’ve made lasting friendships and even discovered my own artistic side. Leaving behind an entirely different country and culture, I consider myself fortunate to have moved here to the University District – because it has truly made me feel at home. ” — Grace Rajendran

See posters from previous StreetFairs here.