The 2014-2015 Directory Cover Design Contest is now open!

Portland Buy Local is accepting submissions for its next graphic designer.  The two year contract involves designing the next two covers for the Buy Local print directory, seasonal posters,  two t-shirts and occasional graphic work as needed.

  • The annual directory is distributed throughout Greater Portland and reaches tens of thousands of residents and visitors.  The posters are distributed to hundreds of the Buy Local member businesses.  The graphics are also used on our website and Facebook page.

    To be considered, please submit a design for the next print directory cover (specs below).  If selected, you will need to agree be provide the additional design work over the next two years.

    The organization’s board of directors will select the winning design in March, with a finalized version to be completed shortly thereafter.  The two-year contract for design services will be compensated at $1000 per year, paid in quarterly installments.


    • Open to Maine artists and Maine-based design firms (must reside in Maine at least six months/year)

    • Directory cover size: 5.5″ x 8.5″  (which includes space for the text).

    • Format: JPEG, 300 d.p.i., CMYK

    • Deadline: March 5, 2014

    • E-mail submissions to:

    • Include name, address, and daytime phone number

    • Selected image becomes property of the Portland Independent Business and Community Alliance. All other submittals will be deleted, and not used in any way.

Some past cover art includes…

covercover    2012-2013-guide-cover   2011-directory-cover-draft   directorycover2010-sm    older_cover    another_cover

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