Great Posters on AUTISM ! A ‘walking’ exhibition


DIVERSAMENTE ONLUS launched the first edition of  FaceBook Poster Contest _ Autism.
The contest aim to raise awareness on autism issues and underline positive sides of diversity.
The Poster Design Contest Autism Group on Facebook reached 790 members, and jury received more than 200 posters. The contest, which closed on midnight March the 31th, 2009, aimed to improve social communication and was not lucrative. For this reason, there were no monetary prizes, but “Diversamente onlus” gave a gold, three silver and a bronze medals to the winners.
Finally, at the beginning of September, the catalogues and the medals are printed and ready to be sent .

Poster Design Contest AUTISM became a “walking”exhibition:
The first exhibition took place in Murcia, at the Escuela de Arte Y Superior de Diseno, from 22 September to 9 October. The second in Barcelona, third in Sevilla, 4th in Jerez de La Frontera, at the local Escuela de Arte de Jerez. And now in in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, on 14th of April 2011.

The winners were: 

Designer: Gianluca CANNIZZO
(1st prize, gold medal “Diversamente NGO”)


Designer: Andrew LEWIS, (2nd prize, silver medal)

Designer: Sergi RUCABADO, (2nd prize, silver medal)

Designer: Letizia GUAGNINI, (2nd prize, silver medal)

Designer: Letizia GUAGNINI, (3rd prize, bronze medal)



The Jury also mentioned:

Designer: Danyal FALLAH
(for his originality, creativity and skills
using visual communication to convey emotions)



The NGO Diversamente mentioned:


Designer: Mattia MORESCHI

(for the strong emotions evoked in the members of NGO)



The others in the top-list:


Designer: Gabriel Rivera


Designer: Pietro Paciullo

Designer: David Criado

Designer: Kianoosh Gerami

Designer: Andrea Ferrando


Designer: Mehdi Pourian

Maria Papaefstathiou

VISUAL DESIGNER since 1996 and blogger since 2010. Living in Athens, Greece. She has been focusing her research on poster design and particularly on social poster design and portrait design. Her main poster project is a series of posters celebrating great personalities of traditional and popular culture in Greece and Jamaica. These include actors, singers, musicians, poets etc. This is an ongoing project. “I believe that design is a powerful tool that we designers can use to spark enthusiasm, change mindsets and bring positive actions to our world and our culture”. FOUNDER AND EDITOR OF GRAPHICART-NEWS.COM BLOG. She carefully curates high-quality designs, illustrations, and art, from all over the world that will teach and provoke other designers. Many consider her blog to be an exceptional educational tool. CO-FOUNDER OF THE INTERNATIONAL REGGAE POSTER CONTEST which was launched on December 2011, partnering, the creative activist Michael Thompson aka Freestylee. (

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