Posterheroes 2023 – Beautifully Diverse

Posterheroes 2023 – Beautifully Diverse invites the creative community to promote a new representation of disability. 

In a world where inequalities are constantly increasing, strengthening cooperation and educating solidarity and empathy to recognize the value and dignity of each individual, regardless of ability or characteristics, is more important than ever. Through collective action, promoting a narrative of disability that is neither positive nor negative but a simple expression of the diversity that characterizes humanity is therefore necessary.

It is time to transcend the normal and embrace the beauty of diversity.

Explore this year’s theme and unleash your imagination!

You have the chance to win cash prizes, take part in many exhibitions and events, and be featured in Posterheroes publications and editorial projects! Don’t let this opportunity pass you by!


TIME2 PRIZE € 1500

This year, Posterheroes is excited to introduce a new feature: the option to submit AI-generated images (out of competition) as a means of exploring innovative tools and techniques.

DEADLINE: September 10, 2023


Posterheroes – Beautifully Diverse, the twelfth edition of the international social communication contest promoted by Associazione Culturale Plug, in collaboration with Favini, the International Training Centre ITCILO, and the Fondazione Time2, invites participants to promote a new narrative surrounding disability through a poster-manifesto.

This year’s international jury, composed of 12 professionals from the fields of graphic design, illustration, and social inclusion, will select the 40 winning posters.

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. (