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Restart Competition rules


The competition is open to anyone working in the visual arts (such as graphic designers, illustrators, painters and photographers), and to students and apprentices of any form of visual art.

Entries must be submitted individually and in the artist’s own name.

The competition is not open to any advertising agencies, or to anyone who has played a direct role in designing and organising the competition. Entries that do not comply with these rules will not be considered.

Send us your own design on the theme of ‘RESTART’, with the following technical specifications:

  • Format: 50×70 cm (portrait orientation)
  • File: .jpeg in 150 dpi
  • Text to include on the poster:
    Montreux Jazz Festival 2021
  • Do not include the Montreux Jazz Festival logo
  • One design per person
  • Deadline: 11 April 2021 at 11:59 p.m. (Central European Time)

The posters chosen for the exhibition will be printed. Artists whose work is selected for the exhibition will be asked to send their HD files at a later date. Please therefore submit your design in the correct format, as outlined above (50×70 cm and 150 dpi).


Image rights

Competition entrants must ensure, prior to file submission, that they have obtained permission to use the images of individuals shown in their work, and if necessary from their parents or legal representatives in the case of minors. The Fondation du Festival de Jazz de Montreux cannot be held responsible for issues with non-compliant image rights in relation to work submitted as part of the competition.

Content and restrictions

Designs including racist, pornographic, violent, obscene or hurtful content will of course be rejected. Entrants must confirm that their work is original, and that they have ascertained the origin of images in order to avoid any plagiarism, for which the Fondation du Festival de Jazz de Montreux cannot be held responsible.

By entering the competition, entrants agree for their work to be reused in various communications and promotional materials for the event (printed, online and multimedia documents).

Intellectual property

Submitted designs must not infringe third-party intellectual property rights and cannot include images of other copyright-protected media (posters, advertisements, photographs, etc.), unless permission has been obtained from the rights holder.

By taking part in the competition, entrants whose designs are among the thirty posters selected by an in-house jury agree to their poster being reproduced free of charge for an exhibition in Montreux in summer 2021. The ten finalists agree to the sale of their poster, subject to payment of a 20% commission on the sales price.

The personal data of entrants and winners will be processed in accordance with data protection regulations.

Scope of competition rules

The rules apply to all competition entrants. The Fondation du Festival de Jazz de Montreux reserves the right to disqualify from the competition any individual who does not comply with these rules in their entirety, without providing a reason.


No correspondence will be entered into in relation to the competition. No legal appeals are permitted. By taking part in the competition, participants agree to these conditions of entry.


Posters should be submitted using the form on the ‘Restart Competition’ page and must comply with the conditions of entry. Entries that do not comply with these conditions will not be considered.

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