Erste Wahl
Poster competition
for the European elections 2024

Plakat

The Shortlist

‘I am delighted that so many creative young people took part in our Erste Wahl poster competition and would like to thank everyone for their commitment to Europe. The European elections are on Sunday, 9 June 2024. This is the first time that young people from the age of 16 can vote in Germany. It is important to make them aware that they can participate in shaping Europe and that their vote counts.’

Barbara Gessler
Head of the Representation of the European Commission in Germany

203 students from 34 German universities with design degree programmes submitted 358 proposals for the nationwide Erste Wahl poster competition. The jury created a shortlist of 35* posters, which you can see here:

*Series 74 (P-1097.1, P-1097.2, P-1097.3): cannot be published because of copyright reasons.

© Pia Höhfeld, faktura gGmbH
Berufliche Bildungsmaßnahme, Berlin

© Fabian Navarro Rubio, Maria Viktoria Junker und Maja Steinbach
Hochschule Macromedia, Köln

© Fabian Navarro Rubio, Maria Viktoria Junker und Maja Steinbach
Hochschule Macromedia, Köln

© Fabian Navarro Rubio, Maria Viktoria Junker und Maja Steinbach
Hochschule Macromedia, Köln

© Selatin Selmani, Lena Merk und Harun Aydin
Hochschule für Gestaltung Schwäbisch Gmünd

© Selatin Selmani, Lena Merk und Harun Aydin
Hochschule für Gestaltung Schwäbisch Gmünd

© Franziska Herbert
Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach am Main

© Franziska Prüsener
Fachhochschule Dortmund

© Franziska Prüsener
Fachhochschule Dortmund

© Gala Rummenhöller Olórtegui
Universität der Künste Berlin

© Gala Rummenhöller Olórtegui
Universität der Künste Berlin

© Gala Rummenhöller Olórtegui
Universität der Künste Berlin

© Josepha Stolz
Merz Akademie, Stuttgart

© Josepha Stolz
Merz Akademie, Stuttgart

© Josepha Stolz
Merz Akademie, Stuttgart

© Lea Hopfenmüller
Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach am Main

© Leo Bauer
Universität der Künste Berlin

© Lilli Natzschka
Merz Akademie, Stuttgart

© Lilli Natzschka
Merz Akademie, Stuttgart

© Lucy Cramer
Akademie der Bildenden Künste Nürnberg

© Lucy Cramer
Akademie der Bildenden Künste Nürnberg

© Lucy Cramer
Akademie der Bildenden Künste Nürnberg

© Lucy Howe
Köln International School of Design

© Lucy Howe
Köln International School of Design

© Milli Keil und Marla Gaiser
Universität der Künste Berlin

© Milli Keil und Marla Gaiser
Universität der Künste Berlin

© Milli Keil und Marla Gaiser
Universität der Künste Berlin

© Verena Mack
Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach am Main

© Verena Mack
Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach am Main

© Verena Mack
Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach am Main

© Christin Vorbrugg
Köln International School of Design

© Christin Vorbrugg
Köln International School of Design

All shortlisted designs at a glance
view here

What's next?

The jury selected 3 proposals from the 35 shortlisted posters for the first prices. We will announce the winners within an award ceremony in the European House in Berlin on 25 April 2024.

Exhibition

We will exhibit the winning posters in railway stations throughout Germany from 26 April to 10 June 2024. The works of the young designers should be an artfully designed inspiration for all viewers to cast their vote on 9 June.

You can read everything you need to know about the competition here:

The Competition

Jury

  • Prof. Regina Hanke, Macromedia, University of Applied Science
  • Prof. Fons Hickmann, Berlin University of Arts
  • Dina Behnke, Head of the Communication department at the European Commission Representation in Germany
  • Birgit Schmeitzner, Press spokesperson of the European Commission Representation in Germany
  • Lisa Ribier, European Parliament Liaison Office in Germany
  • Elena Woppmann, Peer Group Representative
  • Thomas Zhou, EU Youth Representative

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