POSTERS BY THE PEOPLE is a Sounders FC design contest where fans, artists and everyone in between have the chance to design a commemorative matchday poster to represent a home match in the 2017 regular season. Create a poster that celebrates Sounders FC players, supporters, the city of Seattle, MLS culture and more!

PAST POSTERS: 2015 | 2016 | 2017


On top of becoming a part of Sounders FC history, winners will receive their poster as a limited edition chromaprint, a VIP matchday experience for themselves and four (4) friends, recognition on Sounders FC digital media channels and more!

 Winning Prize Package
  • A limited edition chromaprint of your poster (visit for more details) 
  • A VIP on-field matchday experience for you and three (3) guests
  • Four (4) Club level match tickets
  • A $100 gift card to Museum Quality Framing
  • Recognition on the Sounders FC website, social handles and videoboards at CenturyLink Field
 Templates and Guidelines
  • Templates: Download the design templates here.
  • Poster Size: 12" wide by 18" tall (vertical portrait submissions only)
  • Formats: Poster designs need to be submitted digitally as a JPEG or TIFF
  • Resolution: 300DPI in RGB color
  • File Size: Maximum file size of 10mb
  • Guidelines:  The poster must include the match date and the matchup (Sounders FC versus Opponent). Design can't include the opposing team's logo. Creative must be appropriate (no vulgar language or graphics will be accepted). Optional: The match theme can be incorporated into the design.
  • Special Instructions: We have provided optional templates for people to use that include: Adobe® Illustrator, Adobe® InDesign and Adobe® Photoshop. Sorry we can not accept physical artwork submissions. For other media types including: drawings, illustrations and paintings please scan or photograph a high resolution image at 300DPI and save it using either JPEG or TIFF format.

    Scans and photographs MUST be cropped and sized to exactly 12" x 18".

 Submission Deadlines

Poster submissions are due 3 (three) weeks prior to the matchday.

Match Date Opponent Submission Deadline
June 4 Houston Dynamo Sunday, May 14
July 19 D.C. United Wednesday, June 28
July 23 San Jose Earthquakes Sunday, July 2
August 12 Sporting Kansas City Saturday, July 22
August 20 Minnesota United FC Sunday, July 30
September 10 LA Galaxy Sunday, August 20
September 27 Vancouver Whitecaps FC Wednesday, September 6
October 22 Colorado Rapids Sunday, October 1


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