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 2018 regular season. Create a poster that celebrates Sounders FC players, supporters, the city of Seattle, MLS culture and more!


Minnesota United

April 22 |  By Daniel Astudillo

Daniel Astudillo is a Venezuelan illustrator and designer with a huge passion for sports, especially soccer. Whenever he has free time, Daniel illustrates players from all around the world and anything related to the game. With regards to this poster, Daniel said "I was very much inspired by the history and architecture that took place in 1962 for the Seattle World’s Fair. Everything about that time was about the future, progress and space exploration (one of my favorite topics), so I wanted to capture those elements on the poster”.


Find more of his work:
Instagram: @astvdesign
Twitter: @dastudillo04


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Montreal Impact

March 31 |  By Thomas Dougherty

Tom is an artist and writer living and working in Seattle, Washington. He's been a concept designer for about a decade and although he has primarily worked in the game and software industry, he has also created illustrations for a host of papers and magazines across the country.


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Los Angeles Football Club

March 4 |  By Daniel Sulzberg

Comic books, videogames, and Saturday morning cartoons... As a child of the 80's, this was Daniel Sulzberg’s life. Now, as a Santa Barbara-based Sounders fan and illustrator, not much has changed. Inspired by the Seattle Pinball museum and other Seattle cultural icons, this poster is filled with Daniel’s whimsical, positive, colorful, and fun art style.


Find more of his work:
Instagram: Danvillage_illustration
Twitter: @Danvillageart


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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 three (3) 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".
  • Copyrighted Seattle landmarks such as the Space Needle or the CenturyLink Field arches cannot be utilized in posters as standalone items. They are only allowed as part of a larger Seattle skyline imagery or among other classic Seattle icons.
 Submission Deadlines

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

Match Date Opponent Submission Deadline
Sunday, April 22 Minnesota United FC Sunday, April 1
Saturday, May 5 Columbus Crew SC Saturday, April 14
Saturday, June 9 D.C. United Saturday, May 19
Saturday, June 30 Portland Timbers Saturday, June 9
Saturday, July 21 Vancouver Whitecaps FC Saturday, June 30
Sunday, July 29 New York City FC Sunday, July 8
Saturday, August 18 LA Galaxy Saturday, July 28
Saturday, September 1  Sporting Kansas City Saturday, August 11
Saturday, September 29 Colorado Rapids Saturday, September 8
Sunday, October 28 San Jose Earthquakes Sunday, October 7


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