POSTERS BY THE PEOPLE is a Sounders FC design contest presented by Museum Quality Framing where fans, artists and everyone in between have the chance to design a commemorative matchday poster to represent a home match in the 2019 regular season. Create a poster that celebrates Sounders FC players, supporters, the city of Seattle, MLS culture and more!


Colorado Rapids

March 9 |  By Matthew Booth


Matthew Booth is an army veteran and Sounders fan.  He enjoys drawing in his free time as well as exploring new forms of art from around the world.  The inspiration behind this poster was showcasing the beauty of Seattle as well as how Sounders soccer can be a part of everyday life. 



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FC Cincinnati - 2019 MLS Home Opener

March 3 |  By Matt Milligan


With over 16 years of illustration/design experience, Matt is currently a Graphic Designer for Red Canoe Credit Union and resides in Castle Rock, Washington. His 10 Years in MLS poster design used an illustrative approach to the King playing card, since the Sounders have been the Kings of MLS with their dominance over the last 10 years. His love of soccer is evident in his art and he still plays competitively and coaches his children.

To follow Matt's work, find him at



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PAST POSTERS: 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018


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
Saturday, March 2 FC Cincinnati Saturday, Feb. 9
Saturday, March 9 Colorado Rapids Saturday, Feb. 16
Saturday, April 6 Real Salt Lake Saturday, March 16
Saturday, April 13 Toronto FC Saturday, March 23
Wednesday, April 24 San Jose Earthquakes Wednesday, April 3
Sunday, April 28 Los Angeles FC Sunday, April 7
Saturday, May 11 Houston Dynamo Saturday, April 20
Wednesday, May 15  Orlando City SC Wednesday, April 24
Saturday, June 29 Vancouver Whitecaps Saturday, June 8
Sunday, July 14 Atlanta United FC Sunday, June 23
Sunday, July 21 Portland Timbers Sunday, June 30
Sunday, Aug. 4 Sporting Kansas City Sunday. July 14
Saturday, Aug. 10 New England Revolution Saturday, July 20
Sunday, Sep. 1 LA Galaxy Sunday, Aug. 11
Sunday, Sep. 15 New York Red Bulls Sunday, Aug. 25
Wednesday, Sep. 18 FC Dallas Wednesday, Aug. 28
Sunday, Oct. 6 Minnesota United FC Sunday, Sep. 15


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