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Introducing Commemorative Match Posters

By Staff, 03/25/16, 3:00PM EDT


Though FC Cincinnati’s first season kicks off tomorrow at 7:30pm at Charleston, we here at the club are still keeping one eye on the home opener on April 9th. The tasks to prepare for the the match are seemingly endless, but our list is steadily being whittled down.

And today, we’re pleased to check off another item on our to-do list by both revealing and kickstarting a new fan-driven endeavor.

FC Cincinnati is pleased to announce the launch of official Commemorative Digital Match Posters for each of our seventeen 2016 home matches at Nippert Stadium!

Additionally, the club would also like to officially solicit design proposals from members of the Cincinnati community for each of the remaining sixteen home dates this season! So if you or someone you know is an artist that would love an opportunity to create some memorable art to help support your local club, have them submit their designs using the instructions below.

Along with the launch of the Commemorative Digital Match Posters project, the club is also pleased to unveil the poster for our inaugural home opener, on April 9th against the Charlotte Independence. To help get the project off the ground, we had our initial poster designed by our very own Director of Communications, D.J. Switzer — you can see a portfolio of his previous work here. And just as we are with D.J., we’ll be sure to share the name and portfolio/website of the lucky artist selected for each match.

Rules & Regulations

  1. Interested participants should email their completed design proposal — or mostly finished drafts — to no less than three weeks before the scheduled home date for which it’s being designed.
  2. Place the name of the opponent and date of the game for which you are submitting a proposal in the subject line of your email.
  3. Designs should be submitted to meet, at minimum, the following requirements: 8.5″x11″ at 300dpi, in high resolution .JPG or .PNG format.
  4. A winning design will be selected no later than two weeks before kickoff, at which time its designer will be notified via email. He/she will then have three days to submit finalized designs back to FCC for final approval. The winner will surrender all rights to the image upon selection, and FC Cincinnati will be free to use the design as they choose fit once they have done so.
  5. The winning design will be posted on — with full credit and links to the author — the weekday following the proceeding match, as well as shared on our various social media outlets. Winners will also receive two complimentary tickets to the match for which they designed the poster.

Remaining Dates & Availability

Date Opponent Designer Secured
4/9 Charlotte Independence Yes
4/16 Louisville City FC Yes
4/30 Wilmington Hammerheads FC No
5/14 Pittsburgh Riverhounds No
5/28 Harrisburg City Islanders No
6/4 Richmond Kickers No
6/11 FC Montreal No
6/18 Toronto FC II No
7/2 Bethlehem Steel FC No
7/20 New York Red Bulls II No
7/23 Louisville City FC No
7/30 Charleston Battery No
8/24 Rochester Rhinos No
9/5 St. Louis FC No
9/17 Orlando City B No