Inspired by the World Stray Animals Day on April 4th, the organizers of Toolkit Startup 2014, supported by Greek Graphic Designers Association, held a poster design competition open to students attending both public and private graphic design schools in Greece.
World Stray Animals Day was established in 2010 by an initiative of Dutch animal welfare groups, for the purpose of raising awareness in the international community regarding the plight of the 600 million stray animals estimated to be living under abject conditions all around the world. The participants were asked to visualize their point of view for the protection and action for stray animals and to create posters to help to raise awareness in the general public about this problem.
Out of all the posters submitted, the committee selected 33 most distinguished designs, of which the poster submitted by Nikos Kouirouklis, entitled “Heart”, was judged the best. All the distinguished posters were exhibited to the public in Thessaloniki, Greece.
Check out the exhibition catalogue featuring all the winning designs here.