Poster competition

For this year’s International Day Against Fascism and Antisemitism campaign, UNITED organised a special poster competition and invited all its partner organisations and supporters to submit poster designs to contribute to spreading our campaign message.

As racism, antisemitism and right-wing populism is on the rise across Europe, civil society must concentrate all their efforts on stopping and reversing populist narratives and thus the spread of discrimination and bias motivated violence.

Inspired by the message that singer Woody Guthrie placed on his guitar in 1941, This Machine Kills Fascists”, which inspired many subsequent artists, we aim to spread the message that fascism and antisemitism can be “killed” with the joint effort of civil society. 

We called upon members of the UNITED network and activists all over Europe to contribute to the campaign with their own ideas of powerful messages that inspire civil society to be active and stand firm against populist, fascist and antisemitic narratives.

The designs could be anything: a photograph, a drawing, a collage, a selfie, etc. Whatever represents active resistance to populist and right-wing extremist narratives to you.

All suitable designs are presented in an online gallery and the best designs will be used as official campaign materials for future Europe-wide campaigns of the UNITED network. Prizes on offer for the winners include:

  • • A limited edition UNITED bag
  • • A waiver on participation fee at the UNITED spring conference*
  • • A chance that your design could be selected as the official campaign poster for next year’s International Day Against Fascism and Antisemitism campaign, visible to hundreds of thousands of participants at campaign activities all over Europe!

*To qualify for this prize, entrants must be aged 30 or under and resident in a member state of the Council of Europe, and must represent an organisation active in one of the working fields of the UNITED network.


UNITED is proud to announce the winners of the Strength in Diversity Poster Competition!

1st – ‘Education against Fascism’ by Gjergji Benxhaj (Center Act for Society, Albania)

poster by Gjergji Benxhaj from Center Act for Society, Albania

Most creative design – ‘Give a hit to Fascism’ by Barnabás Várszegi (Service Civil International Hungary)

poster by graphic designer Barnabás Várszegi, Service Civil International Hungary

Strongest message – ‘Humanity before everything’ by Dumitrescu Denis (Colegiul Tehnic Miron Costin Roman high school, Romania)

poster by Dumitrescu Denis, pupil of Colegiul Tehnic Miron Costin Roman high school, Romania