What does Diversity mean to you?

Graphics by Kozlovskyi Nikita and Khedekel Sofiia, Ukraine

Theme: Diversity
Tagline: Differences that brighten the world

About this call: We are inviting students from around the world to participate in creating a poster (which will be used as a cover) for the series. The Master Cover series celebrates lifelong learning, through taking classes at UCLA Extension, it promotes curiosity, trying new things, openness, and fulfillment. The series is not political, it is primarily focused on the joy of learning and the ever-lasting pursuit of knowledge.

The world is getting richer by the minute. Before the internet, we did not have the luxury of instantaneously accessing the entire bank of global knowledge, and reaching nearly any person in the world. This unprecedented ability to connect people exposes us to things and experiences that we’ve never before felt or encountered. As a result, things that once felt strange or threatening to us are now much more familiar and enjoyable. That is the epitome of diversity – our ability to accept different cultures, belief systems, and points of view, regardless of their place of origin.
This is where the young generation is light years ahead of us, and this is a wonderful thing. Born in the digital age they only know of the world where practically any border can be crossed with a click of a mouse. Skyping with a friend across the globe is as natural to them as texting with a neighbor down the street. This is a great new world and this is why we opened this call to young artists – people who are born into many cultures and for whom diversity is a commonplace rather than an oddity

About the Master Cover series:
The series started in 1990 with Paul Rand and continues with luminaries in the design world. The Masters of Design series of covers/posters are meant to communicate the scope of UCLA Extension’s continuing education program. Paul Rand launched the series in 1990, creating a snow-capped orange for the Winter Quarter 1990 cover. The rest is history. Rand not only set the quality standard for the covers, his participation encouraged other noteworthy designers to follow his lead. Such legends as Saul Bass, Lou Danziger, Frank Gehry, Ivan Chermayoff, Eiko Ishioka, Henry Wolf, George Tscherney, and Milton Glaser are among the dozens of designers who created UCLA Extension catalog covers. The impressive collection has been shown in exhibitions and top designers consider the invitation to design the catalog cover an honor that they are unlikely to refuse. Some sample cover over the years can be viewed here


  • The call is open on August 1 and closed on December 10, 2022
  • Selection Committee/ and our Jury will select Short-list and Best 9 finalists. Short-list and Best 9 finalists will be announced by January 5, 2023 **
    (Jury panel will be announced soon)
  • Virtual gallery opens: January 20, 2023
  • Series of exhibitions in Los Angeles in 2023
  • Traveling exhibitions – 2023 

Please name your files as Country_First_Last_Name_Work_Tittle
Size: 30 by 40 in (76.2 cm by 101.6 cm) Vertical format
300 dpi, RGB, JPG, or PDF (no bleeds)

December 10, 2022

Upload your files with the form here
If your files are bigger than 20Mb please send them via Wentrasfer.com. Please send your files to posterterritory@gmail.com. Subject: “Diversity Call”.
You can submit two posters per entry.

UCLA Extension

Creative Director for Series: Scott Hutchinson
Curator: Olga Severina

The Center for the Study of Political Graphics
Helms Design Center
The 4th Block Association

** All submissions that the judges determine to meet the poster requirements and university standards will be shown on our website.

* Graphic by Kozlovskyi Nikita and Khedekel Sofiia * Graphic by Kozlovskyi Nikita and Khedekel Sofiia 

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