Valeria Pernice, winner of this year’s Montreux Jazz Festival poster contest
“It represents without concessions the emotion of the first cancellation in the history of the Montreux Jazz Festival, while energetically marking the promise to celebrate the event in 2021, against all odds,” said Stefano Stoll, jury member and director of the Festival Images Vevey of Pernice’s design. “By skillfully turning the press release of this sad April 17, 2020, into a positive message of recovery for 2021, this poster tells what everyone has intimately experienced this year: the desire to the past behind us and the strong will to bring life back.”
Pernice also wins the Public Prize, awarded to the poster with the highest number of “likes” on the official Instagram account of the
In second place was
Finally, winning third place was Italian illustrator
The 10 best posters were selected by a professional jury, chaired by graphic artist and designer of the 2017 Festival poster Malika Favre, Stefano Stoll, Director of the Festival Images in Vevey, and Alexis Georgacopoulos, Director of the Lausanne ECAL/École Cantonale d’Art (University of Art and Design). In this shortlist, each poster will be printed and sold on the
A total of 30 works will also be exhibited during the 55th edition of the Montreux Jazz Festival: the 10 posters chosen by the professional jury, as well as 20 additional posters selected by an internal jury of the Festival and Vaudoise Assurances.