The United States has, by far, the largest advertising market in the world comprising more than 65,000 businesses and employing around 250,000 people.

At OUTFRONT we believe in the power of creativity, and in particular in the strength of the creative talent that powers our industry, forming an integral part of US and global culture.

OUTFRONT, have created OUTFRAME to unearth and celebrate these unique individuals, to free them from the shackles of commercial imperatives and brand guidelines and to show the world how creative they really are.

OUTFRAME is open to submissions from professional creatives who are 18 years of age or older and work in the 50 United States and Washington, DC.

All correspondence with artists will be via email.

OUTFRAME is an open format art competition. The OUTFRAME theme for 2021 is “BE:CAUSE”. Submissions must feature original, unpublished art for the cause or causes that are most important to the entrant. Your entry might shine a light on a cause that needs championing. Or focus on something worth fighting for. Or simply celebrate an issue that's close to your heart and personal purpose.

Entries must be designed in a 16:9 landscape format ideal for large format billboards, but entrants should keep in mind that submissions may be cropped to fit various digital screen sizes.

Entrants can work with any materials they want, but all entries must be submitted digitally online as a .png or .jpg in a 16:9 aspect ratio with a minimum resolution of 1920 x 1080. The contest is open for entries from 12:00 am Eastern Time (ET) September 27, 2021 until 11:59 PM ET October 31, 2021 so here’s some information to help you get started:

1. Visit: Contest website located at OUTFRONT.com/OUTFRAME, where you will find all contest information and form to submit your work.
2. Create: Entrants select their favorite original unpublished work that fits the contest theme or create something specifically for the competition.
3. Write: An artist statement of up to fifty (50) words to tell us a bit more about your submission, what inspired you, how and when you created it, the concept behind your work and how it relates to the “BE:CAUSE” theme. Then fill out the rest of your details on the entry form.
4. Submit: Enter the contest by uploading your entry to the contest website between 12:00 am ET September 27, 2021 until 11:59 PM ET October 31, 2021. Judging: Entries will be judged against the following equally weighted parameters by a panel of established artists and Industry creative directors: (a) Artistic Merit and level of skill (b) Creativity and originality of concept (c) Impact at scale, or how the entry would translate to a billboard or digital screen (d) how well the Entrant explains their entry in their supporting statement; (e) adherence to the Contest and these Rules.


  • Submissions that are not original works or that contain third-party logos, trademarks, or copyrighted materials will be automatically disqualified.
  • Only one application per entrant. Only the first submission entered will be considered and any additional submissions will be disqualified.
  • Please read through the contest rules below for more information.

    The OUTFRAME 2021 winner’s work will be showcased on digital billboard canvases across the United States for a two-week campaign. And, because we believe in the power of our medium and the power of good, OUTFRONT will donate a one-month digital OOH campaign to the charity of the winner’s choosing.

    All artwork entries will be judged by our high profile panel comprising luminaries from the U.S art and advertising world. Many of the professional artists we have selected started their artistic careers working in advertising.



    Void where prohibited. Valid in the 50 United States and the District of Columbia only. Entry in this contest constitutes your acceptance of these official rules.

    The OUTFRAME competition (the “Contest”) is designed to encourage eligible U.S professional creatives (“Entrant(s)” or “You”) to use and show their creativity. Judges will choose the winning entries, and prizes will be awarded in accordance with these Official Rules (these “Rules”)

    1. BINDING AGREEMENT: In order to enter the Contest, you must agree to the Rules. Therefore, please read these Rules prior to entry to ensure you understand and agree. You agree that submission of an entry in the Contest constitutes agreement to these Rules. You may not submit an entry to the Contest and are not eligible to receive the prizes described in these Rules unless you agree to these Rules. These rules form a binding legal agreement between you and OUTFRONT Media Inc. with respect to the Contest.

    To be eligible to enter the Contest, an Entrant must: (a) be a U.S. citizen or a permanent legal U.S. resident (i.e. must be able to show proof of permanent legal residence); (b) 18 years of age or older; and (c) be a professional creative. Contest is void where prohibited by law. Employees, interns, contractors, and official office-holders of OUTFRONT Media Inc and any parent company, subsidiaries, affiliates, and their respective directors, officers, employees, advertising and promotion agencies, representatives, and agents ("Contest Entities"), and members of the Contest Entities' and their immediate families (parents, siblings, children, spouses, and life partners of each, regardless of where they live) and members of the households (whether related or not) of such employees, officers and directors are ineligible to participate in this Contest.

    3. SPONSOR: The Contest is sponsored by OUTFRONT Media Inc ("OUTFRONT" or “Sponsor”), located at 405 Lexington Ave, Flr. 17, New York, NY 10174.

    4. CONTEST PERIOD: The Contest begins on September 27, 2021 12:00 AM Eastern Time (ET) and ends on October 31, 2021 at 11:59 PM ET ("Contest Period"). All dates are subject to change.

    5. HOW TO ENTER: To enter the Contest, visit the Contest website located at OUTFRONT.com/OUTFRAME ("Contest Site") during the Contest Period. You will be find a official entry form ("Entry Form"). To enter, upload the following materials:

    - Entrant’s chosen original, unpublished artistic work for submission. Images must be uploaded in a .png or .jpg format in a 16:9 aspect ratio with a minimum resolution of 1920 x 1080.
    - The Entry Form, containing all information requested; and
    - A descriptive artist statement of fifty (50) words or less.

    The entry and supporting statements (collectively the “Submission”) must meet the "Contest Requirements," described below. On upload, a confirmation e-mail will be automatically sent to the Entrant. The Sponsor is not responsible for illegible or incorrectly submitted Entries.

    As a condition of entry, Entrant agrees to have his, her or their email address added to Sponsor’s email list, and to receive marketing communications from Sponsor at that address.

    By entering, Entrant warrants and represents the following with respect to their Submission: (a) Entrant is the sole and exclusive owner of the Submission; (b) the Submission will not infringe on any rights of any third parties, including without limitation third-party intellectual property rights; (c) the Submission will not violate any applicable law; and (d) any third parties appearing in the Submission have given Entrant appropriate consent to be filmed and used as permitted herein. Sponsor reserves the right to request third party releases from any third party included in any Submission at any time. Failure to produce fully executed third party releases (if applicable) may result in disqualification of the Submission, in Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion.

    Limit one (1) entry per entrant. Subsequent entries will be disqualified. To be considered for the Contest, entries must be: (i) complete (as determined by the Sponsor); (ii) received by 10/31/2021 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time (ET); and (iii) in English (unless otherwise specified). Machine or computer-generated mass entries will be disqualified. Any Submission not meeting the aforementioned criteria will be disqualified. All entrants must have a valid email address. No automated entry devices and/or programs permitted. All entries, including Submissions, become the sole and exclusive property of the Sponsor and receipt of entries will not be acknowledged or returned. The Sponsor accepts no responsibility for submissions lost, delayed, damaged, defaced, or mislaid, howsoever caused. Proof of emailing does not constitute proof of entry. All entries will be deemed made by the Entrant submitted at the time of entry. In the event of a dispute as to any Submission, the authorized account holder of the email address used to register will be deemed to be the entrant and must comply with these Rules. The "authorized account holder" is the natural person assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. Each entrant may be required to show proof of being an authorized account holder.


    The Submission must meet the following criteria ("Contest Requirements"):

    A. The Submission must not be derogatory, offensive, threatening, defamatory, disparaging, libelous or contain any content that is inappropriate, indecent, sexual, profane, tortuous, slanderous, discriminatory in any way, or that promotes hatred or harm against any group or person, or otherwise does not comply with the theme and spirit of the Contest.

    B. The Submission must not contain content, material or any element that is unlawful, or otherwise in violation of or contrary to all applicable federal, state, or local laws and regulation including the laws or regulations in any state where the Submission and supporting statement are created.

    C. The Submission must not contain any content, material or element that displays any third party advertising, slogan, logo, trademark, or representation indicating a sponsorship or endorsement by a third party commercial entity.

    D. The Submission must not contain material that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age.

    E. The Submission must not contain material that violates or infringes any rights of any other party, including but not limited to copyright, trademark, privacy, publicity or any other intellectual property rights.

    F. The Submission cannot promote illegal drugs or firearms (or the use of any of the foregoing), or any activities that may appear unsafe or dangerous, or any particular political agenda or message.

    G. The Submission must be original, unpublished works that do not contain, incorporate or otherwise use any content, material or element that is owned by a third party or entity.

    H. The Submission cannot contain any content, element, or material that violates a third party's publicity, privacy or intellectual property rights.

    I. The Submission must not be the subject of any actual or threatened litigation or claim.

    J. The Submission must not include any disparaging remarks relating to the Sponsor or a third party.

    Each Entrant acknowledges that other entrants may have used ideas and/or concepts in their Submission that may be similar in idea or concept to what is included in Entrant’s Submission. Each Entrant understands and agrees that he/she/they shall not have any claim against any other entrant or Sponsor arising out any such similarity or be entitled to any compensation because of any such similarity.

    The Sponsor, its agents and/or the Judges (defined below) will be evaluating the entries and supporting statements to ensure that they meet the Contest Requirements. The Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any Entrant who submits a Submission and supporting statements that does not meet the Contest Requirements. Incomplete entries or entries not complying with these Rules are subject to disqualification. Sponsor’s decisions are final and binding in all matters relating to this Contest, including, but not limited to, interpretation and application of these Rules. By entering the Contest, entrants fully and unconditionally agree to be bound by these rules and the decisions of the judges, which will be final and binding in all matters relating to the Contest. In the event there are not enough eligible entries, not all prizes will be awarded. If a potential winner is unable for whatever reason to accept their prize, then the Sponsor reserves the right to award the prize to another entrant.

    As a condition of entry, Entrant grants the Sponsor a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, transferable, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, adapt, modify, publish, distribute, publicly perform, create a derivative work from, and publicly display the Submission for any purpose, including without limitation display on the Sponsor’s websites, in advertising, publicity, printed, or other materials for Sponsor or the Contest, and on Sponsor’s digital displays in connection with the awarding of the Prizes. Sponsor may also utilize the Entrant’s name, image, and likeness in connection with the display of the Submission for the foregoing purposes, provided that Sponsor shall not be required to provide any attribution or compensation to Entrant. Entries will not be returned. The Sponsor retains all rights in the Sponsor’s products and services and entry into this Contest will in no case serve to transfer any of the Sponsor’s intellectual property rights to the Entrant.

    7. JUDGING: The winner will be selected by a panel of judges to be selected by Sponsor at its sole discretion (“Judges”). Each Submission will be evaluated and scored based on the following equally weighted "Criteria": (a) Artistic Merit and level of skill (b) Creativity and originality of concept (c) Impact at scale, or how the Submission would translate to a billboard or digital screen (d)- how well the Entrant explains their Submission in their supporting statement; (e) adherence to the Contest and these Rules.

    In the event of a tie at any level of judging, the judges will re-evaluate the tied entries according to the Criteria until the tie is broken. The tied entries will be put up for a re-vote amongst the judges until the tie is broken.

    8. NOTIFICATION OF WINNER: Becoming a winner is subject to validation and verification of eligibility and compliance with all the terms and conditions set forth in these Rules. If a potential winner is disqualified for any reason, the Submission that received the next highest total score will be chosen as the potential winner. The potential winner(s) will be selected and notified by telephone and/or email, at the Sponsor's discretion. If a potential winner does not respond to the notification attempt within three (3) days from the first notification attempt, then such potential winner may be disqualified and an alternate potential winner will be selected from among all eligible entries received based on the judging Criteria described herein. With respect to notification by telephone, such notification will be deemed given when the potential winner engages in a live conversation with Sponsor or when a message is left on the potential winner's voicemail service or answering machine by the Sponsor, whichever occurs first. Except where prohibited by law, each potential winner may be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability and Publicity Release and provide any additional information that may be required by Sponsor. If required, potential winners must return all such required documents via fax (or as otherwise instructed) within forty-eight (48) hours and via U.S. Mail within seven (7) days following attempted notification or such potential winner will be deemed to have forfeited the prize and another potential winner may be selected based on the judging Criteria described herein. In the event that the potential finalists/winner submitted their Submission online they should keep a hard copy of their final artwork. The winner will be required to provide the original artwork for high resolution scanning. If the potential finalists/winner is unable to provide the original artwork within seven (7) days, the potential winners will be deemed to have forfeited the prize and another potential winner may be selected. All notification requirements, as well as other requirements within these Rules, will be strictly enforced. Determinations of Judges are final and binding. All potential finalists and the eventual winner agree to keep the Submission strictly confidential between submission and the Submission’s final launch on OUTFRONT Media’s channels.

    9. PRIZES: One (1) winner will have his, her or their work and name featured on out-of-home digital advertising displays across America from 12/1-12/15/2021. The number, location, and size of such displays will be selected by Sponsor at its sole discretion.

    In addition, Sponsor will feature a charity of the winner’s choice on digital advertising inventory within the month of January 2022. The amount, size, and location of such digital advertising inventory will be chosen by Sponsor at its sole discretion. The selection of the applicable charity will be subject to Sponsor’s and the charity’s approval, and Sponsor reserves the right to condition the charity’s selection on the charity’s execution of a release to be provided by Sponsor to the charity. At the election of the charity, Sponsor may either display advertising creative provided by the charity, or request that the Entrant prepare advertising creative to be displayed for the charity. Sponsor will not be responsible for any costs associated with the preparation of such advertising creative.

    The Sponsor at its sole discretion may determine that an individual is ineligible to receive a prize. No transfer, substitution or cash equivalent for prizes is allowed, except at the Sponsor's sole discretion. The Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize, in whole or in part, of equal or greater monetary value if a prize cannot be awarded, in whole or in part, as described for any reason. Value is subject to market conditions, which can fluctuate and any difference between actual market value and actual retail value will not be awarded.

    10. GENERAL CONDITIONS: All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. The Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any Entrant from the Contest if, in the Sponsor's sole discretion, it reasonably believes that the Entrant has attempted to undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest by cheating, deception, or other unfair playing practices or annoys, abuses, threatens or harasses any other entrants, the Sponsor, or the Judges. Submissions may be cut, edited, reformatted, rearranged, combined with other materials and/or otherwise modified, in Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion. Any and all federal, state and local taxes are the sole responsibility of the winner. The Sponsor is not responsible for the policies, actions, or inactions of others, which might prevent Entrant from entering, participating, and/or claiming a prize in this Contest. The Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Rules will not constitute a waiver of that or any other provision.

    11. PRIVACY: Entrants agree and acknowledge that personal data submitted with an entry, including name, mailing address, phone number, and email address may be collected, processed, stored and otherwise used by the Sponsor and its affiliates for the purpose of conducting and administering the Contest. Entrant understands and agrees that Sponsor may contact Entrant using the contact information submitted by Entrant for the purpose of promoting Sponsor’s products and services. All collection of personal data about entrants online will be conducted in accordance with Sponsor’s privacy policy. Please review Sponsor’s privacy policy at https://www.outfrontmedia.com/privacypolicy. By participating in the Contest, Entrants hereby agree to Sponsor’s collection and usage of their personal information and acknowledge that they have read and accepted Sponsor’s privacy policy.

    12. PUBLICITY: Participation in the Contest and/or acceptance of prize constitutes each winner’s permission for Sponsor to use his/her/their name, address (city and state), likeness, photograph, picture, portrait, voice, biographical information, Submission and/or any statements made by each winner regarding the Contest or Sponsor for advertising and promotional purposes without notice or additional compensation, except where prohibited by law. By entering the Contest, Entrants agree to participate in any media or promotional activity resulting from the Contest as reasonably requested by the Sponsor at the Sponsor's expense.

    13. To the maximum extent permitted by law, Entrant agrees to release, defend, indemnify and hold harmless the Contest Entities from and against any and all claims, actions, suits or proceedings, as well as any and all losses, liabilities, damages, costs and expenses (including reasonable attorney’s fees) arising out of or accruing from: (i) any Submission or other material uploaded or otherwise provided by Entrant that infringes any copyright, trademark, trade secret, trade dress, patent or other intellectual property right of any person or defames any person or violates their rights of publicity or privacy; (ii) any misrepresentation made by Entrant in connection with the Contest; (iii) any non-compliance by Entrant with these Rules; (iv) claims brought by persons or entities other than the parties to these Rules arising from or related to Entrant's involvement with the Contest; (v) acceptance, possession, misuse or use of any prize or participation in any Contest-related activity or participation in the Contest by Entrant; (vi) any malfunction or other problem with the Contest Site in relation to the entry and participation in the Contest by Entrant; (vii) any error in the collection, processing, or retention of entry or voting information in relation to the entry and participation in the Contest by Entrant and in the voting process by consumers; or (viii) any typographical or other error in the printing, offering or announcement of any prize or winners in relation to the entry and participation in the Contest by Entrant.

    14. ELIMINATION: Any false information provided within the context of the Contest by Entrant concerning identity, mailing address, telephone number, email address, ownership of right or non-compliance with these Rules or the like may result in the immediate elimination of the entrant from the Contest.

    The Sponsor is not responsible for any malfunction of the entire Contest Site or any late, lost, damaged, misdirected, incomplete, illegible, undeliverable, or destroyed entries or votes due to system errors, failed, incomplete or garbled computer or other telecommunication transmission malfunctions, hardware or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, typographical or system/human errors and failures, technical malfunction(s) of any telephone network or lines, cable connections, satellite transmissions, servers or providers, or computer equipment, traffic congestion on the Internet or at the Contest Site, or any combination thereof, including other telecommunication, cable, digital or satellite malfunctions which may limit Entrant's/consumer's ability to participate/vote respectively.

    16. RIGHT TO CANCEL, MODIFY OR DISQUALIFY: If for any reason the Contest is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Contest, the Sponsor reserves the right at their sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest. The Sponsor further reserves the right to disqualify any Entrant who tampers with the submission process or any other part of the Contest or Contest Site. Any attempt by an Entrant to deliberately damage any web site, including the Contest Site, or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such Entrant to the fullest extent of the applicable law.

    17. NOT AN OFFER OR CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT: Under no circumstances shall the submission of an entry into the Contest, the awarding of a prize, or anything in these Rules be construed as an offer or contract of employment with either the Sponsor, or the Contest Entities. Entrants acknowledge that they submitted their entries voluntarily and not in confidence or in trust. Entrants acknowledge that no confidential, fiduciary, agency or other relationship or implied-in-fact contract now exists between Entrant and the Sponsor or the Contest Entities and that no such relationship is established by Entrant's submission of an Submission under these Rules.

    The parties waive all rights to trial in any action or proceeding instituted in connection with these Rules, including, without limitation, the Contest. Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to these Rules and/or the Contest shall be settled by binding arbitration in accordance with the commercial arbitration rules of the American Arbitration Association. Any such controversy or claim shall be arbitrated on an individual basis, and shall not be consolidated in any arbitration with any claim or controversy of any other party. The arbitration shall be conducted in the State of Florida.

    THESE RULES AND THE INTERPRETATION OF ITS TERMS SHALL BE GOVERNED BY AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK WITHOUT REGARD TO ITS CONFLICTS OF LAWS RULES. For any matters which are not subject to arbitration as set forth in these Rules and/or in connection with the entering of any judgment on an arbitration award in connection with these Rules and/or the Contest, the parties irrevocably submit and consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the state and federal courts located in the State of New York. The parties agree not to raise the defense of forum non conveniens.


    20. WINNER’S LIST: You may request a list of winners after December 31, 2021 by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to: OUTFRONT Media, c/o Elizabeth Rave 405 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10174, Flr. 17

    Thank you!