Welcome to the Arbury Carnival

2024 Arbury Carnival will take place on:

Saturday 8th June 2024 , 11am – 5pm

The Carnival Theme for 2024 is: “WE LOVE THE 80’S & 90’S”

2024 Arbury Carnival Poster Design

You are invited to create a poster for the 2024 Arbury Carnival based on this year’s theme: We Love the 80s & 90s. All school ages and abilities are welcome to submit designs. 

The information below gives you all you need to know about what we need from designs submitted. 

Design Brief

The poster should be printable from A3 – A5 size, and also be suitable for use in social media. 

The following information must be clearly displayed on the poster:

Arbury Carnival

Saturday 8 June 2024

11am – 5pm

Procession at noon leaving from Minerva Way

Arbury Town Park CB4 2LD

Stalls, Arena, Events and Fairground ride

Café, Licenced Bar and food stalls

The theme of “We Love the 80s & 90s” must be incorporated visually, including the words. Your poster should seek to convey a carnival atmosphere and capture the vibrancy of those decades. 

Examples of poster designs from previous years (click here).

Submission Details:

The closing date to submit a poster design is Monday 18th March 2024. 

Poster designs should be emailed to publicity@arburycarnival.org.

The poster file name should consist of the entrants name, and the email should include the following information:

Entrants name

Entrants age


Communication method e.g. School name, address, email or phone number

Physical copies may also be submitted in A3 format at Arbury Community Centre, Campkin Road, Cambridge, CB4 2LD marked ‘For the attention of Arbury Carnival’. The above information should be recorded on the back of the poster

Awards Ceremony

All poster entries will be displayed at Arbury Community Centre on 21 March from 4-6pm. The Cambridge Mayor and Arbury Carnival Committee will look at all the posters and select the most eye-catching design to be professionally printed and used in publicity for the Carnival. 

The selected poster design will receive a gift voucher of £25 and be used in all printed and online publicity for the 2024 Arbury Carnival.

Two other posters will receive a gift voucher of £10 and £5 respectively

Please attend this exciting ceremony if you can.

The Committee’s decision is final.  Late entries may not be accepted.  Some editing of the design may be required prior to printing; the Committee may return it to the entrant for editing.  All designs submitted will be displayed during the Carnival.  It may not be possible to return original designs to entrants.  We reserve the right to use any designs as part of Arbury Carnival activities.   Designs may be shared on our website, social media or as part of publicity.