Carolina Malt House Poster Contest Rules

Thank you for your interest in the Carolina Malt House poster contest!  Carolina Malt House supplies Carolina-grown malted barley, wheat, and other grains to breweries and distilleries across the Southeast.  We are looking for a fun poster that will stick in our consumers’ heads to help us get the word out about how using out locally sourced grains makes a truly local beverage.  When drinkers go to our customers’ breweries and distilleries, we want them to see this poster and ask for the beer or liquor made with our Carolina-grown malt.

Please feel free to schedule a tour to learn more about our operation and what makes us unique.

We think this is a great opportunity for you to have your work widely featured throughout the Carolinas, and win some cash too.  We are excited to see what you come up with!


The following cash prizes are available to be won:

Grand prize “hand drawn” poster: $1000

Grand prize photographic poster: $1000

Four runner-up prizes $250 each

Be sure to include your school/organization name in your entry.

An entry of sufficient quality may be published into bars, breweries, and restaurants throughout the Carolinas.

How to Enter

Send your entry to by midnight on February 28th, 2021.  In the subject line of your email, please write “CMH Poster Contest” and include your name, school name, and telephone number in the body of the email.  If your entry is a physical poster and you would prefer to enter it that way instead of digitizing it, please feel free to mail or deliver it to Carolina Malt House, Inc., 12969 Statesville Blvd., Cleveland, NC 27013.

“Loaner” merchandise is available for use in staging photos, just get in touch at 704-412-9962 or

We are looking for posters approximately 24″ x 36″, which means file sizes will be large, so please feel free to use Dropbox or Google Drive as a way to send a large file.

Electronic entries should be sent using a resolution sufficient for printing at full size, preferably 300 dpi.

Your entry should be “poster-sized” – something around 24″ x 36″.  It doesn’t have to be a rectangle.  It could be a square, a circle, oblong, shaped like the state outline… lots of options.

Criteria and Judging

We are looking for a poster that we can put up in bars and breweries throughout the Carolinas.  Please feel free to include slogans.  Please feel free to use humor (or not) or any other tactic historically employed by successful advertisers.  The goal is to stick in viewers’ heads and make an impression about Carolina-grown malt!

Key concepts: Carolina Malt is locally grown, independently owned, of the highest quality, and makes truly local beer and spirits.

Judging will take place by March 12, 2021 and winners will be informed directly.

All entries become property of Carolina Malt House, Inc.

This is the first time we’ve run this contest.  We think we’ve come up with a good set of rules above, but we reserve the right to change as needed.