Here at Mother Earth Brewing, we look forward each year to celebrating the release of Silent Night, our Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout.  In what has now become an annual event, the party has grown larger and larger each year, and so has the fun!  We want to celebrate the party each year with a special, one-of-a-kind commemorative poster.  The best part?  We want YOU to design it! 

Design a unique, creative and eye-catching 11”x17” poster to commemorate Silent Night Day 2016.  The 2015 winner designed by artists Julia Smith and Robert Cobucci is shown here to give you some ideas.  Your poster can be as creative as you like, but we will be using the winning design to promote the event, so it needs to include the following elements:

  • Mother Earth Brewing, 311 N. Herritage St, Kinston, NC 28501
  • Saturday, November 19, 2016
  • 10 different Silent Nights on draft, including vintage and flavored variations
  • FREE espresso shots from Counter Culture Coffee 1-5pm
  • BBQ sandwiches for sale to benefit the smART Kinston Foundation

Logos for Mother Earth Brewing, Silent Night Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout, smART Kinston, and Counter Culture Coffee are available for download on our website for inclusion in your poster design if you wish.  Click here for logo and image gallery.

So what’s the incentive for you to participate in this contest?  Glad you asked!  For starters, you and a guest will be invited down to hang out with the whole Mother Earth crew and celebrate Silent Night Day 2016 in style.  We’ll give you a space to exhibit your work (both on this project and otherwise) and to sign posters for attendees.  We’ll hook you up with three of the first bottles of Silent Night 2016 to come off the bottling line.  Later in the evening, we’ll send you over for dinner for two at Ginger 108, Kinston’s Asian fusion hotspot featuring an eclectic mix of East Meets West dishes from Chef Khymi Harrell, as well as whimsical and inventive sushi creations.  And finally, we’ll put you up on Saturday night at The O’Neil, Kinston’s newest luxury boutique hotel located inside a former 1920s era bank!

We’ll need your completed design submitted no later than September 12, 2016.  We’ll notify the contest winner by September 16.  You can email your design to  (If the attachment is too big, scale it down to a manageable size, and we’ll work with you to get a high quality version before printing.)  Don’t forget to read the fine print in the official contest rules here!  If you have any questions that aren’t addressed here, just email and we’ll get back to you. 

Good luck!