Monday, 6 June 2016

Launch of International competition....

The Istituzione Bevilacqua La Masa and Italian papermakers Favini have announced the International Competition of Illustration and Social Graphics “Societies on the Move” which aims to stimulate the artistic imagination of cosmopolitan and multi-ethnic views of our society.

Nowadays, the movement of people and populations imposes increasing challenges on contemporary society: the use of common resources and rights is challenged by new needs to share, while an active and informed citizenship is required with regard to the environment, consumer choices, and the dynamics of production and institutional processes.

The creation of future societies can also start from a vision. The call is aimed at graphic artists and illustrators, with no limit on age or nationality, and both individuals and groups can participate. Participants are asked to create an original illustration or a graphical interpretation of the theme indicated.

A qualified jury will select the best works to be printed and displayed to the public in an exhibition at the Galleria in Piazza San Marco of the Bevilacqua La Masa Institution in Venice, from 20 October to 20 November 2016.

Moreover, the winner will receive a cash prize!

The selected works and the winner will be featured in the catalogue dedicated to the exhibition. An important factor is that there is no entry fee. The entrants may optionally decide on which type of paper produced by Favini to print the image they submit, especially on the lines Crush and Remake, although this is not compulsory.

Entries will be assessed by a qualified jury made up of international experts in the field of illustration, arts and visual communication. The five jurors for the prize will be: Giorgio Camuffo, Cedar Lewisohn, Riccardo Falcinelli, Steven Guarnaccia, and Hamelin Associazione Culturale.

Favini will also identify twelve images, independently from the jury’s decision, to use to create a calendar for the year 2017.

The application deadline is 25th August 2016. The call to competition can be downloaded here:

It would be lovely to see some UK entries, so please go on and HAVE A GO ...!

Posted by Justin Hobson 06.06.2016

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