Fédération International des Sociétés
Amateurs ï Exlibris
Spolek sbìratelù a pøátel exlibris v Praze
Association des Collectionneurs et Amis ï Ex-libris a Prague
of International Exlibris
we have begun to be asked to also include here
information about competitions of graphic art in general, not
exclusively oriented just to bookplates, we have expanded our page.
The Directory of Competitions is arranged in order of the closing date for application. Those with the nearest closing dates are at the top of the directory.
If not possible to do it better, only the name and title of each competition are listed, together with basic information and the contact addresses of the organizers. In this case, please, contact the organizers directly to obtain the "rules", "instructions", "status" and more detailed information.
Considering the fact that the organizers of some competitions often postpone their deadlines without informing us, information about competitions remain posted here for a while after the listed deadlines
The page is arranged by Prof. Josef Chalupský to whom information on competitions should be sent.
The address is:
Druzstevni ochoz 52
CZ - 140 00 Prague 4,
International Ex-libris Exhibition 2016
36th International Ex-libris Congress FISAE
22nd – 27th August 2016
1. The participants are to send not more than 5 exlibris (bookplate) created within the period from 2014 to 2016. Each bookplate is to be sent in three copies. The bookplates, sent to the exhibition, are not given back. All the participants of the International exhibition will receive e-mails with electronic Certificates of exhibition
2. There are no restrictions concerning artistic technique. But all the given bookplates are to be printed. Electronic and hand-written variants are not accepted.
3. The works are to be represented as Ex-libris, i.d. works of art of a small size, intended for pasting in a book and defining its owner. The bookplate composition is to contain the words “Ex libris”, indications “EL”, “Ex L” or their equivalents (for example, “From books...”, “From library...”, “Book...”, etc.) together with the name of a living person or the library of an organization existing at the moment.
4. The bookplates are to have (under the image) the author’s signature, date, print number, technique and title (if the work has it). The underside of each bookplate is to contain the full name and surname of the artist, his address (in Latin letters), technique, year of creation and image size. If the image contains only the owner’s initials, his full name and surname are to be written on the underside. One is to write in English if he uses Latin letters.
5. Maximum paper size: 210mm – 150 mm (A5 size). The image can be of any size within the sheet of paper. Bookplates are to be without any decorations (without passe-partout and not to be pasted on paper).
6. The deadline for sending bookplates – 1st March 2016 (according to the date of the postmark). Not to be damaged while sending, all the bookplates are to be thoroughly packed.
7. The works are to be sent to the address:
10, Kremlin Square (10)
Vologda, Russia, 160000
to International Ex-libris Exhibition FISAE.
For more information: telephone/fax: +7-8172-721228;
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ; email@example.com
8. The sent bookplates are evaluated by the special jury. The jury is to choose the prize winners and the works that will be published in the exhibition catalogue. The jury’s verdict is final and beyond any appeal.
9. The exhibition prize winners are rewarded with Certificates and money awards:
1st place: 1200 €;
2nd place: 1000 € ;
3rd place: 800 €.
Special Certificates and awards will be given too.
10. The contest participants, who have sent their bookplates, are considered to accept all its conditions. The participant transfers his exclusive rights to use, publish and reprint the sent works to the Congress President and the Vologda Regional Art Gallery.
11. The participants are to fill in the Form given below and send it together with their bookplate.
Dear artists bookplates!
I am delighted on behalf of our society NSEL to invite you to participate in the World Exhibition bookplates at the 36th Congress of bookplates FISAE in August 2016 in Vologda (Russia).
Conditions for participation are in the application.
president of the 36th International Congress of bookplates FISAE
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International Ex Libris
and Short stories Competition
“The Enchanted Wood”
"Alice in Wonderland"
Alice in Wonderland is the new competition that our association proposes.
The project was created in 2015 on the occasion of the 150 years since the first publication of the book “Alice in Wonderland”.
The union between the fantasy tale, the magical and mysterious world of ex libris and Enchanted Wood seemed the perfect setting to launch a new competition for unpublished exlibris.
Alice is more than ever a various iconographic theme that
offers many interpretative hints. It will be interesting to see
how it will be graphically represented by all participants .
“The Enchanted Wood” is not only art and culture, but is also the defense and protection of the territory. Borders do not exist so, from the tops of the mountains to the valley it needs everyone help to keep on living!
Everything perishes, but not the richness of the forest in all
its forms : flora,fauna,landscape,environmental resource, ourism ad magic of Ex Libris.
The Enchanted Wood is also another dimension, a plung in the memory of
stories, fairy tales, legends that people have dedicated to the Word do f the imagination and that can be found, often identical, in different parts of the glob with allegorical, satirical and instructive meaning that involves writting, oral tradition and the Ex Libris in a sinuous never ending path.
Why "Solstizio d’Estate " is dedicated to fables, mythology and magic ? Simply because we cannot afford to lose a wonderful opportunity to open a window on the ihned most thoughts of humanity.
Myths, legends and magic are indeed a universal human
creation ; they were born in different times and places as an explanation o
f the problems which man is measured with andthat transcends our ability to understand:the end of life, misfortune, success, cruelty, love that sometimes goes beyondlife andhoena better world.of 30 copies
of the work awarded.
Art. 1 - “Solstizio d'Estate Onlus” is organizing the Interna-
tional Competition, open to everyone, “Il Bosco Stregato”
(The Enchanted Wood), unpublished Ex Libris by the the-
me: “Alice in Wonderland”
Art. 2 - All the artistic techniques are allowed.
Art. 3 - The Ex Libris should be made payable to the Solsti-
zio d’Estate. Each artist can submit up to a maximum of five works each played in five copies and signed on the back of each work will appear indicating: title, name, surname, e-mail.
Art. 4 - The works must have a maximum size of 15x11 cm.
The paper size must not exceed 21x24 cm.
Art. 5 - Prizes for unpublished works:
1st place: 800 €
2nd: 600 €
3rd: 500 €
Special Prize for schools 200 €
Art. 6 - The winners of the Ex Libris are required a print run of 30 copies of the
Art. 7 - It will be a printed catalog or DVD that will be
Sent to each participating artist who will require it. The shipping
expenses will be charged by the recipient.
Art. 8 - The jury’s decision is final.
Art. 9 - The works must be received by (March 30), postponed to April 30, 2016 at:
Solstizio d’Estate Onlus
Via Lupiano 7
12050 BOSIA (CN)
Art. 10 - Participation in this competition implies
acceptance of these regulations.
Art 11 - The works will remain in the availability of
Solstizio d'Estate Onlus non-profit organization
and will not be returned.
Art. 12 - The award ceremony and exhibition opening will take place on date and place to be determined.
The Competition was promoted in a press conference
at theXXVIII edition of the International Book Fair of Turin 2015.
Associazione Solstizio d’Estate - Festival dei Saperi e dei Sapori Onlus
Via Lupiano, 7 - 12050 Bosia (CN)
• Tel. 018.104.22.168
• e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
• CF: 90034550047
“LYUBEN KARAVELOV” REGIONAL LIBRARY - RUSE
XIIth INTERNATIONAL EXLIBRIS COMPETITION
REGULATIONS FOR PARTICIPATION
„EX VINO – EX VERITAS“
The competition is open to artists of all nationalities of any age and profession. All graphic techniques are eligible in case they allow replication labeled according the International standard identifier for EX LIBRIS.
The authors may participate with up to 3 /three/ works, 4 /four/ copies of each.
Filled and signed Application form, available at www.libruse.bg
On each print’s back a label that is attached to the Application form is filled in and glued. In case of modifying any data from the Application form, the author is obliged to notify the Library.
The ex libris work must contain the text “EX VINO – EX VERITAS”, the author’s name and the country he or she represents. Other signs, letters, words and texts, may also be included. The maximum size of the image is 130/130 mm and of the graphic sheet 150/210 mm.
SENDING ADDRESS AND DEADLINE
The works should be sent by post by 31.05.2016 (the date of postmark).
“Lyuben Karavelov” Regional library, Graphic room
1st “Dondukov - Korsakov” Str.
OWNERSHIP, RIGHTS OF USE AND PUBLICATION
The sent artworks become property of “Lyuben Karavelov” Regional library - Ruse and they are not returned to their respective authors. They become part of the permanent collection of the Graphic room and Regional Library - Ruse acquires following and simultaneously with the right of ownership any other rights on the artworks as stated in the provisions in the LARRR, including the right to freely use and give publicity of artworks in the context of the cultural policy of the institution without the express permission by the respective author and without any obligation to pay whatever remuneration to the author. Participation is regarded as an acceptance of this present Regulations by any author, and by lying their signature on the Application form they certifies the free and not deadline burdened transfer of rights on artwork sent for the benefit of the Library.
GRAND PRIX at the amount of 400 EURO
Each participant meeting the requirements of the Competition gets a certificate and a catalogue.
After a preliminary selection each author will be presented in the catalogue with one work only. All received works are published on “Lyuben Karavelov” Regional library’s website www.libruse.bg. The selection and the awards are determined by a professional jury.
An exhibition of the works admitted to the competition will be presented to Ruse public and media in September-October, 2016.
For contacts and further information:
E-mail: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel.: + 359 82 820 126; fax: +359 82 820134; mob. tel.: +359 878 574916
Form and labels
("otevøít pomocí" and "OK")
DREAMS OF GDAÑSK NEPTUNE
8. INTERNATIONAL EXLIBRIS
AND SMALL GRAPHIC FORM
RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE COMPETITION
1. The competition has an open charakter, any graphic form artists can participate
2. The competition is to continue the rich, multicentury long tradition of creating exlibris and graphic works of art in Gdañsk and to promote the city of Gdañsk
in Poland and abroad.
3. The organizers of the competition are:
Gdañsk Community Foundation
“Treasure Island” Gdaòsk Archipelago of Culture
4. Each artist can send an unlimited number of works that he himself made and
whose theme is relevant to the theme of the competition. Only the works the have never been presented before can be sent.
5. The works will be evaluated in the following categories:
Exlibris and small graphic form - traditional techniques
Exlibris and small graphic form – computer techniques
6. The works cannot be bigger than 130 x 130 mm.
7. The works must be sent in three signed copies,
with the following details on on the reverse:
given name and family name of the author, information on
the technique used and year of making the work, opus number and
size in mm (height x width). The works cannot be glued to anything or framed.
8. The works must have an attached a filled in declaration of participation.
The works a without fully filled in declaration of participation will not be considered by the jury.
9. The works should be sent to the following address:
“Wyspa Skarbów” Gdañski Archipelag Kultury
ul. Turystyczna 3
10. The exlibris sent will not be returned and will become the property of the organizers, will remain at their disposal with the right to disseminate them in any possible way.
11. More information can be obtained from : Pawe³ Jarczewski “Wyspa Skarbów” Gdañski Archipelag Kultury (tel.+48 58 323 9115,e-mail:email@example.com)
12. The deadline for sending the works is 31st of MAY 2016
(the date of postage stamp is decisive)
13. The works will be evaluated and the prizes awarded by the jury composed of distinguished graphic artists and representatives of the organizers. The jury can distribute the prizes in a way other than the one described in item The decision of the jury is final
14. STATUTORY PRIZES (gross amounts of the prizes)
EXLIBRIS AND SMALL GRAPHIC FORM
I Prize 2000 PLN
II Prize 1000 PLN
III Prize 500 PLN
EXLIBRIS AND SMALL GRAPHIC FORM
I Prize2000 PLN
II Prize1000 PLN
III Prize 500 PLN
awarded by the Director of Gdañsk Archipelago of Culture
Prize awarded by the President of the Board of Gdañsk Community Foundation
Prize awarded by the Director of Gdañsk Library of Polish Academy of Sciences
15. The results of the competition will be announced on 30th of June 2016 at the following websites :
together with reproductions of the awarded works.
The winners will be informed by an e-mail or regular post.
16. The awarded and honoured works as well as other works qualified by the jurywill be presented at an exhibition in Gdaòsk in 2016
and in centres of culture in the Pomeranian region in 2017.
17. The organizers are not responsible for loss or damage of the works in transport.
18. Participation in this competition means that the authors fully accept all the rules and regulations.
The form is
The Cultural Association Officine Incisorie, in collaboration with the State Library of the National Monument of Grottaferrata (Rome) , on the twentieth anniversary of the institution of World Book and Copyright 2006-2016 April 23,
organizes for the year 2016
An International Ex Libris Show
Competition at the Greek Abbey of Saint Nilus
The competition is free and is open to all national and international artists engravers . Each artist will have to produce one or more Ex Libris that indicate a clear reference to the Abbey of San Nilo in Grottaferrata. The theme is free, but must be inspired by literary texts or authors of any kind as long as the recognized cultural interest .
The jury, chaired by the President of Association Officine Incisorie Giovanni Verni and composed by Linda Aquaro (Officine Incisorie), Ada Donati (President Association Padre Diego Donati o.f.m.), Dorotea Licari (Art Critic of the Magazine “Grafica D’Arte”), Toni Pecoraro (Teacher Engraving Techniques at Bologna Fine Arts Academy), Giuliano Santini (Director of the arts center Kaus – Urbin), will select the works to be published in the catalog.
They will be selected 10 finalists bookplates, to award with special mention and a chalcographic printing a limited edition made for the event.
The winner will win, in addition to the name mentioned in the magazine ‘Grafica d’Arte’, an
exhibition of engraving to be held in the year 2017 at one of the exhibition spaces of the circuit Officine Incisorie.Both the 10 finalists the winner will receive the exhibition catalog.
The competition ends with the exhibition of bookplates participants, at the premises of the former Printing Abbey of San Nilo of Grottaferrata September 10 to 17 in 2016. It will also be accompanied by a catalog in digital format (PDF) that will be distributed to all
participants of the event.
The Exhibition Competition is open to all Italian and foreign artists, and participation is free.
Theme: free inspired books and authors, but it must be inspired by literary texts or authors of any kind provided to recognized cultural interest,
Number of works: each artist can submit up to three works. For each participant must be sent by 5 specimens. The works must be endorsed on the back:
• year of execution
• name and address of the artist
• work and/or writer's name of inspiration
• written in a European language (not Cyrillic, Japanese, Arabic, Chinese).
Technique and size: they allowed the following techniques:
• experimental chalcographie techniques
The maximum size of the Ex Libris must not exceed the dimension 14x14 cm (5.51 x 5.51 in). The paper size must not exceed 21x29,7 cm (8.26 x 11.69in) (A4).
In the work, it must appear the words: "Ex Libris Abbazia San Nilo 2016" and the name of the artist
In addition to "Ex Libris Abbazia di San Nilo 2016" can be written the following formulas:
"Grottaferrata " or "Biblioteca Statale del Monumento" or The title of the literary or The author of the literary
The works and the participation form must be sent to:
Mostra Concorso di Ex Libris Abbazia San Nilo
via Casale Santarelli 40/a
00118 Roma (RM)
The participation form, together with this regulation signed, must be sent by e-mail
by 06 June 2016
at : firstname.lastname@example.org
The Ex Libris must be sent by registered post, by 12.00 on 06 June 2016 (date of postmark). The package must contain a copy of the participation form duly completed and signed. The works sent after this date will not be accepted, The package must be packaged with care in order to preserve the prints and must be specified "do not bend - contains prints of no commercial value"
The jury, chaired by the President of Association Officine Incisorie Giovanni Verni and composed by Linda Aquaro (Officine Incisorie), Ada Donati (President Association Padre Diego Donati o.f.m.), Dorotea Licari (Art Critic of the Magazine "Grafica D'Arte"), Toni Pecoraro (Teacher Engraving Techniques at Bologna Fine Arts Academy), Giuliano Santini (Director of the arts center Kaus -Urbin), will select the works to be published in the catalog. They will be selected 10 finalists bookplates, to award with special mention and a chalcographie printing a limited edition made for the event.
The winner will win, in addition to the name mentioned in the magazine 'Grafica d'Arte', an
exhibition of engraving to be held in the year 2017 at one of the exhibition spaces of the circuit Officine Incisorie. Both the 10 finalists the winner will receive the exhibition catalog.
The competition ends with the exhibition of bookplates participants, at the premises of the
former Printing Abbey of San Nilo of Grottaferrata September 10 to 17 in 2016. It will also be accompanied by a catalog in digital format (PDF) that will be distributed to all participants of the event.
Destination of the works: all works received will remain the property of: - Officine Incisorie
-State Library of the National Monument of Grottaferrata and it may be freely reproduced. Will bepublished in the Catalogue, invitations, posters and flyers
The proclamation of the bookplate winner and the author of the bookplate artist awards, will také place on the occasion of the exhibition in September at the premises of the former Printing Abbey of San Nilo in Grottaferrata
The failure to comply with the regulations will result the exclution from the competition
Participants accept the present regulations.
The form loadable
and Mini-prints Biennial
Invitation and rules are
Deadline and the Works Submission
The works shall be submitted
before June 2016
to the following address:
Art Museum of Guangzhou Academy
of Fine Arts
No. 257 Changgang East Road
Post Code: 510260
Recipient: He Lirong
Cellphone no.: 13610290434
Invitation, Competition Rules and Application Form
Largo Art Gallery
8, Han Krum Str.
tel. +359 52 602 062
mobile: +359 88 885 34 99
International Wine Label
Small Graphic Print Competition
Estate Constantin Gofas
"Otevøít pomocí "
The deadline for sending
the art works is
20 July 206
Under "8." is lacking the address.
Please add it as:
ESTATE CONSTANTIN GOFAS
20 500 GREECE
The Second Exlibris Expo Exchange in Chang Zhou Wu Jin Exlibris Museum
Attachment: the rule of the competition
The Exlibris Competition Requirements of the 2016 China Exlibris Expo Exchange in
The 2016 China Exlibris Expo Seminars invites you to come and join the Exlibris competition, the exlibris means reading and collection. We invite you to attend and communicate directly with other exlibris lovers.
1. No restriction and limit about Exlibris’s original theme and creation time. (The competitor can send the magnum opus of each period as it is the first time held such competition)
2. Entries Requested:
a. Exhibition must be applied with X1, X2, X3, X5, X6, C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C7, C8, lithograph, leak edition(S1, S2, S3). Computer printing, photography, painting, paper cutting,electrostatic copy, copy, photographic products and similar works will not be accepted; Exlibris submitted at least 4 kinds, 3 pieces of each kind; In order to fully display your exlibris creation and production talent, welcome send more excellent works
b. Entries must have a host name and Latin word EXLIBRIS. Universal exlibris will not be accepted.
c. The original of participating exlibris usually less than 17cm and without lining and mounting. The white
space around in the original must more than 1.5 centimeters, and the work must be tidy and no holes. According to international practice, you need to indicate cline to the painting paper from left to right in pencil: format, print number, the subject, author's name, the time to product. The exlibris don't write anything on the back, and keep it clean.
d. Entries must be attached with the introduction of author and collectors, zip code, address and email, and do not paste on the exlibris.
e. The domestic competition exlibris works which is created after 2006 must have exact print number. Foreign exlibris which created after 2014 must have the exact number(for example: 1/100)
If we receive the AP of new exlibris which created after 2014, we will not publish the congress catalogue.
Taking account of the sponsors can flow exlibris better, we can better to get help from sponsors in the future, and can better to promote the exlibris activities, so please offer understanding and support.
f. The works will be not returned, and the organizers have these rights: exhibition, publishing, collection, publicity, communication, selling, and without payment of royalties. The participant is deemed to agree with the terms.
3. The way of ranking:
a. the principle to rank: the principle that should embody fair, democracy and concentration, and which choose a way that collectors and organizers combine with professors to form the organizing committee to rank.
b. the number of person to gain prize: Honorable mention: twenty persons. the person who get the certificate of honor.
c. Those who will be selected into the competition will be promulgated the certificate of participating in the exhibition, and can be free to gain a catalogue about the exhibition.
4. The time to exhibit: 2016/10/28, which is tentative and the real date will be informed.
The place to exhibit: ChangZhou WuJin Phoenix Valley art galley or ChangZhou WuJin Holiday Hotel.
5. The time to stop and the place that you send by post. Time: the works to take part in the competition that should arrive at the destination before 2016/15/8.
In addition, the works what pass the appointed time that can not participate in the ranking, if the time is permitted, the works can participate in exhibition and the printing catalogue.
Phoenix Valley the fifth floor of art galley
YanZhengZhong avenue No. 29
China(ChangZhou WuJin Exlibris Museum)
Mr. Zhang Zheng
Zip Code: 213161
The phone number of the person to receive the package: Wang Rong 13358176998
E—mail: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
This version has been received
at April 16, 2016
BACÃU COUNTY COUNCIL
BACÃU COUNTY LIBRARY
RULES OF THE INTERNATIONAL EX LIBRIS EXHIBITION
GEORGE BACOVIA – PLUMB 1916 - 2016
George Bacovia (b. Bacau, 1881 – 1957) - writer, which was formed at the school French literary symbolism. While he initially belonged to the local Symbolist movement, his poetry came to be seen as a precursor of Romanian Modernism and being recognized as one of the most important Romanian poets.
This project is created with the occasion of 100 years since the first publication of the book Lead.
The theme of the exhibition is marking 100 years since the volume Lead and 135 years since the birth of the poet, presenting the most important aspects related to poems in the volume Lead, considered a masterpiece of Bacovian creation and the pinnacle of Romanian symbolism, the personality of George Bacovia through various ways of small graphics, enriching the patrimony Bacãu County Library.
Art. 1 - The exhibition is open without restriction to artists and designers from all over the world.
Art. 2 - Participating artists can submit an unlimited number of works in 3 copies each. The works must be conceived as authentic ex-libris (bookplates), a small-format art graphics of the highest aesthetic and technical quality, made to be pasted into books and to identify their owner.
They should include, integrated within the image, the words "ex libris..." or an equivalent (for example, "From the library of...", "This book belongs to...", etc.), followed by the name of a living person or of a library of a currently existing institution by whom or by which it was commissioned, or to whom it is dedicated or for which it was made.
Pseudo ex libris and other graphic forms shall not be admitted for the exhibition (i.e. Ex libris George Bacovia or Ex libris Plumb).
Art. 3 - All the print techniques are allowed, monotypes and photocopies not included.
The maximum admitted size of the work is 14 cm x 14 cm.
Each print must be signed, dated and numbered by the artist, and must bear legibly on the back in pencil: the artist's name, address, year of creation, the technique(s), the dimensions and opus number. If the artist has not used Latin alphabet in the printed inscription, he is required to write a translation into English on the back of the print. Also, if for reasons of design he/she has exceptionally chosen to integrate into the image only the owner's initials, the artist must write the owner's full name on the back of the print.
The works will be accompanied by a list containing the name of the owner, the technique used, dimensions, year of realization, opus number of the work, artist's address and curriculum vitae.
The deadline for submitting works is August 30th 2016, the stamped postal date on the envelope being decisive. Artists are however requested to send material earlier, whenever possible.
Material for the exhibition must be sent to the following address:
Biblioteca Judeþeana „Costache Sturdza” Bacãu
Str. Aleea Parcului nr. 9
Bacãu Cod 600043
with note ,,Pentru Expoziþia de Ex-Libris Plumb”.
Art. 4 - All works sent for the exhibition remain in the organizers’ property and will be registered in the collections of the Art Department of the County Library,, Costache Sturdza ", is then used to organize exhibitions and to illustrate some printed materials: magazines, programs, catalogs, leaflets, posters (indicating the author's name).
A jury consisting of graphic artists will select the works for the exhibition.
Art. 5 - The exhibition will be open on November 2016 to the Bacãu County Library „Costache Sturdza”.
A catalogue will be published on the occasion, all artists included in the exhibition will receive a free of charge copy within a 6 months since the oppening. Each artist will be informed on the decision of the jury.
It is presumed that taking part in the contest means to accept the above regulation.
Manager, Anca Sion
Illustrated invitation is
Municipal Cultural Center
INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION EX LIBRISA
Gallery Meander Apatin (for Ex libris exhibition 2016)
IV. "LA TORRE DE L´ENCENALL "
WOOD ENGRAVING AWARD
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Artists of any nationality may participate.
Works shall be unpublished.
The subject is free, and the technique is Woodcut. All techniques set out in the FISAE (InternationaFederation of Ex - libris Societies) regulations concerning Woodcut are admitted (abbreviated X).
The award has three categories:
- Children's engraving award (up to 12 years old)
- Young artists’ engraving award (aged 13 to 17)
- Adults’ engraving award
The minimal measurements of the woodblock are 7 x 8
cm, the maximum is 18 x 13 cm; the maximum measurements of the printing paper are 38 x28 cm.
Each participant may present 1 unframed original work from a maximum of 5 original works that willnot be returned, in order to enlarge the Municipal Archives collection.
The works must be presented with the title on the back and accompanied by the fact sheet for each work and a brief CV of the author in a sealed envelope.
The works must be sent to the
Arxiu Municipal de Torredembarra
(Municipal Archives of Torredembarra)
at Plaça del Castell, 8
between Monday and Friday from 08.30 to 14.30, tel. (0034) 977640025.
The delivery and collection of the artist's works is the responsibility of the artist. The organisation will accept no complaints regarding possible damane or losses.
The admission period for original works ends on 14 October 2016. As for shipping, count as a valid date, which will take the seal stamped by the origin’s post office.
A single award is established for each category, which may be declared void.
- Children's and Young’s category: 200€ engraving m
aterial and a certificate.
- Adult category: 1000 Euros and a certificate
The monetary award is conceived as a monetary reward for the rights of acquisition of the work and the edition of 33 signed copies, numbered 1/33 to 33/33, which must be handed it as a previous requirement before getting the prize. The amount is the gross amount received by the winner
The Jury shall be with the following people: Ms. Merce ALONSO, Mr. Maria CASAS, Mr. Francesc FONTBONA, and MR. Antoni GELONCH
The jury’s decisions are final.
The jury’s decision shall be notified to the participants in autumn 2016 and the award ceremony will be held in the course of an event specified in time to give the verdict.
The award winning work will remain property of the Town of Torredembarra, kept in the MunicipalArchives, and it will possess all legal rights of publishing, it being understood that the artist
renounces property of the work and any right to complaint.
The winning piece shall be distributed to centres specializing in engravings so they can exhibit themto the public.
The artists chosen authorise the citation of thein names, as well as the possible photographic reproduction of their works in brochures, books, posters, media and activity programmes of theorganisation,
The exhibition of the works selected will take place inTorredembarra.
The organisers reserve the right to resolve any aspect not covered in these terms and conditions.
Taking part in this competition constitutes accept
ance of these terms and conditions.
Sponsor: Culture Department of the Town of Torredem
Organiser: Torredembarra Municipal Archives
The Competition Rules
(in four languages)
The Entry Form
The entries have to be sent
before November 1, 2016
Internationaal Exlibriscentrum Sint-Niklaas
03 778 34 61
An international annual competition with the premise to show the variety of art medium. The aim is to gather and to exhibit contemporary works from all over the world and to contribute to the contacts and the exchange between artists, art lovers and collectors and to stimulate the research into Painting, Drawing, Collage, Watercolor, Photography…
With a Respect to the Quality of Art, not to the Size of Art!
LESSEDRA Gallery & Contemporary Art Projects
25, Milin Kamak Street, Lozenetz
1164 Sofia, Bulgaria
Tel.(++359 2) 866 38 57
LESSEDRA Gallery & Contemporary Art Projects
Founded in 1991.
Contemporary Bulgarian and International Art. Projects, Workshops and Exhibitions.
Books/Catalogues and CDR for the Arts.
Lessedra World Art Print Annual – Mini Print – 13th edition in 2014, 14th edition in 2015.
International Painting & Mixed Media Competition 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th edition.
1. Each artist should send no more than 3 original works, created in 2014/2015. Entries may feature any type of Painting, Drawing, Collage, Watercolor, Photography, Digital, Mixed Media…and should be signed by the artist. The works could be executed on paper, canvas, cardboard etc… VERY IMPORTANT: No frames or mounts… The maximum dimensions of a work are 15 x 15 cm = equal to 5,9 x 5,9 inches. The image can be same size or smaller. Please note this is the limiting size. Smaller works any size are accepted. Works exceeding the limited size will be neglected!
2. The application (entry) form should accompany the work, including the name and the nationality of the artist as well as the title, price, year and the technique used in the work.
3. The works should be sent to LESSEDRA Gallery & Contemporary Art Projects as works “For Exhibition only” by registered air–mail in a simple packet, unframed, without mount, bearing the declaration “No commercial value”. Please note: packages with declared amounts arrive directly in the customs so they shall be returned back from the customs for the costs of the sender.
4. Participation fee is 50 EUR for all European and 70 USD for all another countries and it covers CD – catalogue production, organization of the exhibition, invitations, posters, advertise materials, return of works and postage. It has to be paid with the message “Painting Exhibition”
Bank transfers should be made to:
For transfers in EUR
Valya Radneva Georgieva
First Investment Bank, 1000, Sofia, Bulgaria, 12, Narodno Sabranie Sq.
BIC (Bank Identification Code) — FINVBGSF
IBAN (International Bank Account Number) — BG27FINV91502004531994
For transfers in USD
Valya Radneva Georgieva
First Investment Bank, 1000, Sofia, Bulgaria, 12, Narodno Sabranie Sq.
BIC (Bank Identification Code) — FINVBGSF
IBAN (International Bank Account Number) — BG86FINV91502004531999
PayPal payments accepted on the email email@example.com
Cheques not accepted.
Transfers via Western Union or via MoneyGram on the name of Valya Radneva Georgieva and Cash (when legal) are accepted.
Participants should enclose a copy of the receipt.
Payment of the entry fee is not a guarantee for acceptance! The jury for previous selection is appointed to make the selection of artists & works with the intention to keep the high professional level of the exhibition. If for any reasons artist is rejected we send back works and return entry fee reduced by the postage.
1. LESSEDRA Gallery & Contemporary Art Projects will publish a four color printed catalogue including all accepted artists. Every participating artist is kindly requested to send a brief biography and a personal photograph on a CD or via e-mail for the web presentation of the project.
2. LESSEDRA Gallery & Contemporary Art Projects reserves the right to photograph and reproduce works for CDR, Internet gallery and also for advertising, commercial and publicity purposes.
1. JURY will be appointed to select the winning works.
2. There will be the following PRIZES:
First Prize (USD 300 = purchase of work(s) by additional agreement and invitation for a solo presentation of the artist in conjunction with the next annual exhibition).
Second Prize (USD 100) & purchase of work(s) by additional agreement.
Third Prize (USD 100) & purchase of work(s) by additional agreement.
3. There is no commission payable to LESSEDRA Gallery & Contemporary Art Projects on the sales of the works.
4. Exhibition with works of all accepted artists will be organized in Lessedra Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria in the time December 15th 2015 – February 15th 2016.
Opening reception on December 15th at 7 p.m.
While the works will be handled with the utmost care, LESSEDRA Gallery & Contemporary Art Projects will not be responsible for loss or damage due to natural disasters.
The works (if unsold) will be returned within five months from the closing date of the exhibition at the cost of LESSEDRA Gallery & Contemporary Art Projects.
Entries should be sent to:
Mr. Georgi Kolev Georgiev
25, Milin Kamak Street, Lozenetz
1164 Sofia, BULGARIA
Entry Form can be downloaded from this site.
Entries are accepted from September until November 10th 2015.
Packages postmarked November 10th 2015 will be accepted.
Updated June 23, 2016