Ladies and Gentlemen,
Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, The Centre for the Meeting of Cultures and Otwarta Pracownia (Open Studio) Artistic Association in Lublin have the pleasure to invite you to take part in the third edition of the International Poster Biennale Lublin 2017. Similarly, as in the previous editions, we want to focus on posters created by students of art faculties. However, this time we have decided to invite professional artists as well. We really count on your response and encourage you to participate in the competition. The new format of the competition is followed by its new name - International Poster Biennale Lublin. We really appreciate the cooperation with The Centre for the Meeting of Cultures, that has joined us as one of the co-organisers of the event.
Posters may be submitted in 3 categories. The first one, A category, is aimed at people who are currently studying, or those who have graduated in 2017. In B category, all the people interested in poster art or performing it professionally can submit their works. In both categories works can touch upon any subject, but they have to be created after 30 June 2015. Please do not send works that have already been awarded in other competitions (prizes like Grand Prix, 1st, 2nd or 3rd prize).
As the City of Lublin is celebrating its 700th Anniversary, we encourage you to create posters on this subject. You may submit such works in C category. This category is open to anyone who would like to create posters connected with the City of Lublin.
The jury will award the most outstanding posters. In the student category, the winners will be awarded with prizes founded by the Rector of MCSU, professor Stanisław Michałowski, the Dean of the Faculty of Art at MCSU, professor Krzysztof Szymanowicz, as well as the rectors and deans of art academies. Honorable mentions will also be granted. In the professional category, the winners will be awarded with Grand Prix, Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals and honorable mentions. In the category commemorating the 700th Anniversary of the City of Lublin, the 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize will be announced.
We also inform that we will issue a catalogue presenting all the works qualified for the exhibition. The publication will be given to all awarded participants. The exhibition opening will take place on 1 December 2017. The presentation of 3rd IPB works will take place in The Centre for the Meeting of Cultures in Lublin.
Taking into account our experiences from the two previous editions of the biennale, as well as observing other posters competitions, we have decided to perform the competition through online voting. The authors of qualified works will be asked to send their works. For those interested in having their works printed in Lublin, there will be such an option.
The list of participants qualified for the exhibition will be announced on poster.co.pl and poster.umcs.pl websites, after the jury proceedings, no later than on 31 October 2017. The awarded participants will be informed via email or telephone.