• About •
The purpose of this art competition is to propagate and popularize billboard art and to encourage artists to create art engaged in the reality.
This year’s competition theme is "Involvement and responsibility". The question is "Can each of us co-create a better world?"
This competition slogan can be treated as a metaphor of all the processes taking place in the world today.
Is each of us responsible for the world we live in? Are we ready to get involved and take responsibility for our lives and the life of the communities we live in? Or maybe we prefer to put this responsibility into the hands of other people – politicians, governments, the media, corporations? Will they take up this challenge? And even if they do it, will they create the world we would like to live in? Both our activities and lack of activities have consequences. What can we do? Should we wait passively until someone else does something? Maybe it would be better if each of us took responsibility for “our” own piece of the world, no matter where we live, what we do, and what our social status is? If every day many of us do something small, yet conscious and sensible, will it have any influence on the world we live in? Do our activities have to hit the headlines, or can they be just ordinary and everyday to make sense and have meaning? Maybe it is worth turning on our creativity and taking up the challenge of co-creating a better world?
The artists taking part in the competition are invited to prepare an artwork (maximum 3 pieces), technique is up to you.
The format of the competition work should be 498cm x 243cm (196 inches x 95.7 inches) in a horizontal layout, 100 dpi, cmyk, tiff.
Both individual artists and groups of artists can participate in the competition.
From all the entries, the jury will select 10 most interesting works which will be printed and displayed on billboards in the city space during the Art Moves Festival in September/October 2017 in Torun, Poland.
There is no entry fee for this competition!
It's free to enter!
• Eligibility •
This competition is open and all artists interested in billboard art, however, the competition is particularly addressed to young artists, who are usually most eager to face new themes and untypical ways of art presentation.
• Prize •
The best 10 artworks selected by an international jury panel will be printed and exhibited in the urban space of the city of Torun, Poland in September or October 2017. The author of the winning entry will receive the Main Award in the amount of 5,000 Polish złoty, that's about 1,188 Euro, USD 1,325.