Billboard Art Competition Art Moves 2023 now is over!
Billboard Art Competition Art Moves 2023 has been recently opened for entries and like every year invites all artists interested in billboard art, especially the young ones, to prepare an artwork in response to this year’s competition theme ’What shift in our perspective do we need to see the bright side of reality, not just the dark one?’
The 16th Art Moves Festival is hosting its international Billboard Art Competition Art Moves 2023 with a purpose to propagate and popularize billboard art and to encourage artists to create art engaged in the reality.
Submitted artworks are supposed to be a creative response to this year’s competition theme: ’What shift in our perspective do we need to see the bright side of reality, not just the dark one?’ This competition slogan can be treated as a metaphor of all the processes taking place in the world today. In recent years, both we individuals, and the whole of humanity, have experienced a plethora of difficult and depressing situations and events. The pandemic, wars (including the war in Ukraine) and an increasingly noticeable climate crisis have had a negative influence on many of us. But these bad events are just one side of the reality we live in. This other bright side does exist – thanks to our joint and individual efforts, relationships, everyday work and care about the most important things for us.
Nevertheless, when we surf the Internet every day or use other types of mass communication, when we try to find out what is happening in the world, we are bombarded with negative news that induces strong emotions, which are extremely difficult to defend against. This negative side of reality, unbalanced by the positive one, deprives us of life energy, triggers irrational fears, and steals our willingness to life and act. What shift in our perspective do we need to see the bright side of reality which could be an antidote to the dark side, give us power and hope to build a better present and future? Where should we look for this bright side? Or maybe positive events happen every day, at our fingertips, but we just do not notice them? Why is it like that? What actions, feelings and ways of thinking can help us achieve this? How can we function and act better and more positively in our own life, the surrounding environment and the wide world? The artists taking part in the Competition are invited to prepare an artwork (maximum three pieces), technique is up to you.
Incorporation of the Competition theme in the work is not required and will not have any impact on the evaluation of the work by the jury. If some other slogan or phrase is used in the work, it should be expressed in either
➜ The format of the competition work should be 498 cm x 243 cm (196 inches x 95.7 inches) in a horizontal layout, 100 dpi, cmyk, tiff. At this point of the competition, do NOT attach files of the complete (heavy) works. You need to dens a preview of the submitted work in the following format: 30 cm x 14,6 cm (11,8 inches x 5,7 inches) in a horizontal layout, 72 dpi, jpg. The Competition organizers will contact the selected artists after the announcement of the jury’s verdict in order to receive the final works to be printed off and displayed on the billboards.
All artists interested in billboard art are invited to take part in this competition.
The author of the winning entry will receive the Main Award in the amount of PLN 4,000 (approx. EUR 900).
The best 6 artworks selected by an international jury panel will be printed and exhibited in the urban space of the city of Torun, Poland in September 2023.
There is no entry fee to participate!