There is no theme for this year’s edition. Proposals for this Graphic Design Competition must be recognized as sardines and not to be confused with any other fish. A basic sardine silhouette is provided on the contest’s website. Sardine proposals may be executed with manual or digital techniques.

Each applicant may submit a maximum of three proposals. There is no limit of submitted proposals if you register as an institution/entity. However, each author, part of the institution, can only participate with a maximum of 3 proposals.

All submitted proposals must be original and unpublished.

Candidates should submit their proposals digitally. If you have a 3D sardine you must photograph or scan it and then submit it as a file together with the application form. The file should be sent as JPEG/JPG (size up to 50 MB), on a format A3 (42 x 29,7 cm) and a resolution of 300 dpi. Video proposals should be presented as MPEG/MPG or MOV files (size up to 50 MB). There is no entry fee for this competition.

It's free to enter!

Who can enter?

This competition is open worldwide to legal or natural persons of all ages.


Each one of the 5 winner proposals will receive 2.000 Euro that's approximatly. 2,250 USD, tax free.

Official website

For all further informations about the Sardine Contest Festas De Lisboa 2016 - Sardine's Word visit the following official website:


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