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The purpose of the Tapirulan Illustrators Contest is not only to award an illustrator, but also to produce an exciting show, attract visitors and focus public attention on illustration as a profession.
A rich and colourful exhibition made up of three sections: the images selected by the jury, the winning illustrations from previous editions, and the works of the special guest illustrator (Tony Wolf for this new edition of the contest).
The result is an exhibition of approximately 200 works. Every year they endeavour to add new exhibition venues to the original one, Cremona, which hosts the show between December and January.
They put a lot of time and consideration into the hanging of the work because they believe it is vitally important for the illustrations to be well presented.
Theme of this year is: "CIAO".
Ciao is a friendly and informal greeting, used mostly in it’s native Italy, but also very common almost all over the world, mainly thanks to the many Italian emigrants who’ve taken it with them. You meet with a ciao, you introduce yourself with a ciao, you say goodbye with a ciao… How? Where? Who with? Why? They leave the answers to all these questions to the fervid imaginations of their illustrators.
Every candidate is allowed to submit only 1 brand-new work. Works which have been awarded prizes or merits previously will not be accepted.
Any medium and technique is allowed. Any work must be square-shaped, not smaller than 25x25 centimetres and not bigger than 40x40 centimetres. If it is put in a frame this should not be thicker than 3 millimetres. In case of a digital image it should be 31x31 centimetres (300 dpi – JPG format – best quality).
A jury will select, by an unappealable decision, 48 works to be published in the catalogue and to be displayed in the exhibition. Among the 48 works selected, 12 works will also be published on the calendar.
All the works of the former winners (48 works), will be set up from December 2 2017 to January 28 2018 at Santa Maria della Pietà – Cremona (Italy).
Entry fee is 10 Euro.
Who can enter?
Any Italian or foreign artist is eligible to submit work. There is no age limit however underage candidates need parents’ authorization.
The 1st prize of 2.000 Euro will be awarded during the inauguration of the exhibition in Cremona, Italy.
Moreover, a jury will select 48 works to be published in the catalogue and to be displayed in the exhibition. Among the 48 works selected, 12 will also be published on Tapirulan Calendar.
All the registered subscribers will also be able to express their preferential votes. The artist who will get most of the votes will be awarded a 500 Euro prize.
All the candidates will be given a free copy of the calendar during the prize-giving ceremony.
For all further informations about the 13th Tapirulan Illustrators Contest visit the following official website here.