quarta-feira, 28 de julho de 2010

International Exlibris Centre Sint-Niklaas
Sint-Niklaas 2011
Bookplates and small printmaking

Competition rules

The Participant

1 The participant must be born before 1993.
2 Town of Sint-Niklaas Award winners will not be eligible for another money prize for the next two competitions.
3 Jurors, I.E.C. advisory board members and Sint-Niklaas Municipal Museums employees may not take part in the competition.

The entry: bookplates or other small printmaking

1 The topic: The prints submitted will refer to or be inspired by the topic CELEBRATION.
Bookplates are referring to the personality of its holder/owner, his/her preferences or his/her bookcollection.
* Submissions are not allowed in any way to refer to any other competition.
2 Possible types of small prints:
? An exlibris or a bookplate is a property mark for books. The name of the holder/owner should be mentioned, together with the fact that it is his/her property, by mentioning "exlibris", book of",.... The decoration or illustration accompanying the text is related to the name, personality, occupation, identification, preferences, interests, etc. of the owner or his/her personal books.
? Other small prints with or without functional text, such as : an ILLUSTRATION, a TOPICAL PRINT, ...
* Not allowed: pseudo-exlibris for fictitious or deceased persons or using names of celebrities who have not given their explicit authorization.
* Out of competition: illustrations dedicated to a juror.
3 Use of texts: When using texts in non-Latin characters or in a language that is not Dutch, French, English or German, the print should be accompanied by a translation or explanation in one of the languages mentioned.
4 Creation date: The participating prints need to have been designed and printed in 2009 or 2010
5 Technical requirements: only original small prints are allowed.
? All graphic printmaking techniques, also including mixed media printmaking techniques, original photographic and digital creations, capable of producing an edition of at least 5 equal impressions of good quality, are accepted.
? Dimensions: The combined image and text of each print has to be limited to: 13 cm x 13 cm. The paper support upon which the image is printed may not be larger than 20 cm x 15 cm. The illustrations must be two-dimensional
? Mounting: The impressions may not be framed nor be mounted on a secondary support.

Manner of submission


1 No more than 3 different entries per participant.
2 Participants must submit 2 original and identical impressions of each entry.
3 The entries are delivered to the International Exlibris Centre at the expense of the participants.
4 The participants are not entitled to any form of payment or compensation.
5 The entry must be accompanied by a clearly filled-out entry form together with information about the prints and about the maker of it (in Dutch, French, German or English please).
6 The entries have to be sent in before November 1, 2010 to the following address:

Internationaal Exlibriscentrum - Stedelijke Musea
Internationale tweejaarlijkse exlibris
en kleingrafiekwedstrijd Sint-Niklaas 2011
Zwijgershoek 14
B-9100 Sint-Niklaas



1 All copies that are sent in become and will remain the property of the International Exlibris Centre.
2 The International Exlibris Centre reserves the right to exclude entries for the competition from its registered collection.
3 By participating you agree with the reproduction of the entries.

Exhibition - Printmaking Biennale 2011


1 A selection of the prints submitted will be exhibited during the 25th Printmaking Biennale in 2011 in Sint-Niklaas.
2 The participants are hereby invited to attend the announcement of the competition results and opening of the exhibition on Saturday, April 9, 2011 (to be confirmed, cf http://www.sint-niklaas.be/ or http://exlibris.sint-niklaas.be.
3 All participants selected for the exhibition will receive a catalogue. The other participants who submitted a valid entry may also request a catalogue, shipping costs at the expense of the participant.

The Awards


1 Awards for technique: Town of Sint-Niklaas Awards for three different types of main techniques: 1.250 EUR for each award. FISAE Award for a digital printing technique: pending f FISAE's confirmation.
2 Award for Young Talent: Victor Stuyvaert Award for a participant under 30: 750 EUR.
3 Special exlibris awards: Town of Sint-Niklaas Award for the best exlibris: 1.250 EUR.
Leo Winkeler Award (in association with Graphia): 500 EUR.
Graphia Award: 250 EUR.
Royal Society of Former Students of the Atheneum (KVKOAS) Award: 250 EUR.
4 Procedure: The jurors may decide not to grant an award.

The Jurors


1 The town of Sint-Niklaas board of Burgomaster and Aldermen will select the jury.
2 The composition of the 2011 competition jury: the Alderman as chairman and representative of the organizer, the town administration, Ward Bohé, museum curator and Lu Boeykens as representatives of the International Exlibris Centre and the collection, Cathérine de Braeckeleer, Director of the La Louvi?re Graphics Centre, Jack van Peer and Karl Visser as representative from Graphia, exlibris specialist, a representative from the K.V.K.O.A.S., a representative from FISAE (to be confirmed see art. 6), a number of neutral advising artists appointed by the board of burgomaster and aldermen.
Acceptance of the Rules and Results
8 * By taking part in this competition, the participants accept all the conditions and requirements of these rules and all decisions taken by the jurors. No correspondence can be entered into about the outcome of the competition.

more INFO: http://web.natur.cuni.cz/exlibris/

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