1. Enrolment conditions
Any Italian or foreign artist can enrol. There is no age limit however underage candidates need parents’ authorization. Every candidate is allowed to submit only one brand-new work. Neither prize-winning works nor works previously mentioned for merit twill be accepted.
2 . Specific techniques used
Execution techniques are free.
Any work must be square-shaped, not smaller than 25x25 centimetres and not bigger than 40x40 centimetres.
If the artwork is applied on a panel or frame, it must not exceed 3 mm in thickness.
In case of a digital image it should be 31x31 centimetres (300 dpi – JPG format – best quality).
3. Theme of the contest
4. Rules concerning the dispatch of works
In order to take part in the contest, candidates can choose between two ways:
They can fill in the relevant form that can be found on the followingweb address:
They can send their work by mail together with the relevant form which must
be filled in and signed as well as the receipt for payment of the subscription
fee to the following address:
Associazione Culturale Tapirulan
corso XX Settembre 22,
Cremona - Italy
5. Expiry date
All works must be sent by Friday October 16, 2015.
Works sent by post must arrive by (or before) the same date.
6. Subscription fee
The subscription fee is 10 euros. This is how you can pay in:
By money transfer into the following bank account of
“Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena”:
IBAN: IT 71 B 01030 55070 000000713131
Reason for payment: Calendar contest
By Credit Card or PayPal directly on this website:
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If you are a member of “Tapirulan” for the current year you can take part in the contest freely.
7. Selection of works and winners
A jury will select, by an unappealable decision, 40 works to be published in the catalogue and to be displayed in the exhibition. Among the 40 works selected, 12 will also be published on the calendar. Then a 2.000 euros prize will be awarded. The prize winner will be invited - in the next edition - to be part of the jury and to exhibit his works in a solo show at Spazio Tapirulan in Cremona. The 40 works selected by the jury will be published on line on the following website: www.tapirulan.it/illustraorscontest. All the registered subscribers of tapirulan.it will be able to express their preferential votes. The artist who will get most of the votes will be awarded a 500 euros prize. If the most voted candidate is also the winner selected by the jury, the prize will be awarded to the artist who cames second in the list on line.
8. Members of the jury
Special guest and president of the jury
Riccardo BELLO, Lazy Dog Editions
Federica BORDONI, illustrator (winner of the tenth edition of Tapirulan Illustrators Contest)
Valentina COLOMBO, Phileas Fogg Agency
Ale GIORGINI, president of Associazione Illustri
Mariaflora GIUBILEI, director of Musei di Genova-Nervi
Mario PIAZZA, art director 46xy
Simone SBARBATI, editor-in-chief of Frizzifrizzi magazine
Fabio TONINELLI, president of Associazione Tapirulan
2.000 euros – First prize awarded by the jury. The winner will be invited for a solo exhibition at Spazio Tapirulan in the next edition of the competition.
500 euros – Prize awarded by the registered subscribers.
The 40 artists whose works will be published in the catalogue will receive a copy of the catalogue and a copy of the calendar.
All the candidates will be given a free copy of the calendar during the prize-giving ceremony.
10. Prize-winning ceremony and exhibition of works
The exhibition “SOS” which will include the 40 selected works and all the works of the former winners, will be set up from November 28 2015 to January 31 2016 at Santa Maria della Pietà - Cremona (Italy). During the inauguration of the exhibition the winners will be awarded their prizes. The results will then appear on line (www.tapirulan.it). After the exhibition in Cremona, the exhibition will continue in the halls of the Museums of Genoa Nervi from March 2016 to June 2016.
All the competing works will be exhibited permanently on line.
11. Rights and royalties
The artist who take part in the contest must give up their publication rights both in case of publication in the calendar, in the catalogue and in other papers of Association or in the website. They must also give up their rights if a copy of their works is put in a frame/structure for promotional purposes of the contest and “Tapirulan”.
It goes without saying that royalties go to the artists.
Should the artists decide to use their own works for other purpose, they are required to notify the publication of their works in the Tapirulan 2015 catalogue.
The winning works will be owned by “Tapirulan”. The others works will be returned by the end of 2016 to the owners on request charges forward.