Societies on the Move International Competition of Illustration and Social Graphics

Societies on the Move International Competition of Illustration and Social Graphics..

Societies on the Move International Competition of Illustration and Social Graphics
The International Competition of Illustration and Social Graphics, Societies on the Move, aims to stimulate the imagination with a cosmopolitan and multi-ethnic outlook for society.
Until a few decades ago the Guarani people, - led by an elder tribesman who had a vision - traveled long distances, travelling together with their old people and their young children too, in order to find “land without evil”, a favorable place to settle when the original place where they had lived no longer met their required conditions.

Today, movement of people poses growing challenges to modern society, as the use of common resources and rights are challenged by new sharing needs. At the same time an active and informed citizenship is required, involving respect for the environment; choices on consumption; production dynamics as well as for institutional processes.
Creation of any future societies could too start from such vision.

Art.1 (subject)
∙ The Istituzione Bevilacqua La Masa and FAVINI Srl announce Societies on the Move, an International Competition of Illustration and Social Graphics

Art.2 (Terms and Conditions of Participation)
∙ The call for entries is open to all illustrators, graphic designers and students from all nationalities and is without age limit
∙ Participation is excluded from employees of both Favini Srl and Bevilacqua La Masa Institution. It also excludes those who have an existing contract with either company themselves as well as their families
∙ Requests to participate may be submitted by individual or collectively (co-authors), and each participant, individually or in groups, may only submit one proposal
∙ Applicants are responsible for the originality of the proposal submitted, must guarantee their authorship and release the organizers from any liability resulting from any third party claims relating to copyright and related rights
∙ Participation in this competition is free of charge

Art.3 (Essential requirements of works)
∙ The proposals must be original and unpublished and must be inspired by the theme of this brief
∙ The judging panel will evaluate the proposals based on criteria related to originality, quality, clarity of the templates,
visual storytelling skills, adaptability of the work to its final form
∙ The works can be performed using any technique, manual or digital, by the following rules: manual works shall be
scanned; in case of collages, the images used must be free from any copyright constraint
∙ All works shall be sent electronically in JPEG, PDF and TIFF formats with 300 dpi resolution, a 70 x 100 cm size,
and portrait layout
∙ The graphic or illustration work shall be designed to be printed in the format noted above
∙ Applicants may optionally express a preference, regarding the medium on which the submitted image may be printed,
by selecting product produced by Favini. In particular, the Crush and Remake lines available at the following links


Requests for samples for test prints or prototypes, the online section is available
Please state on the request, “Samples required for the Societies on the Move competition”,
Art.4 (Documents presentation process)
∙ Applicants must submit their entries by e-mail to info@bevilacqualamasa.it, through WeTransfer, Applications must include the application form, duly completed and signed, a CV and a certified photocopy of an identification document
∙ On the form, applicants must indicate the title of the work and a description to a of maximum 500 characterswritten in English
∙ The file shall be renamed bearing the surname and the name of the participant

Art.5 (Judges Panel)
∙ Entries will be judged by a qualified panel composed of international experts in the field of illustration, visual arts and communication. The five judges will be: Giorgio Camuffo, Cedar Lewisohn, Riccardo Falcinelli, Steven Guarnaccia, hamelin Associazione Culturale
∙ The panel of judges will conduct, with absolute decision, a selection of images, which will be printed in 70 x 100 cm size and put on display at the exhibition. These will also be published in a catalogue dedicated to the competition and also displayed on the websites of the organizers
∙ Among them, the judges will also identify the winner of the Prize. The jury’s decisions are final
∙ Favini Srl will also select 12 images, independently from the judgments of the panel, which are to be used for the production of a calendar for 2017

Art.6 (Prize)
∙ The winner will be awarded a prize of € 2,500 and will also be invited to the opening of the exhibition, with paid travel and accommodation expenses
∙ The authors of the images selected for the exhibition will receive a free copy of the catalogue
∙ The authors of the 12 images selected for the calendar will receive a free copy of the calendar

Art.7 (Timing)
∙ Applications for the competition must be received by 12.00 am CEST on August 25, 2016
∙ The announcement of selected images will take place by the end of September 2016, through the communication
channels of the Institution Bevilacqua La Masa and Favini Srl
∙ The selected authors will be informed by e-mail and / or telephone
∙ The announcement of the winner will take place on the opening day of the exhibition which will be from October 20 to November 20, 2016 at the Bevilacqua La Masa’s San Marco Gallery, Venice

Art.8 (Questions and information request)
All communications regarding this announcement should be sent to the Secretary of the Istituzione Fondazione
Bevilacqua La Masa, Dorsoduro 2826, 30123 Venice, at the following contacts
0039 041 5207797 - 
Fax 0039 041 5208955; 
e-mail: info@bevilacqualamasa.it

Art.9 (Property rights)
∙ Participants grant the organizers of this competition, free of charge, the right to reproduce the work and text given in the application stage, for the display in the exhibition, for the catalogue editing, for the production of the calendar, for the publication on the website and for other forms of communication and promotion of this competition
∙ Any use by Favini Srl, for commercial purposes, shall be agreed with the author of the work for a reward agreed by the parties
∙ The participation in this competition implies the full acceptance of the conditions laid down in this regulation

Art.10 (Privacy policy)
∙ The data provided will be treated in compliance with the provisions of the Italian Legislative Decree No. 196 of June 30, 2003, "Code concerning the protection of personal data".