The 21st International Poster Biennale presents poster work created worldwide during
the period between 2006–2007. The Warsaw Biennale aims at reviewing and comparing
the most signifcant achievements of that time. The event is being organized by the
Poster Museum at Wilanow – Department of the National Museum in Warsaw and Polish
Poster Foundation. Endorsed by ICOGRADA.
Chairman of the Organizing Committee: Lech Majewski
Director of the Poster Museum at Wilanow: Maria Kurpik
General Secretary IPB: Katarzyna Matul
The International Poster Biennale Office
Poster Museum at Wilanow
10/16 St. Kostki Potockiego Street
02-958 Warszawa, Poland
Tel. (48) 22 858 24 37 Tel/fax (48) 22 842 26 06, 22 842 48 48
WHERE & WHEN
1. The 21st IPB will be held in Warsaw at the Poster Museum at Wilanow
and will last from June 7th 2008 till September 7th 2008.
2. Deadline for sending entries is February 17th 2008.
A – Ideological posters – works concerning universal themes; conditions
and existence of man, civilisation problems, social and political action
B – Culture posters – promoting culture, art, education and sport ventures
C – Advertising posters – promoting commodities and business
D – The Henryk Tomaszewski Golden Debut – works submitted by students
or graduates of art academies within two years from graduation. Graduation projects
and academic assignments printed digitally can be submitted with permission from
CONDITIONS OF ENTERING AND PARTICIPATING
1. The 21st IPB will exhibit works of individual authors, groups, studios and agencies.
2. Every participant may submit no more than 3 posters of 2006–2007, each in 2 copies.
The entries must be printed.
3. The organizers will only accept the posters which will not exceed the following
sizes: the longer edge must not exceed 180 cm, the shorter edge must not be less
than 40 cm.
4. Each poster should bear a label with the participant’s name and the poster’s
number taken from the entry form. The label has to be pasted to the bottom left
corner on the reverse side of the poster.
5. The participants are asked to .ll in an entry form in block letters or typewritten.
An illegible entry form or its lack will cause disqualification of the entry.
The personal details given on the entry form will serve later as valuable information
in the 21st IPB Catalogue. The entry form should be signed by participant.
6. The posters submitted will not be returned.
7. The posters pasted on a hard base or framed will not be accepted.
8. Together with the posters the participants are requested to send digital images
of submitted works burned on a CD or DVD. The images are necessary for the
preparation of the 21 IPB Catalogue. Digital images should be compatible with Mac OS
or Microsoft Windows. Image size: 100x115 mm, resolution 350 dpi (CMYK), .le type:
TIFF, EPS. If materials have been prepared in QuarkXpress or Page Maker program, please
attach graphic .les or fonts to the main .le.
9. The works should be packed in a safe and practical manner to avoid any damage
during transport. Damaged posters will not be accepted. The organizers do not
take responsibility for damage sustained in transport.
10. Postage and other incidental expenses are covered by the sender. The parcel must
be labeled: “printed matter no-commercial value”. Please do not include the price of
your submission on the postal declaration or invoice, as this complicates the delivery
procedure; the organizers will not undertake any customs clearance and the parcel will
be sent back.
The posters qualifed for the competitive exhibition will be chosen
by the Qualifying Committee. The selected participants will be notifed.
THE INTERNATIONAL JURY
Xavier Bermudez (Mexico)
Anette Lenz (France)
Tomasz Boguslawski (Poland)
Uwe Loesch (Germany)
Shigeo Fukuda (Japan)
Marcin Wladyka (Poland)
Jianping He (Germany)
The International Jury will award prizes for each category
The Gold Medal 10 000 zlotys
The Silver Medal 6 000 zlotys
The Bronze Medal 4 000 zlotys
The Golden Debut 5 000 zlotys
The Jury will also award
The Icograda Excellence Award
The Jozef Mroszczak Honorary Award granted by the Rector of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw
The Jury will announce the verdict on the opening day June 7th 2008.
A prize awarded for a group is regarded as a single prize and cannot be multiplied. The
organizers allow other honorary awards and prizes funded by of.cial sponsors and
patrons of IPB. All money prizes may be exchanged into foreign currencies according to
international law. The Gold Medals Winners will be invited to the next Biennale Laureates
Exhibition to present their poster art output.
All the posters qualifed for the competitive exhibition become the property of the Poster
Museum at Wilanow. The organizers have the right to photograph and reprint the works
for publicity and promotion of IPB.