The 22nd IPB presents posters created worldwide between
2009 and 2010. The Warsaw Biennale aims at reviewing
and comparing the most signifcant achievements of that
time. The event is organized by the Poster Museum at
Wilanów – Department of the National Museum in Warsaw
and Polish Poster Foundation. Endorsed by Icograda.
Chairman of the Organizing Committee:
Director of the Poster Museum at Wilanów:
President of the Polish Poster Foundation:
The International Poster Biennale Office:
Curator of the IPB: Agata Szydlowska
Secretary of the IPB: Monika Rogowska-Stangret
Poster Museum at Wilanów
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 22nd
IPB will be held in Warsaw at the Poster
Museum at Wilanów and will take place from June 5th
2010 until September 30th 2010.
2. Deadline for sending entries is January 15 th 2010.
A – Ideological posters – works concerning universal
themes, condition of man, civilization problems, social
and political actions;
B – Culture posters – promoting culture, art, education
C – Advertising posters – promoting services,
commodities and business;
D – The Henryk Tomaszewski Golden Debut – works
submitted by students or graduates of art academies up
to two years from graduation. Graduation projects and
academic assignments printed digitally can be submitted
with permission from the college;
E – Special category: "Chopin Anew" – competition for a
poster which presents a new graphic approach to the work
and person of Frederic Chopin. In this category original
posters, digital prints or posters published during last two
years will be accepted. The organizers will only accept
the posters which do not exceed the following dimensions:
the longer edge must not exceed 180 cm, the shorter
edge must not be shorter than 40 cm. Please enclose
a CD or DVD with a file which may serve to print the
poster in the full dimensions.
Requirements of Entering and Participating
1. The 22nd
IPB will exhibit works of individual authors,
groups, studios and agencies.
2. Every participant may submit no more than 3 posters
from 2008-2009, each in two copies. The entries must be
printed works which have been published.
3. The organizers will only accept the posters which do not
exceed the following dimensions: the longer edge must
not exceed 180 cm, the shorter edge must not be shorter
than 40 cm.
4. Each poster should bear a label which must be flled
in legibly in block letters. The number of the label should
match the number of the poster on the entry form. It is
also required to indicate the top of the poster by drawing
an arrow. The label has to be pasted on the bottom left
corner on the reverse side of the poster.
5. The participants must fll in the entry form in block
letters or typewritten. Lack of the entry form or an illegible
one will cause disqualifcation of the entry. The personal
details given on the entry form will be used in the 22nd
Catalogue. The entry form should be signed by participant.
6. Posters which may be in any way unclear for an
international audience must be described by a brief
summary in Polish or English which should be written in
a relevant gap on the reverse side of the entry form.
7. The posters submitted will not be returned.
8. The posters pasted on a solid base or framed will not be
9. Along 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
IPB Catalogue. The fles should be compatible with
Mac OS or Microsoft Windows. Image dimensions: longer
edge 150 mm, resolution 350 dpi (CMYK), fle type: TIFF,
EPS. If materials have been prepared in QuarkXpress or
PageMaker application, please, attach graphic files or
fonts to the main fle.
10. 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.
11. 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 value
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 informed.
Names of the International Jury members will be
announced on the International Poster Biennale webpage
until October 31st
The International Jury will award prizes for each category
and it will announce the verdict on the opening day, June
The Gold Medal 10 000 zlotys
The Silver Medal 6 000 zlotys
The Bronze Medal 4 000 zlotys
The Golden Debut 5 000 zlotys
Special category 5 000 zlotys
The Jury will also award
The Icograda Excellence Award
The Józef Mroszczak Honorary Award granted by
the Dean of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw
A prize awarded for a group is regarded as a single prize
and cannot be multiplied. The organizers allow other
honorary awards funded by offcial 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 posters qualifed for the competitive exhibition become
the property of the Poster Museum at Wilanów.
The organizers have the right to photograph and reprint
the works for promotion purposes of IPB.