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22. International Poster Biennale in Warsaw, Poland, 2010
received 2009.10.22 from Monika Rogowska-Stangret, General Secretary of the 22. IPB

Please see the official web site for more information and downloadable application forms.


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: Lech Majewski

Director of the Poster Museum at Wilanów: Maria Kurpik

President of the Polish Poster Foundation: Maria Kurpik

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.

Competitive categories
A – Ideological posters – works concerning universal themes, condition of man, civilization problems, social and political actions;
B – Culture posters – promoting culture, art, education and sport;
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 IPB 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 accepted.
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 22nd 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 2009.

The International Jury will award prizes for each category and it will announce the verdict on the opening day, June 5th 2010.
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.

Final Obligation
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.

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