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Biennal del cartel Bolivia BICeBe, 2017
received from Susana Machicao
Please see the official website for more information.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: FRIDAY, MARCH 10th, 2017 (12:00 am -04:00GMT)


1.1 Contestants may be design students, graphic designers, plastic artists, photographers and graphic producers in general, of any age and nationality, having posters printed between April 2015 and February 2017, except for those submitting as Category D and E that must be unpublished.
1.2 Each contestant can submit up to five (5) posters including series and categories A, B, C & D. Category D which doesn't accept series. Category E will accept up to two (2) animated GIF, per designer. The maximum limit per designer or studio is up to 5 posters and 2 GIFs.
1.3 Design technique is free. Format for categories A,B & C may not be less than 40 x 60 cms. In Category D format must be 70 x 100 cm VERTICAL. In Category E for animated poster format must be 500x 691 pixeles (VERTICAL) and should last 15 seconds
1.4 Posters submitted may participate in the following categories:

Published works
Category A Posters on cultural topics and activities.
Category B Posters on political and social issues.
Category C Posters on advertising, commercial, products or services.

Unpublished works
Category D Unpublished posters on the topic: ELECTRONIC WASTE.
Category E Unpublished Animated GIF. (Free subject)

For Category D & E we will only accept original, unpublished, not previously printed or digitally published posters (including social networks, blogs, websites or other calls). For Category D participant must reflect their point of view on the ELECTRONIC WASTE, according to the topic presentation brief.


- The designer must provide a valid and active email for future communications.
- Multiple submissions with different emails are not accepted. In that case we will considered for pre-selection only the first 5 posters.
- Series are not considered as one poster.
- Double check your formats and resolution before submitting your work to avoid problems and system rejection.

- Go to
- Fill all required information in English or Spanish ONLY.
- In categories A, B, C & D, upload your files in 60cms (tall for vertical and width for horizontal), JPG (8 compression), RGB format at 300 dpi. Each poster must not weigh more than 10 MB.
- For Category E, submit your animated GIF at 500x 691 pixels (Vertical), 15 seconds long and 2MB of maximum weight
- Accept all Terms and Conditions and click send.

If you submitted everything correctly you will receive a confirmation email within the next 48 hours. Please send files only once to avoid a null participation.

Submission Deadline: Friday, March 10th, 2017 (12:00 AM - 04:00 GMT)


3.1 Posters will be evaluated and selected by a Selection Committee formed by distinguished designers, artists, illustrators and curators designated by the BICeBé.

3.2 The official announcement of selected posters will be on MONDAY APRIL 24th, 2017 in our web and BICeBé's social networks.


4.1 In case of being selected, the designer or studio AGREES -at the time of sending their digital file- to send TWO PRINTED POSTERS of each selected poster or do the transfer payment for the printing through WESTERN UNION with a price of US$50 per poster. Not complying with this term would mean automatic elimination from the final jury.

4.2 Each selected poster include the Entry Form, that will be send among our postal address by email. This form must be printed, filled and stuck with masking tape (NOT GLUE) at the back. bottom right corner of each poster. The form must be filled in English or Spanish only.

4.3 For those who decide to send their printed posters, consider a tube resistant poster package with protection in order to preserve your work. Not mistreated or folded posters will be accepted. If the poster arrives damaged the designer will be notified to make the local printing as mentioned at (4.1).

4.4 Selected designers should be pending of BICeBé email communications and send their printed posters or make an effective money transfer within a maximum period of 35 days after the selection announcement.

4.5 Submission of printed posters must be made only by Public Mail services and EMS. BICeBé will NOT accept or pay additional costs and taxes of shipments made throughout private companies (DHL, UPS, FEDEX, etc). The shipment must be sent with NO COMMERCIAL VALUE/SIN VALOR COMERCIAL declared and shall bear the phrase.


5.1 The responsible organizer is authorized to reproduce the posters submitted to the contest, in catalogs, exhibitions, promotional editions, electronic media, as well as promotional events of the Biennale whose purposes will be non-profit, respecting the credit of the authors.

5.2 All posters will become part of the acquis of the BICeBé®.

5.3 The organizers reserve the right to refuse the participation of posters that are considered offensive to morality or culture of any country and that of those who do not comply with the requirements of this solicitation.

5.4 Posters sent by members of the Jury or the Selection Committee could be selected, but not be included in the jury process.


6.1 The jury will be composed by a panel of prestigious guest designers who will determine the winners, during the week of activities of BICeBé 2017.


Categories A, B, C & E
First Prize Medal & diploma
Second Prize Medal & diploma
Third Prize Medal & diploma

Category D
First Prize Medal & diploma $US. 4000.-
Second Prize Medal & diploma
Third Prize Medal & diploma

Best Bolivian Selected Poster
Medal, diploma & prize

Best Bolivian Selected Poster D: e-waste
Fundación "Estas Vivo" Prize $US 1000.-

BICeBé guarantees the payment of monetary prizes. The winner will cover taxes in his or her country, if necessary.

Category D: Unpublished poster

The exponential technological development of recent decades is counterbalanced by the accumulation of electronic waste (e-waste), the world's fastest growing type of waste.

Technology has been at the service of the visionary man and society for many years -and although the gap between countries is wide, and the access to it does not even cover 42% of mankind yet- this has not prevented people from being surrounded by electronic devices in a daily basis, almost in a natural and unquestionable way. It even seems to be an extension of ourselves. But as everything has a beginning and an end, these also have a shelf life and then become one of the biggest problems as opposed to the principles upon there were created.

We all contribute daily to the production of e-waste. More than 46 million metric tons per year are generated, averaging 6 kilograms per inhabitant of the planet. WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) may contain harmful chemicals and heavy metals such as beryllium, chromium, cadmium, arsenic, selenium, antimony, mercury and lead, besides gold, silver and copper.

Around 60% of e-waste, consists of large and small household appliances, from refrigerators and washing machines to toasters, vacuum cleaners, shaving machines, etc. and 7% is made up of cell phones, computers, printers and other information technology equipment. Electronic waste is full of toxic components that are exposed and react with air, sunshine or rain, emitting chemicals that pollute the air, water and soil. Sooner or later these substances enter our bodies and make us sick.

Only 17 % of this waste is recycled in the world. The real challenge is to generate sustainable policies, which improve living conditions and environmental cleanliness through recycling. Recycling generates profits and the transformation of electronic scrap generates resources for manufacturing.

According to the United Nations University, a change in consumer attitudes could also reduce the problem. Evaluating prices, questioning the lifetime or disposability of what we buy. We must create conscious markets, where a responsibility for electronic waste management lies with manufacturers is very present, creating a competitive market amongst similar products. Also as consumers, we must raise awareness and demand a recycling accountability.

We must understand that the problem of e-waste should not only be attributed to producers, but also to an economy that encourages exaggerated consumption and planned obsolescence, for the greed of industries and self- indulgence of consumers. We are all involved in this.

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