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Regulations for the Festival d'affiches de Chaumont 2000
( 11th Rencontres Internationales des Arts Graphiques de Chaumont )

(received 1999.12.04 from ICOGRADA)

Endorsed by Icograda
Deadline for entries: March 4, 2000
Exhibition: May 19 - July 18 2000
Venue: Chaumont, France
Entries must be addressed to: Bureau d'inscription Festival d'Affiches de Chaumont, 7/9, avenue Foch, 52000 Chaumont - France
Tel : 33 (0)3 25 03 86 80
Fax : 33 (0)3 25 03 86 98
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The eleventh "Rencontres Internationales des Arts Graphiques de Chaumont" will deal with social and political posters and in a larger extent "political and social commitment". They can be composed by either a single artist or a group. The aim of the festival is to honour world-wide production in this field over the last five years. The festival is open to graphic artists, studios and advertising agencies as well as all other institutions involved in promoting subjects of public interest. Graphic artists from all over the world are invited to participate.


The international jury will be mainly made-up principally of graphic artists. A list of the names of the jury members will be available at the beginning of March 2000.

Rules of the competition

The competition will be conducted in accordance with the regulations and guidelines of ICOGRADA.
Artists may enter as many posters as they wish as long as they have been produced after January 1st, 1995. They have to be printed - any kind of printing process is acceptable but all entries have to be printed on paper. Entrants of all pre-selected posters undertake to provide a duplicate of their work for exhibition purposes. Work can be entered either individually or as a series. The organisers reserve the right to refuse entries they consider morally, politically or religiously offensive as well as work that is considered in contravention of the rules.
The organisers reserve the right to use all information provided by the artist, as well as the right to publish or otherwise reproduce all posters entered in the competition, to ensure the promotion of the festival and of any books or catalogues published on that occasion and as part of the festival.. Entries will not be returned. They will be donated to the Chaumont poster collection and kept in "les silos, maison du livre et de l¹affiche".

Prizes and certificates

A national jury made up of graphic artists with a French member of the international jury as chairman will determine the pre-selection. Certificates will be awarded for all pre-selected posters.
An international jury will award prizes and certificates to a graphic artist for the best poster or series of posters entered in the competition.
First prize: 50,000 FF
Second prize: 30,000 FF
Third prize: 20,000 FF

The jury will also award a special diploma if it is considered appropriate . A special ICOGRADA "Excellence Award" will also be attributed. The artist receiving the first prize will be invited to have a personal exhibition of his/her work during the 12th ³Rencontres Internationales des Arts Graphiques³ de Chaumont in year 2001.


Several exhibitions presenting political commitment will take place as usual, such as the pictures collected in South Africa by Garth Walker in his publicationi-jusi, the pictures collected by the Japanese U.G. Sato protesting against nuclear energy, political posters from Berlin. Gunter Rambow, last year winner, will show his last creations. The preselection of the international competition and the students competition will be naturally exhibited. The comprehensive program of the exhibitions, entertainment and demonstrations will be available from March, 15th onwards.

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