Apila Edicione is a publishing house located in Spain and organizes this contest.
“ Apila Ediciones together with the High School of Design of Aragón and with the help of its Town Hall, opens call for application to “Apila’s 2023 First Printing Award”. This is an international illustrated picture book award to promote illustration book work and provide children with new books.
16 February 2023
The contest is open to illustrators worldwide who want to publish their first illustration book with ISBN.
Illustrators, regardless of nationality, can send a project of an illustrated picture book for children, written in Spanish or English (max. 40 pages).
All submissions have to be made sent through email. Application link.
taking part in the contest is free of charge
The winning illustration children’s book will be published by the Apila Ediciones. The winner will be awarded € 4.000.
WOODBLOCK-PRINTS Conest call for artists: HIDA-TAKAYAMA INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY WOODBLOCK-PRINTS TRIENNIAL 2020
Since ancient times, surrounded by forests, Hida Takayama has developed a unique culture for woodblock printing. This style of printing has always been popular in the area and is specifically called “Hida Woodblock Printing.” While passing down traditional techniques, Hida artisans have been creating original pieces of art. In order to promote and let the world know about the culture of Hida Takayama, the Hida Takayama Contemporary WoodblockPrints Triennial invites both domestic and international artists to showcase their create new technical innovation and creativity.
Takayama City, Japan
Takayama-City Cultural Association, Hida Woodworking Federation, Soroptimist International of Takayama, Takayama Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Takayama Federation of Shopping Center Promotion and Takayama Financial Association (no particular order) [Supporters] Gifu Prefecture, Gifu Prefectural Board of Education, Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK) Gifu Station, Chubu-Nippon Broadcasting Co. Ltd., Tokai Television Broadcasting Co. Ltd., Chukyo TV. Broadcasting Co. Ltd., Nagoya Broadcasting Network, HitnetTV, Gifu Newspaper and Gifu Broadcasting System Inc., The Asahi Shimbun Company, The Mainichi Newspapers Chubu H The maximum paper size should be 90cm x 90cm (35.43in x 35.43in). Initial screening (based on an image of the artwork): 1. Photo format: Jpeg (no more than 3000×2400pixels) 2. Application forms can be downloaded from the website below: http://www.city.takayama.lg.jp/kurashi/1000021/1000118/1006776/1006777.html
* Put the artwork data and application form in the same folder and e-mail it to the address below. The maximum folder size should be 10MB. The folder name must be “HTCPT- (applicant’s name).” email@example.com * Application forms must be in kaisho-style Japanese or block-style English. * Application forms should not be handwritten but typed.
* Applications must be received between Tuesday, October 1 and 5p.m. Thursday, October 31, 2019 Japan time.
* Results of the initial screening will be posted at the end of January 2020. Secondary screening (based on the actual artwork): The maximum paper size should be 90cm x 90cm (35.43in x 35.43in). Artwork should be mailed without a frame. * Information including the address of the destination and the payment method of the application fee and the return fee will be sent to any applicant who passes the initial screening process.
* All artwork must be received by 5p.m. Monday, March 16, 2020.
* Results of the secondary screening will be posted in mid May 2020. [Application fee] Free for the initial screening and 2,000 yen per piece of artwork for the secondary screening. A fee will be charged to applicants who pass the initial screening.
* Fees will not be refunded for any reason.
* Applicants must pay all expenses related to the application, shipping and return. [Judges] (Titles omitted) Tetsuya Noda (Printmaker, Professor Emeritus of Tokyo University of the Arts) Teruo Isomi (Printmaker, Professor Emeritus of Aichi University of the Arts) Kunio Motoe (Art Critic) Zhang Yuanfan (Printmaker, Distinguished Professor of Shanghai Academy of Fine Arts, China) [Awards] First Prize/1 Winner (500,000 yen) Second Prize/1 Winner (300,000 yen) Third Prize/1 Winner (200,000 yen) Fourth Prize/5 Winners (50,000 yen per winner) Hida Woodblock Print Prize/1 Winner (50,000 yen) Sponsors’ Prize/6 Winners (30,000 yen per winner)
* All prizes include taxes. Winners will receive the prizes after taxes have been taken out. The pieces of art which receive the top three prizes will belong to Takayama City. No questions or objections concerning the judging process will be accepted. The contents of the above awards may change due to budgetary conditions of the organizer and/or the sponsors. [Exhibition Period and Venue for the Awards Ceremony] Venue: Takayama Cultural Hall (1-188-1 Showamachi, Takayama City) Date: June 2020 (Event dates are under consideration.)
* If the first prize winner lives overseas, the organizer will pay part of the travel expenses to Japan for the winning artist to attend the Awards Ceremony. [Return of Artwork (except for the artwork which receives the top three prizes)] (Artwork from those who live in Japan):
– Art pieces will be returned to the applicants by cash on delivery and by the method designated by the organizer. For the award winning pieces, this will be approximately within 60 days after the last day of the exhibition and approximately within 90 days after the final judging for the other pieces.
– If the artwork is returned to the organizer due to a reason such as the return address or the name of the applicant being unclear and there is no response from the applicant within 30 days, it will be understood that the applicant gives ownership of the artwork to the organizer, and the organizer will dispose of it. (Artwork from those who live overseas)
– Art pieces will be returned to the applicants by payment in advance and by the method designated by the organizer. For the award winning pieces, this will be approximately within 60 days after the last day of the exhibition and approximately within 90 days after the final judging for the other pieces.
– If the address specified by the applicant for the return of the artwork is within Japan, the artwork will be returned using the same method as a domestic application. – If the artwork is returned to the organizer due to a reason such as the address or the name of the applicant being unclear and there is no response from the applicant within 30 days, it will be understood that the applicant gives ownership of the artwork to the organizer, and the organizer will dispose of it.
– We will pay the utmost care in handling the artwork. However, we are not responsible for accidental damage to or loss of submitted artwork by a natural disaster or during transfer, storage or exhibition of the artwork or during the return of the artwork. Applicants may wish to purchase insurance.
– We reserve the right to take photographs of the artwork for purposes of recordkeeping or advertisement. Also, photograph taking of the exhibition venue and posting these on social media will be allowed.
– We reserve the right to publish photographs of the artwork and profiles of the award winning applicants for the purpose of announcement of the results, recordkeeping, catalog making and advertising.
– Awards may be withdrawn retroactively for a reason such as a violation of application criteria, even after results have been made public.
– The information provided in the application forms will not be used for any purpose other than those originally intended.
– Applications will only be accepted from those who agree and accept our application criteria.
[Contact] Person in Charge of the Hida Takayama International Contemporary Woodblock-Prints Triennale, Lifelong Learning Division, Citizens Activity Department, 2-18 Hanaokamachi, Takayama City, Gifu Prefecture 506-8555, Japan E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
* We request overseas applicants contact us by e-mail either in Japanese or in English.
17th February 2020
Who may enter
The competition is open to all British and international artists over the age of 18 years old on 1st June 2019.
The contest is organized by the Derwent Cumberland Pencil Company.
Artists are invited to submit up to 6 images. The work entered must be created in pencil(including water-soluble, pastel, graphite, charcoal or coloured pencils). The work must not exceed 182cm in its greatest dimension. There is no minimum size limit.
All entered work must have been completed within the last 3 years.
The entry fee is £15 for the first work and £5 for additional works.
• First Prize: £6,000
• Second Prize: £3,000
• Third Prize: £1,500
• People’s Choice Award – Exhibition: £750
• Young Artist Award – For artists under 25 years: £750
• Coloured Pencil Award for Excellence: £500
Please visit http://www.derwent-artprize.com/ to learn more about the competition.
The International Image Contest aims to recognize, promote, encourage and diffuse the works, in different genres, expressions and uses of image, of Mexican and foreign creators.
The Call for entries is addressed to students and professionals of image in the genres of: Photography, Alternative Techniques, Poster and Documentary Film. The proposals will be examined by a Jury integrated by individuals with a great national and international recognition.
FINI 2019 will have POPULISM as its thematic axis, therefore, the registered works will must show or reflect this concept from a political or socioeconomic perspective (showing or alluding to social equity); or from a cultural point of view (highlighting traditions or artistic manifestations from a country or community).
Through your participation in the International Image Contest, FINI 2019 you can contribute to build a more just and inclusive world.
In each edition, FINI grants a recognition to Mexican distinguished creators, artists and photographers like Ariel Guzik, Pedro Valtierra, Ambra Polidori, Elsa Medina, Maya Goded, Francisco Mata Rosas and Alfredo De Stéfano.
Additionally, FINI pays tribute to contemporary main characters who have dedicated their lives to create and contribute, with their work, to the cultural enrichment of our country. For example, Ramón Valdiosera, painter, illustrator, cartoonist, graphic and fashion designer; Eduardo Terrazas, architect and multidisciplinary artist; Carlos Jurado, painter and photographer; Vicente Rojo, visual artist and graphic designer; Felipe Cazals, film director; and Julio Souza, photographer of the Hermanos Mayo Agency, have received this distinction.
This way, the International Image Festival contributes with the updating, training and development of students and professionals of image with a wide range of topics and genres to favor learning, professionalization and excellence of Mexican and foreign creators.
Application link: http://sistemas.uaeh.edu.mx/FINI/registro.php
Call for Applications: Award for Distinguished Research in the Applied Arts 2019 – funded by Claudia Oetker
The Association of Friends of the Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte, Munich (CONIVNCTA FLORESCIT), offers an annual award for distinguished research in the field of applied arts.
The purpose of this award is to encourage younger scholars to address neglected topics and to bring the results of their work to the attention of a broader public.
Consideration will be given to a Ph.D. dissertation, M.A. thesis, or scholarly publication, dealing with art historical questions which involve the applied arts. Applicants should have an academic background.
The winning candidate chosen by an independent committee of scholars, will receive € 6.000 and is expected to spend three months conducting research at the Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte in Munich.
Candidates for the award are requested to send a copy of the research paper in question, along with a curriculum vitae detailing academic qualifications, copies of certificates and a list of publications to: Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte, to the attention of Prof. Dr. Iris Lauterbach, Katharina-von-Bora-Str. 10, 80333 Munich/Germany
The application deadline is March 15, 2019.
Learn more about: https://www.zikg.eu/aktuelles/nachrichten/ausschreibung-forschungspreis-angewandte-kunst-2019
SMACH is an international call for artists. The fourth edition of SMACH puts the the word ‘Heimat’ as it’s main focus, this is not a simple word. It is well known that the word proves untranslatable in many languages, English and Italian included. The language barrier reduces its meaning to concepts such as “motherland” are banal, if not completely misleading.
‘Heimat’ is indicative of a form of identity much stronger than a single word can transmit. It does not just refer to a place, but rather a set of shared and spontaneous values which have to do with life from infancy. The mention of which triggers a positive sensation in us when one thinks of our origins, thinks of our identity, or, on the contrary, the sense of solitude and impotency we feel when the loss of such tie is hinted at.
THE 10 LOCATIONS OPEN FOR ENTRIES
- Plaies y Alfur
- Ciastel de Tor
- Val dl’Ert
- Chi Jus
- Pra de Pütia
- Forcela de Furcia
- Plan de Corones
Prizes: 2000 euro.
How to apply:
In order to submit your together your artwork (photographs, drawings, renderings, etc.) with filled application form.
Application link: https://www.smach.it/how-to-partecipate/