Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale (GICB) 2019

Major Changes Ahead for

Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale (GICB)!

The Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale (GICB), which celebrates its tenth edition in 2019, is expected to undergo significant changes, especially in regard to its “international competition”. The GICB aims to establish a platform dedicated to promoting communication and exchanges between artists and the public. The upcoming biennale will present diverse programs such as the academic symposium and workshop in a comprehensive, multitiered format within the framework of the international competition, as opposed to the past in which the biennale hosted programs individually.

The GICB International Competition 2019 – as an exhibition is a gateway for newly emerging artists to acquire a presence in the global art scene – will offer diversified support programs that will help artists expand their world view. It will continue to retain its tradition as a “competition,” though with improvements in institutional arrangements including application conditions, exhibition format, screening criteria, and support programs, yet simultaneously aim to present a new paradigm for art events, as an “international exhibition” leading the trends in ceramics and an “art forum” bringing together workshops, performances, and seminars.

GICB International Competition Exhibition

• Exhibition Period : September 27 ~ November 24, 2019(tentative)
• Exhibition Place : 1, 2, 3, 4 Gallery, Icheon World Ceramic Center
• Number of Participating Artists
– Online Exhibition : No more than 300 artists who have been selected from the 1st round of portfolio screening
– Offline Exhibition : No more than 40 artists who have been selected from the 2nd round of portfolio screening

Support

Offline Exhibition Artist Online Exhibition Artist
Invitation of all exhibited artists (40 nominated artists + 10 online exhibition artists) to GICB
* Round-trip air ticket and accommodation are provided.
Opportunities for invited artists to participate in workshops, symposiums, and local networking programs
Opportunities for (a number of) artists to participate in foreign residency programs
Round-trip shipping fees for the art works of offline exhibition
Awards to seven (7) main nominees to be granted during exhibition period

Total Cash Prize

• KRW100,000,000(≒93,222.00USD) for seven (7) main nominees

Eligibility

An open call for ceramic artists of our generation

• Artists from all parts of the world are welcome to submit works, both artistic and practical, made from clay (ceramics) or made with the theme of clay (ceramics)

Category   There are two categories

• Ceramics as Expression
– Creative artworks, including sculptural works, objects, or installation works, that can be displayed indoors
– Video (Film), sound, performance, or viewer-participating works with clay (ceramics) as subject matter

• Ceramics for Use
– Ceramic works in the form of a vessel, even if they were produced as artworks and do not serve any practical function, are categorized as “Ceramics for Use”
– Creative ceramic works with practical functions or design elements
※ Including tableware, teaware, lighting, accessories, and home décor objects

Condition for Application

• There are neither age nor nationality restrictions.
• Applicants may apply as an individual or as a team (One (1) team is equivalent to one (1) individual applicant).
• Applicants must submit a portfolio with works created within the past three (3) years.
※ Portfolio must include at least one (1) entry that are available for exhibition.
※ These one (1) entry shall not have previously received an award in another competition, either domestic or international.
※ Failure to meet any of the above requirements will result in disqualification in the screening process. In the event that an award-winning entry is subsequently revealed to have failed to meet the above requirements, prizes may be retroactively reclaimed.
• Exhibition space of each individual artist shall be no larger than 500cm (w), 500cm (l), 250cm (h).

Official Languages

• All documents and the proceeding shall be in Korean and English.

How to Apply

• Period : October 1 (Mon) – 31 (Wed), 2018
• Method : Online submissions (ic.gicb.kr)
• Submission Requirements : Artist profile, exhibition proposal, portfolio (10 images; format: JPG; resolution: 300 pixel or above; artist’s statement), exhibition floor plan, installation guidelines

Attention
※ Portfolio must include at least one (1) entry that are available for exhibition.
※ Detail images of works may be submitted, but they will not count toward the total number of entries in the portfolio (max. 10).
※ Video and media art entries must be submitted through the online application website with still-cut images and original files.
※ Entries involving sound media must be submitted through the online application website with original files and mark that it is a sound media.

Assessment and Outcome

• Selection Process : Screening and assessment of online submissions will be carried out.
① No more than 300 artists will be selected (for online exhibition) through screening of portfolios by a jury comprised of experts from both Korea and abroad.
② Feasibility assessment
③ No more than 40 artists will be selected (for offline exhibition) through screening of portfolios by jury comprised of experts from both Korea and abroad.
④ A total of seven (7) main nominees will be selected by experts from both Korea and abroad and the general public during the exhibition period.

Online Assessment of Portfolios

• Period : November 13(Tue) ~ 28(Wed), 2018 / Feasibility Assessment: ~ December 14 (Fri)
• Announcement of Results : December 7(Fri), 2018(tentative)
• Onsite Assessment for Awards and Award Ceremony : During GICB 2019

More: ic.gicb.kr

 

Total Prize: 93,222 USD

3rd International Contest of the Theatrical Poster

Odessa Breeze is hosting its 3rd International Contest of the Theatrical Poster, this time as part of the X International Festival-Laboratory of Chamber Theaters and Small-Form Plays “MOLDFEST.RAMPA.RU”, Kishinev, Moldova.

The aim of the contest is the further development of theatrical poster as an art form, the strengthening of the international cultural ties, providing opportunities for participation for artists from all over the world.

Two competition categories are available: classical poster and advertising video clips of performances for city boards, Internet and e-media.

The Jury will select about 70 posters and 20 advertising video clips of performances for further exposition. The Exhibition takes place in State Youth Drama Theatre “From the Street of Roses” during the International Theatrical Festival in December 2018 and lasts about 10 days. After the closing of the Exhibition the Jury announces three winners in the each nomination. Diplomas of winners and prizes are handed to authors of these works.

The X International Festival-Laboratory of Chamber Theaters and Small-Form Plays “MOLDFEST.RAMPA.RU” is scheduled for 3rd–7th December, 2018.

The 1st International Contest of the Theatrical Poster took place in 2013 within the framework of International Theatrical Festival “Meetings in Odessa” with the participation of State Theatre Agency of Russia and Theatre Union of Russia. 144 artists from 17 countries including Russia, Ukraine, Japan, Finland, Israel participated and more than 400 posters were sent.

The 2nd International Contest of the Theatrical Poster was held within the framework of the XI Vampilov International Theatrical Festival of Modern Drama in Okhlopkov Academician Drama Theatre, Irkutsk (Russia) in September, 2017. There were more than 800 works from 300 participants of 34 countries.

RECEPTION OF WORKS IS STARTING! DEADLINE IS 31.10.2018.
THE VOICE IS IN THE TEST MODE. OFFICIAL START OF VOTING IS 1.11.2018

Dear Friends,

We are glad to greet You on the official site of the III International Contest of the Theatrical Poster.

The I Contest took place within the scope of International Theatrical Festival “Meetings in Odessa” in Odessa (Ukraine) in September 2013. 144 artists from 17 countries participated in the Contest.

The II Contest was held within the framework of the XI Vampilov International Theatrical Festival of Modern Drama in Okhlopkov Academician Drama Theatre, Irkutsk (Russia) in September, 2017. There were more than 800 works from 300 participants of 34 countries.

The current Contest is the part of the X International Festival-Laboratory of Chamber Theaters and Small-Form Plays “MOLDFEST.RAMPA.RU”, Moldova, Kishinev, December 2018. Details

At different times this Festival was attended by theater groups from many countries, such as Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Armenia, Latvia, Lithuania, Spain, Israel, Germany, Switzerland etc. This Festival is the real creative laboratory, art school, where numerous festival performances are discussed “from dusk till dawn”, where opinions of representstives of modern theatrical art expressing various trends and styles clash. The initiator and organizer of the Festival is State Youth Drama Theatre “S Ulitzy Roz” (“From the Street of Roses”) and its unchallenged leader and director Yuriy Harmelin.

As usual the Contest will have 2 nominations:

• classical poster;

• video poster – advertising video of performance for city boards, Internet and e-media.

The distinctive feature of this Contest is 2 kinds of Jury:

1. Artists’ Jury with membership of highly professional artists, recognized masters.

2. Theatre Critics’ Jury – theater experts, critics, analysts So all works are estimated as an art work and as a part of multifaceted theatrical process.

The Contest is held in 2 stages:

1.Internet-Contest. All sent electronic versions of posters will be placed on the special site www.postercontest.org. The collection of works will be ended on October 31.

Everybody may vote for the favorite poster. The official voting starts on 1 November, and lasts till end of theatrical festival.

2. In final stage the Jury selects about 70 posters and 20 video clips of performances for further exposition in Kishinev in December 2018. Во втором туре

The Jury announces three winners in the each nomination from the selected works. The authors get Diplomas of winners .

Also by results of the Internet voting the winner of Internet contest in each nomination is awarded to diploma. The audience who visits the Exhibition of theatrical posters and videos in Kishinev, can vote for one of works. By results of this voting the prize of spectator sympathies is handed.

The works of 2015-2018 to any performance take part in the Contest. Award presentation is performed at the closing ceremony of the Festival. Awards and diplomas of participants will be sent by e-mail.

You can download the contest condition and the application here: Documents

WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO WORKS!

WE INVITE YOU TO PARTICIPATE IN THE VOTING!

More: postercontest.org

 

International Design Awards Launches 12th Annual Global Design Competition

The International Design Awards (IDA) is calling designers and architects from around the world to submit their most innovative designs to its 12th annual design competition. The competition is open to architects, interior designers, product designers, graphic designers and fashion designers.

Entries to the competition are peer-reviewed and anonymously judged by an influential jury panel of experienced academics and established design industry professionals whose mandate is to recognize and award the very best designers from all countries in all disciplines. Each Jury member brings a wealth of knowledge and understanding to the table and, with their combined insight and votes, the final winners in each category will be selected.

The winner of the prestigious title “Design of the Year” in each of the 5 main design disciplines will be honored at the bi-annual IDA Awards Winners event to be held in Los Angeles or New York in 2019.

The deadline for submissions is October 30, 2018.

More: idesignawards.com

 

Plastic Design & Story Award 2018

This is a competition seeking new designs and stories that pioneer a new future and possibilities. Depending on what kind of bottle it’s in, even bottled water can have very different impression and experience. Plastic has the power to alter and even enhance the value of a product.
We invite designers from around the globe to submit their design and stories that change our daily lives, and break the norm.

What we are seeking

Design that leverages the material properties and characteristics of plastic containers

New and innovative use cases story of plastic containers

Must be consumer-centric, and a market moving proposal

Eligibility

Prospective applicants should be either:
– Professionals in the creative field, such as product designer, art director, and artists.
– Students aspiring to become designers and artists.

*Must be able to communicate in either Japanese or English.
*Individuals and groups submissions are welcome. No restrictions in age, gender, or nationality.
*Must be original work which is not already published.
*Multiple submissions per individual or group are welcome.

Prize

  • Grand Prize (1 Spot): ¥2,000,000
  • Achievement Awards (2 Spots): ¥500,000
  • Honorable Mentions (20 Spots): ¥100,000

*The winning designs may be prototyped and exhibited in trade shows.
*We reserve the right to withhold any award spots if no submission qualifies.

Judges

  • Keita Suzuki (Product Designer / PRODUCT DESIGN CENTER INC. CEO)
  • Yota Kakuda (Product Designer / Director YOTA KAKUDA DESIGN)
  • Keiko Hirano (Visioner / Designer / Executive Director of Communication Design Laboratory)
  • Kuniaki Hiromatsu (Director of Nissei ASB Machine Co., Ltd.)
More: pdsa2018.com
Total Prize: $18,000

Creative Quarterly (CQ) 54th International Juried Competition

ENTRY FEES

$30 for up to three images—perfect for single entries—each additional image will be $10. For $45 you can enter up to six images, either single or series entries.

For students, post graduates and recent graduates: $15 for up to three images, $45 for up to nine images.

CATEGORIES AND ELIGIBILITY

Open to all art directors, designers, illustrators, photographers and fine artists in all countries. Categories: advertising, graphic design, photography, illustration and fine art. Professional and student entries are judged separately.

AWARDS

Quarterly winners will be featured in print and our online gallery, receive a free publication and have a choice to receive a printed certificate. Honorable Mentions will be displayed online. Quarterly winners will become finalists in our year-end 100 Best Annual.


Creative Quarterly (CQ) magazine opens its 54th international juried competition and both professionals and students are invited to participate.

CQ is seeking for the best art, advertising, design, illustration and photography done in the past six months.

Winners will be featured in print and CQ’s online gallery and also have a choice to receive a printed certificate. Honorable Mentions will be displayed online.

In addition, winners will become finalists for the CQ year-end 100 Best judging where the top one-hundred entries from 2018 are selected.

The 100 Best winners will be exhibited in a New York City gallery, with an artist reception. CQ’s 100 Best Annual will be distributed worldwide.

Winners will be promoted online and in print and the work will be displayed on an online gallery.

The 53rd Creative Quarterly juried exhibition competition includes the following five (5) categories:

  • Advertising (AD)
  • Fine Arts (FA)
  • Graphic Design (GD)
  • Illustration (IL)
  • Photography (PH)

Commissioned and personal works by all art directors, graphic designers, photographers, illustrators and fine artists in all countries, can be submitted.

Creative Quarterly magazine was founded in 2005 and has received numerous international awards and recognition for its design.

Creative Quarterly (CQ) 54th International Juried Competition – Entry Fees

Single entries (with up to three images) start at $30 per entry for professional work and $15 per entry for work done by Students.

Awards

Notification of Selection

Winners will be notified by email and listed online after judging is completed. Judging takes six to eight weeks. All entrants will receive an email announcing the winners.

Winners will appear in Creative Quarterly as well as in our online Gallery. All winners receive a certificate of excellence.  Runners-up will be featured only in the online Gallery.

100 Best Honors

At the end of the year, all winning entries for 2018 will be judged by an outside honorary judging panel. Our instructions to the judges will be to select the top twenty-five entries from each category (graphic design, illustration, photography and fine art) bringing our grand total to the top 100 entries of 2018. We will then prepare our 100 Best Annual which will be distributed on leading newsstands worldwide in early 2019. Winners will receive a discount on the annual as well as a certificate of distinction. View our recent annuals

More: cqjournal.com