Posterheroes is an international communication and social graphic art contest organized by PLUG – non profit cultural association.
There are no age, nationality or profession limits, the contest is open to all, except for the organizers of Posterheroes, Plug associates, the jury or any of their family members.
PARTICIPATIONS TERMS AND CONDITIONS
The Posterheroes contest is open to individuals or groups (in which case a representative will be required) with the submission of up to two (2) entries each. Works can only be submitted online following the uploading procedure on www.posterheroes.org.
Each candidate will include the following details in the electronic form:
candidate name and surname (representative in the case of a group)
title of the work
English description in 500 words max
submission category (A_production, B_health, C_mobility, D_public life); should the work deal with more than one issue the most relevant must be indicated.
If one or more fields are left incomplete the participation to the contest will be invalidated.
Works must not present any symbols or signatures that could trace back to the authors.
IFiles must meet the following characteristics (upon pain of exclusion):
size: 50×70 cm at 150dpi (2953×4134 pixels)
jpg or pdf format
The only admitted languages to fill in the electronic form are Italian and English. Should the graphics contain text components, these must necessarily be in English and Italian.
The jury is made up of international experts of graphic arts and communications. Plug reserves itself the right to communicate on its website any possible changes to these conditions.
For each category in the contest the jury will select the 40 best proposals. Evaluation criteria for selection will be: originality, quality in relation to efficacy of message communication and emotional aspects expressed by the posters. Files will be automatically renamed to guarantee anonymity during jury evaluation..
Plug, as the organizer of the contest, will be responsible for facilitating in an independent manner the works of the jury.
Plug also guarantees the correct management of entries as reported in the present announcement.
Works can be submitted starting from November 19, 2012 (11:59 p.m. GMT+1) up until midnight (11:59 p.m. GMT+1) of February 18, 2013. Posters received after the established deadline will not be considered for the contest.
Posterheroes does not assign awards.
Best entries selected by the jury will be published on the catalogue of the initiative and will become part of the itinerant shows and future events which Posterheroes/Plug will organize at the end of the contest. Starting from the 2012/2013 edition Posterheroes enters the circuit of the events of the “Democracy Biennial” (www.biennaledemocrazia.it – Turin, April 2013) under the sponsorship of Ordine Architetti Torino foundation.
Posterheores/Plug together with OAT foundation will take care of the publication of posters selected within the events of the “Democracy Biennial” and it will be the object of an itinerant exhibition in the streets of the centre of Turin, further details will be given on www.posterheroes.org. Selected posters will be published on www.posterheroes.org. within March 30, 2013.
Each participant or group authorizes the cultural association – Plug – to handle personal details under the Italian law decree 196/2003 (Personal data protection code – Italian law), for the fulfillment of all obligations of the organization and for the correct development of Posterheroes as well as for the events which Posterheroes/Plug will organize after the contest.
For any controversy concerning the contest, Italian law will be applicable. By sending the entries, participants explicitly accept, without possibility of appeal, that the competent tribunal will be the one in Turin.
Works must be original and not previously published, upon pain of exclusion. A work can be presented only by its author who, by submitting the entry, declares and guarantees he/she holds all its rights, that it doesn’t prejudice rights of any other third party and does not violate any law in force. Furthermore, authors declare they hold every moral and patrimonial copyright. In any case authors release the cultural organization – Plug – from all responsibilities, costs and any kind of burdens that should arise due to the content of the work. Participants concede Posterheroes/Plug an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable and worldwide license, with no royalties, to use and display publicly their works, citing the authors. Any other use of the works will be arranged with the authors.
The participation to the contest implies the total acceptance of the present announcement and specifically of the following points: requirements, terms and conditions, technical requirements, admitted languages, jury, evaluation criteria, independent facilitator, deadline, awards, privacy, copyright.