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Calendario Duemila 12 – Tapirulan Annual Illustration Contest

The Cultural Association “Tapirulan”, with the sponsorship of “Centro Fumetto Andrea Pazienza”, “Associazione Illustratori” and “Sarmede – Paese della fiaba”, is proud to announce the seventh edition of its contest for illustrators.

The purpose of the competition is to select forty authors to be included in the exhibition “Gli illustratori di Tapirulan” (The illustrators of Tapirulan), to be held in Cremona from 3 December 2011 to 29 January 2012. All forty illustrations selected by the jury will be published in a catalog and 12 of them also on Tapirulan’s Calendar for 2012.

This time Tapirulan is calling for artworks on the theme of “Privacy”.

Calling for Illustrations on the Theme: “Privacy”

The theme of the 7th Tapirulan Illustration Contest is:

Privacy” – Secret emotions and inconfessable thoughts. Private vices and public virtues. The right to the privacy collides with the irresistible curiosity…

The execution techniques are free, so you get to choose the technique for your artwork.

Any submitted work must be square-shaped, not smaller than 25×25 centimeters and not bigger than 40×40 cm. If it is put in a frame this should not be thicker than 3 mm. In case of a digital image it should be 31×31 cm (300 dpi – JPG format – best quality).

Exhibition in Italy + Catalog + Calendar + Cash

The exhibition “Tapirulan Illustrators” which will include the 40 selected works and all the works of the former winners, will be set up from 3 December 2011 to 29 January 2012 at Santa Maria della Pietà – Cremona (Italy). During the inauguration of the exhibition the winners will be awarded their prizes.

  • 1.000 euros – First prize awarded by the jury
  • 300 euros – Prize awarded by the registered subscribers.

The 40 artists whose works will be published in the catalog will receive a copy of the catalog and a copy of the calendar.

All the candidates will be given a free copy of the calendar during the prize-giving ceremony.

“Calendario Duemila” Regulations

  • Any Italian or foreign artist can enroll. There is no age limit however underage candidates need parents’ authorization.
  • Every candidate is allowed to submit only one brand-new work.
  • Neither prize-winning works nor works previously mentioned for merit will be accepted.

How to Enter “Calendario Duemila”?

You can either enter online or enter by traditional mail. Either way you need to submit a completely filled out and signed entry form together with your artwork. See Contest regulations for further guidelines.

Entry Fee

The subscription fee is 10 euros.

If you are a member of “Tapirulan” for the current year you can take part in the contest freely. If you are a member of the “Illustrator Association” you are entitled to 50% discount.