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Tapirulan Calendario Duemilla 11 Contest

Cultural Association “Tapirulan”, with the sponsorship of “Centro Fumetto Andrea Pazienza” and “Associazione Illustratori”, is proud to announce the sixth edition of the contest for illustrators.

Purpose of the competition is to select the thirty authors to be included in the exhibition “Gli illustratori di Tapirulan” (The illustrators of Tapirulan), to be held in Cremona from 13 November 2010 to 16 January 2011.

All thirty illustrations selected by the jury will be published on the Calendar of year 2011, which is, as well, the catalogue of the exhibition.

Objective

The theme of the contest is “Siesta“.

You can draw inspiration from the typical elements of siesta: rest, warm shade. But siesta is also – generally – a pause, a moment of interruption of the normal flow of everyday life. To begin again…

Prizes

All thirty illustrations selected by the jury will be published on the Calendar of year 2011, which is, as well, the catalogue of the exhibition.

Twelve images will be shown in full page, one per month, and eighteen more will be published in appendix.

During the inauguration of the exhibition – 13 November 2010 – the first prize of 1000 Euro will be awarded to the winner. An additional prize of 300 Euro will be awarded to the author of the illustration which got most votes by users of the Tapirulan’s website.

Rules

  • 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?

Submit your images through the online entry form on the official website, or send your application via traditional post on the following address:

Associazione Culturale Tapirulan
via Platina 21,
26034 Piadena (CR)

Works sent by post must arrive by 24 September 2010.

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.