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Ten images for Ithaca 2010 – 9th International Poster Competition of the Island of Ithaca

A label is any kind of tag attached to something so as to identify the object or its content. Labeling means naming. It is human instinct to group things with what they are most similar and name them as a whole. We live in a world filled with labels antagonising each other to win our preference.

What is the role of labels in your life? How can a label describe the world you live in? Can a label give the infinite set of experiences, beliefs and desires that summarise each human being?

Ten images for Ithaca 2010 – the 9th international poster competition of the island of Ithaca is now open for entries.

Objective

A label is any kind of tag attached to something so as to identify the object or its content. Labeling means naming. It is human instinct to group things with what they are most similar and name them as a whole. We live in a world filled with labels antagonising each other to win our preference.

There are labels associated with consumer products and fashion. People voluntarily label themselves in order to have a sense of belonging to a group, but there also labels that people use to categorize others stemming from feelings of racism and xenophobia, political and religious discrimination, etc.

What is the role of these labels in your life? How can a label describe the world you live in? Can a label give the infinite set of experiences, beliefs and desires that summarise each human being?

All of the above are just a few of the many ways one can approach this year’s competition theme “Labels”.

There is no necessary data or information that must be communicated through the poster. Each designer is free to use whatever information or text he/she thinks necessary in order to communicate his/her idea.

Prizes

The ten best entries will be printed into banners with dimensions 200 x 60 cm and will be hung along Ithaca’s promenade for the entire summer of 2010. Their creators will have free accommodation in Ithaca on the weekend of the exhibition’s opening (July 2010).

  • 1st prize €1000
  • 2nd prize €600
  • 3rd prize €500

Rules

  • Anyone can take part in the Ten Images for Ithaca competition, individuals, groups of people or companies, using their own names, a “group” name they have chosen or their company’s name.
  • In any case, each participant may submit up to two posters (whether in a group or individually).
  • Each individual or group may submit up to two posters.
  • In order to enter the competition, each artist has to submit their poster through this website.
  • Each piece must have dimensions of 40cm height x 12cm width (15,75’’ height x 4.73’’ width) and must be uploaded as an electronic JPEG file, resolution 360 dpi, maximum file size 10 MB.
  • Fimios has the right to change, postpone or cancel the competition without prior notification.
  • Works will be kept at Fimios posters archive.
  • The winners will be notified via e-mail.

How to enter?

Submit your entries by using the official online entry form.

  • Files you can upload: jpg only
  • Size: 40cm height x 12cm width (15.75″ height x 4.73″ width)
  • Resolution: 360dpi
  • Maximum file size: 10mb