25 lipca 2009

International Student Poster Competition "POWER / POVERTY"

kategoria: plakat
nagroda: 1500 euro
termin: 1 listopada 2009 r.

Competition 2009: Introduction

About 25,000 people die every day of hunger or hunger-related causes.
This year the organizational committee of the Skopje's ISPC decided that the main topic of the 2009 poster competition should be the problem of Poverty. One person every three and a half seconds dies. Unfortunately, it is children who die most often.

We invite graphic design and visual arts students from all over the world to make a poster contribution, to this topic.

The POVERTY vs. POWER poster competition is meant to contribute to a graduate improving of the society as a whole, giving special attention to the young population. Its goal is to bring the ideas together, giving the youth a chance to express their beliefs and thoughts about the world poverty, by creating strong (poster) messages. It will have a direct effect on the society by opening new horizons and giving a strong motivation for the people to work towards a better future. This project should promote the ‘poster’ as a mean of expressing these ideas among the European and world wide youth.

This project continues to represents a base of cultural interchange, having made new friendships, realizing the importance of poverty as its major goals. Through the concretization of the ideas based on poverty the young spirit should understand its value and realize the common advantages that this concept offers, building a solid grounds for further promotion of Poverty problems on global grounds.

The project will be carried out through a partnership between PLAKART, The Museum of the City of Skopje, Warsaw Museum of Poster and AUG the Czech Graphic Design Association. It will be supported by the Ministry of Culture of Macedonia, City of Skopje, as well as City of Warsaw, and several external associates – Professors from Poland, Czech Republic, Slovenia, France, Italy, Slovakia, Turkey, Macedonia and other well-known graphic designers.

One of the goals of this project is to merge the students from world academies and Europe in the territory of the Republic of Macedonia.

"POVERTY vs. POWER” will strive for a cultural development of the young people and their social and cultural independence. One of the aspects of this situation is the lack of possibilities for self-actualization, namely achieving their aspiration and life ambitions. The organizer of this competition will continue promoting young artist and their posters around the globe, creating traveling exhibitions in Poland, Czech Republic, Serbia, Turkey, Israel...


First Prize: 1500 Euros
Second Prize: 1000 Euros
Third Prize: 600 Euros

Also, the jury will select 7 honorable mentions for the best posters that communicate the Poverty vs. Power issue.

ISPC continues with the tradition to bring the poster to the street

For a better communication with the public and stronger effect from the messages, 10 most successful posters POVERT vs. POWER from the exhibition will be displayed in front of the public at the most recurring street in Skopje, “Makedonija” on the first upcoming weekend after the opening. Every single person who passes through the “Makedonija” street, the most frequent walking zone in Skopje, will notice the selected 10 posters that in best way communicate the “Tolerance – A Global Challenge” message. This does not only form solid grounds for more efficient understanding and solving of the problems which are typical for the life of the youth, but it also raises awareness of tolerance on higher social and multiethnic grounds. With this step we go forward in giving the real meaning of the poster, which makes us more effective in promoting the messages than the similar poster manifestations, competitions and biennales in the world.

All costs will be covered by the organizer.

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