Ecuador Poster Bienal 2018. Call for Posters
Submission deadline: 1 June 2018
The organisers of the Ecuador Poster Bienal are calling visual designers of all kinds to submit poster designs by 1 June 2018. China is the partner country for this year’s biennale.
The Ecuador Poster Bienal was founded as recently as 2015 and has been dedicated ever since to the presentation of Ecuadorian design and its connection to international designers. In this second event, design students, graphic designers, architects, artists, photographers, and other visual designers are invited to submit poster designs created between April 2016 and June 2018 for the biennale. This year, designers can make submissions in the following five categories (one more than at the 2016 Biennale): advertising posters, social, political and cultural posters, student posters, children’s rights posters and posters about Donald Trump. With the latter two categories, the Biennale positions itself in the context of current political and social developments, while at the same time arousing curiosity about the creative interpretations that will be presented during the biennale in Quito in October.
Before then, designers must upload their posters to the biennale website as digital files in an appropriate size and resolution, by 1 June 2018. Any designer can participate, regardless of age and nationality, and can make an unlimited number of submissions. There are no fees for participating. The submitted posters will be judged by an international jury, including the professor for illustration and graphic design at HfG Offenbach Eike König, Gisela Calderón, the founder of the Asociación de Diseñadores Gráficos (ADG) in Ecuador, and Cao Fang, who works all over the world as a graphic designer and lecturer. Winners in each category selected for a Gold, Silver or Bronze Award or an Honourable Mention will be notified by 31 July 2018. Winners will then need to either send the winning submissions in duplicate by post to Quito by 20 August or to have the posters printed out in Quito for an additional 40 US dollars (approximately 32 euros), in which case the print-ready files must be submitted by 20 August.