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Rules Of The VIII International Graphic Competition For Ex Libris Gliwice 2010

Director of Municipal Public Library in Gliwice, GRAŻYNA LAZAR, has the honour to invite you to participate in VIII International Graphic Competition For Ex Libris Gliwice 2010

VIII International Graphic Competition is an open Competition.
Its purpose is the review and presentation of the latest achievements in the art of ex libris design.

Terms and conditions of participation

  • Works submitted for the Competition shall have the ex libris function, i.e. they shall include the words “ex libris” (or its substitute) integrally related to the composition field and dedication consisting of full first name and surname of the owner or name of institution. In case of initials or abbreviations, please provide their full versions on the ex libris reverse.
  • A Participant may send unlimited number of works in 2 signed author copies, the works shall be created in the years 2007-2010 and made in any graphic technique (including offset and computer graphics).
  • Artists taking part in the Competition for the first time may send also works created before 2007.
  • Dimensions of the works shall not exceed 14 x 14 cm.
  • The reverse side of each copy shall include:
    • the author’s first name and surname,
    • dimension of the work,
    • graphic technique,
    • year of creation,
    • full versions of initials or abbreviations used.
  • The works shall be accompanied by a legibly competed application form which may be downloaded from the Organizer’s website: www.biblioteka.gliwice.pl;[Artifex note: the form is also downloadable here.]
  • Please attach a short biographical note of the author.

Deadline for the works submission

  • The works shall be submitted until 15 May 2010 to the following address:

44-100 GLIWICE
VIII International Graphic Competition for Ex Libris

  • The works received after the designated deadline will not be considered for the Competition.


  • The works and ex librises selection for the post-Competition exhibition will be performed by the Jury appointed by the Organizer. The Jury meeting will be held on June 2010.
  • The best works will be awared with medals, diplomas and money prizes:
    • I prize – 4500 PLN
    • II prize – 2500 PLN
    • III prize – 1500 PLN
  • Additionally, the Organizer plans to award honourable mentions, prizes for the best ex libris dedicated to the Municipal Public Library in Gliwice and other special awards.
  • The Jury may resolve to split and grant the prizes in a different way. The Jury’s decision shall be conclusive.
  • The prizes shall be taxed subject to regulations in force.

Final Stipulations

Prize award ceremony and the exhibition opening shall be held on
1 October 2010
in the exhibition room
of the Municipal Public Library in Gliwice
at Inwalidów Wojennych Square 3.

  • The works awarded and qualified by the Jury will be presented on the post-Competition exhibition from October until December 2010.
  • Artists qualified for the Competition will receive the exhibition catalogue.
  • All works submitted for the Competition shall become the property of the Organizer.
  • The Organizer shall not be held responsible for any loss or damage of the works caused during transport.
  • The Organizer reserves the right to publish the works free of charge for the purposes of promotion and presentation on exhibitions in Poland and abroad.
  • Current information concerning the Competition will be published on the following website: www.biblioteka.gliwice.pl

Entering the Competition shall mean the acceptance of the present regulation.

44-100 GLIWICE
tel./fax +48 32 238 25 10
e-mail: sekretariat@biblioteka.gliwice.pl