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6th International Competition Ex Libris Biblioteca di Bodio Lomnago 2011.

From the press release.

For the 50th anniversary of the film “La Dolce Vita”, Bodio Lomnago Town Council, in collaboration with the President of AIE (Italian Ex Libris Association), announce the 6th International Ex Libris Competition 2011. The theme is: Cinema, The Dream Machine.

Competition Rules

  1. The Competition is open to all artists. Participation is free of charge. Every participant must complete the entry form attached to this announcement.
  2. Only entries made using the traditional techniques of the original graphic art (chalcography, xylography, lithography) will be accepted for the Competition. Entries made using other techniques will not be evaluated in the Competition.
  3. The Ex Libris entries should have the following characteristics:
    1. represent the theme of the Competition: CINEMA, THE DREAM MACHINE;
    2. be printed on paper no larger than A5 (148mm x 210mm); the printed area may be any size;
    3. no indications or markings of other competitions must be present;
    4. the following must be written, in pencil, on the reverse side: surname, first name, address of the artist, date the entry was executed, dimensions of the engraved part, technique used and title;
    5. all entries must have the following inscription:
      Only entries with all the above requisites will be evaluated in the Competition. All those missing one or more of these requisites will not be considered.
  4. Each artist may enter a maximum of two entries, each of which must have at least four signed copies. Three copies will be held in the Bodio Lomnago Library collection and one in the AIE collection. These may be used at will by both institutions. Entries will not be returned.
  5. Bodio Lomnago Town Council has designated three prizes to the value of: €1000, €700 and €500 which will be awarded to the first, second and third prize winners respectively.
  6. The entries, once accepted by the Jury, will be selected for publication in the Catalogue and displayed in the exhibition room in Bodio Lomnago Library in spring 2012. During the opening ceremony of the exhibition the winners will be announced and the prizes given.
  7. The five members of the Jury are representatives of: Bodio Lomnago Town Council (the Mayor or his delegate), artists and expert collectors from the AIE
  8. The Ex Libris must be sent by Registered Letter, by 12.00 noon on 30th November, 2011, to the following address:
    Comune di Bodio Lomnago
    Piazza don Cesare Ossola 2
    21020 Bodio Lomnago (VA)
  9. Artists of entries published will receive the catalogue free of charge.
  10. Participation in the Competition implies full acceptance of the above rules.

For further information, please contact:
mainardi_mauro@libero.it (president AIE)

To download the competition rules and the entry form, please click here.