The Biennial of Illustration is open for native authors of Latin American countries (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Uruguay and Venezuela), no matter where they reside, or foreign residents with a minimum stay of three years in any of these countries. They must be of legal age (+18) at the time of registration.
One can only take part in the Biennal of Illustration individually and only one artwork can be registered.
The following cannot participate:
- Illustrators actively working at Pictoline.
- First degree relatives of the jurors.
ABOUT THE ARTWORK
The artwork must be individual and property of the registrant. Collective works, pieces made in collaboration or that have been commissioned by a third party are not allowed to participate.
The theme of the works is free, they can be unpublished, disclosed or published as long as they are owned by the authors themselves.
Only artworks made between March 2018 until May 2020, and that have not been awarded a prize in another contest of a similar nature, may participate.
The jury will evaluate two categories: Physical and Virtual.
They are artwork that can be captured, printed or reproduced in a two-dimensional format (such as digital printing, screen printing, watercolor, acrylic, etc.)
- In order to participate it is necessary to upload the artwork in a .jpg or a .png format, in RGB, and at a resolution of 72 dpi that does not exceed 2 MB.
- The original size of the work should not exceed 120 centimeters (not horizontal nor vertical) or measure less tan 20 centimeters (not horizontal nor vertical).
- In case of being a finalist, the author must send the original or printed work, depending on the technique used, and without framing. All illustration and printing techniques are valid.
They are artwork whose nature justifies a non-physical format (such as animated GIFs, interactive works, 360º, augmented reality, etc.)
- In order to participate it is necessary to send the URL where the work is hosted. The author must ensure that the URL is active until September 10 of 2020.
- If the artwork requires any device or operating system other than desktop, the author must specify it in the registry.
- In case of being a finalist, the author must send the work in high resolution or the necessary files so that the piece can be hosted on the Biennial’s servers and devices.
NOTE: Illustrations that have only been published on digital platforms but can be printed will be considered in the Physical Category.
Any artwork that does not respect the aforementioned specifications will be automatically disqualified.
REGISTRATION AND CLOSING CALL
The author must register his or her work through the site www.bienaldeilustracion.com from April 1st to May 7 of 2020 at 11:59 PM (central time CT).
The names of the authors whose work has been selected by the jury as finalist will be available at www.bienaldeilustracion.com on June 10 of 2020.
The finalist’s artwork will be part of the exhibition and catalog of the Second Biennial of Illustration.
ORIGINAL ARTWORK SHIPPING
The finalists must send their artwork from June 11 to August 1st of 2020 to Mexico City.
The shipping address will be given to the finalists via email.
For physical pieces, the costs of packaging and transport, both of shipping and collection, will be paid by the selected authors.
For virtual pieces, the files will be sent through a download link.
The winners will be announced at the opening of the Second Biennial of Illustration in September at the “Centro de Cultura Digital” (CCD), located in Paseo de la Reforma s/n Esquina Lieja, Col. Juárez, Del. Cuauhtémoc, 06600 Mexico City, Mexico.
The jury will award 3 prizes:
Physical category award: $4,500.00 USD (four thousand five hundred US dollars, or the equivalent of $115,000.00 Mexican pesos), less Mexican taxes. The piece selected by the jury will form part of the Pictoline Collection archive.
Virtual category award: $4,500.00 USD (four thousand five hundred US dollars, or the equivalent of $115,000.00 Mexican pesos), less Mexican taxes. The piece selected by the jury will form part of the Pictoline Collection archive.
Revelation award: A revelation prize will be awarded to an author not older than 25 years at the time of registration, in the amount of $1,000.00 USD (one thousand US dollars, or the equivalent of $25,000.00 Mexican pesos), less Mexican taxes. The piece selected by the jury will form part of the Pictoline Collection archive.
The winning authors must assign the economic rights of the selected work during the Second Biennial of Illustration period in order to access the prizes.
The prizes can be declared void in the event that no artwork meets the expectations of the jury.
The jury’s decision is final.
The jury of the Second Biennial of Illustration is made up of renowned international authors.
EXHIBITION AND CATALOG
The finalists and winning artwork will be part of the exhibition of the Second Biennial of Illustration, which will be held at the “Centro de Cultura Digital” (CCD), located in Paseo de la Reforma s/n Esquina Lieja, Col. Juárez, Del. Cuauhtémoc, 06600 Mexico City, Mexico, in September 2020.
The finalists and winning works will also be part of the catalog of the Second Biennial of Illustration. The catalog will be distributed worldwide among publishers, the media, creative agencies and illustration and design firms as a way to publicize the work of Latin American illustrators.
Any circumstance not foreseen in this announcement will be resolved by the organizing committee.
The complete terms and conditions can be found on the site www.bienaldeilustracion.com