MTG'18

 

Organiser

International Print Triennial Society in Krakow

Adress:

Rynek Główny 29, 31-010 Kraków, Polska

tel. +48 12 422 19 03 

                                                                                             

e-mail: smtg@triennial.cracow.pl

 

Number of account for payment in PLN:

Bank Zachodni WBK S.A., ul. Karmelicka 9, 31-133 Kraków

03 1090 1665 0000 0001 3019 1135

 

Number of account for payment in EUR:

Bank Zachodni WBK S.A., ul. Karmelicka 9, 31-133 Kraków

PL 93 1090 2053 0000 0001 1859 7530

SWIFT: WBKPPLPP

 

 

PREAMBLE

 

The International Print Triennial (pl. Międzynarodowe Triennale Grafiki, MTG) in 2018 will be held according to a new formula. It will still be an open competition, as it is a significant value created in the past decades, but, at the same time, the goal of the new edition of the Triennial is to present the complex nature of the printmaking process in the fullest possible manner to the wide range of viewers.

The new formula of the Main Exhibition of the International Print Triennial is designed to form a visual definition of graphic art as an artistic medium with its multifaceted and complex nature. Therefore, as in previous years, each artist is allowed to submit from 1 to 4 works for the competition; however, the Competition Jury, in the case of submitting 2 to 4 works, will treat them as a set of works and qualify them as such for the Main Exhibition. This decision stems from our belief that printmaking and graphic art is a process carried out in the form of a number of works and achieves the fullest expression while being presented as a set or a series of works. We would like to highlight that individual works will be taken into account in the same way as sets if they are created as a complete artistic form.

In addition, please note that artists who submit their works for the Competition will be kindly asked to send their works along with additional materials, so called ‘context materials’, that will enable more profound reception of works. The following materials may be submitted as context materials: short videos showing the process of making submitted works; texts and visual materials being the inspiration or an important point of reference for submitted works; and any other materials that will help understand the creation process in a better way. Context materials will be presented during the discussions of the Competition Jury and, after the selection of works for the Main Exhibition, they will be presented along with selected works in an electronic or printed form depending on the Organiser’s capabilities and the specific nature of each context material.

 

 

THE RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE COMPETITION

OF THE

INTERNATIONAL PRINT TRIENNIAL KRAKOW 2018

 

 

The International Print Triennial in Krakow, hereinafter referred to as MTG 2018, is an event devoted to printmaking and graphic arts held by the International Print Triennial Society in Krakow, hereinafter referred to as the Organizer.

 

These Rules and Regulations lay down the principles of the selection for and participation in MTG 2018 Competition.

 

 

I.         General provisions:

 

1.        MTG 2018 Competition, hereinafter referred to as the Competition, is an open and international contest.

2.        In the Competition take part Artists, hereinafter referred to as Participants.

3.        The Competition is intended to select Participants in MTG 2018 Main Exhibition, select the Winners of MTG 2018 from among the Participants whose works are qualified for MTG 2018 Main Exhibition, and select works for digital presentation as part of ‘IconData – Virtual Museum’ program.

4.        Submitting works for the Competition is tantamount to the acceptance of the conditions set forth in these Rules and Regulations.

5.        The Competition focuses on broadly-defined printmaking and graphic art, i.e. works produced in classical printmaking techniques and works that make use of the latest achievements in digital recording and artists’ individual methods of producing prints, as well as intermedia, multimedia and transmedia projects, including graphic installations.

6.        The decision regarding the qualification of works for MTG 2018 Main Exhibition, the granting of particular awards and the selection of works for digital presentation as part of ‘IconData – Virtual Museum’ program is taken by an international Competition Jury appointed by the Organizer from among professionals involved in printmaking and graphic arts.

7.        The Competition Jury will work in Krakow.

8.        Decisions of the Competition Jury are final and not subject to any appeals.

9.        The Participants will be informed about the qualification of works for MTG 2018 Main Exhibition, the granting of particular awards and the selection of works for digital presentation as part of ‘IconData – Virtual Museum’ program by e-mail; in addition, the list of all Participants qualified for the exhibition will be published on the Organiser’s website.

10.    All Participants in MTG 2018 Main Exhibition will receive a free exhibition catalog.

11.    The Organizer reserves the right to send personal invitations to MTG 2018 Main Exhibition to artist chosen by it, without consultations with the Competition Jury. Works of artists invited by the Organizer will not be taken into consideration for MTG 2018 Awards.

12.    The Organizer reserves the right to make amendments to these Rules and Regulations and publish them immediately on the Organiser’s website.

 

 

II. The description of the Competition:

 

 

  1. The Competition will be held in one stage in which original works sent by the Participants will be evaluated.
  2. The participation in the Competition is paid.
  3. Each Participant may submit for the Competition from 1 to 4 works.
  4. Works submitted for the Competition, except for submissions of single works, installations or multimedia works, should be part of a single series.
  5. In the case of submitting 2-4 works, the Competition Jury will treat submitted works as a set of works and qualify them as such for MTG 2018 Main Exhibition.
  6. Artists are also allowed to submit context materials for the Competition in case that they enhance the reception of submitted works. The following materials may be submitted as context materials: short videos showing the process of making submitted works; texts and visual materials being the inspiration or an important point of reference for individual works; and any other materials that will help understand the creation process in a better way.
  7. Only premiere works created after 1 January 2015 and not yet submitted for other national and international competitions and reviews will be accepted in the Competition.
  8. In the case of works on paper and installations composed of paper prints, the qualification will be based on submitted originals that should be delivered to the Organiser’s head office until 31.01.2018.
  9. In the case of multimedia installations and other multimedia works, the qualification will be based on a precise description and visualization of the proposed installation and/or recorded visual material. The materials should be delivered to the Organiser’s Office until 31.01.2018.
  10. In the case of all installations requiring the use of large-size elements, the Participant must send such elements upon receipt of the notice of their qualification for MTG 2018 Main Exhibition. The parcel should be delivered to the Organiser’s Office until 30.05.2018.
  11. The Awards in the Competition will be granted by the Competition Jury by selecting the Winners from among the Participants qualified for MTG 2018 Main Exhibition.

 

 

 

III. Conditions of the participation in the Competition:

 

 

  1. The condition of the participation in the Competition is to deliver to the Organiser’s Office all materials listed in Clause IV item 1 sub-items a-b and item 6 sub-items a-b, and pay a fee according to the Clause V, in terms defined in the Rules and Regulations.
  2.  Submitting works for the Competition is tantamount to:

a)      entrusting works to the Organizer until the end of 2019 to display them at exhibitions of MTG 2018 program, re-exhibitions and exhibitions held by the Organizer in Poland and abroad from 01.07.2018 until 30.11.2019;

b)      granting to the Competition Organizer the consent to use submitted printed, audio, video and online works in all activities and publications related to MTG 2018 and the Organiser’s statutory activities, without any time and territorial restrictions;

c)      granting consent to use personal data of a Participant in the Competition in accordance with the Personal Data Protection Act of 29 August 1997 applicable in the territory of Poland. Personal data of the Competition Participants will be stored and processed in the Organiser’s head office solely in connection with the implementation of these Rules and Regulations, and to send to Participants advertising materials, information about subsequent editions of the Competition and surveys from the Competition Organizer. Each Participant may gain access to their data and correct them.

 

IV. Procedure for submitting works for the Competition:

 

  1. The procedure for submitting works for the Competition is as follows:

a.       Sending original works submitted for the Competition by the Participant by mail or courier service, at their own cost and expense, or delivering them in person to the SMTG Office in Krakow, with the exception of installations requiring the use of large-size elements, which are qualified on the basis of a precise description and visualization of the proposed installation and/or recorded visual material, in this case the Participant submit only a precise description and visualization of the proposed installation and/or recorded visual material.

b.      Sending by a Participant, using such platforms as WeTransfer, reproductions of works submitted for the Competition in JPG format [resolution: 300 dpi, longer side: 20 cm, RGB], and the preview in JPG format [resolution: 72 dpi, longer side: 20 cm].

  1. Moreover the Participant, using such platforms as WeTransfer, may submit context materials related to submitted works, in case that they enhance the reception of submitted works.
  2. Works submitted for the Competition are not subject to any format restrictions, except for the notes contained in Clause VI item 1.
  3. Submitted works should have labels [Appendix 2] on their backs filled in using capital letters.
  4. The parcel should have a sticker on it saying “MTG 2018” and the note: “No commercial value” [Appendix 3].
  5. The parcel containing submitted works must include the following documents:

a)      the completed and signed Entry Form [Appendix 1] with the formula confirming the authorship of the work and the Participant’s declaration concerning their consent or lack of their consent to the transfer of the ownership of their works to the Organizer;

b)      the proof of payment;

c)      in the case of intermedial works (e.g. graphic installations), the submission should include a detailed description of the work(s) including their dimensions, precise visual documentation (complying with the DVD standard) and the specification of the multimedia equipment required for the correct display of the work(s).

  1. If the Participant agrees to the sales of their works, the submission should include the completed and signed declaration of their consent to sell the works during MTG 2018 Main Exhibition by the Organizer in accordance with the conditions laid down in the Sales Form [Appendix 4].
  2. Original works together with all documents listed in Clause IV item 6 sub-items a-b  must be submitted until 31.01.2018:

a)      in person (the date of works delivery to the Organiser’s head office is the date of submission);

b)      by mail to the address of the Organiser’s head office (the date of the postmark is the date of submission);

c)      by courier services (the date of works delivery to the Organiser’s head office is the date of submission);

with the exception of the works referred to in Clause II item 9 of the Rules and Regulations and the elements referred to in Clause II item 10.

 

The address of the Organiser’s head office:

 

Stowarzyszenie Międzynarodowe Triennale Grafiki w Krakowie

Rynek Główny 29

31-010 Kraków

Poland

 

 

  1. Reproductions of submitted works and context materials must be submitted, using such platforms as WeTransfer, to the Organiser’s e-mail address: smtg@triennial.cracow.pl until 31.01.2018. The date of the transfer is the date of submission. Optionally, they can also be recorded on the CD that is packed to the parcel containing original works.
  2. The files with the reproductions of submitted works should be described as follows:

a)      Last name, first name, title, subsequent work number as in the submission form, e.g. Last name_First name_Title_1.

b)      These files must be in formats that can be opened on PCs.

  1. Only works properly protected and packed (e.g. in sturdy and hard tubes, flat portfolio cases) will be accepted; in addition, one may not submit prints in heavy framing, framed works, with frames containing glass, passe-partout.

 

 

V. The fee for the participation in the Competition

 

1.      The payment of a non-refundable fee is the condition of accepting works for the Competition.

2.      The fee is PLN 200 for Participants from Poland and EUR 70 for Participants from abroad.

3.      Payments may be made as follows:

a)      to the Organiser’s bank account;

b)      in cash in the Organiser’s head office;

c)      using PayPal system through the Organiser’s website.

4.            Sending cash in letters and parcels is not permitted; also checks will not be accepted and they will be considered as non-payment.

5.            The absence of a proof of payment of the fee for the participation in the Competition will be tantamount to the failure to accept the work for the Competition and submitted works will become the Organiser’s property.

6.            Payments should be made to the following bank account:

 

a) Account number for payments in PLN:

 

Bank Zachodni WBK SA, Rynek Główny 30, 31-133 Kraków

03 1090 1665 0000 0001 3019 1135

 

 

b)   Account number for payments in EUR:

 

 

Bank Zachodni WBK SA, Rynek Główny 30, 31-133 Kraków

PL93 1090 2053 0000 0001 1859 7530

SWIFT: WBKPPLPP

 

 

 

VI. Detailed information about parcels containing works:

 

  1. Due to applicable postal regulations, the longer side of the parcel that may be sent back following the end of the Competition at the Organiser’s cost and expense may not exceed 120 cm and the weight of the parcel may not exceed 3 kg. The parcel will be sent back in accordance with the schedule provided in these Rules and Regulations.
  2. The parcels which do not meet the conditions described in Clause VI item 1, after the end of the Competition will be sent back at the Participant’s cost and expense or may be collected personally by the Participant in accordance with the schedule provided in these Rules and Regulations.
  3. The Organizer will not be responsible for any damage to parcels during their transport to the Organiser’s Office or as a result of packing the works by the Participant in an incorrect manner.
  4. The Organizer will prepare the description of the state of conservation of works immediately after their opening, and will promptly inform the Participant about any damage caused during transport and send photo documentation of such damage.
  5. The Organizer will not insure works for the time of their storage; exhibiting and sending them back to Participants.
  6. The Organizer will not be responsible for losing the parcel when it is sent back to the Participant and for any mechanical damage occurring during transport.

 

VII. Awards:

 

 

MTG 2018 Grand Prix

 

PLN 25,000

 

and an individual exhibition

at the International Centre for Graphic Arts in Krakow in 2019

 

 

 

MTG 2018 European Printmaking Award

 

PLN 15,000

 

 

Prof. Witold Skulicz Award

an individual exhibition

at the International Centre for Graphic Arts in Krakow in 2019

 

Funded Awards.

 

 

  1. At the Organiser’s discretion, the amount and number of awards may change.
  2. The Winners of the Competition will be notified of the decision of the Competition Jury in writing via e-mail.
  3. Awards granted by the Competition Jury will be handed to the Winners during MTG 2018 Awards Gala.
  4. The Winners’ works displayed at MTG 2018 Main Exhibition will become the Organiser’s property.
  5. The Winners of the Competition will be invited to the opening ceremony of MTG 2018 Main Exhibition and the Awards Gala.
  6. The Organizer will cover the costs of a Winner’s accommodation (max. 3 nights at a hotel).
  7. The Organizer will not cover a Winner’s travel expenses.

 

VIII. Returning works

 

1.        Works meeting the conditions for their return laid down in Clause VI item 1 of the Rules and Regulations not qualified for MTG 2018 Main Exhibition and/or digital presentation as part of ‘IconData – Wirtualne Muzeum’ program will be returned to Participants at the Organiser’s cost and expense until 31.12.2018.

2.        Works meeting the conditions for their return laid down in Clause VI item 1 of the Rules and Regulations qualified for MTG 2018 Main Exhibition and/or digital presentation as part of ‘IconData – Wirtualne Muzeum’ program will be returned to Participants at the Organiser’s cost and expense until 31.08.2019.

3.        Works not meeting the conditions for their return laid down in Clause VI item 1 of the Rules and Regulations not qualified for MTG 2018 Main Exhibition and/or digital presentation as part of ‘IconData – Wirtualne Muzeum’ program will be returned to Participants at their own cost and expense or Participants may collect them in person until 31.12.2018. After this date, works that are not collected will become the property of the Organizer.

4.        Works not meeting the conditions for their return laid down in Clause VI item 1 of the Rules and Regulations qualified for MTG 2018 Main Exhibition and/or digital presentation as part of ‘IconData – Wirtualne Muzeum’ program will be returned to Participants at their own cost and expense or Participants may collect them in person until 31.08.2019. After this date, works that are not collected will become the property of the Organizer.

5.        The works will be sent back to the Participant’s address provided in the participation form.

6.        In the absence of a written or e-mail notification for the Organizer concerning the change of the address for sending back the works resulting in the return of the parcel to the Organizer, the second return of works will be possible only at the Participant’s cost and expense when they pay the costs of the second return.

7.        Works of Participants returned by the Polish postal services to the Organizer when their authors fail to pay a charge for their second return, after 31.12.2019 will become the property of the Organizer.

8.        The Organizer will not cover the costs of the customs resulting from separate provisions applicable in particular countries.

9.        The Organizer, when sending back works, will write the note: “No commercial value” on all parcels.

 

IX. MTG 2018 Calendar

 

1.      Sending original works for the Competition                                               until 31.01.2018

2.      Announcing the results of the Competition                                                until 16.04.2018

3.      Sending qualified installations and any other types of works

requiring the use of large-size elements

which are not printed on paper                                                                     until 31.05.2018

4.      The opening ceremony of MTG 2018 Main Exhibition                                      06.07.2018

5.      MTG 2018 Awards Gala                                                                                      06.07.2018

6.      MTG 2018 Main Exhibition                                                           06.07.2018 – 21.08.2018

7.      Returning works of Participants not qualified

for MTG 2018 Main Exhibition and/or IconData program                       until 31.12.2018

8.      Personal collection of works by Participants not qualified

for the Main Exhibition and/or IconData program                                     until 31.12.2018

9.      Returning works of Participants qualified

for MTG 2018 Main Exhibition and/or IconData program                       until 31.08.2019

10.  Personal collection of works by Participants qualified

for the Main Exhibition and/or IconData program                                     until 31.08.2019

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