Participation - Terms

"Cultural heritage, one World, one Future"

4th International Poster Contest by Graphic Stories Cyprus

Participate in the poster contest!
Create and see printed, your own postal card!

€2000 Total Worth of Prizes

Graphic Stories Cyprus invites all the creative people to take part in the international poster contest titled “Cultural Heritage, one World, one Future” and to see their work printed, by creating their own postal card. The international contest is part of the 6th Conference on Graphic Design and Visual Communication in Cyprus that will take place between 6-8 of March 2020.
The creative idea

Cultural heritage, one World, one Future
Cultural heritage is of universal value to man and society and can play an important role in building the future of mankind. Cultural heritage shapes both our identity and our everyday life, as well as our future in the common world that we all live.
The subject of the "Cultural heritage, one World, one Future" contest, and the corresponding exhibition, aim at highlighting and promoting the value of Cultural Heritage and the importance of diversity in relation to it, for the common future of all people on earth.
Participants in the contest are invited to visualize their thoughts, ideas and concerns on the value of Cultural Heritage and answer the question on how our cultural diversity can be our strength to enhance the sense, that we belong to a common world and share a common future.
1. International distinction for professional visual communication designers 

Prize: A fonts collection worth of 500euro from Parachute & 

2. International distinction for higher education students [university or college] of visual communication

Prize: A fonts collection worth of 500euro from Parachute & 
3. Cypriot distinction for higher education students [university or college] of visual communication

Prize: 200euro 

4. Cypriot distinction for Lyceum and Technical School students

Prize: 200euro

The submission of projects can only be done electronically by email from the 1st of July until the 25th of November 2019.
1. Dimensions: The theme should be vertically designed [portrait] and delivered as a digital file. The dimensions must be 50x70cm.
2. Format / Resolution: The design should have 300dpi resolution, color mode CMYK, format .jpg
3. A prerequisite is to indicate the title of the contest in English “Cultural heritage, one World, one Future” and the "Graphic Stories Cyprus" logo in some place in the poster.
4. The logo of Graphic Stories Cyprus can be downloaded from here: 
5. Each participant can submit only one design.
6. For your participation to be valid, you will need to download, full-fill and attach, along with your poster, the participation form, which you will find here:

Submission Procedure
The submission of the projects starts on the 1st of July and will end on the 25th of November 2019. Entries must be sent by email to: stating in the title of the email the category of participation as follows:
1. International participation: professional visual communication designers
2. International participation: higher education students of visual communication
3. Cypriot participation: higher education students of visual communication
4. Cypriot participation: high school and technical school students.

Higher education Students in Cyprus participate in the same time, with the same poster in both categories [2, 3].

Each file should be named following the scheme "contest_name_surname" as well as the file extension.

The e-mail, must necessarily include the following information: 
1. The subject must include the title "4th Contest GSC - Cultural Heritage" and the category to which the project is submitted as stated above.
2. The poster 50x70cm as mentioned above.
3. The full-filed participation form.
4. The following statement: "The elements used for the creation of my project are original and do not include third parties intellectual property. With my participation in the contest I accept the terms and conditions of the contest and I grant the rights of free use of my work to the organizers of Graphic Stories Cyprus ".

1. Entries that do NOT have all the required information filled in or do not respect the conditions of the contest will NOT be considered valid.
2. The public display of the submitted works is not allowed prior to the announcement of the winners.
3. The distinguished artists will be announced publicly on the day of the opening of the exhibition.
4. Participations whose content can be considered offensive or insulting or unrelated to the theme of the contest will not be considered valid.
5. The winners and distinguished designers grant the right of free use of their project to the organizers of Graphic Stories Cyprus, with the signature of the author.
6. The prizes will be given to the winners directly from our sponsors.
7. The organizers and the jury reserve the right to cancel the contest.
8. The submitted projects should not contain personal information of the designers.
9. The contest is open to higher education students and professional visual communication designers for the International Contest. Higher education students and students of lyceums and technical schools for the Cypriot Contest.
10. The contributors, creative contributors and the members of the jury of Graphic Stories Cyprus can not participate in the contest, volunteers are excluded.

All valid projects received will be printed as card postal, 10x14cm, and will be given to the public of Graphic Stories Cyprus during the three-day event.

The best 50 posters will be exhibited at the Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation and the inauguration will take place on the 6th of March 2020, after the end of the Conferences' lectures.

Good luck!


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