Graphic Stories Cyprus invites all the creative people to take part in the international poster competition titled “Writing, the origins of Civilisation” and to see their work printed by creating their own postal card. The international competition is part of the 4th Graphic Design and Visual Communication Conference in Cyprus that will take place between 9-11 of March 2018.
The creative idea
Few of the achievements of human wisdom can be compared to the creation of writing. This wisdom, which separated him from the rest of the living beings on the planet, began to transform its environment creating civilization, in its modern sense, around 5000 BC. when the first real writing was invented. By the term writing we mean the activity in which the content of a linguistic expression is encoded in such a way that another reader can rebuild, with a relative degree of accuracy, the precise phrase that has been written. From this point of view in the earlier, first scriptures the non-encoding of grammatical words made it very difficult or even impossible to reconstruct the exact meaning sought by the author. While, from this point of view in the earlier, first scriptures the non-encoding of grammatical words made it very difficult or even impossible to reconstruct the exact meaning sought by the author, the great leap in the evolution of writing was achieved around the 8th century BC. by the ancient Greeks, who based on the Phoenician writing of the time, created the first real alphabet. Symbols, ideograms and images have given their place to the letters. Thought and speech converted to writing and the abstract gained substance. The sounds, the phonemes, the consonants, and the vowels of speech were codified, acquired form and imprinted by every means as a bequest for the next generations. The theme of the competition, “Writing, the origins of Civilisation”, and the corresponding exhibition are actions that aim at highlighting and promoting the importance of writing in relation to culture, literature and arts, as well as the importance of the evolution and future development of humankind.
International distinction for professional visual communication designers
International distinction for higher education students of visual communication
Cypriot distinction for higher education students of visual communication
Cypriot distinction for Lyceum and Technical School students Each contestant has the right to submit one single project.
The submission of projects can only be done electronically by email from the 10th of
October until the 31st of December 2017. The competition will not be extended!
Size: The theme should be vertically designed (portrait) and delivered as a digital file. The dimensions must be 50x70cm for the poster and 10x14cm for the card postal.
Format / Resolution: The design should have 300dpi resolution, colour mode CMYK, format .pdf and is necessary to attach a jpg file for use on the web.
A prerequisite is to indicate the title of the competition in English “Writing, the origins of Civilisation” and the “Graphic Stories Cyprus” logo in some place in the poster.
The logo of Graphic Stories Cyprus can be downloaded from website: http://graphicstoriescyprus.com.
Each participant can submit only one design.
Check out the Jury panel and find out more at http://graphicstoriescyprus.com/jury2