Graphic Stories Cyprus Call for Entries for their 3rd International Poster Contest

“Graphic Design, Challenging the Perception”
3rd International Poster Contest by Graphic Stories Cyprus

Graphic Stories Cyprus invites all the creative people to take part in the international poster contest titled “Graphic Design, Challenging the Perception” and to see their work printed, by creating their own postal card. The international contest is part of the 5th Conference on Graphic Design and Visual Communication in Cyprus that will take place between 15-17 of March 2019.

Participate in the poster contest! Create and see printed, your own postal card!
€2000 Total Worth of Prizes

Design is the common language of millions of people on earth, owes its power and effectiveness to the diversity of its creators, their particular perception and their heterogeneous roots, but knows no boundaries, commitments, religions or green lines. Design has become the most powerful means by which man can shape his environment and thereby, society and himself and cause a real change. Graphic Design has the power to shape, influence, challenge, and eventually change the common perception, the way we see, understand or interpret something. Graphic Design requires creativity and imagination, and these are based on perception. What we perceive is more than what our eyes or ears bring to our brains, it is a product of our own mind. Perception is a combination of what we see, our past experience, and our particular view of a situation.
It is also the ability to see, hear or understand something through our senses and then interpret it using logic, emotion or in any other way, ultimately producing a mental impression.
Perception is not static, but it is altered and shaped, influenced by a number of factors. Visual communication designers have not only the right tools and knowledge but also the responsibility to challenge, influence and change the common perception.
The theme of the contest, “Graphic Design, Challenging the Perception”, as well as the respective exhibition, aim to highlight and promote the value of Graphic Design in terms of shaping and challenging the common perception. Participants in the contest are invited to visualize their thoughts, ideas and concerns about Design’s power to shape and challenge the perception, they are asked to challenge the perception.

1. International distinction for professional visual communication designers 

2. International distinction for higher education students (university or college) of visual communication

3. Cypriot distinction for higher education students (university or college) of visual communication

4. Cypriot distinction for Lyceum and Technical School students

The submission of projects can only be done electronically by email from the 15th of September until the 15th of November 2018.

The dates of the contest will not be extended.

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Maria Papaefstathiou

VISUAL DESIGNER since 1996 and blogger since 2010. Living in Athens, Greece. She has been focusing her research on poster design and particularly on social poster design and portrait design. Her main poster project is a series of posters celebrating great personalities of traditional and popular culture in Greece and Jamaica. These include actors, singers, musicians, poets etc. This is an ongoing project. “I believe that design is a powerful tool that we designers can use to spark enthusiasm, change mindsets and bring positive actions to our world and our culture”. FOUNDER AND EDITOR OF GRAPHICART-NEWS.COM BLOG. She carefully curates high-quality designs, illustrations, and art, from all over the world that will teach and provoke other designers. Many consider her blog to be an exceptional educational tool. CO-FOUNDER OF THE INTERNATIONAL REGGAE POSTER CONTEST which was launched on December 2011, partnering, the creative activist Michael Thompson aka Freestylee. (