International Biennial Poster Design Terras Gauda – Francisco Mantecón Competition 2015 Announced the Winners!

Polish designer Angelika Jaglinska is the 1st Prize winner of the International Biennial Poster Design Terras Gauda – Francisco Mantecón Competition 2015, and the recipient of a €10,000 cash prize.

The 1st Vigo Port Authority Honorable Mention went to graphic artist from Israel, Guillermo Fridman, the 2nd Honorable Mention recognized an original work by Toni Pontí Ibars (Lleida); Finnish designer Joonas Vähäkallio was awarded with the Special Mention. Each of these awards was accompanied by €2,000 in prize money. Altogether, Terras Gauda Wineries has awarded a total of €16,000 in cash prizes.

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Angelika Jaglinska, 1st Prize winner


Guillermo Fridman, 1st Vigo Port Authority Honorable Mention


Toni Pontí Ibars (Lleida), 2nd Honorable Mention


Joonas Vähäkallio, Special Mention.


The four winning posters were chosen by the panel of judges on October 30 from among 37 finalists from Israel, Russia, Finland, Denmark, Poland, Germany, Croatia, Italy, Portugal, Spain and Argentina. José Mª Cruz Novillo was the professional guest member of the panel of judges. He emphasized the artistic quality and graphic diversity of the 1,310 original works from 59 countries that were entered in the biennial competition.

The awards ceremony was attended by more than 500 celebrities from the cultural, social, political and business sectors. National and international media coverage is key in order to consolidate the International Biennial Poster Design Terras Gauda – Francisco Mantecón Competition as one of the three most prestigious competitions in the world, and the one with the largest participation to be convened by a private organization worldwide. Since April, it has been mentioned in more than 500 publications. The news of the competition has reached as far away as Australia and New Zealand, through The Design Kids, a community of 33,000 graphic artists and illustrators. It was also echoed on a platform of artists with more than 49,000 followers on the most important social network of Russia:

The contribution of highly esteemed professionals, the involvement of the best universities of the United States, Canada, Finland, United Kingdom, Italy, Japan and other countries, and the participation of groups of the world’s most distinguished graphic artists have also contributed to its recognition. For the third consecutive edition, ALADI (the Latin American Design Association) has granted its institutional seal of approval and has chosen the 1st Prize on the 10th anniversary of the

Francisco Mantecón Competition to form part of its exhibition entitled “The Walls Talk”, which presents a historical summary of posters, signs and announcements in Argentina.

Other design festivals and contests as the International Design Festival Berlin (Germany), the SBB –BRNO Bienále Association (Czech Republic) and Independents 2014 – Liverpool Biennial Festival of Visual Arts (United Kingdom) have also helped spread the word about this competition.

The International Biennial Poster Design Terras Gauda – Francisco Mantecón Competition is supported by the Port Authority of Vigo and the Galician Regional Government, through its Galician Tourism Office and the Department of Culture and Education’s Office of the General Secretary of Culture.

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. (