Poster Call | International Poster Biennale Lublin 2017

Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, the Centre for the Meeting of Cultures and Otwarta Pracownia Artistic Association in Lublin have the pleasure to invite you to take part in the third edition of the International Poster Biennale Lublin 2017. Similarly, as in the previous editions, the competition will focus on posters created by students of art faculties. However, this time it has been decided to invite professional artists as well. The new format of the competition is followed by its new name – International Poster Biennale Lublin. The International Poster Biennale Lublin 2017 is cooperating with the Centre for the Meeting of Cultures, which has joined as one of the co-organisers of the event.

Posters may be submitted in 3 categories

The first one, A category, is aimed at people who are currently studying and those who have graduated in 2017.
In B category all the people interested in poster art or performing it professionally can submit their works.
In both categories, works can touch upon any subject, but they have to be created after 30 June 2015.
Works that have already been awarded in other competitions (prizes like Grand Prix, first, second or third prize) are not accepted.
As the City of Lublin is celebrating its 700th Anniversary, you are encouraged to create posters on this subject.
You may submit such works in C category. This category is open to anyone who would like to create posters connected with the City of Lublin.

Key Dates

01.07.17 — Competition Opens

15.10.17 — Competition Closes // All digital submissions must be received by midnight.

31.10.17 — All names of shortlisted participants who will feature in the exhibition will be publicised. Participants being considered for the exhibition will be contacted to submit physical posters.

01.12.17 — Competition winners will be announced at the exhibition opening.

The jury will award the most outstanding posters. The winners of the student category will be awarded prizes founded by the Rector of MCSU, professor Stanisław Michałowski, the Dean of the Faculty of Art at MCSU, professor Krzysztof Szymanowicz, as well as the rectors and deans of art academies. Honorable mentions will also be granted.
The winners of the professional category will be awarded with Grand Prix, Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals, and honorable mentions. In the category commemorating the 700th Anniversary of the City of Lublin, the first, second and third prize will be announced.

Read more about the International Poster Biennale Lublin 2017 on website:


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. (