Terras Gauda Wineries Invites the International Design Community to participate in the 14th Francisco Mantecón Competition with €16,000 in prizes

Winning artists and finalists in the International Biennial Poster Design Terras Gauda will access a restricted competition with €10,000 in prize money sponsored by the Galician Tourism Agency.

The International Biennial Poster Design Terras Gauda – Francisco Mantecón Competition is celebrating its 14th edition this year, in an event that has established itself since it began in 2002 as one of the most prestigious among the art community on five continents.
More than 17,000 posters from 96 countries around the world have participated in the thirteen previous editions, including everywhere from Italy, Russia, China, India, Canada and Mexico to Mauritius, New Zealand and Barbados, among others. Geographic diversity is also reflected in its awards: artists and studios in Japan, the United States, Germany, and Poland have taken top honors in the world’s most important graphic design competition sponsored by a private organization.

Terras Gauda Wineries will award €16,000 to the winners, with €10,000 going to the 1st prize, €2,000 to the 1st Runner-up, 2nd Runner-up, and Honorable Mention, respectively.
The deadline to submit works is September 30.

The panel of judges for the International Biennial Poster Design Terras Gauda 2019 will benefit from the criteria of professionals with recognized prestige: internationally acclaimed designer Javier Jaen, winner of the Laus Award and author of works for The New York Times, The Washington Post and National Geographic; and Diego Areso, Art Director of El País and El País Semanal. Along with them, National Design Prize winner Miguel Palmeiro will attend on behalf of the Portuguese studio United By, the winner of the latest edition of the competition.
José María Fonseca, Chairman of the Terras Gauda Group, will preside over the panel of judges, accompanied by CEO Enrique Costas; Enrique López Veiga, President of the Vigo Port Authority; Nava Castro, director of the Galician Tourism Board; Pilar Barreiro, philologist and widow of Francisco Mantecón, and Paulino Novo, who will serve as secretary.

Galician Tourism Board Competition

The Galician Tourism Board is reinforcing its partnership with the International Biennial Poster Design Terras Gauda through the creation of a closed binding competition in which only the finalists and award winners of this 14th edition will participate. The works selected in the Galician Tourism Board Competition, eligible for €10,000 in prize money, will be the promotional image of the ‘9th and 10th Galician Wine Routes Open Door Sessions.’
The aim of this competition is to promote wine tourism at wineries in the five Galician designations of origin: Monterrei, O Ribeiro, Rías Baixas, Ribeira Sacra and Valdeorras, associating the image with a consolidated cultural initiative in the creative community on five continents.
The International Biennial Terras Gauda – Francisco Mantecón Advertising Poster Competition is supported by the Vigo Port Authority, as well as the Department of Culture and Tourism through the Galician Tourism Agency.

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First Prize 2017. UNITED BY (Portugal)

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. (www.reggaepostercontest.com)