2012 International Competition

The 23rd International Competition, with prize money from Icograda, and considered one of the leading events of its kind in Europe, has appointed Armand Mevis and Linda Van Deursen to chair its judging panel. The competition’s scope now reaches beyond posters, letting the Festival extend its attention to all the diverse, related media that make up contemporary graphic design. The 2012 edition has attracted a wealth of 1,000 entries. Following a drastic initial selection by a panel also including Thomas Castro, David Bennewith, Karl Nawrot, Julie Peeters and Kasper Andreasen, 100 graphic works will be shown at Les Subsistances.
All the entries will then be conserved at Les Silos, as they have been since this facility opened in 1994. This contemporary collection – now boasting over 30,000 items, in addition to the 5,000 late-19th century posters that the parliamentarian Gustave Dutailly bequeathed to his home town in 1906 – has today made Chaumont a privileged, essential location for graphic design. Its standing will be further underscored by the forthcoming construction of an International Centre for Graphic Design.

Judging panel: Armand Mevis and Linda Van Deursen (chairmen), Thomas Castro, David Bennewith, Karl Nawrot, Julie Peeters and Kasper Andreasen.

First prize: €7,500
Second prize: €4,500
Third prize: €3,000

An independent panel of judges will be presented posters that answer to these conditions:
- entered in the international competition, and compliant with its rules,
- French by virtue of their author, client and/or printer.

The distinction bestowed on the selected posters (an ungraded selection of 10-15 posters) jointly rewards their author, client and printer.

French Selection Judges:
Jury: Evelyn ter Bekke et Dirk Behage, Alexandre Dimos, Étienne Hervy, Émilie Lamy et Olivier Lebrun.

Under the high patronage of the Ministry of Culture and Communication
Endorsed by Icograda