ETNO 2012 Soccer Culture Festival – International Soccer Collectible Contest

Deadline: 22 May 2012
Open to: Any and all professional and amateur designers who are used to designing, as well as producing minor designer pieces, preferably (albeit not necessarily): designer toys, mobile device cases, fingerboards, pop-up books, etc.
Prizes:  Grand Prix – 2500 EUR, Audience Award – 1250 EUR

Description

The objective of this contest is to discover and award the best soccer collectible design work. The contest is a supporting event of the ETNO 2012 Soccer Culture Festival, which in turn is a side event of the EURO 2012 Championship, hosted by Poland and Ukraine. The contest is open to any and all professional and amateur designers who are used to designing, as well as producing minor designer pieces, preferably (albeit not necessarily): designer toys, mobile device cases, fingerboards, pop-up books, etc.
The collectibles may be inspired by Slavic folk culture, although it’s not a requirement. Your work must however relate in an entertaining and clear way to soccer culture and various rituals in which fans and players engage.
All submitted works will be displayed in May 2012 on this website as a virtual gallery. Visitors will then be allowed to vote for their favorite pieces, as well as purchase them. The works selected by a committee of judges shall be displayed in June 2012 as a real-life exhibition at the Copernicus Science Centre in Warsaw, situated at a close distance from the stadium at which the EURO 2012 Championship will be concurrently hosted at that time.

The Festival and contest is organized by Animation Found, a non-governmental organization.

The Festival

ETNO 2012 is an innovative soccer culture festival – the first in Poland, and fourth worldwide. Its program offers inventive ideas for spending time and harmonizing the emotions prevalent among Poles and visitors during the EURO 2012 Championship. The Festival, co-organized by the Copernicus Science Centre, entails: screenings of soccer-themed feature films, documentaries, and animated movies from all around the world, debates with academics and moviemakers (including French and British), soccer papercraft workshops, and an international soccer collectible contest, resulting in an exhibition. The Festival’s vibe is innovative, interdisciplinary and multicultural – hence the ethnographic name.

Prizes

1. The Contest’s awards are as follows: Grand Prix, Audience Award, and discretionary awards.
2. The prizes are AV equipment and/or international tours (for the winners to choose) of the following value:
a) Grand Prix – c. 2500 EUR
b) Audience Award – c. 1250 EUR
3. Supporting Partners reserve the right to award discretionary prizes – material or financial.
4. An additional award is the possibility of putting an awarded work into production, which will be discussed between the Contest Organizer and the author of the work.
5. The Contest Organizer and supporting Partners reserve the right to not award any works, issue only selected awards, and/or granting shared awards mentioned in point 1.

Eligibility

The contest is open to any and all professional and amateur designers who are used to designing, as well as producing minor designer pieces, preferably (albeit not necessarily): designer toys, mobile device cases, fingerboards, pop-up books, etc.
The collectibles may be inspired by Slavic folk culture, although it’s not a requirement. Your work must however relate in an entertaining and clear way to soccer culture and various rituals in which fans and players engage.

Rules

It’s crucial that you acquaint yourself with the Rules. Please download the PDF file, take a comfortable seat, and prepare for some boring, yet necessary reading.

Application

This form asks for essential information concerning yourself and your work. Please download DOC file. Print it and make sure to include it in the parcel that you’ll send to us. Any items without an attached entry form will neither be included in the contest, nor sold, nor returned.

Submission occurs by sending works to Animation Found, P. Olszewski, ul. Skoczylasa 9 m. 168, 03-470 Warsaw, Poland.

If you’d like to ask any additional questions concerning the contest send mail at contest [@] animacja.org

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