Article 1 – The event is promoted by the City of Tirano and the
association, Friends of the Sanctuary of the Blessed Virgin of Tirano,
as part of the celebrations planned for the 500-year Anniversary of the
apparition. The intention is to emphasize the value of the prints
produced in the past to publicize the celebrations, by re-proposing the
realization of prints by contemporary artists to commemorate the Marian
event within the context of an international graphic art competition.
– The competition, organized by the Ethnographic Museum of Tirano, is
open to artists from all countries. The entries can be works
realized with any graphic technique except typographic reproduction. The
works must have as their subject the apparition of the Madonna of
Tirano, the sanctuary and its history, or must be pertinent to at least
one of these three themes. The measurement of the matrix should
not be less than 15 cm. on the longest side and the measurements of the
printed sheet should not exceed 50 x 35 cm.
– The participants must send five copies of their competition entries
together with their application form, which is attached to this
regulation, to the Ethnographic Museum of Tirano – Graphic Competition,
no later than 30 June 2005
Each copy must be signed and marked with Roman numerals from I/V to V/V.
Each competitor can present no more than three entries.
The works will become the property of the organizing committee.
One copy will be kept in the archives of the Ethnographic Museum of
Tirano as historical documentation.
To complete the catalogue which will be printed to display the works,
the artists can send information regarding the works being submitted as
well as documenting their own activities.
– The Competition’s Jury, composed of experts in the field of graphic
arts, as well as the representatives of the promoting organizations,
shall be responsible for directing the evaluations and shall determine
the voting methods and all other procedural rules.
The Jury shall decide which works to admit to the competition and shall
choose the winning entries. Their decisions shall be binding and
cannot be contested.
– The Jury
shall thereby decide which of the works admitted to the competition
shall be the winners and it shall assign the following prizes:
- 1st prize of 1,000.00 (one thousand) Euro
- 2nd prize of 750.00 (seven hundred fifty) Euro
prize of 500.00 (five hundred) Euro
The Jury will also assign an “honourable mention” to 10 additional
Article 6 – The announcement of the winning entries and the
awarding of the prizes to the artists shall take place in Tirano during
the year 2005. The date and the program for the event will be
notified to all interested parties in due time.
Article 7 – The works admitted to the competition shall be
displayed in an exhibition which will be held in Tirano at the time of
the awards ceremony and this exhibition could also be transferred to
other locations. The works shall also be displayed in a catalogue
which will include biographical information regarding the artist.