澳大利亚海报双年展即日起开始征集,今年的主题是“A mother’s life is precious”。所有的获奖作品将在澳大利亚海报双年展上展出

截止日期:2013.3.22

作品要求:
1,符合今年的主题
2,在posterannual.agda.com.au/poster-biennale-2013注册
3,上传RGB JPEG格式,必须在842px*1191px,720分辨率

费用:
$55单件 AGDA会员
$77 单件 非会员
$11 单件 学生

官方网站:http://australianposterbiennale.com/about/
下载官方报名手册:http://australianposterbiennale.com/downloads/APB_2013_CallForEntries.pdf


The old AGDA Poster Annual as you knew it is going through some changes. For starters, we are excited to announce that the event will now be run biennially and the name has been changed to the Australian Poster Biennale. We have also established a more global point of view and will be looking forward to seeing entries from every corner of the globe.
     As a part of our evolution we are proud to announce a new design theme collaboration with UNICEF providing a social context and public relevance to the works created.
     The Australian Poster Biennale is an ideological poster event. Entrants are asked to respond to the brief and create posters that deal with the suggested issues or themes. The ideological format is a vehicle for designers to express their own point of view and explore new ideas and techniques.

A mother’s life is precious
The theme for the 2013 Australian Poster Biennale is “A mother’s life is precious”.
     Entrants are invited to be inspired and interpret this theme in any way they wish. Worldwide 287,000 mothers die each year. Over the timespan of the Australian Poster Biennale, that’s more than 500,000 mothers.
     The majority of these deaths happen in the developing world and happen because of inequalities in the standards and conditions of women’s lives. Improvements to reduce maternal deaths, and maternal health in general, can be made if all women were educated, families could earn fair and adequate incomes, communities had access to clean, safe water, access to healthy food, stable living conditions, reasonable standards of hygiene and easy access to basic health services.
     The good news is there have been improvements. The United Nations Millennium Development Goals, in particular Millennium Development Goal No.5, are focused on improving standards and conditions for mothers and women.
     Maternal deaths are falling. 287,000 mothers died in 2010. Though an alarming figure it is 47 per cent fewer than in 1990.
     More women are receiving the health services they need. In 2009, 65 per cent of child births were attended by a skilled health worker.
     Despite improvements, more can be done to redress inequalities. Women in developing countries are 15 times more likely to die of pregnancy-related causes. Ending poverty and stripping away discrimination are key to improving maternal health. Even in developed nations, women who face discrimination are more likely to die of pregnancy-related causes. These are issues closer to home than we’d like to imagine.
     The Australian Poster Biennale calls on designers to create a poster based on the theme. The interpretation can be as broad, or as narrow as you wish as long as it is inspired by the issues relating to maternal health. You can approach the issues from a social, political or personal angle. You can talk specifically about maternal health, or relate maternal health to women’s rights in a more general or global sense – it is up to you.
     The Australian Poster Biennale is about design excellence within the realm of the poster. We will be looking for works that are outstanding examples of the poster form and address the format, scale and engaging nature of the medium. The Australian Poster Biennale encourages progressive thinking and experimentation: your posters must challenge the status quo for our event to be of any significance.

Exhibition
The selected finalist posters will be exhibited at the 2013 Australian Poster Biennale (details to be announced).

Judging
The Australian Poster Biennale awards the Foundation Stone award for outstanding work by a professional, as well as the Stepping Stone award for the best work by a student. Please be aware that you must be currently studying and not working as a paid designer to be eligible for the Stepping Stone award. The prize will be awarded by a single guest designer juror of the highest international standing (to be announced). The winners will be announced as a part of the opening ceremony.

Entry Specifications

    All posters are to be A0 – 841 mm wide x 1189 mm high.
    Entries close March 22.
    Individuals/studios may enter as many times as they like.
    To be eligible, entrants must complete all stages of the online entry process.

Entry procedure

    Design a poster responding to this year’s theme.
    Register at: posterannual.agda.com.au/poster-biennale-2013
    Upload an RGB JPEG version of your poster. All files must be 842 pixels wide x 1191 pixels high at 72dpi.
    Pay applicable fees for each entry.
    All entries close March 22.
    Following the pre-selection, finalist entries will be receive email notification by April 1 at which time high-res artwork will be requested for inclusion in the exhibition.

Entry Fees
$55 per single entry for AGDA members
$77 per single entry for non members
$11 per single entry for students
Entry fees are non-refundable.

Eligibility
The Australian Poster Biennale is open to both professionals and students from any field of design. Entries may be submitted on an individual, collective (i.e. studio/agency) or collaborative basis, providing a clear description of authorship is supplied with each submission.

Unacceptable content
The Australian Poster Biennale reserves the right to refuse material that contains what is deemed unacceptable content by the following: Content that contains or links to offensive, obscene, defamatory or threatening material. Content that either explicitly or implicitly contains material or links to material that contravenes International, Australian State and Commonwealth anti-discrimination legislation. Content that either explicitly or implicitly contains material or links to material that endorses or promotes racism. Content which breaches confidentiality or International, Australian State or Commonwealth privacy legislation. Content that contains information of an essentially personal nature unrelated to the conditions outlined in this AGDA Poster Biennale 2013 brief.

Legal
All entries must be original works of your own concept and design.
     A pre-selection committee will review all entries and select the set of finalist posters for inclusion in the Australian Poster Biennale exhibition. The pre-selection jury will be looking for creative, original works that relate to the theme and engage the viewer.
     The finalist posters will be judged by a single designer juror to select the overall Australian Poster Biennale 2013 winners.
     The pre-selection committee and juror’s decision is final. The pre-selection committee, juror and the organising committee (AGDA) will not be drawn into discussion in relation to the process.
     All submitted posters will remain the intellectual property of their creators. AGDA and UNICEF will not have any access to submitted posters for reproduction or promotional purposes outside of the Australian Poster Biennial program.