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16th Tapirulan Illustrators Contest 2020 – Utopia

Tapirulan Association opens registration for their 16th Illustrators Contest on the theme: Utopia.

Any artist from any part of the world can enroll by sending an illustration in a square format.

The first prize, awarded by the competition jury, is 2,500 Euro and an invitation for a solo exhibition show in the Tapirulan gallery. Another prize of 500 Euro will also be awarded by public online voting.

Nothing will ever be the same again. How many times have we heard that statement in the last few months? All because of a virus. Some say the pandemic will make us better, some say the opposite. What is certain is that if it is true that nothing will ever be the same, never like today have we been allowed to imagine a new, ideal, perhaps unattainable world, a world that does not exist, but can, at least in our desires, in our dreams. A utopia? Yes, a utopia!

Utopia is the theme of the 16th edition of Tapirulan illustrators contest, and those who participate become utopians by right. Close your eyes and think about your utopias, we are sure that you have not lost them, even if you are over thirty years old. Some people believe that utopias are a thing of the past, but we don’t, and you don’t either, right?

Imagine a place without borders, without hate and violence, without soldiers and weapons, where socks are fragrant, chocolate is not fattening and elephants are multi-coloured, like those of David McKee, the special guest and jury president this year.

All selected authors will have their work exhibited in Italy, in Cremona, from 5 December 2020 to 7 February 2021. Twelve (12) of the selected authors will have their work included in the Tapirulan calendar 2021.

The purpose of the Tapirulan contest is not only to award an illustrator, but also to produce an exciting exhibition, attract visitors and focus public attention on illustration as a profession. A rich and colorful exhibition made up of three sections: the 48 images selected by the jury, the winning illustrations from previous editions, and finally, the work of the special guest illustrator who chaired the Jury. The result is an exhibition of approximately 250 artworks.

16th Tapirulan Illustrators Contest 2020 – Entry Fee

The entry fee is 15 Euro. If you are a member of “Associazione Tapirulan” for the current year you can take part in the contest freely.