The San Sebastian Festival calls its first online competition for posters to provide the official image of its 60th edition. With this initiative, the Festival seeks to encourage creativity and participation and to foster greater reach of the event.
The competition is open to all designers who wish to present their proposals and the public will vote for their favourite posters. A jury will choose the winner from the posters to receive most votes and prizes will be drawn among voters of the winning proposals.
Participants can submit posters for the 60th edition in the following categories: Official, New Directors, Zabaltegi and Horizontes. Participants are free to submit posters for as many sections as they wish. They can also submit as many posters as they wish for each section.
As well as being open, another important new feature is that the competition will take place online for the first time. A specific site has therefore been created within the official Festival website: www.sansebastianfestival.com/postercontest, permitting participation in and organisation of the competition. This site will also allow you to follow updates on the development of each stage.
Submission and presentation of proposals: February 1-March 16
Public vote: March 17-April 10
Announcement of finalists: 11 April
Jury deliberation and communication to the winner or winners: April 12
Public announcement of the winning posters: May 11
Prize draw among voters of the winning options: May 14
Another 5 posters for each section can be selected by the San Sebastian Festival itself, bringing the total to a maximum of 30 finalists by the 11 April 2012 deadline.
From these finalists, a jury will choose the winning posters for each section on 11 April. The decision will be publicly announced at a press conference called by the San Sebastian Festival on 11 May. At this press conference, all of the prize-winning works will be presented to the media. That the same day, the announcement will be published on the Festival and specific competition sites.
For the authors of the winning posters:
The winner or winners of the competition will receive a prize of €3,000 net in the case of the Official poster and of €1,000 net in the case of the posters selected for each of the other sections.
For voting members of the public:
A draw will be held among all users whose votes coincide with the winning poster in each section. Four prizes will be awarded (1 per section). The prize in each case is a 10-session voucher for the Festival and a set of publications issued for the 60th edition of the San Sebastian Festival.