22 International Poster Biennale Warsaw 2010

02 June 2010
31 August 2010
Warsaw, Poland
The 22 International Poster Biennale (22 IPB) presents posters created worldwide between 2009 and 2010. The Warsaw Biennale aims at reviewing and comparing the most significant achievements of that time.

Where and when

The 22 IPB will be held in Warsaw at the Poster Museum at Wilanów
from 2-5 June 2010.

See the full event programme for more details.

Call for entries: now closed

Deadline for entries: 15 January 2010


  1. Ideological posters: works concerning universal themes, condition of man, civilization problems, social and political actions;
  2. Culture posters: promoting culture, art, education and sport;
  3. Advertising posters: promoting services, commodities and business;
  4. The Henryk Tomaszewski Golden Debut: works submitted by students or graduates of art academies up to two years from graduation. Graduation projects and academic assignments printed digitally can be submitted with permission from the college;
  5. Special category: "Chopin Anew": competition for a poster which presents a new graphic approach to the work and person of Frederic Chopin. In this category original posters, digital prints or posters published during last two years will be accepted. The organisers will only accept the posters which do not exceed the following dimensions: the longer edge must not exceed 180 cm, the shorter edge must not be shorter than 40 cm. Please enclose a CD or DVD with a file which may serve to print the poster in the full dimensions.


The posters qualified for the competitive exhibition will be chosen by the Qualifying Committee. The selected participants will be informed. Names of the International Jury members will be announced on the International Poster Biennale webpage.


The International Jury will award prizes for each category and it will announce the verdict on the opening day, 5 June 2010.
  • Gold Medal: 10 000 zlotys
  • Silver Medal: 6 000 zlotys
  • Bronze Medal: 4 000 zlotys
  • Golden Debut: 5 000 zlotys
  • Special category: 5 000 zlotys
The Jury will also award:
  • Icograda Excellence Award
  • Józef Mroszczak Honorary Award granted by the Dean of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw
A prize awarded for a group is regarded as a single prize and cannot be multiplied. The Gold Medals Winners will be invited to the next Biennale Laureates Exhibition to present their poster art output.

Event organisers

The event is organised by the Poster Museum at Wilanów – Department of the National Museum in Warsaw and Polish Poster Foundation.

Chairman of the Organising Committee: Lech Majewski
Director of the Poster Museum at Wilanów: Maria Kurpik
Curator of the International Poster Biennale: Agata Szydłowska
Secretary of the International Poster Biennale: Monika Rogowska-Stangret

For more information, please contact:

Poster Museum at Wilanów
10/16 St. Kostki Potockiego Street
02-958 Warszawa, Poland
T: + 48 22 858 24 37
T/F: + 48 22 842 26 06, 22 842 48 48
W: www.postermuseum.pl

About the Poster Museum at Wilanów

Established in 1968, the Poster Museum at Wilanów is a Promotional Member of Icograda. Presently the Museum boasts one of the largest collections of art posters in the world, consisting of over 55,000 items.

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