21st International poster and graphic arts festival of Chaumont

29 May 2010
20 June 2010
Chaumont, France
The International Poster and Graphic Design Festival of Chaumont came into life from a collection of vintage posters, which Gustave Dutailly had passed on to the town. The zeal with which this man collected images of his time, and discerned their quality, is behind this French cultural collection that concerns graphic designers as much as the inhabitants of Chaumont. For 21 years now, the Festival has accompanied poster-making and its development by organising an annual international poster competition endorsed by Icograda.

This meeting place with the profession is a rare opportunity to follow up on and confront contemporary development, to plot - year over year - the scenes for its quality and value. 100 to 120 selected posters will be exhibited during the Festival, the highlight of which is the awards ceremony.

Once the awards and exhibitions are over, the selected posters become part of the collection of contemporary posters built up over 21 years of Festival. This association between the contemporary collection and the Dutailly collection is the foundation of the project of an International Graphic Design Centre (CIG). Graphic design in Chaumont is already focusing on the CIG before its construction and for the first time, the International Competition will allow to build up a selection of French posters intended to highlight graphic design in France and to encourage commissions of value, by means of carrying through exhibitions and mediation following the Festival.

International Poster Competition and selection of the best French Posters

For the first time, the International Poster and Graphic Design Festival of Chaumont is organising a selection of the best French posters concurrently with the International Competition. Posters or series of posters, meeting following criteria can compete for this national selection.

Deadline for entries: 8 April 2010

First Prize: 7500 EUR
Second Prize: 4500 EUR
Third Prize: 3000 EUR

The Competition "Students, All to Chaumont!"

For its 21 edition, the International Poster and Graphic Design Festival of Chaumont has chosen the question : "Graphic design, qu'est-ce que c'est ?" as the theme of its student competition.

Deadline for entries: 2 April 2010

First Prize: 1000 EUR

A selection of the received posters will be exhibited at the Entrepôt des Subsistances and a jury will award three prizes, on Saturday, 29 May 2010.

Student workshops

Seven Workshops, along the same topic as "Students, all to Chaumont!" will host 105 students from around the world.

Find out more at: www.chaumont-graphisme.com

For more information, please contact:

Bureau du Festival
Les Silos / Maison du Livre et de l'Affiche
7/9 avenue Foch, 52000 Chaumont
T: +33 3 25 03 86 80
F: +33 3 25 31 08 58

Contact persons:
Sophie Wilhélem

Béatrice Torres
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