21 October 2009
18 December 2009
Trnava, Slovakia
The Trnava Poster Triennial (TPT) 2009 is a public non-anonymous international competitive exhibition of posters produced from March 2006 - 15 May 2009.

Organisers of the seventh year of the TPT take advantage of the 17-year-old good reputation of the event, declaring its support for traditional values respected by the international graphic design community and at the same time bringing innovations reflecting the constantly changing character of graphic design.

With the introduction of a new category - B - design of websites - TPT 2009 uses the principles of information dissemination in both the public and virtual space. It takes over and expands characteristics and possibility of a poster. Confrontation of both media can clarify the contemporary characteristics of each of them as well as their interrelation.


The TPT 2009 has three competition categories
  1. A1 - Posters by professional authors - individuals and teams
  2. A2 - Posters by students of fine arts academies
  3. - Design of websites


  • Andy Warhol Prize - Grand Prix for the overall TPT winner
  • First Prize in the A1 category - poster
  • First Prize in the B category - design of websites
  • First to third Prize in the A2 category - poster students of fine arts academies
  • Third Prize of the Chairman of the Trnavský Self-administrative Region - for typography
  • Fourth Prize of the Mayor of the Town of Trnava for the best Slovak artist
Special awards
  • Master's Eye Awards - for internationally recognized personalities in graphic design (not only for the jury; with no material prize)
  • Icograda Excellence Award
  • Slovak Design Centre Prize
  • Prize of the rector of the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava for outstanding student performance
  • Certificates of merit

The international Master's Eye Award
is given by the representatives of the Icograda, Ján Koniarek Gallery, the Slovak Design Centre, and the Academy of Fine Arts and Design to graphic designers, experts on visual communication, and art historians for outstanding creative achievements, organisational activities, and the promotion of graphic design.


Works are evaluated by the international jury made up of seven experts on graphic design.

Selection Jury

Appointed by the TPT 2009 Organising Committee and consisting of 6 experts on graphic design

International Jury
Made up of seven experts on graphic design


The deadline for accepting competition works is set for 15 May 2009.

Opening ceremony and exhibition

The opening ceremony of the international Trnava Poster Triennial will be held in Ján Koniarek Gallery, Kopplova vila, Zelený kríček 3 in Trnava on 21 October 2009 at 17:00. The exhibition will last until 18 December 2009.


Ján Koniarek Gallery

Trnava Self-administrative Region
Slovak Design Centre in Bratislava,
Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava

Zdeno Kolesár and Katarína Gatialová

For more information, please contact:

Galéria Jána Koniarka v Trnave
Zelený kríček 3
917 01 Slovensko
T: +421 33 55 11 659
F: +421 33 55 11 391
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