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KÜTAHYA DUMLUPINAR UNIVERSITY

FACULTY OF FINE ARTS DEPARTMENT OF VISUAL COMMUNICATION DESIGN

AND THE TURKISH TRANSPLANT FOUNDATION POSTERLAND.ORG 3RD INTERNATIONAL “ORGAN TRANSPLANTATION” POSTER DESIGN COMPETITION AND EXHIBITION PROJECT

TITLE OF PROJECT COMPETITION: “Organ Transplantation” Poster Design Competition

PROJECT DURATION

April 1 – November 16, 2019

COOPERATING INSTITUTIONS IN PROJECT COMPETITION AND EXHIBITION

The Turkish Transplant Foundation

Kütahya Dumlupınar University Faculty of Fine Arts Department of Visual Communication Design

Kahramanmaraş Sütçü İmam University Vocational School of Technical Sciences Department of Computer Technologies

Istanbul Medeniyet University Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture Department of Visual Communication Design

Samsun Ondokuz Mayıs University Faculty of Fine Arts Department of Visual Communication Design

The Visual Arts Education Association (GÖRSED)

PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF PROJECT COMPETITION

As the home to numerous national and international cultural activities in Turkey, Kütahya Dumlupınar University Faculty of Fine Arts Department of Visual Communication Design and the Turkish Transplant Foundation organized the first International Organ Transplantation Poster Competition in 2015. Traditionally held every two years, the subsequent competition took place in 2017. Designers and artists from all over the world draw attention to the subject through their artworks. The competition subject was also the first of its kind in the world. Following the event, project art catalogs were printed and distributed to foreign participants in science events abroad, including in Madrid and Geneva, within the scope of the International Transplant Network coordinated by the Turkish Transplant Foundation. They were also delivered to all art- and design-related organizations in Turkey. Additionally, the top 100 poster designs were shared on social media platforms. The designs and project itself earned significant recognition on an international platform and within the organ transplantation community. Designed and implemented for humanity, the idea highlighted and increased awareness of Turkey’s health and art/design scene. Furthermore, this social responsibility-themed competition and exhibition organized by the cooperation of a university and a foundation on the international platform may inspire institutions, organizations, foundations and NGOs.

Exhibitions and art catalogs of both projects further proved the strength of poster design communication on the international platform. You may find the news, information and art catalogs of past two projects at ( http://www.posterland.org/).

Both projects concluded that “organ donation is now a global matter”, social awareness should be enhanced across the world, and that it is crucial to regularly hold such events. This year, in cooperation with the “Turkish Transplant Foundation,” we are organizing the third “Posterland.org International Poster Competition” on “International Organ Transplantations.” We held the first in 2015 and the second in 2017, and we expect this third event to be their follow-up.

Additionally, if the necessary permissions are granted, the competition award ceremony shall either take place on November 14–16, 2019 in Dubai during the 15th Organ Donation Congress or on September 15–18 2019 in Copenhagen at the Congress of the European Society for Organ Transplantation. Here, the top 100 designs will be exhibited at a congress venue.

PROJECT COMPETITION AND EXHIBITION ORGANIZERS

Kütahya Dumlupınar University Faculty of Fine Arts Department of Visual Communication Design

The Turkish Transplant Foundation

PROJECT EXHIBITION AND AWARD CEREMONY VENUE

The Organizing Committee will later announce the venue.

THE SCOPE OF PROJECT EXHIBITION

The exhibition will include the best 100 poster designs selected by the jury within the scope of the competition and in compliance with competition purpose. The organization council reserves the right to reduce or increase this number if deemed necessary.

THE SCOPE OF PROJECT COMPETITION

The competition aims to increase awareness of “Organ Donation” to help inform on the importance and results of organ donation.

PROJECT COMPETITION AND EXHIBITION PROGRAM

You may submit poster designs to the competition from April 1–July 10, 2019. The date and venue of the “Posterland.org 3rd International Poster Competition” will be announced later by the Organizing Committee.

PARTICIPATION TO PROJECT EXHIBITION

The “Turkish Transplant Foundation” shall cover the transport, transfer, accommodation and food expenses of the top three award winners to ensure their participation in the award ceremony.

PROJECT COMPETITION AWARDS

The first place award, nine achievement awards and certificates will be presented by the “Turkish Transplant Foundation.” This responsibility lies with the “Turkish Transplant Foundation.”

Distribution of Awards

1. Award worth11,000 TL and Certificate of Achievement (Grand Prize)

2. Award worth 1,000 TL and Certificate of Achievement (Achievement Award)

3. Award worth 1,000 TL and Certificate of Achievement (Achievement Award)

4. Award worth 1,000 TL and Certificate of Achievement (Achievement Award)

5. Award worth 1,000 TL and Certificate of Achievement (Achievement Award)

6. Award worth 1,000 TL and Certificate of Achievement (Achievement Award)

7. Award worth 1,000 TL and Certificate of Achievement (Achievement Award)

8. Award worth 1,000 TL and Certificate of Achievement (Achievement Award)

9. Award worth 1,000 TL and Certificate of Achievement (Achievement Award)

10. Award worth 1,000 TL and Certificate of Achievement (Achievement Award)

The award winners will be announced during the award ceremony at the date and venue to be announced by the Organizing Committee and the award prizes shall be transferred to award winners’ accounts within 30 days following the award ceremony.

LOGO AND TITLE PLACEMENT OF CONTRIBUTING PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS

Logos and titles of contributing public institutions will appear:

a. on event promotion posters and canvas,

b. and in the exhibition catalog,

c. and news on visual and print media following the event shall mention contributing public institutions.

d. Event website

PROJECT COMPETITION JURY

Poster designs submitted to the competition will be evaluated by nationally and internationally recognized professional jury members consisting of academicians and foundation representatives determined by the “Turkish Transplant Foundation” and “Kütahya Dumlupınar University Faculty of Fine Arts Department of Visual Communication Design.” The jury shall be announced on ( http://www.posterland.org/) as soon as possible.

TERMS OF PARTICIPATION IN THE PROJECT COMPETITION:

a. The competition is open to all amateur and professional designers in Turkey and the world except for jury members and their first-degree relatives.

b. The design dimensions should be 70 x 100 cm. Designs outside these dimensions shall be considered disqualified.

c. After the competition, the works deemed worthy of the achievement award, honorable mention and suitable for exhibition shall be exhibited.

d. There are no limitations on color or technique for the posters. However, only the colors that can be obtained with four-color (CMYK) offset printing technology must be used.

e. Original designs shall be saved at a resolution of at least 300 dpi in the CMYK mode without any compression following the conversion of all fonts.

f. No logos, foundation names or signs may be present on the designs.

g. Each artist/designer may participate in the competition with three (3) designs that have not received an award, been exhibited (including on social media, YouTube, and so on) or submitted in any competition.

h. In case it is determined that the design has been previously exhibited and/or submitted in any competition, the nomination/application with the said design shall be disqualified immediately. If this situation is detected after the award is given, the candidate shall be liable to return the prize money (with the legal interest) and the certificate of achievement/participation.

i. The process of determining this situation continues with sharing the posters in the top 100 list on ( http://www.posterland.org/), leaving the designs pending for five (5) days, removing the said design upon an objection or detection for similarity and replacing it with the subsequent design. An objection period of two (2) days is given for the design(s). If there is no objection, the final result shall be declared. If there is an objection for the designs, the Organizing Committee decides whether this process will continue.

j. In the competition, only poster designs relating to the specified subject shall be evaluated.

k. The language of the messages used on the designs participating in the competition may be Turkish or one of the participants’ local languages. However, if one of the local languages is used, there must also be an English version. Otherwise, such designs shall be excluded from the evaluation.

l. A verbal message (title, slogan, and so forth) that supports the visual design can be used on posters.

m. There must be no sponsors, commercial logos or images in the poster design. The poster must also not contain symbols or images that are political, against human rights or have sexual content.

n. If deemed necessary, the Organizing Committee may amend the competition calendar or cancel the competition at any stage.

n. All artists/designers participating in the competition with designs found worthy for exhibiting are deemed to have accepted the provisions of this specification in advance.

PROJECT COMPETITION APPLICATION ADDRESS

Applications of the applicants who meet the requirements in the specification must be uploaded between April 1 andJuly 10, 2019 to ( http://www.posterland.org/) by the end of the business day.

EVALUATION OF THE PROJECT COMPETITION AND ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE RESULT

a. The competition shall take place with a pre-selection. For this purpose, the designs shall be evaluated by a pre-selection jury consisting of new jury members suggested by the Organizing Committee among or outside of the permanent jury members, depending on the decision of the committee. This process shall take place from July 13–17, 2019.

b. The jury shall conduct the online evaluation from July 17–21, 2019. During the evaluation, the jury shall not be privy to any user information other than the poster design.

c. The first 100 posters ( http://www.posterland.org/) shall be pending from July 21–26, 2019. If the posters are objectionable due to being copied or highly similar to another poster, the reasons for the objections shall be evaluated by the Organizing Committee. If they are found to be appropriate, the relevant designs shall be removed from the list and replaced with design(s) from the reserve list to be announced on July 27, 2019. A period of two (2) days shall be given for the objection to these designs. If these designs are also objectionable, the Organizing Committee shall decide whether this process will continue and will announce the result on August 1, 2019 on ( http://www.posterland.org/).

COPYRIGHT

Images of the works deemed worthy of the achievement award, honorable mention and suitable for exhibition after the competition are all processed with transferred financial rights in the form of a non-exclusive license by the Kütahya Dumlupınar University Faculty of Fine Arts Department of Visual Communication Design and Turkish Transplant Foundation with all the copyrights. Kütahya Dumlupınar University Faculty of Fine Arts Department of Visual Communication Design and the Turkish Transplant Foundation shall have the right to use the images of the works deemed worthy of the achievement award, honorable mention and suitable for exhibition on their websites, television broadcasts, the internet and social media sites, events and educational activities in the form of any promotional material such as posters, catalogs, brochures, and so on, as described in the relevant articles of the Law No. 5846 on Intellectual and Artistic Works without paying any copyrights including the right of communication to the public with media that enable processing, reproduction, distribution, representation and sign, audio or image transmission and the right to use and display for exhibition. As a non-profit organization, the Turkish Transplant Foundation reserves the right to use the relevant works as resources for its own purposes and activities. The applicant agrees and undertakes that he/she will not object to this matter and irrevocably waives right to take legal action.

OTHER MATTERS RELATED TO THE PROJECT COMPETITION

a. Applicants who have participated in the competition shall be deemed to have accepted all the conditions in this specification in advance.

b. In matters not included in the specification or in case of doubt, the decisions of Kütahya Dumlupınar University Faculty of Fine Arts Department of Visual Communication Design and the Turkish Transplant Foundation shall apply.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

(http://www.posterland.org/)

WE WISH SUCCESS TO ALL PARTICIPATING ARTISTS/DESIGNERS.