27th International Poster Biennale in Warsaw 2021

International Poster Competition under the honorary patronage of UNESCO

The Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts with cooperation from Turbo Poster announce 

The International Poster Competition 

For art students, which is organized under the honorary patronage of the Polish National Commission for UNESCO

Deadline 11 october 2020

The competition is associated with the Global Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Week, celebrated by UNESCO on the 24 to 31 of October 2020.

The week’s theme of the MIL 2020 is ”Resisting Disinfodemic: Media and Information Literacy for everyone and, by everyone.”

Global Media and Information Literacy Week’s goals are the promotion of media and digital education. Media Education’ s mission is to direct towards obtaining new skill in utilizing the media and information and communications technologies. The result of these efforts is the creation of media and informational competence, that allows for responsible and critical consumption of information, and also the creation of such for oneself. The celebration of the MIL week is to draw attention to the extremely important issue that frequently appears in the context of the civilizational challenges or he modern era. That in this increasingly digitized world, an advanced skill of consuming the media is one of the most crucial factors in making well informed decisions. The UNESCO initiative serves the promotion of the skills needed to explore all the possibilities that the digital world offers, with maintaining a critical attitude thats allows for the defense against the dangers coming from the WorldWideWeb.  

UNESCO approaches the question of media and informational competence, from the point of view of the Art.19 Of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which states that: ”Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.” Media education’s goal is to give the people full abilities to exercise that right.

Our Jurors

Professor Karel Mišek (Czech Republic) – graphic artist and designer, illustrator, Head of Graphic Design I Studio at the Faculty of Art and Design at Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem

Professor Thierry Sarfis (France) – graphic artist and designer, organiser of international events promoting the graphic arts, professor at the L’école des créateurs d’avenir – Autograf in Paris

Professor Sławomir Ratajski (Poland) – artist, lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Secretary General for the Polish National Commission for UNESCO; diplomat

Professor Aanabella Salem (Argentina) – visual artist, graphic artist and designer, founder of the El Fantasma de Heredia design studio 

Professor Doğan Arslan (Turkey) – painter, caricaturist, illustrator, Head of Visual Communication Design Department at the Istanbul Medeniyet University

Robert Paršo (Slovakia) – visual artist and designer, founder of civic-cultural initiatives including the gallery and club Buryzone, curator and organiser of the Trnava Poster Triennial

Professor Błażej Ostoja Lniski (Poland) – graphic artist and designer, painter, professor ordinarius, Dean of the Faculty of Graphic Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw; elected Rector of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw for the 2020-2024 term

Professor Lech Majewski (Poland) – graphic artist and designer, professor ordinarius,professor at the Faculty of Graphic Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, President of the International Poster Biennale in Warsaw; musician

Justyna Czerniakowska (Poland) – graphic artist and designer, lecturer at the Faculty of Graphic Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw