Liber announces an illustration contest for its graphic image for 2022
Liber, the International Book Fair promoted by the Federation of Publishers’ Guilds of Spain (FGEE) is once again announcing its illustration contest to select the graphic image for its next edition scheduled for October 5-7, 2022 at Fira de Barcelona.
As a requirement to participate in this contest, participants must be members of one of the entities that make up the Federation of Associations of Professional Illustrators (FADIP) and submit a work that highlights the value of books and the promotion of reading.
This is the second time that Liber calls an illustration contest to find the image of the fair, and after the good reception demonstrated in 2021, its will is to give it annual continuity. This initiative aims to recognize talent in the field of illustration and give visibility to the important link of this discipline with books and the publishing world. Last year the Valencian illustrator Irene Blasco was the winner of the contest with a design that showed a reader in total connection with the universe created by reading.
Liber’s contest, with a prize of 2,200 euros for the winning entry, is open to illustrators residing in Spain who are members of the professional associations of Catalonia, Galicia, the Basque Country, Valencia, or Madrid, who may submit their candidacy before February 25, sending a dossier defining their style with several examples of their work.
An evaluation committee formed by representatives of the Federation of Associations of Professional Illustrators (FADIP) and its member organizations in Catalonia, Galicia, the Basque Country, Valencia, and Madrid, as well as the Federation of Spanish Publishers’ Guilds (FGEE) and Fira de Barcelona, will choose three finalists, who will receive 600 euros for participating in the next phase and whose names will be made public on March 15.
From then on, these three creators will have time until April 1 to prepare an unpublished, attractive, and contemporary design to be the image of Liber 2022 that highlights the value of books and reading and can be used in both printed and digital formats.
The competition jury made up of representatives of the FGEE, the sub-directorate for book promotion of the Ministry of Culture, the Liber 2022 Organizing Committee, and Fira de Barcelona, will analyze the three finalist proposals and select the winning image, which will receive an additional 1,600 euros. The final communication of the winning illustration and its authorship will be announced on April 9. The design will be used in all communication and advertising supports of the Liber fair in its 2022 edition.
In 2022, Liber, International Book Fair returns to Barcelona to celebrate its 40th edition from 5 to 7 October at the Gran Vía exhibition center, consolidated as the main professional event in Europe dedicated to Spanish-language books and with the expectation of bringing together more than 350 publishers and companies from more than a dozen countries. Liber brings together all the sectors linked to the world of books and offers commercial opportunities, business meetings, and professional contacts to boost both the national and international markets.
Find out the rules of the illustration contest!