International Ex-Libris Competition Ruse 2016, Bulgaria

Publish Date: Feb 25, 2016

Deadline: May 31, 2016

The competition is organised by the Regional Library ‘Lyuben Karavelov’ in Ruse, Bulgaria.

The ex-libris must contain the text “EX VINO – EX VERITAS”, the author’s name and the country he or she represents. 


The competition is open to artists of all nationalities of any age and profession. All graphic techniques are eligible in case they allow replication labeled according the International standard identifier for EX LIBRIS.

The authors may participate with up to 3 /three/ works, 4 /four/ copies of each.


Filled and signed Application form, available at

On each print’s back a label that is attached to the Application form is filled in and glued. In case of modifying any data from the Application form, the author is obliged to notify the Library.

The ex libris work must contain the text “EX VINO – EX VERITAS”, the author’s name and the country he or she represents. Other signs, letters, words and texts, may also be included. The maximum size of the image is 130/130 mm and of the graphic sheet 150/210 mm.


The works should be sent by post by 31.05.2016 (the date of postmark).


“Lyuben Karavelov” Regional library, Graphic room

1st “Dondukov - Korsakov” Str.

7000 Ruse, Bulgaria


The sent artworks become property of “Lyuben Karavelov” Regional library - Ruse and they are not returned to their respective authors. They become part of the permanent collection of the Graphic room and Regional Library - Ruse acquires following and simultaneously with the right of ownership any other rights on the artworks as stated in the provisions in the LARRR, including the right to freely use and give publicity of artworks in the context of the cultural policy of the institution without the express permission by the respective author and without any obligation to pay whatever remuneration to the author. Participation is regarded as an acceptance of this present Regulations by any author, and by lying their signature on the Application form they certifies the free and not deadline burdened transfer of rights on artwork sent for the benefit of the Library.


GRAND PRIX at the amount of 400 EURO

Sponsor awards.

Each participant meeting the requirements of the Competition gets a certificate and a catalogue.

After a preliminary selection each author will be presented in the catalogue with one work only. All received works are published on “Lyuben Karavelov” Regional library’s website The selection and the awards are determined by a professional jury.

An exhibition of the works admitted to the competition will be presented to Ruse public and media in September-October, 2016.

For contacts and further information:


Tel.: + 359 82 820 126; fax: +359 82 820134; mob. tel.: +359 878 574916

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