RULES OF THE COMIX COMPETITION NOUVEAU TALENT BDFIL 2017 THEME THE WAVE
Nouveau talent, the comix competition of BDFIL, is dedicated to the promotion of new talent. The competition is open to anyone over the age of 15 who has not yet been published and carries prize money totalling CHF 4’500.- (€ 4’200.- approx*). The theme for the 2017 edition is “The wave”. The three winners will be invited to stay during the Festival (14th – 18th September 2017). The deadline for entries is Friday 30th June 2017 (date of postmark as proof).
GENERAL CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION
The comix competition Nouveau talent BDFIL 2017 is open to anyone over the age of 15 domiciled in Switzerland or abroad and whose work has never been published in the form of an album or regularly in a large-circulation newspaper or magazine. Participants whose work is being published at the time of the award ceremony (Thursday 14th September 2017) will be disqualified. Each participant may enter one project only. As the competition aims to encourage and recompense complete artists, collective entries will not be accepted. Winners of previous competitions, with the exception of ‘special mentions’, are not allowed to re-enter.
Each project (original or print) must arrive at BDFIL flat, neither folded nor rolled, and packaged in such a way as to ensure optimum protection. BDFIL will send a confirmation e-mail of reception of projects by 21 st July at the latest to all entrants. Any projects sent from outside Switzerland must contain the information « no commercial value » clearly indicated on the customs form*. It will only be possible to hand in projects at the BDFIL office from Monday to Friday from 14h to 17h, until 30th June. *BDFIL declines all responsibility in the case of withholding or blocking of projects by customs authorities and will not pay any additional costs resulting in erroneous customs.
The competition jury will be chaired by Anna Sommer, guest of honour BDFIL 2017, and composed of several people, including a specialized journalist, an editor and a Festival representative. In making its choice, the Jury will take into account compliance with the requirements of the competition rules, the originality, the quality of realisation of the creation, as well as the specific qualities of the storyline (execution, cut-out, etc) and graphic design.
RESULTS AND PRIZES
Three BDFIL prizes:
- 1st prize CHF 2,000.- (approx. € 1,870)
- 2nd prize CHF 1,500. - (approx. € 1,400)
- 3rd prize CHF 1,000. - (approx. € 930)
The three prize-winners will be notified personally by telephone and by e-mail, on Friday, July 28 th at the latest. Their names as well as reproductions of their projects will be communicated to the press and displayed on the website of BDFIL– from Friday 15 th September 2017. The jury may, in addition to awarding the three main prizes, discern one or more special mentions in order to reward the quality of a particular project. The special mentions are purely honorary awards, unless otherwise specified, and are not endowed with prize money.
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