The Anfachen Award is given to posters that inspire aesthetically and create a stir.
Anfachen V, too, is about the basics. This time we want to see how you perceive, interpret and artistically render the idea of DEMOCRACY!
You are free to choose from which personal, political, aesthetic or formal angle you want to approach the subject of "democracy". We accept photographic, painted, graphic and typographic works. With your participation you accept the following conditions.
The 25 best posters will be selected by an international jury and will first be displayed in Hamburg. They will confront the public in busy streets and highly frequented squares, become a subject of discussion and reflection, and thus encourage a broad and sustained debate on the topic.
Starting in May 2021, the selected posters will first dominate Hamburg's cityscape for four weeks and then go on tour. In this way they will be seen in other German cities and also cause a stir internationally. Therefore, if language plays a role in the design, a German and an English version must be submitted.
15 November 2020 Announcement of the topic "Democracy
12 February 2021 Submission deadline
3 March 2021 Jury meeting
7 March 2021 Announcement of the jury decision on the 25 best posters by email
4 May 2021 Opening of the poster exhibition in the streets of Hamburg
Posters can be displayed worldwide from June 2021
In order to be able to present all posters analogously and anonymously to a renowned international jury, we have to charge a submission fee of 12.00 Euros per poster, or 30.00 Euros for three posters. However, this fee is only paid by participants in German-speaking countries, because we are particularly interested in motivating even more artists and designers from all over the world when it comes to the topic of "democracy".
Registration is done using the appropriate tool on the Anfachen Award website (https://registrierung.anfachenaward.de).
Dietrich Bahß (GER), Ingrid Bahß (GER), Alex Hanke (GER), Julia Kahl (GER), Linda Kantchev (GER), Peggy Parnass (GER), Gerhard Steidl (GER), Garth Walker (SA)
patron: Klaus Staeck (GER)
A maximum of three posters can be submitted (this also applies to school classes, which are asked to make their own pre-selection). The posters are to be in DIN A0 / 841 mm x 1189 mm format. We only accept designs in portrait format. The data (tif or PDF in CMYK) must first be sent in low resolution by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If a poster is selected as one of the top 25, the printable data will be requested separately. It is essential to name the files as follows: AnfachenV_surname_draft number; e.g: AnfachenV_Mustermann_1.
ABOUT ANFACHEN AWARD
In 2016 the Anfachen Award started with "Women", in the second year it was dedicated to the topic "Tolerance". Anfachen Award III was dedicated to the topic "Living" and Anfachen Award IV to the topic "Water". With hundreds of international submissions, a top-class jury and the unique presentation in the German and international public space, the poster competition not only inspires the participants, but above all the urban public. From the very beginning, the broad media response also helped the award to attract greater attention to socio-politically explosive topics.
The entrant making the submission, hereinafter referred to as the designer, declares with the submission of all materials that s/he/they is/are entitled to dispose of the submitted materials according to the following:
- A) the designer declares his/her consent to worldwide and perpetual unrestricted publication of the motifs in print and electronic media, as well as the representation herein described in the context of exhibitions in public space as well as in galleries and museums.
- B) the designer transfers the simple right of use to reproduce, disseminate and publicly make available and/or reproduce the motifs / materials submitted to the Anfachen Award, as well as the right to display the exhibits. Anfachen Award is entitled to transfer these rights to a third
party. Anfachen Award is entitled for purposes of refinancing the awards to use the transferred rights commercially, e.g. by sale of the motifs as posters, postcard fold-outs (these two forms of use limited to 3 years), and/or in the context of an exhibition catalogue.
- C) the designer shall indemnify and hold harmless Anfachen Award from all claims made by third parties arising in connection with the transfer of rights or their use that may be made against Anfachen Award, and guarantees that the submitted works (text and image) are free from third party rights.