By Porter Anderson, Editor | @Porter_Anderson
Submission deadline: February 25
FFriday (February 25) is the deadline for a visual identity graphic competition for the 2022 edition of the Feria Internacional del Libro de Barcelona, the international book fair that regularly alternates its editions between Barcelona and Madrid and is called this year “Liber 22”.
The Federation of Gremios de Editores de España (the Federation of Publishers Corporations of Spain (FGEE) works with the Federación de Asociaciones de Illustradores Profesionales, the Federation of Professional Illustrators (FADIP), to produce a prize for illustrators who are members of the association.
The winner of the competition will receive a total of €2,200 (US$2,489) for their work, and those who are members of the federation’s professional illustrator associations can compete from Catalonia, Galicia, the Basque Country, the Community Valencia or Madrid.
Representatives of associations of publishers and illustrators from these regions of Spain, as well as representatives of Fira de Barcelona, will serve on the judging panel for submissions, choosing three finalists who will each receive €600 (US$679).
These finalists, who must submit examples of their work as part of a style brief, will be announced to the public on March 15. They will then be invited to produce, by April 1, “an original, attractive and contemporary work”. design for the visual identity of Liber 2022. The concept should highlight the value of books and reading and should be used in both print and digital formats.
Jurors from the Publishers Association, the Book Promotion Division of the Spanish Ministry of Culture, the Liber 2022 Organizing Committee and Fira de Barcelona will then proceed to select the image for the show. , with the winner receiving an additional €1,600 (US$1,810) for that €2,200 total.
The final winner will be announced on April 9, and the design will then be used in the show’s communications and collateral pieces.
The 2022 Liber race in Barcelona is scheduled for October 5-7 at Gran Via. It presents itself as “the main professional event in Europe dedicated to books in Spanish”. It is expected that this year’s participation could include more than 350 publishers and companies from more than a dozen countries. The show boasts of its business opportunities, business meetings and professional contacts “to boost national and international markets”.
For illustrators, all the details in the call for applications are here (PDF).
This is the 37th report of publishing awards or book awards from Publishing Perspectives in 38 days of publication since the start of our 2022 operations on January 3.
More information on the Spanish market here, more on book fairs and trade shows here, more on publishing and book awards programs here, and more on illustration here.
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