The White City Trophy International Competition 2018, 2nd edition, is aimed at the enhancement of Contemporary Art, divided into 4 sections and provides for the awarding of multiple prizes.
From the close collaboration between Rassegna Italia s.a.s. and the “Espressioni d ‘Arte” Cultural Association was born The project “TROFEO CITTA’ BIANCA International Competition” which aims to support and promote the emerging talent in the artistic and cultural field, offering Italian and foreign artists opportunities for visibility, in a logic of support that aims to favor its entry into the art market. The award, sponsored by the Municipality of Ostuni, aims to stimulate reflection on contemporary art in the Italian territory. The project develops through the organization of an annual Competition / Exhibition that allows artists, working in the categories of painting, sculpture, graphics and photography, to be examined by a jury composed of two established and recognized experts in the field of Plastic and visual arts, and a well-known expert in the field of photography, while a member of the association secretly verbalizes the work of the jurors. In addition, the artists participating in the competition are given the opportunity to exhibit their works in a period in which the flow of tourists reaches many presences. The Award is open to professional artists, emerging artists, young artists and beginners of any nationality operating in Italy or abroad. The award encourages the participation of artists of all levels. Quality, research, originality and innovation will be the fundamental criteria of selection. A particular section, to be considered out of competition, will be dedicated to schools of all levels, to stimulate and encourage young people’s creativity and approach to different artistic forms. The theme of the Competition is “MEDITERRANEO”, which combines current events, nature and different cultures to tell our territory and different lifestyles through the visual arts. The Mediterranean, observed by the different looks, will be interpreted and celebrated in the works of artists and photographers who will highlight the link between man and the territory by suggesting artistic messages that can stimulate a broader and different vision of the theme indicated above. The Competition / Exhibition will contain within it and for the entire duration of the exhibition musical and entertainment moments together with cultural meetings with critics and journalists who will address issues to stimulate reflection on contemporary art in the international scene.
The event will take place from 31 August to 2 September and the artists will be divided into the sections as mentioned above.
The Competition / Exhibition will contain inside and for the entire duration of the exhibition musical and entertainment moments together with cultural meetings with critics and journalists who will tackle issues to stimulate reflection on contemporary art on the international scene.
Execution of the event
The jury will examine the works present and, at its sole discretion, after verifying that the works conform to the theme, the regulation and the basic selection criteria: quality, research, originality and innovation, will assign the 1st and 2nd the 3rd prize and any notifications for each artistic category.
The works that have not passed the selection will still be exhibited but considered out of competition.
During the event, visitors will be entertained by the following forms of entertainment:
- August 31: Singing show and live music
- September 1: Entertainment, song music and poetry by Ferdinando Sallustio
- September 2: Prize giving All participants will receive a certificate of participation and the first three classified, the bronze, silver and golden plate, while a cash prize will be awarded only to the first classified for each of the four categories.
Participation in the competition implies complete and unconditional acceptance of this regulation.
Art. 1 – Purpose
Review Italy s.a.s. and the Cultural Association “Espressioni d ‘Arte”, indicate the second edition of the International Competition of Contemporary Art “TROFEO CITTA’ BIANCA” with the aim of promoting and enhancing contemporary art.
Art. 2 – Recipients
The Award is open to artists of any nationality, provided they work in Italy and abroad.
Art. 3 – Techniques and Theme
The theme of the competition is “MEDITERRANEO” and is divided into four sections: Painting, Sculpture, Graphics and Photography . Only unpublished works will be admitted.
Painting: works created in complete freedom of style and technique on any medium without limits of dimensions. The works must be without glass and equipped with attachments with adequate support to be exposed.
Sculpture: works made with any material are allowed. The sculptures are considered sculptural works. The dimensions are free.
Graphics: works made of any material, with manual and “inventive” processes and with free dimensions.
Photograph: photographs printed on photographic paper having free sizes both in color and in B / W. The photos must be inclusive of 5 cm black passepartout and must be glass-free, equipped with attachments and fixed on a suitable rigid support.
On the works there can be no distinctive sign, under penalty of exclusion from the competition. Any signature will be covered to guarantee anonymity for the jury.
Art. 4 – Method of participation
To participate in the Competition, you must present:
Participation Form completed in its entirety, attached to this regulation.
Receipt of payment of the registration fee of € 40.00, which is reduced to € 30.00 for members of “Expressions of Art”, non-refundable under any circumstances, to be paid:
a) in cash, only if the application is delivered in person,
b) by bank transfer to the c / c of the non-profit association “Espressioni d’Arte”, causal 2nd edition of the International Competition of contemporary art “Trofeo Città Bianca”,
c) via paypal if registration and payment are made via our website “, reason for the 2nd edition of the” White City Trophy “International Competition.
Artists can register by July 31st. Each artist can participate with 1 work per section that will be exhibited from 31 August to 2 September 2018 in Ostuni (BR) at the cloister of San Francesco.
The registration to the “TROFEO CITTA ‘BIANCA” International Contemporary Art Competition can also be done ONLINE, through the websites www.espressionidarte.eu and mostraitalia.eu following the instructions visible on the same site. For more information please contact us by emailing [email protected]
The candidate must undergo, due to the characteristics of the work, the requirements of the section regulations, under penalty of exclusion from the competition. The non-participation in the competition, for any reason, does not give the right to the return of the fee paid.
It is recommended to provide a real e-mail address and a telephone number, preferably a cell phone, where they can be contacted by the organizing committee.
Art. 5 – Award Calendar
The “TROFEO CITTA ‘BIANCA” International Contemporary Art Competition will have the following schedule:
Registration for the competition: the submission of the application for participation, the payment of the registration fee must be made by July 31, 2018 while the delivery of the painting and graphics from 20 to 29 August 2018 at the center of Culture Cirignola. The sculpture works will have to be delivered on August 29 directly in the cloister San Francesco and the installations will always be made on the 29th directly in the cloister.
Exhibition and Awards: the works received will be exhibited in Ostuni (BR) at the cloister of San Francesco from 31 August to 2 September 2018 and the awards ceremony will be held on the same evening of 2 September starting at 19.00.
Art. 6 Jury:
The jury, whose composition will be announced on the day of the competition, will be composed of three experts from the art world and will issue a judgment that must be considered unquestionable and unquestionable. The commission will always be at its sole discretion, to exclude from the prize works candidates, in case it considers out of theme, non-compliant with the rules, of poor quality, unworthy or for any other reason considered valid. It will also not be able to award prizes if in a certain category, it deems the proposed works not deserving.
Art. 7 – Awards
The final prize will consist of a certificate of participation for each artist, a bronze, silver and gold plate to the first three classified for each section. Furthermore, only the first classified for each section will be assigned:
Cash prize of € 250.00
The free insertion on the portal www.espressionidarte.eu consists of a short biography, critical notes and some photos of the works as an example.
Free exhibition in the Tanzarella Palace for 1 week in November.
Free Interview by RadiOstuni (radio and WebTv)
Prizes, including cash prizes, will be issued by the “Espressioni d’Arte” cultural association
Art. 8 – Registration fee
Participation in the “TROFEO CITTA ‘BIANCA” International Contemporary Art Competition is subject to the advance payment of a non-refundable contribution, to cover the organizational costs of € 40.00 or € 30.00 for the members of the “Espressioni” Association of Art “and can be paid:
– in contacts, if the application form is delivered in person
– via Paypal on the dedicated page of the site
– by bank transfer to: Associazione Culturale “Espressioni d ‘Arte”
BANCA POPOLARE DI PUGLIA AND BASILICATA Agency of Ostuni (Br)
IBAN IT51 O053 8579 2300 0000 0010 916
Art. 9 – Delivery of works
The participating painting and graphic works must be received free at the Centro di Cultura Cirignola, Corso Giuseppe Mazzini, 18, from 20 to 29 August 2018 from 10.00 to 12.00 and from 18.00 to 20.00. The sculpture works will have to be delivered on August 29 directly in the cloister San Francesco and the installations will always be made on the 29th directly in the cloister. The works must be accompanied by a certificate bearing the artist’s name, the title of the work, a brief description aimed at identifying the subject portrayed (or possibly a photo of the work), any notes on the technique used. The exhibition of the works will take place starting from the morning of 31 August until 2 September in the cloister of San Francesco of the Municipality of Ostuni.
Art.10 – Return of the works
The works admitted to the “TROFEO CITTA ‘BIANCA” International Competition of Contemporary Art can be collected only at the end of the September 2 awards ceremony personally by the artist, by one of his delegates with proxy or within 3 days after the end of event from the Center of Culture Cirignola in Corso Giuseppe Mazzini, 18, from 18.00 to 20.00. Any problems of withdrawal must be reported during the delivery of the works. At the end of this period the work not withdrawn will remain the property of the Association in all respects.
The artists who will send their works at their own expense by express courier, will have to request their return by appointing their own courier and at their own expense. The packaging of the works must be adequate and reusable for the return.
Art. 11 – Release
Review Italy s.a.s. and the Cultural Association “Espressioni d ‘Arte”, while ensuring the utmost care and custody of the received works, declines all responsibility for any thefts, fires or damages of any kind, to the works or people, which may occur during all phases of the event. Individual artists are entitled to stipulate any type of insurance against damages that their works could suffer, insurance that must be signed by the artist himself.
Art. 12 – Acceptance of conditions
The decisions of the Awarding Jury are final and unappealable.
The artists, with the very act of enrollment in the “TROFEO CITTA ‘BIANCA” International Contemporary Art Competition accept this regulation and take first hand each responsibility for the works sent, declaring to have carried out the work legitimately, without violation of any right provided by law or any third party rights, holding Rassegna Italia sas and the Cultural Association “Espressioni d ‘Arte”, from any responsibility and prejudicial consequence deriving from questions and / or claims action formulated and advanced in any form, way and time.
Each candidate expressly authorizes Rassegna Italia s.a.s. and the “Espressioni d ‘Arte” Cultural Association, as well as its direct delegates, to process the personal data transmitted in accordance with the regulations in force, for the purpose of inclusion in the database of the Association.
Art. 13 – Information to the interested party (article 13-14 of the GDPR 2016/679)
We inform you that the data provided by the competitors will be handled by Rassegna Italia s.a.s. and the Cultural Association “Espressioni d ‘Arte”, owners of the treatment, exclusively for the procedure of the International Competition of Contemporary Art “TROFEO CITTA’ BIANCA” and for the purposes connected to it, through electronic and paper support with access reserved for the staff. The data will be stored at the offices of Rassegna Italia s.a.s. and the Cultural Association “Espressioni d ‘Arte”, and will be treated by the persons in charge of publishing the results of the competition and will be the subject of communication and dissemination. The interested party can exercise at any time the rights recognized by the art. 13-14 of the GDPR 2016/679, referred to in the ample information signed between the parties, concerning the protection of personal data. The person in charge of data processing is the pro-tempore President Ruggero Cairo, as well as the general partner of Rassegna Italia s.a.s. to which any other information may be requested.
Source: Rassegna Italia
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