Anfachen Award VI

Anfachen Award VI


Author: Vicky Blake

A political poster competition cannot ignore the war against Ukraine and the humanitarian catastrophe it entails. At the same time, it doesn’t want to make the mistake of losing sight of other important issues. That is why the Anfachen Award VI calls on you to double your efforts and express yourselves artistically and creatively on two topics. The first topic is Nature—as announced, since it stays close to our hearts and the second topic is Humanity.

A maximum of two posters may be submitted for each of the topics; 25 winning posters will be selected by the international jury for each of the two topics. The exhibition concept of the Anfachen Award VI remains unchanged: The winning posters will be presented in large format and in series, first in Hamburg and then in public spaces in other cities. The topic Humanity will also be presented online and the print data will be available to download. In this way, Anfachen Award hopes to initiate small exhibitions and a unifying exchange on the topic of humanity across the world!

You are free to choose from which personal, political, aesthetic, or formal angle you want to approach the subject of Nature. Photographic, painted, graphic, and typographic works are accepted.

Participants will be charged a fee of 12.– Euros per poster or 30.– Euros for three posters for printing the posters in DIN A2 for presentation to the jury. Should this fee constitute an obstacle, please contact [email protected]. The deadline for submitting posters is May 22nd, 2022.

A maximum of three posters can be submitted. The posters need to be in DIN A0 / 841 mm × 1189 mm format. Anfachen Award only accepts designs in portrait format. The data (tif or PDF in CMYK) needs to be uploaded on the website. If a poster is selected as one of the top 25, the printable data will be requested separately.

The jury
Ingrid Bahß (GER), Anthony Collins (GB/TZA), Alina Grolms (GER), Rainer Groothuis (GER), Gudrun Lehman (GER), Niklaus Troxler (CH). Patron: Klaus Staeck (GER)

Anfachen Award Team
Melanie Heusel (text), Moki (artwork), Julia Melzner (Initiator, conception, curation), Maren Mittenzwey (translation english), Atelier Sperling, Olaf Stelze (website),Doro Carl, Jürgen Herrmann, Daniel Rossmann (video), Julia Melzner, and Melanie Heusel (PR).

Previous partnerships and supporters
Hamburg Kreativ Gesellschaft; Claussen-Simon-Stiftung; Hamburger Kunsthalle; Cristinetti – Planning and Design, Jerwitz GmbH; Behörde für Kultur und Medien; Zentralbibliothek der Bücherhallen Hamburg; Dänisches Plakatmuseum in Aarhus, Jamel rockt den Förster, Verdi in Lübeck, Goethe-Institut in Tallinn, and Frappant e.V..

Anfachen Award VI

Submission deadline: May 22nd, 2022
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Anfachen Award VI