Graphic Stories Vol09
The Power of Youth
This year’s Graphic Stories comes fresh and renewed, as it harbors the Power of Youth and brings new activities with it! The new program is subversive as the lectures will take place on Sunday, March 19th, while the workshops will precede and will take place on Friday, March 17th and Saturday, March 18th, 2023. More specifically, the three-day program hosts twelve  distinguished designers from Germany, England, Greece, and Cyprus. It includes nine lectures, six creative workshops, one animation film screening, one international poster exhibition with the participation of designers from Cyprus and abroad and one interactive installation for the public accompanied by youth groups with dance and music.
The 9th International Conference on Visual Communication, Graphic Stories, will take place during three days—March 17th to 19th, in Nicosia, on the topic of The Power of Youth. Young people are the most important and dynamic part of the population in every country. They are the driving force behind every change, social, economic, and cultural. Young people have the curiosity, the idealism, the enthusiasm, the courage, the strength, and the will to change the world. They are not just a part of the general population but the most important wealth of this world. They are the present and the future of humanity, and the hope for building a better future with more justice, more peace, more freedom, more flora, more sustainability, and more inclusivity.
Graphic Stories—Among the Best Festivals in Europe, by EFA
The Conference on Graphic Design & Visual Communication, Graphic Stories was chosen by the European Festivals Association (EFA) as one of the best festivals in Europe and was awarded the Europe’s quality stamp, EFFE Label, for the period 2022–2023. Furthermore, the conference was also awarded for innovation and ingenuity, with the special Badge of Invention, and received the special distinction of Remarkable Arts Festival for 2021, which ranks it among the top European events related to arts and culture.
Who is it for?
Graphic Stories is the only established, independent, annual, institutional conference in the field of visual communication and visual arts and is addressed to all creatives in the field of visual communication, applied and visual arts. It is for professionals, students or pupils, graphic designers, web designers, UX/UI designers, illustrators, photographers, animators, 2D/3D designers, printmakers, creative agencies, advertisers, marketers, their partners and anyone interested in learning about the profession of visual communication designers. Graphic Stories is the link between the creative, the commercial, and business worlds.
Graphic Stories Vol09
March 17th–19th, 2023
The conference will be held in person, while there will be live streaming for online viewing of the lectures. It is clarified that all the workshops are exclusively held in person.
The scholarships & prizes of the poster contest are offered by: European University, Parachute Typefoundry
Media Sponsors: Politis Newspaper, Politis Radio 107.6FM, Parathyro, ΡΙΚ, Ergodotisi
With the support of: Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and Culture
Under the Auspices of: Office of the Commissioner of the Citizen, Municipality of Nicosia