The Ministry of Culture has just launched an artistic competition for the design of the Government's end-of-year greetings cards. Entry to the competition is free, and is open to all artists who are Luxembourg nationals or who reside in Luxembourg.
Participants may be professional artists, but this is not mandatory. They are asked to compete in two distinct categories, depending on the medium chosen: paper greetings card (print) or electronic greetings card (digital). The paper greetings card category comprises 3 sub-categories, depending on the techniques used: "painting/drawing/engraving", "photography" and "graphics".
The artists have until 4.00 p.m. on 5 August 2016 to send their design, accompanied by the participation form, by electronic mail to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Only one creative work is allowed per category.
Following submission of the designs, a jury will meet to select a maximum of 6 designs per sub-category in the paper greetings card category. The shortlisted works will be presented on the website of the Ministry of Culture (www.gouvernement.lu/mc) and will be the subject of an online vote by the public, which will be open from 20 August to 11 September 2016. The winning design in the electronic greetings card category will be chosen by the jury.
Once the competition is over, the creators of the designs which have garnered the most votes in their respective sub-category, and of the design chosen by the jury, will be asked to illustrate the Government's 2016 end-of-year greetings cards. The creators of the 4 winning designs will be awarded a prize of 1,500 euros each.
An exhibition of all the designs submitted which are in line with the competition rules is to take place in the month of December. Details of the form which the exhibition is to take, and of the date when it will be held, will be communicated to the public after the online vote has closed.
The complete rules governing the "Kreativ an d'Feierdeeg" competition and the participation form are available on the website of the Ministry of Culture: www.gouvernement.lu/mc.
(Source: press release of the Ministry of Culture)