The 4th International Poster Biennial, Ningbo 2006

The 4th International Poster Biennial, Ningbo 2006 
International Students Design Competition of Ningbo Poster Biennial 2006

Inaugurated in 1999, the Ningbo International Poster Biennial has hitherto been successfully held for three times. The day of Nov. 26th, 2004 has witnessed the 3rd International Poster Biennial in which Kenya Hara (Japan), Uwe Loesch (Germany), Leonardo Sonnoli (Italy), David Tartakover (Israel), Niklaus Troxler (Switzerland), Edwin Vollebergh (Holland), Stanley Wong (Hong Kong) and Wang Xu (China) served as the members of international jury. The Poster Exhibition raised the theme that "if the graphic design loses its trend of professional development and new expression, it basically loses its significance of the epoch", advocating graphic designs with originality and forming a standard for judgment that is characteristic of Ningbo International Poster Biennial. The birth of this standard denotes that Ningbo International Poster Biennial has entered a new stage.

The day of Nov.25th, 2006 is going to greet the 4th Ningbo International Poster Biennial and related exhibition series which will be held again in the beautiful, port city of Ningbo, China. The newly completed Ningbo Museum of Art will be the showplace for current exhibition.

The current international poster biennial will still be strictly operated by the international practice, aiming at promoting high-level graphic design, propelling convergence and communication of international design, encouraging outstanding young designers, encouraging graphic designs with development trend and new expression, thus advancing professional level of graphic design in China and promoting the development of Chinese education in graphic design.
The 4th International Poster Biennial, Ningbo 2006
The 8 Graphic Designers Exhibition 2006
International Students Design Competition of Ningbo Poster Biennial 2006
"No Paper" New Media Experimental Poster Exhibition
International Jury Serial Lectures
"Poster View" International Design Forum

November 25 - December 10, 2006, Ningbo Museum of Art, 122 Renmin Rd., Ningbo, China

The People"s Government of Ningbo

Ningbo Education Bureau
Ningbo Museum of Art
Ningbo Graphic Designers Association

A. Thematic poster
Theme: a hundred flowers blossoming · a hundred viewpoints contending
B. Non-thematic poster

1. With "a hundred flowers blossoming · a hundred viewpoints contending" as the theme for creation, contesters are required to use their native language (or word images) and a foreign language (or word images) to create single-piece or series of posters.
2. All the submitted works must be created with Typography.
3. No limit for the size, way of making and material of the submitted posters.
4. No limit for the number of submission. (Front-and-back works must be in quadruplicate)
5. Designs with professional vision and new expression in calligraphy, making technique and material application are encouraged.

1. All posters must be designed after 2003.
2. The number of submission should be no more than 5 while serial works is regarded as one piece of works.
3. Each work in duplicate.
4. No limit for the size, material and way of making of the work. Mounting is not required.
5. The participants are required to fill in a label in block letters or typewritten. A copy of the label could be fixed with adhesive tape to the low-rightcorner on the back of each poster.
6. Each entry form must be in duplicate and be enclosed in a sealed envelope along with the posters. The participants are requested to fill in an entry form in block letters or typewritten. The entry form must be signed by the participant. (The entry label and form could be downloaded from the website:
7. Along with the hard copy, the participants are required to send document in digital file recorded on CD-ROM. File Technical Specification: TIFF (CMYK images) format, A4 size, 350 dpi precision. (Other type would be declined.)
8. The works should be packed in a safe and practical manner to avoid any damage during transport.

1. The international jury has the absolute right to screen the posters.
2. The organizers reserve the right to refuse entries they consider morally, politically or religiously offensive, as well as work that is considered in contravention of the rules.
3. All the posters selected by the jury for the competitive exhibition become the property of the Organizers. All the posters are not returnable.
4. The organizer will not undertake any customs clearance. The organizer will not take responsible for the delay of entries in transit. The posters must be sent as printed matter of a non-commercial value statement. Please do not include the price of your submission on the postal declaration or invoice, as it complicates the delivery procedure: the organizers will not undertake any customs formalities.
5. The organizer has the right to modify the category of the submitted posters.


September 1st, 2006 (Subject to the receiving date)

1 Grand Prix
2 Gold Prizes (one from thematic poster)
3 Silver Prizes
5 Bronze Prizes
12 Excellence Awards
8 Special Prizes selected by each International Jury
1 IGDB Rising Star Award
1 Mayor Prize

The submitted posters must be designed by entrant. If the work has the intellective right or copyright dispute, the organizer will cancel the qualification of the entry right. The entrant must undertake all the consequences. The entrant should ensure the organizer not to generate any copyright or other intellective right dispute for the use of the posters. The organizer has the right to exhibit, publish (including digital publish) and collect the selected posters.

The materials will be sent to: The 4th International Poster Biennial, Ningbo 2006 Committee, 122 Renmin Rd., Ningbo, China, 315020
Tel: +86 574 87643222-2828 56269363 56269353
Fax: +86 574 87661718 56269373
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