About the size and shape of the image and the paper
Without exceeding the limits of 10 x 10 cm, can the print be of any shape and size?
Yes. Moreover, when in the entry forms we speak about a limit of 10 x 10 cm, we don’t only mean 100 square cm, but a square of 10 x 10 cm. That is the window of the passe-partout we use in the exhibitions and that we also use to reproduce all prints in the catalogue. Therefore no side of the image should exceed 10 cm.
Without exceeding the limits of 18 x 18 cm, can the paper be of any shape and size?
Yes, there is no problem with that.
Must the print be in the centre of the paper?
It is not essential, but is very advisable. For the purposes of the catalogue, it is not very important, but the passe-partouts we use in the exhibitions are 20 x 20 cm, and their 11 x 12 cm window is in the centre of that square. Thus, for example, if you send us a print of 10 x 10 cm which is in a corner of the paper measuring 18 x 18 cm, you will meet the requirements of the entry forms but we will be forced to cut the paper so that the image appears wholly through the central window of the passe-partout, and the paper doesn’t protrude from any of the edges.
About the information given in the entry form
Please use English, Spanish or Catalan, especially when indicating the techniques of the works.
For the techniques, you can also indicate them with the international symbols used in printed ex-libris. Here is the list.
Please write the complete address, with Postal Code included. This is very important for the subsequent shipping of the catalogue and the works.
For this same reason it is important that you let us know any change in your address after you send the works and prior to our sending of the catalogue.
In the entry form, please write your name the same way it must be shown in the label that we will make to send you the catalogue and the works.
If you want to appear with a different name in the lists that we publish in the catalogue and in the web, please let us know with a note or through an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All printing techniques given in the list of international symbols for ex-libris techniques are accepted, except for photography.
However, you may use photography as a complement of any other accepted technique in a work. The same thing applies to painting.
As a general rule, we do not notify the artists that we have received their works. We specify in the rules that artists must send their works through registered mail. If you do so, you do not have to worry. The parcels will either reach us or be returned to you.
Also, please be aware that the address to which you must send the packet is a Post Office Box and most shipping companies (FedEx, UPS, HDL…) do not deliver to P.O. Boxes, at least in Spain.
And finally, as stated in the rules, please mark your parcel as “No Commercial Value”. This is very important. If you set a value, no matter how small it is, the parcel may be retained in customs and will be returned to you from there because we will not attend to these situations.