Take part in the 5th Cose Belle Illustration Contest.
Up for grabs 1000 euros, the artist’s residence in Calabria and the L’Espresso and Farm Cultural Park special prizes.
The deadline to send your work is on December 10th, 2021.
New deadline 22/12/2021.

Take part in the 5th
Cose Belle Illustration Contest. Up for grabs 1000 euros,
the artist’s residence in Calabria and the L’Espresso and Farm Cultural Park special prizes.
The deadline to send your work is on December 10th, 2021.
New deadline 22/12/2021.



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Theme

Interaction

The theme of interaction is related to the concept of relationship, togetherness, respect, responsibility, and the interdependence between human beings with other humans, with nature and with other living beings. Interaction, however, does not only involve people; humans also interact with machines, with the environment, with the universe, with various types of elements.

Connected to this, there are also colors, particles, and machines.

The interaction of each element certainly influences the other, reciprocally; after an interaction each element is different, changed, enriched, or impoverished...it depends on the point of view.

Interaction is therefore interconnection, interdependence, reciprocity, relationship, collaboration, and comparison...but also respect, and survival. New social and environmental challenges have asked mankind to learn how to interact respectfully with the world’s resources and with the environment that surrounds us because after all we are all connected, every individual action can have an impact on the lives of others.

For us, interaction is an invitation to feel part of a network of lives, to resonate together, to bring to fruition honest relationships and beautiful things to share.

But how many nuances can interaction take on? Who interacts? How do we interact and why?

We invite the illustrators of the competition to capture the multiple interpretations of the theme Interaction.

Wishing everyone lots of beautiful things and good interactions.

Prizes

Prize

Fantasia



Cash contribution of 1000 euros

as recognition of personal merit
and Cose Belle OFF 2022
Artist Residency experience.
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Prize

Creatività



Cose Belle OFF 2022 Artist Residency experience.
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Special Prize

L’Espresso
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An editorial collaboration with weekly magazine L’Espresso. A work commission which will bring you in contact with an important editorial staff and the art director Stefano Cipolla. An award that connects talent to the publishing market.
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Special Prize

Farm Cultural Park
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The Farm Cultural Park, a cultural and contemporary art center, is giving away a one-week artist residency in Favara to one illustrator which will bring them in close contact with the organization. The award includes food, accommodation, and a budget for the realization of a project.

Jury

Stefano Cipolla
Art director for L’Espresso
Graphic designer and journalist. Art director of the weekly magazine L’Espresso since 2018, he has also worked for La Repubblica newspaper (2004-2018) and taught Infographics and History of Graphics at the European Institute of Design. He is currently a professor in Editorial Graphics and Infographic at the Urbino School of Journalism, the UxUniversity and the Mimaster of Milan.
Photo credits: © Ilaria Magliochetti Lombi.
Andrea Bartoli
Notary and founder of
Farm Cultural Park

Notary, strategic planning consultant, feasibility, and management of cultural organizations. Together with his wife, lawyer Florinda Saieva, they founded a cultural center of contemporary art, Cultural Park Farm, in Favara. It has won countless awards including the prestigious award Curry Stone Design Prize, recognized as one of 100 international experiences that has produced a greater social impact in the world over the past ten years.

Emilio Salvatore Leo
Architect and Creative Director of Lanificio Leo

Architect, Designer and Creative Director of Lanificio Leo, the oldest active textile factory in Calabria. He was selected by Andrea Branzi in 2006 for New Italia Design (Triennale, Milan) and in 2009 he received the “Toyp Italia Business 2009” award from the Junior Chamber International.

Gennaro Di Cello
Innovator and CEO of
Italie - Italian Limited Edition

He is the CEO of Italie, Italian Limited Edition and Vice President of Entopan. He is among the animators of “Dinamismi Museali. Festival of Contemporary Thought” 1997-2007 (2001 Business Culture Award, 2001 Guggenheim Award finalist, Biennale Italia “Event Design”, 2008). A manager who has a passion for graphic design and visual communication.

Florindo Rubbettino
Publisher Rubbettino Publishing House


Publisher of the Rubbettino publishing house. President of Rubbettino Print. He is an Editing professor for the Communication Sciences Degree at the University of Molise. He directed the national magazine of the youth Entrepreneurs of Confindustria, " Quale impresa “, from 2008 to 2011 and was President of Young Entrepreneurs of Confindustria Calabria.

Deborah De Rose
Creative Director of
Cose Belle Festival

Digital Strategist, Project Manager, former lawyer. She is the Creative Director of Cose Belle Festival. She looks after cultural design, social innovation, and territorial enhancement projects through creativity. In 2015 she transformed her law firm in Cosenza into Interazioni Creative, an associative project as well as a space to share and connect with artisanal and digital workers.

HOW partecipate

Follow these simple steps.

NEW DEADLINE 22-12-2021

I

Download the Regulations

Open the Regulations

2

Pay the Participation fee

You can send your Participation fee
by bank transfer (you can find the details in the Regulations—only for payments from Italy) or
by credit card and PayPal from here.

3

Fill in the Form

Prepare the 4 files (identity document-max 1 MB, illustration-max 8 MB, Attachment B-max 1 MB, and payment receipt-max 1 MB) needed to be attached and fill out the form from here.

Open the form

Frequently Asked Question (FAQ)

Learn more details.

How many illustrations can I submit to participate in the Contest?

It is possible to participate in the Cose Belle Contest by sending one (1) unpublished and original artwork related to the theme of the Contest and respecting the technical requirements as indicated in the Regulations.

What is meant by an unpublished work?

Artwork is considered unpublished, and therefore accepted in the Cose Belle Illustration Contest, if it has not been nominated in other competitions.

Can I participate with an illustration that has already been published on social media?

Yes, you can participate with an illustration already published on social networks if you think it is relevant to the theme of the contest.

Can I publish the submitted illustration on my social networks before the competition expires?

Yes, of course you can. Let your followers know that the illustration wants to express the theme of The fifth edition of the Cose Belle Illustration Contest. It is also important that you tag @cosebelle.festival and use the hashtag #cosebellecontest.

Do the artworks have to be sent in?

No, only the 40 illustrations that are selected by the Jury will need to be sent in order to set up the collective exhibition.

Where can I find Annex B to fill in and attach to participate in the Contest?

Annex B is found in the final part of the Regulations. It is downloadable from here.


Will my work be published on the cosebellefestival.it website?

Yes, all the illustrations received which are in line with the Regulations, will be published in a permanent digital Exhibition on the cosebellefestival.it website. We hope to be able to upload them all by the end of February 2021.

Can I create my illustration with any technique?

Yes, you can create your artwork with any technique you like, by hand or digitally. However, it’s very important that the paper complies with the technical requirements and the shipping instructions indicated in the Regulations.

Is a contribution required to participate in the illustration contest?

Yes, we require a contribution of 15.00 euros to cover administrative costs (for payments from Italy and abroad, 15 euros + 0.95 cents PayPal fee).

Do you receive public funding to carry out the illustration competition?

No, we are a resilient company and we do not receive public contributions.

Can I deliver my artwork by hand?

Yes, you can hand deliver the illustration by going to our associative space, Interazioni Creative, in Cosenza. Contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to make an appointment.

What are the official hashtags with which I can share my work on social networks?

The official hashtags are #cosebellecontest and #cosebellefestival. Also remember to tag @CoseBelleFestival, so it will be easier for us to share.


Do you need more information or assistance?
No panic, send a mail.

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