Johanna Biľak

Johanna Biľak

Johanna (born Balušíková) is a partner in Typotheque. She has lived in The Netherlands since 1999, and works in the field of graphic and type design with a focus on cultural work ( Johanna studied at the Jan van Eyck Akademie (1999-2001), Maastricht; Atelier National de Recherche Typographique (1998-1999), Paris; Ecole des Beaux-arts de Saint-Etienne (1997-1998), France; and Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava (1992-1998). In 2004 she has co-curated an exhibition entitled Experiment And Typography focusing on the last twenty years of typography development in Czech and Slovak Republics.

She is currently working in the Hague with children in her own studio Kids Atelier, on projects inspired by children’s spontaneous and expressive worlds and discoveries.

Alain Le Quernec

Alain Le Quernec

Alain Le Quernec, distinguished professor of art and eminent graphic designer, lives in Quimper, France, working mainly for cultural, social and political purposes.

Mostly known for his posters, he is a notable designer of books, art catalogues and newspapers. Alain is a member of Alliance Graphique Internationale and participates as a presenter and jury member at graphic design festivals and competitions around the world.

Alongside his activities as a designer, he has organised exhibitions of posters and lectured the poster workshops. Alain’s own work has also been widely shown and he won the highest prizes and awards.

official page

Yossi Lemel

Yossi Lemel

Yossi Lemel was born in Jerusalem, Israel.

He is a political poster artist, creative director, a lecturer and a teacher, graduated and taught at the “Bezalel” Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem. Currently teaches at Holon Institute of Technology.

A jury member in Biennials of Moscow, Paris, Venice, Milan, Chicago, Mexico City, La Paz, Bolivia and invited guest lecturer in Universities and colleges in the USA: Raleigh, Boston, Minneapolis, El Paso ,Seattle, San Jose (California), Morgantown (West Virginia), Corvallis (Oregon), Milan, Istanbul, Athens, Stockholm, Vienna, Prague, Sao Paulo and more. Had numerous of social and political workshops in universities around the USA, Mexico, Turkey, Sweden, Italy and Israel.

Lemel had 18 solo Poster exhibitions in Berlin, Hamburg, Denver, New Orleans, Istanbul, Casale Monferrato, Poznan, Stockholm and Jerusalem.

More than 70 Awards include the Grand Prix at the 1st Korean poster Biennale, the Gold medal at Promax Canada, a Gold Medal at the Mexico Biennale, the Golden Bee Award, Moscow, silver medal at the Brno Poster Biennale, the Czech republic, 3 silver medals in Mons, Poster Triennale, Belgium and others.

His works are part of the permanent collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Musee de la Publicite, the Palais du Louvre, Paris, the Museum fuer Kunst und Gewerbe in Hamburg and the National Museum In Poznan, Poland.

official page Master – video
The Poster as a Tool of Political and Social Act – video

Justyna Czerniakowska

Justyna Czerniakowska

Studied graphic design at the Academy of fine Arts in Warsaw. She works with Lech Majewski in his studio.

Justyna is great in designing posters, books, typography, and visual identities for cultural projects.

She had worked on several publishing projects, including book Film Posters in Poland, Warsaw Calendar Design. She designed complete visual identification for the Chopin’s birth bicentenary and the Generał Nil movie.

She was selected at the Chicago International Poster Biennial 2008. In the year 2010 she designed the catalogue of the 22nd Poster Biennial in Warsaw.

graduation project
exhibition catalogue – video

Terms of the competition

The main organizer of the TPT 2018 poster competition is the Jan Koniarek Gallery in Trnava.

Contest can be attended by students of art colleges and professional individuals or collectives from around the world.

The author permits the organizer to process the personal data.

Organizer shall ensure adequate protection of personal data and copyright and undertakes not to provide it to a third party.

Authors can only register their own posters. The registrant is responsible for ensuring that copyright is respected.

The author of the work gives the organizer permission to exhibit the work, reproduce it in the official catalog, and publish a preview of the work on the internet and social networks.

Author is responsible for the completeness and accuracy of the information and for the technical and color quality of the work.

Physical works sent to the organizer’s address are not returned and will be included in the official GJK TPT poster collection.

Posters that promote violence, hate speech, terrorism, pornography, racism, or otherwise violate the law will be rejected from the contest.

Eduardo Barrera Arambarri

Eduardo Barrera Arambarri,
Mexico City, 1974.

Studied a major in Graphic Design at the National School of Plastic Arts, UNAM. Attended workshops by Jukka Veistola, Takashi Akiyama, Marna Bunnell, Peter Pocs and Uwe Loesch.

In 1996, Barrera designed several publications for the International Biennial of the Poster in Mexico and the Ludica design magazine. In 1999-2000 he was Art Director for Leo Burnett Mexico and Creative Director for Magic Moments Agentur für Kommunikation, in Vienna, Austria.

Since 2001, Eduardo works at his own studio, designing posters for cultural events and corporate design. His work has been shown in many countries, and published in catalogues, compilations, magazines and other specialized publications such as “Graphic Agitation 2”, “Étapes graphiques” ,“Graphic Designers from Mexico”, and “Latin American and Caribbean Graphic Design”.

Barrera’s work has been short-listed in several poster Biennales, and was awarded with the Bronze medal in the International Biennial of the Poster in Mexico; Bronze medal in the International Triennale in Kharkov, Ukraine, ‘4th Block”; with Erick Beltran designed the publication Ergo Sum and won Grand Prix in the Brno Biennale.

Presently lives in Czechia, studying a masters degree on photography and new media.

TPT 2018 Q & A

Here are the answers to your questions. If you have any other questions, please contact us using the form on the Contact page.

I can not find the registration form.
The registration form does not work.
I can not fill out the form / I would like to change it. Can I close it and edit it again later?
Do I need to fill the form completely?
I filled in the registration form but did not receive any email.
On the page you have mentioned that we have the possibility to register 5 posters. My posters are in a bigger series, can I register more?
My data is repeatedly refused when uploading.
We'd like to subscribe, but we make smaller posters as you require. What should we do?
Can we also register a poster that was not published?

TPT 2018 Rules

Online registration

Professionals and students of art departmets can submit max 5 posters. Posters have to be created within the range of:

January 1, 2015 – May 1, 2018


Accepted are posters with dimensions at least 70 x 100 cm. For the needs of evaluation and reproduction is required color accurate data in JPG (A4, 300DPI, CMYK).

Start of registration

On February 1, 2018 an online form will be made available on the TPT website.

Competition deadline

On May 1, 2018 will registration option end.

1st Round of Evaluation

In May 2018 the international jury will select finalists from registered works.

The results

On June 1, 2018 the official list of finalists will be published.

Sending of posters

Finalists will be requested to delivery real posters to TPT until July 15, 2018.

Exhibition of finalists and catalogue

The posters of the finalists will be exhibited and reproduced in the official TPT catalogue.

2nd Round of Evaluation

In September 2018 the international jury will evaluate posters and award prizes.

Winners and the ceremony

In October 2018 authors of winning works will be invited to take prizes personally in Trnava.

TPT 2018 Registration

Posters to the TPT 2018 competition must be registered using the online registration form. Before completing the form, read carefully the statute, terms and rules of the competition.

The online registration form will be available until May 1, 2018.

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