Press release May 3, 2018

Jan Koniarek Gallery in Trnava is organising an annual tenth year of a contemporary world poster competition – Trnava Poster Triennial (TPT).

TPT competition has been organised in Trnava since 1991. It is a world-renowned event, the largest of its kind in Slovakia.

On February 1, 2018, an invitation to submit posters issued between 2015 and 2018 was launched. Deadline for submitting the works was May 1, 2018.

International Jury composed of

Alain Le Quernec (FRA), Eduardo Barrera Arambarri (MEX),

Justyna Czerniakowska (POL), Yossi Lemel (ISR) and Johanna Biľak (SVK/NLD), will use an on-line assessment application to shortlist about 400 posters of 4,830 submitted works on May 15-30, 2018.

A curiosity of the 10th year of TPT is the highest number of signed-in participants (1,687 authors) in the history of the competition, including 63 countries, as well as the highest number of submitted posters – 4,830.

On the top of the annual unique participation of designers from various countries of the world, the database of the participants that signed in the competition this year was extended by poster works of designers from the countries that have not signed up before. Those are e.g. Singapore, Peru, Peru, Kazakhstan, Egypt, India, Kuwait, Venezuela, Uruguay and Norway.

Finalists will be announced on June 1, 2018. Their posters will be exhibited in Synagogue – Centre of Contemporary Art at Halenárska 2 in Trnava.

Ceremonial opening of the Triennial, connected with announcing the winners and awarding prizes is scheduled on September 13, 2018.

The exhibition will last until November 25, 2018.


TPT 2018 Statistics:

4830 posters registered

1687 authors registered

71 countries registered

63 countries registered posters correctly

98 authors from Slovak Republic

3089/1741 professionals/students ratio (A/B kat)

57 posters registered in the last hour

4 posters edited in the last hour


More info in PDF.