01. The brief is open, and the participation is free.
02. The festival is open to academic, commercial, and self-initiated projects.
We encourage the submission of posters that made it into the real world, works that were put to work and consequently seen.
03. Posters designed between 01.01.2018 and today are eligible.
04. The posters will be judged based on:
a. Concept b. Type usage c. Chromatic d. Composition e. Attention to details f. Originality
a. You may enter the competition only if your poster is designed for events or campaigns in Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Hungary, Kosovo, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, The Czech Republic, or Ukraine. b. Additionally, we require that you were born or that you are living and working in one of the 18 countries listed above.
Why so strict? We believe that these criteria will help us in our search for the Eastern visual ethos. Please be kind to us and understand our mission.
We allow one exception to 5.a.: self-initiated projects that express personal statements or tackle global issues or universal concepts. Not sure if your work fits here? Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
06. The selection will be made based on the digital entry.
07. Each designer may submit a maximum of 5 posters.
08. For our first edition, we accept only static posters.
09. Posters encouraging hate speech, racism, xenophobia, discrimination or violence are not eligible. We, the organisers, value human rights. And animal rights, of course.
10. Posters infringing on the intellectual property rights of others are not eligible. Plagiarism is theft.
11. Information provided in the entry form must be accurate. English is mandatory. Please double-check before pressing Submit. We may not be able to correct errors.
Dimensions: original size (70×100 cm preferred) or smaller. Please make sure the details are visible by zooming in.
File types: .jpg (RGB, maximum/100 quality), .png (PNG-24)
File size: under 5 mb
Naming: name_surname_project_title.jpg/png. If the poster is part of a series add number counting: name_surname_project_title_01.jpg/png
Upload your work to a file transfer service, preferably WeTransfer, and paste the link in the form.
The preferred format is 70×100 cm. However, we accept all posters, regardless of size, shape, material or technique.
If selected, each participant will have two options:
1. Send the physical poster directly to Local Design Circle, we will provide you the address. All entries must arrive in Bucharest with at least 5 days before the opening of the exhibition.
2. Request Local Design Circle to print your work and pay a fee of 15€ per poster. Due to practical reasons, Local Design Circle can provide only professional CMYK printing on paper, matt or glossy. Please send us a copy produced by you if your entry requires any other material (cotton, PVC, silk, etc.) or printing technique (risograph or screen printing, lithography etc.).
Can a series of posters be submitted via a single form?Yes, but each poster will be counted as one entry.
What file type should my digital submission be?.jpg (RGB, maximum/100 quality), .png (PNG-24)
What dimensions should my digital file be?Any size is suitable at the selection stage, as long as we can see details clearly and it’s under 5 mb.
Can I submit moving posters?At the moment we accept only static posters.
What year should my posters have been designed?Any time between 01.01.2018 and now.
How can I send you the poster?The only way to enter posters in the competition is by filling in our form. You can send your placard only if it gets selected.
I am Polish, living in Oslo, and I designed a poster for the Centre Pompidou. Is my work eligible?Unfortunately not. The Pompidou Centre is located in the 4th arrondissement of Paris, not in a district of any city from the 18 countries listed.
I am Czech, living in Sri Lanka, and I designed a poster for a coffee shop in my home town of Brno. Is my work eligible?Yes, you may live in Paradise, but your roots and collaborators are in Eastern Europe.
I am Swiss, living in Lausanne, and I designed a poster for the National Theatre in Bucharest. Is my work eligible?Unfortunately not. Although the client is Romanian, you are not Eastern by birth or by GPS positioning. Sorry!
I am Dutch, living in Belgrade, and I designed a poster for the National Theatre in Pristina. Is my work eligible?Yes, living in Belgrade and working for an entity based in Kosovo’s capital means that you are really immersed in our part of Earth’s atmosphere.
??.?? The competition is open.??.?? The competition is closed??.?? The participants list published??.?? Exhibition Opening??.?? Exhibition Vernissage??.?? Selected Posters announced??.?? Talk??.?? Exhibition Closing
To be announced.
The opening of the exhibition will take place in downtown Bucharest.
More information on dates and location will be announced.
Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Hungary, Kosovo, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, The Czech Republic, and Ukraine.
We are European optimists, and we believe the East is a magical place. We view Eastern posters as condensed displays of an under the radar regional visual ethos that may contribute to a more energetic European spirit.
AndNowEast encourages community dialogue and aims to build a directory of local voices and promote their work.
AndNowEast is an annual festival showcasing posters created by designers born and/or working in Eastern Europe, for local/regional events or campaigns.
AndNowEast is organised by Local Design Circle, an NGO aiming to become the voice of Romanian designers, facilitate access to education, and help shape a healthier visual environment.
The Local Design Circle team is young but experienced. Aside from individual achievements, the group is the organiser of PosterJam, a monthly poster challenge, and the curator of Poster Reposter, the most prominent poster dedicated account on Instagram.
All submitted posters must be original works. Local Design Circle is in line with the principles governing intellectual property rights. Plagiarism is frowned upon, regardless of its form.
All matters concerning the copyright of the entry are the sole responsibility of the entrant. The organiser will not be held liable for any breach of proprietary rights.
All selected posters will become part of the Local Design Circle archive. Organisers have the right to exhibit and publish the works, with no time limit.
The entrants retain full ownership of their entry and are guaranteed the right to be credited every time their work is published or exhibited.
The protection of your personal data is important to us. By submitting your work through the form, you agree to your personal information being stored and used by Local Design Circle. No third-parties, we promise.