NAANTALI 13.8.-18.8.2012
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List of Participants

Provisional Program of the XXXIVth International Ex-libris Congress 

Following program is included in the participation fee. Download it here, texts are in finnish and english.

Monday, August 13

12.00-23.00       Registration, Naantali Spa Hotel, www.naantalispa.fi
18.30-20.00       Opening, Kristoffer Hall 
       Distribution of the prizes of the competition.

Tuesday, August 14

09.00-20.00       Exchanges
18.00-20.30       Departure by bus to visit Kultaranta, www.naantali.fi
                       (the summer residence of the Finnish president),
                       followed by Naantali Church, Vespers.

Wednesday, August 15

09.00-18.00    Exchanges
09.00-12.00    Naantali, Introducing the Galleries, a 4 km tour.
15.00-16.30    Round Table Talks

Thursday, August 16

09.00-18.00       Excursion day, all following will take place in Turku      
Library, Art Academy, Craftsmen’s Museum, www.turunmuseokeskus.fi
Vetus & Nova, www.aboavetusarsnova.fi
Harkko at Raisio, www.raisio.fi/harkko/

Friday, August 17

09.00-18.00       Exchanges
16.00-18.00       Meeting of FISAE Delegates
20.00-01.00       Final Banquet, Naantali Spa Hotel

Saturday, August 18

09.00-15.00       Last exchanges and departure of participants.

You can download the program in PDF format in here.



Rules for the international exlibris competition

Article 1.  Participants are allowed to send at the most 5 different bookplates, not dated earlier than 2010. Three pieces of each are expected, which will not to be returned.

Article 2.  There are no restrictions as to the working methods or techniques.

Article 3.  Following words have to appear on the works: “Ex Libris”, The Bookplate of…” or some other similar expression (e.g.  “From the Library of …”) and furthermore the name of the person or institution for whom/which the bookplate has been designed.

Article 4.  Each proof will have to be signed or it has to show the initials of the designer. On the reverse side of the bookplate following information is required: 1) name of the designer, 2) technique used, 3) year and 4) name of the owner. When other kind of type is used, the Latin version of the text will have to show as well on the reverse side – and, if necessary, a translation of the text into English.

Article 5.  The maximum size of the work is restricted to A5 (210x150 mm).

Article 6.  Special attention is requested to the mailing of the bookplates - make sure no damage to the content will occur. 1.4.2012 is the final date of sending the bookplates. Decisive is the date showing on the stamps on the envelope.  

Article 7.  Mailing address: Exlibris Aboensis, Mertatie 12, FI-21100 Naantali, Finland.

Article 8.  At least 10 prizes will be awarded and, in addition, honorary mentions.

Article 9.  When the work is evaluated, following points will be taken into account: the artistic performance, technique, aesthetic content as well as the composition between the picture and the text.

Article 10. The jury is constituted of Exlibris Aboensis, The Graphic Artists’ Society of Turku and The Culture Department of Naantali City.

Article 11. Rewarded artists will receive a free copy of the Exhibition Catalogue. The catalogue will consist of not only the best works, but also contact information of all the artists that have taken part in the competition.

Article 12. Exlibris Aboensis will have the right to use any of the works submitted for purposes that advance the interest in bookplates.

Article 13. The best works will be displayed on exhibitions during the FISAE XXXIV Congress in Naantali, Raisio and Turku in August 2012. Furthermore, bookplates will be selectively shown in several exhibitions that will be arranged by Exlibris Aboensis.

Article 14. The artist, when participating in this competition, accepts these rules and the decisions that will be made by the jury.

Article 15. Accompanying the works, following participation form filled in will have to be sent:    

PARTICIPATION FORM – to be sent 1.4.2012 at the latest:
The FISAE XXXIV International Bookplate Competition (Latin characters only)
First name:
Telephone No.:
Mobile Phone No.:
Email address:
WWW-page (if any):
CV (the shorter version, please).              


Additional Programs 

Not included in the Registration fee: the duration of the additional programs covers all transports.

The costs: 1) 25 €, 2) 40 €, 3) 16 €, 4) 50 €, 5) 25 €, 6) 30 €, 7) 40 €.

Tuesday, August 14

09.00-12.00       1.  Walking in the wilderness. 4 km at the most.
Not too difficult; We’ll be walking on a wooden path.

Separate time tables    
2. The archipelago sea trip, 3 hours, www.saaristo.org
   in small sailing boats for 6-14 persons, coffee/tea.

Wednesday, August 15

08.00-20.30       4.  Archipelago Sight-Seeing by Viking Ferries,  www.vikingline.fi
            The ferries are big enough (2,480 passengers)
                      Change of ferries at Maarianhamina.
            A delicious buffet-lunch will be served at 3 P.M.

09.00-12.00   5.  A cultural trip to Turku, including
The Dome,  http://www.turunseurakunnat.fi/portal/fi/kirkot/tuomiokirkko/
Ett hem and the Sibelius Museum. http://web.abo.fi/fak/hf/musik/swe/arkiv/index.php

Do-It-Yourself Travel

8. Turku, buses leave frequently,                 www.turku.fi
     with abt. 10 minutes intervals and costs abt. 5 € one-way trip.

9. The Moomin World, open 12.00-18.00.    
     We’d like to suggest you visit it on Monday or Saturday,
     The site is situated abt. 2 km. from the Spa, entrance 22€.     



In order to participate to the congress, please print and fill the registration form (PDF) and send it to the following address, Exlibris Aboensis, Mertatie 12, FI-21100 Naantali. You can also send the filled and scanned registration form by email to address info@exl.fi. Each participant is expected to mail his/hers own bookplate, which will not be returned. The bookplates of each person who has registered by 15.5.2012 and will participate in the Congress, will be displayed in an exhibition. The bookplates shall also be published in a book, containing the contact info of each participant.


Contact information

Exlibris Aboensis
Mertatie 12
FI-21100 Naantali
E-mail:    info@exl.fi