CONTEST
ATTENTION! The dates of the Contest are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The deadline date for the submission of artworks is extended until July 31, 2020.



The International Association «Duana de les Arts» (AIDA) presents the first exhibition and contest "Hommage à trois" in three categories. It is designed to honour the memory of three literary figures on the occasion of their respective birth anniversaries during 2020:

Friedrich Hölderlin (1770-1843)
250 years
Anne Brontë (1820-1849)
200 years
Gianni Rodari (1920-1980)
100 years

Three awards will be awarded for each category (F. Hölderlin, A. Brontë and G. Rodari); in short, then, up to a maximum of nine. € 3,000 will be distributed among the first three prizes of each category.

Two members of AIDA management team plus three specialists in graphic art and literature will form the Jury.

Throughout the month of July 2020, the selected artists will be announced and, during the last week of that month, the winners.

One set with the selected works and the winners will be part of AIDA’s archive and a second one, but only of the winners, will be donated to the Biblioteca Nacional de Catalunya, where an exhibition will be held and will be integrated in the Graphic Unit collection.

The winning artworks and a choice of the selected works, as appropriate, will be exhibited in various museums and galleries in Europe from September 2020 until the end of April 2021. The planned circuit includes several cities of Catalonia, England, Germany and Italy.

The inaugurations of the samples will be accompanied by a variety of complementary activities (lectures, poem readings, recitals, concerts, etc.) and the relevant dissemination will be made available to the media, social networks and agendas of the respective official organizing committees of Hölderlin 2020 (Projekt Hölderlin2020: Deutsches Literaturarchiv Marbach), Anne Brontë 200 (Brontë 200: Brontë Society & Bronze Parsonage Museum) and Rodari 100 (100 Gianni Rodari: Edizioni EL).

In January 2021 the balance of the economic activity of AIDA will be elaborated and, if possible, special and limited editions with awarded or selected artworks will be projected.

The participating artists will have a dossier of literary texts of the honoured writers, or texts about them, which can be used as guidance and inspiration.

Whenever the artworks are different, the artists can choose to take part in any of the three categories (F. Hölderlin, A. Brontë or G. Rodari) and present as many works as they want.

The participating artists will be periodically informed of all activities and the itinerary of the works through the social networks and, where appropriate, individually.

A digital catalogue of the selected and awarded artworks will be available on line, which will be permanently exposed for consultation on AIDA’s website.