Illustration Contest

2018 World Cup in Russia: For the sixth time already tschutti heftli is taking care of the artistic highlight of this major sporting event. Since 2008 we have been publishing a sticker album of a special kind: instead of boring photographs the tschutti heftli collector’s album presents real works of art. All teams are designed by illustrators, graphic designers, cartoonists, and other artists. In order to find artists for our next album, we are holding an illustration competition.

CATEGORIES
Main Competition
Convince our jury that your illustrations must be part of our collector’s album by designing a portrait of one of the greatest footballers of all time: Diego Armando Maradona. You are free to choose how you want to do this: in 2- or 3-D, in color or monochrome, digital
or analogue, painted, pasted or drawn – whatever procedure suits you best for this task.
Hand in your work until August 31, 2017, as a PDF or JPG file in at least A4 format at 300 dpi. Send it to: contest@tschuttiheft.li

New: Under-13 Category
For the first time, tschutti heftli is promoting young artists with the competition: children and teenagers born in 2004 or after are invited to draw their favorite football player. You are free to choose how you want to do this: in 2- or 3-D, in color or monochrome, digital or analogue, painted, pasted or drawn – whatever procedure suits you best for this
task.
Hand in your work until August 31, 2017, as a PDF or JPG file in at least A4 format at 300 dpi. 

Send it to:
contest@tschuttiheft.li

PRIZES
Main Competition
The winners will have the privilege to design one of the teams of the 2018 World Cup for our legendary collector’s album. The distribution of the album in Switzerland, Germany, and further European countries will offer you a great platform to present your work to a large audience. All artists represented in our album will receive a lump sum for their expenses, the amount of which will be determined by the sales figures of our album. 

And lest we forget: 
we will award cash prizes totaling 5,000 Swiss Francs (approx. 4,600 Euros) for the best works.

New: Under-13 Category
The best 11 portraits (selected by a jury under the guidance of the tschutti heftli team) will be part of our collector’s album. They will be made into a sticker for a special page in our album called “Under-13 All Stars”. In addition, you will get an album complete with all
stickers, plus a tschutti heftli surprise package full of great presents.

SELECTION PROCESS
Main Competition
Each member of the jury will select one artist to design one of the 2018 World Cup teams (11 players plus the coach and emblem = a total of 13 stickers) for our album. In addition, each of these artists will receive 300 Swiss Francs (approx. 270 Euros) in prize
money.

Besides their favorites, each member of the jury will nominate four further artists for a shortlist. From this shortlist, the tschutti heftli team will then pick the other artists to draw teams for our 2018 World Cup album. The artists thus selected will receive 100 Swiss
Francs (approx. 80 Euros) in prize money.) Important: The prize money is only awarded to the winner if she or he agrees to draw a whole team for our collector’s album. The jurying will take place in September 2017. The winners will be personally notified until October 2017 and their works will be presented on our Facebook page and through other communication channels. From November 2017 until the end of January 2018, the winners will have time to
design their team. 

Kategorie U13 
From all the submitted works, a special jury under the guidance of the tschutti heftli team will select 11 works. The winners will be notified until the end of October 2017 and their works will be presented on our Facebook page and through other communication channels.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Competition Task:
Main competition: 
Design a portrait of the football legend Diego Armando Maradona.
Under-13 category: 
Design a portrait of your favorite football player. 
Submission deadline: 
August 31, 2017 (date of receipt of email, Swiss local time, CET) 
Format: 
Digital (PDF or JPG), size not smaller than A4 format, at 300 dpi 
Technique: 
For the realization of the portrait, all techniques are allowed as long as there is no infringement of copyright laws. All works must be digitalized. Three-dimensional works must be photographed. Analogue submissions will not be considered.

Submission: 
Submissions must be sent via email to contest@tschuttiheft.li. Only one submission per participant will be considered (in the case of multiple submissions by one participant, only the first submission will be considered ). A confirmation of participation will be emailed to you within a week after your submission. 

Declaration of Consent: 
The participants agree with the obligation to design a whole Team for our collector’s album. The price money will only be paid if the chosen artist agrees with drawing a whole team.
Further the participants are responsible to ensure that the submitted artwork does not violate any trademark, license or any other rights.

Usufructuary Right: 
By submitting your artwork you entitle tschutti heftli the usufructuary right for any kind of use, (for example for journalistic reports, self-promotion, and / or reproductions in publications or exhibitions. ) unconditionally and without any limitation regarding time and region. 

Preselection: 
In case of a very large number of submissions, tschutti heftli reserves the right to present the jury with a selection of the submissions
drawn up according to our qualitative standards. No correspondence will be conducted about the contest. Any recourse to courts of law is excluded.

Submissions only by email to contest@tschuttiheft.li stating first name, last name, address, phone number, email and date of birth. Please name the file in the following way: FIRST NAME_LAST NAME_ PLACE OF RESIDENCE.PDF or .JPG

Jury
Ramona BACHMANN
Iouri PODLATCHIKOV
Alexi LALAS
Victor MELAMED
Thomas BESCHORNER
Christoph HARRINGER
Sergey ELKIN
Nicolas MAHLER
Bodo BIRK