International exlibris competition in Ruse, Bulgaria has been organized since 2005. The competition becomes a phenomenon of collective cultural memory. The works acquire encyclopedic value of intangible heritage created with special signs and modern messages to generations. The meaning of the relationship between writers / writers, books, readers, and the audience, which is attracted by the magic of fine drawings, is inadvertently transformed.

The 16th International Ex Libris – Ex Inventions Competition is a special library exhibition between November and December 2020.

The competition is open to artists of all nationalities, without age restrictions.

The participants are divided into two age categories:

- Artists below 18 years of age;

- Artists 18 years of age and above.

All graphic techniques are eligible, unless they include replication according to the International standard identifier for EX LIBRIS. Exlibrary must contain the text “EX LIBRIS – EX INVENTIONS “.

Each artist may participate with a maximum of 3 pieces of artwork.

After a preliminary selection of the works admitted, each artist who made a submission will have one of their works presented in a printed catalogue. All received works are published on Lyuben Karavelov Regional library’s website and participate in a representative exhibition organized in the period September – October 2020.

A winner in International Ex libris Competition for graphic designing will get a Grand Prix at the amount of 500 EURO.

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