2. International Student Poster Competition, Skopje 2009
27 November-8 December 2009
City Museum


PLAKART in partnership with City Museum announces the Second International Student Poster Competition, Skopje 2009.The project was supported by Ministry of Culture and Skopje City as well as traditionally by the Warsaw Poster Biennale and several external associates – professors from Europe, Israel and Turkey.

The issue

The organizational committee of the Skopje’s ISPC decided that the main topic of the 2009 poster competition should be the problem of Poverty. One person every three and a half seconds dies. Unfortunately, it is children who die most often. We invited graphic design and visual arts students from all over the world to make a poster contribution, to this topic.


The POVERTY vs. POWER poster competition is meant to contribute to a graduate improving of the society as a whole, giving special attention to the young population. Its goal is to bring the ideas together, giving the youth a chance to express their beliefs and thoughts about the world poverty, by creating strong (poster) messages. It will have a direct effect on the society by opening new horizons and giving a strong motivation for the people to work towards a better future. This project should promote the ‘poster’ as a mean of expressing these ideas among the European and world wide youth.

Targeting young talents

We invited graphic design and visual arts students from all over the world to make a poster contribution, to this topic.”POVERTY vs. POWER” will strive for a cultural development of the young people and their social and cultural independence. One of the aspects of this situation is the lack of possibilities for self-actualization, namely achieving their aspiration and life ambitions. The organizer of this competition will continue promoting young artist and their posters around the globe, creating traveling exhibitions in Poland, Czech Republic, Serbia, Turkey, Israel…

This project continues to represents a base of cultural interchange, having made new friendships, realizing the importance of poverty as its major goals. Through the defining of the ideas based on poverty the young spirit should understand its value and realize the common advantages that this concept offers, building a solid grounds for further promotion of Poverty problems on global grounds.

Winners & Honorable

I prize Jan Bajtlik – Poland
1000 euro
II prize Alireza Darbani -Iran | Cesar Hernandez Torralba – Mexico
650 euro
III prize Angelika Topolewska – Poland
350 euro

Honorable mentions:

Mladen Cvetkov – Macedonia
Catherine Groya – USA
Elisaveta Bejkova – Macedonia
Nika Troha – Slovenia
Rachel Oglesby – USA
Sara Mušič – Slovenia
Urszula Janowska – Poland
Velimir Andrejevic – Serbia

Jury members

prof. Lech Majewski
-Academy of Fine Arts, Warsaw, Poland
Justyna Czerniakowska
-Academy of Fine Arts, Warsaw, Poland
prof. Radovan Jenko
-Faculty of Fine Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Nghadnjim Mehmeti
-graphic Designer, Skopje, Macedonia)
Ondrej Misek
-lecturer, Academia Italiana, Bangkok, Thailand