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CALL FOR ENTRIES:
A BOOK OF POSTCARDS

THE DEADLINE HAS PASSED AND THE BOOK HAS ALREADY BEEN PUBLISHED IN THE MEANTIME. 'POSTCARD' IS AVAILABLE IN BOOKSHOPS AROUND THE WORLD.

PLEASE VISIT: postcard-book.info
for previews, details and a list of selected shops

 

PLEASE NOTE:
FL@33 received a vast amount of high-quality submissions and it was an extremely difficult selection process! Over 130 entries were finally selected and all contributors who made it into the book were notified in late November 2007.

The book was released in September 2008 (available editions: English, French, German and Spanish) and a dedicated website is also online where you can find previews, info and links to publishers and (co-publishers) and shops. The site also offers a subscribers list for everybody who would like to get/stay in touch with FL@33 -- in case a second edition of POSTCARD would indeed be put together one day. Please visit postcard-book.info

[LAST UPDATED: FEBRUARY 2009]




THE DEADLINE HAS NOW PASSED!


*** EXTENDED DEADLINE: MONDAY, 16TH JULY***
Thank you all so much for your great postcards and postcard-related projects. Please do keep on sending us your goodies until the new extended deadline! We will already start in the meantime to check every single entry to get the selection process up and running and will also reply to all the emails we received regarding upload confirmations and other questions about this book project.

We have received so many phone calls and emails asking for a bit more time that we decided to extend the deadline to: MONDAY, 16TH JULY! Hope this helps a little. 8)


CALL FOR ENTRIES! >>> A BOOK OF POSTCARDS!

No entry fee.

 
Agathe Jacquillat and Tomi Vollauschek from London-based design studio FL@33 are currently compiling and designing an exciting new book of postcards to be published by Laurence King Publishing. The book will showcase the best international postcards and postcard-related projects around.

Submissions are now welcome and regardless of the reason for creation we would like to see anything that could be described as exciting, innovative, conceptual, promotional, experimental, decorative, witty and/or humorous.

The book will feature the very best examples from around the world on 224 192 full-colour pages. It will come in an intriguing packaging containing 20 specially designed postcards by selected international designers, illustrators, photographers and artists. The book will also introduce the individuals and/or studios behind all featured postcard creations.
 
If you have any question AFTER having read the submission guidelines AND the frequently asked questions (with answers) below – please get in touch with Tomi at postcards[at]flat33.com or +44 (0)20 7168 7990. Please DO NOT SEND ATTACHMENTS by email but upload your files or send in a CD/DVD instead (see address and login details below).

You are more than welcome to forward this call for entries or post it in blogs and portals!

Thanking you in advance.

Can't wait to see your projects! 8)

Best wishes,
Agathe + Tomi aka FL@33,
www.flat33.com


SUBMISSION GUIDELINES [revised: 26th June, 2007]
 
[1] READ SUBMISSION GUIDELINES AND FAQ – FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS– BELOW

[2] ELIGIBILITY

All submissions must be received by Monday, 16th July Tuesday, 10 July 2007.

[3] YOUR FILE/FOLDER NAMES
Please name your files appropriately! For example like this: YourName_ProjectName1.tif AND YourName_ProjectDescription.doc AND YourName_Agreement.tif. Ideally you place them all in a folder or .zip or .sit compress everything altogether.

[4] SIGNED AGREEMENT
To be able for us to accept your entry we will need a SIGNED and returned contributor agreement. You can download a word or pdf version here:
http://www.flat33.com/postcards/ContributorAgreement.doc OR http://www.flat33.com/postcards/ContributorAgreement.pdf
Please SIGN and return to Laurence King Publishing (address below). Alternatively you can also scan a SIGNED copy and upload a pdf together with your submission (login details below).
 
[5] IMAGE QUALITY
IF SENDING STILLS OR IMAGE FILES please send TIFs only (NO JPGs, NO LAYERS, NO LZW COMPRESSION, .SIT/.ZIP COMPRESSION IS OF COURSE FINE):
resolution: print quality, minimum 300dpi in CMYK,
image size: preferably DIN A4 (210mm x 297mm) for maximum layout flexibility, minimum DIN A6 (postcard size 105mm x 148mm)

[6] ADDRESS AND LOGIN DETAILS AND CHECK-LIST FOR SUBMISSIONS
If you’d like to submit postcard designs and postcard-related projects for inclusion – or if you know of anyone else who might – please go through the check-list and send in
– your work AND
– the signed agreement AND
– your biography [word doc or txt file] AND
– project description [word doc or txt file]
to us at the following address:

Postcards
Laurence King Publishing
361-373 City Road
London
EC1V 1LR
United  Kingdom
www.laurenceking.co.uk


OR UPLOAD YOUR DATA (using 'fetch', 'transmit', 'dreamweaver', etc.):
ftp.laurenceking.co.uk
Username/Login: postcards
Password: lkpcontributor

Directory/Folder: Postcards

 
Please note that for security reasons you will only see your own uploads while you are logged in. You will not be able to see it anymore when you log in a second time – even though it's still there!
 
If your work is selected you will be notified by the end of September.

Thanks!



FAQ – FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS [last updated: 26th June, 2007]

Q: How many postcards am I allowed to submit?
A: There is no limit. Your chances for inclusion are higher though if you only submit your very best ones rather than distracting us with a bigger choice.

Q: Do you prefer flat digital artworks (TIF), pictures of the postcards themselves or even a physical postcard mailed to you?

A: Well – we would suggest to take a decent picture of your postcards on WHITE background – especially if it's a postcard set, postcard book or involves manually designed postcards. Please do additionally also submit the digital artwork itself if you have it – so we have a better choice. We are of course always happy to receive a physical postcard – so yes: you may mail a copy to us.

Q: I can't access the server with the login details you posted in your call for entries? Can I email my submissions to you instead?
A: The login details are fine. We had plenty of successful uploads already. Please try again. Please do NOT under any circumstances email your submissions BUT send a CD/DVD instead or upload your submission if you can.

Q: Can I simply type my name in the licence agreement and not sign it?
A: What? NO! Please do SIGN WITH A REAL PEN and submit the signed original OR a scanned digital copy with the rest of your submission!

Q: How should I call my files?
A: Some people have already been replacing each others 'ContributorAgreement.pdf' several times on our server because they have not uploaded their files in a folder indicating clearly which files belong to whom. Please do therefore use appropriate file names! For example like this: YourName_ProjectName1.tif AND YourName_ProjectDescription.doc AND YourName_Agreement.tif. Ideally you place them all in a folder or .zip or .sit compress everything altogether. Thank you!