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As part of the 33nd edition of the Just for Laughs Festival taking place from July 11-25th 2015 in Montreal (Canada), the Just for Laughs International Visual Arts Contest is calling to visual artists (graphic designers, painters, designers, photographers, sculptors, videographers, etc.) from all over the world to submit a new or existing piece of work illustrating in a humorous manner this yearʼs theme: Dark Humor.
« While humor warms your heart and soul, dark humor will send chills down your spine. It looks at life’s grim events with a wry smile, making fatality more bearable through laughter. » (definition from the Just for Laughs Museum’s exhibit "Twelve Universes of Humour")
For a two-dimensional work to be admissible, its dimensions must not exceed 36 inches x 44 inches (92 cm x 112 cm). For a three-dimensional work to be admissible, its dimensions must not exceed 11 inches x 11 inches, with a height of 19 inches (28 cm x 28 cm x 49 cm).
Selected artists will be contacted by June 8th in order to proceed with the shipping of their work.
There is no entry fee.
The Just for Laughs International Visual Arts Contest is open to anyone worldwide.
The Finalist's Exhibition will feature works by visual artists selected by a multidisciplinary jury from hundreds of participants, literally transforming Sainte-Catherine Street into the Boulevard of the Arts, in the heart of Montrealʼs Quartier des Spectacles.
Winners of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and "Publicʼs Choice" prizes will receive award and honorary mentions. Moreover, the 1st prize winner will be awarded 2,500 CAD (approx. 2,085 USD).