Attendance to the competition is dependent on the acceptance without reservation of all the rules laid down in this Regulation and of the final decisions of the Jury. 

This competition is open to adult artists (over 18) who propose original projects, under penalty of exclusion from the competition. The Association reserves the right to disqualify, even in retrospect, with the restitution of the prize in the event of a win. The prize will be given to the immediately following competitor in the ranking list. In the case that the competitor appears among the winners and is excluded from the competition, all the necessary costs for the withdrawal of the prize will be on their dime.

The “2nd International Sculpture Competition” on the theme “21st July 1969…” will be set up in Piazza B. Tanucci in Stia during the days of the Biennale Europea d’Arte Fabbrile (29th August 2019 - 1st September 2019).

No registration fee will be required, but the competitors will be to pay:

  • shipment costs of the documentation required for registration (whether in paper format), application and its Annex
  • transport costs of the selected works

The sculptures must be produced mostly with metal/metals. Also works produced with the use of other materials in a maximum percentage of 20% will be accepted.

The “total” dimension of the sculpture must be contained in a virtual parallelepiped the size of mm 1000x1000x2000. The height of the sculpture must be: minimum mm 800, maximum mm 2000. 

Since the art works will be exhibited in a public area, it is necessary to take into consideration all the aspects of security and health of the visitors, hence, the art works must not protrude beyond the square basis the size of mm 1000x1000 (variable height depending on the height of the art work exhibited). 

All the art works assembled on walls must be excluded, consequently, they must be self-supporting. For public security reasons and for potential theft problems, all the parts containing easily extractable and removable elements will also be excluded.

The pedestal of the art works must be equipped with an appropriate method of attachment on the underlying wooden base.

The proposals must be sent in the form of drawings (in paper A3 or PDF format) on a scale of 1:10 or scale models (the images of the scale model must be in JPG format the size of maximum 3MB) together with:

  • quoted actual dimensions and approximate weight of the final work proposed: the dimensions will be previously verified, those sculptures which do not match the proposed dimensions will be excluded from the competition, with a tolerance percentage of 10%
  • title and brief description of the art work and of the techniques used
  • one short sentence describing the intentions of the artist, the meaning and the symbolic value of the work

Together with all this, the Application Form (attached to the Regulation) must be properly completed in its entirety.

The applications must be sent on-line through WeTransfer to the address or via paper-mail to the following address:


Associazione Autonoma per la Biennale d’Arte Fabbrile 

c/o Colonica del Palagio Fiorentino

Via Vittorio Veneto n. 35

52015 Pratovecchio Stia (Ar) - Italia



The closing date for the acceptance of the requests is WEDNESDAY 12 JUNE 2019 (those requests which will be sent after this date will be excluded from the Competition). The selection of the on-line or paper-mail applications will be completed within MONDAY 17 JUNE 2019; by this date the chosen competitors will receive the invitation to participate to the Competition. The proposals will be evaluated by a specific Committee of members of Autonomous Association of Biennale Europea d’Arte Fabbrile, whose decision will be final. 

The art works must compulsorily arrive in Stia, in Piazza B. Tanucci, from 9:00 am of Tuesday 27th August 2019 to 6:00 pm of Wednesday 28th August 2019. The not-winning sculptures must be withdrawn by 12 am of Monday 2nd September in Piazza B. Tanucci in Stia.

The transport costs will be borne by the participants.

Nothing but the sculpture - with no further setups - must be placed on the exhibiting base made available by the Autonomous Association of Biennale Europea d’Arte Fabbrile.

Only the three projects that the Jury considers the most strictly coherent with the theme of the Competition will be rewarded.  The three art works rewarded will remain property of the Autonomous Association of Biennale Europea d’Arte Fabbrile. 

The three winning sculptures of the Competition will be rewarded:

  • First prize € 3000.00
  • Second prize € 1500.00
  • Third prize € 750.00

Among the selected participants, the Jury will determine the three winning sculptures and their decision will be unquestionable, irrevocable and final.

The names of the winners will be announced during the Award Ceremony, which will take place on Sunday 1st September 2019 at 5:30 pm in Piazza B. Tanucci in Stia.

The organizers ensure the utmost care of the art works received but they do not take responsibility for potential transport damages, tampering, fire, theft or other causes during the time of the event, of the exhibition and of the storage. If they deem it appropriate, the exhibitors can insure their own works.

During the time of the competition and after the end of the Biennale, the Association reserves the right to photograph some of the works received in order to publish them on activated social and web channels, so as to increase the participation to the competition and give visibility to the results. Such session will not be relevant in the interest of the detection of the finalist art works in the competition.

Each candidate explicitly authorizes the Autonomous Association of Biennale Europea d’Arte Fabbrile, as well as its direct delegated, to process personal data provided under the Legislative Decree 196/2003 (Privacy Code), as amended, also for integration in the database of the Association.

Any questions and clarification about this Notice must be sent via e-mail to the following mail-address:

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