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Toyama Prefectural Museum of Art and Design: The Only Poster Exhibition in Japan Opens to International Entries

Toyama Prefectural Museum of Art and Design is inviting entries for “The 13th International Poster Triennial in Toyama 2021” (IPT2021), the only poster exhibition in Japan opens to international entries, held once every three years. Due to the spread of COVID-19, and considering the overseas mail situation, we decided on November 13, 2020 to extend the deadline for entries to February 28, 2021 (Sun.).

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here:

IPT2021 is an exhibition showcasing posters chosen from throughout the world, designed to provide a review of the current state and achievements in international poster design. It is scheduled to be held from mid-July to early September 2021.

In addition to paper-format entries for Categories A and B, we have expanded the digital-data category for young designers introduced at the last IPT to create a “U30+Student Category” accepting entries from students aged 30 or older.
Details of Entry Guidelines are posted on the IPT2021 page on our Museum’s website.

Special IPT2021 webpage:
[ Entry Categories] *For details, please consult the Entry Guidelines.
Category A
Paper-format posters. No fixed theme. (Open to both client works and independent works. Posters created in or after May 2018.)
Category B
Paper-format posters. Independent works on the theme “INVISIBLE.”
[ Expanded entry from this IPT]
Open to entries from participants aged 30 or younger (born in 1990 or later), or students currently enrolled in an educational institution (students aged 30 or older can enter).
Entries submitted as digital data. Independent works on the theme “INVISIBLE.”

[ Period for submitting entries]
September 1, 2020 (Tues.) - arriving no later than February 28, 2021 (Sun.)
*Extended from original deadline of December 10, 2020 (Thurs.)

*In the event of any changes in schedule, etc. of IPT2021 due to the spread of COVID-19, we will notify you on the IPT2021 page ( ) on our Museum’s website.

About Toyama Prefectural Museum of Art and Design (TAD)

We introduce world-class collections from new perspectives, with original themes and presentation styles. We offer programs where you can make new discoveries on each visit, actively incorporating design viewpoints in response to this new era. Our goal is to be a platform connecting people to art and design.
Renowned architects and designers have contributed greatly, with Hiroshi Naito responsible for architectural design, Kazumasa Nagai for our logo, Issey Miyake for designing uniforms, and Taku Satoh designed posters announcing the opening of the Museum.



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