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As part of the Zsolnay Festival of Light 2019 Zsolnay Heritage Management Nonprofit Ltd. announced for the fourth time its annual international Zsolnay Light Art Mapping Competition composed on Pécs Cathedral, with a total prize money of €10.000.

Mappings will be displayed for three nights from June 28th to 30st on the façade of Pécs Cathedral as the main attraction of Zsolnay Festival of Light. As in the previous years, organizing partner and official host of the 2019 competition will be the internationally renowned Hungarian visual arts studio, Glowing Bulbs. A selection of out-of-competition works will be showcased on the night of June 28th – 30st, including Glowing Bulbs’ epic work, ‘The Book of Jonah’.

Besides the Southern façade, all four towers and the Cathedral’s roof will be covered again with the magnificent work of competing artists.

Winner of the three Jury Prizes will be selected by an international Jury Panel, and shortlisted works will also be open for a public vote for the Audience Prize.

The Zsolnay Light Art Mapping Competition is free for all visitors, and is recommended for all ages.

For further information on the festival program, please visit zsolnayfenyfesztival.hu.

About the competition

Theme: Pure LightSite: Southern facade including the four towers and roof of Pécs Cathedral (see template)
Date of competition: June 29-30, 2019
We are expecting audio-visual mappings reflecting on the subject, 'Pure Light', engaging with the architecture, spirit and traditions of Pécs Cathedral. During selection process the Jury will select a maximum of 10 pieces to be presented live.
The Competition is open to emerging and established artists, students and professionals – both individual and group applications are accepted.
Individuals under the age of 18 may only apply with written parental consent.
By registering, applicants automatically accept competition rules.


Competition stages

Application and Project proposal Submission deadline: April 8, 2019
2019 Longlist announced: April 18, 2019
• Registration on http://zsolnayfenyfesztival.hu/zsolnay-light-art.html
• Completed Application form
• Project proposal – candidates will be asked to write a short description of their project
• Mood or Storyboard – attach still images of key scenes using a template provided by Zsolnay Mapping Festival, and present the mood of the accompanying music

2. Preview
Submission deadline: May 13, 2019
2018 Shortlist announced: May 20, 2019
• Shortlisted participants shall present their complete project in fullHD resolution with music

3. Submitting Final Competition
Material Submission deadline: June 17, 2019
Uploading video and audio material of the work to be projected in full resolution according to the technical specifications provided in the competition tender
Contestants will be notified via e-mail upon registration and after each stage. If you have any questions, please contact us at lightart@glowingbulbs.com.