Poster Quadrennial Bardejov (PQB) is an international poster competition held regularly with a four-year frequency in the town of Bardejov. It builds a unique presentation platform in eastern Slovakia, enabling graphic designers from all over the world to present their Poster Artworks.

The aim of the PQB is to raise public awareness of “poster culture” and visual communication in general. The event is also accompanied by other supporting activities in the field of graphic design. Poster Quadrennial Bardejov 2021 (PQB21) is exceptional in its focus on the physically printed Artwork Poster, in contrast to the current trends of just digital creation process.

In order to foster the awareness of the physical aspect of Artwork creation, new rules has been introduced: The artists are asked to send, along with the Artwork, a copy of one publication of their choice dealing with Poster design trends in their native country. The materials delivered will form the basis for the intended unique Library specialized in Poster design in Central Europe.

November 10, 2020 — Call notice for posters submission
May 31, 2021 — Poster submission deadline
September — December 2021 — Exhibition of selected posters

The place Bardejov, Slovakia

A local non-profit organization, consisting of people aspiring to improve the cultural and social life in the town of Bardejov. Activities:
— organizing events on monthly basis including panelled discussions, exhibitions and very popular annual multi-genre festival
— creating podcasts and other digital content promoting the local communities and region
— stimulating the personal development of local population

Exhibition Curator
Peter Javorík

Project manager
Lenka Sisák

Miroslava Javoríková

Technical support
Dominik Fotta, Milan Škorupa, Jakub Lenart, Tomáš Dzuruš, Peter Sivanič

PQB21 will be held in cooperation with OZ - Different in the Hrubá bašta.