We cordially invite you to participate in the 14th edition of the Festival “Jazz in the Ruins”, which will take place between 3rd and 19th August 2018. The theme of this year’s edition is “Jazz is woman and woman is jazz”, and the exhibition will be shown in a magical and somewhat rustical place, the Ruins of Teatr Victoria. Additional exhibitions after the Festival are planned in other places as well. We will be waiting for your works during a month’s time, until July 26th 10 AM (local time). Around 50 posters selected from the contributions will be displayed at the exhibition. The novelties of this year’s edition are an online submission of works and a certificate of participation, which will be send to the exhibition’s contributors via e-mail.


(1) “Jazz is woman and woman is jazz” – posters on various topic linked to jazz music (published and non-published works)
(2) Students’ posters (Jazz themes)

Tiff, Jpg, Pdf: 1000×700 mm (vertical works are preferred), 150–300 dpi, CMYK
(tiff LZW), (max. 50 MB)

The posters must be submitted through an online application form.
Please use the following file names: surname_name_country_work-title

Deadline: 26th July 2018

Tomasz Kipka was born in Tarnowskie Gory (Polad), on 25 October, 1976. He lives in Radzionkow. He graduated from the Art Institute of University of Silesia in Cieszyn (diploma with honours in 2001). In January 2007 he got doctor’s degree (artistic PhD). He works as an assistant professor (adjunct professor) in the Department of Graphic Design, Faculty of Arts at the Silesian University in Cieszyn. He practices graphic design. It works especially on the posters, corporate identity and graphics publishing. Participates in exhibitions in Poland and abroad, including in Bolivia, China, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Netherlands, Hong Kong, Iran, Japan, South Korea, Lithuania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Taiwan and Ukraine. It won awards and honors, including: ICOGRADA Excellent Award (Taiwan 2007), Grand Prix of Triennial ECOPLAGAT (Slovakia 2008), 1st place of SLASKA RZECZ 2010 (competition for the design and product, Poland 2011), The 4th Fadjr International Festival of Visual Arts w Teheranie, poster category (Iran 2012), two distinctions in Taipei International Design Award (Taiwan 2013), honorable mention at the Biennale of Polish Poster (Poland 2013), and awards in contests for logos and corporate identity. Since 2005, organizes the eco-poster exhibitions, involving professors, graduates and students of the Institute of Art, University of Silesia. Since 2009, organizes exhibitions of graphic design and poster at the “Jazz in the Ruins” International Festival in Gliwice.

Free entrance