The Billboard Art Competition 2019 “An impending disaster or a chance to save yourself and the world?” settled!

539 artists from 68 countries entered the contest “An impending disaster or a chance to save yourself and the world?”. We received almost 1000 artworks from China, Armenia, Lebanon, India, Ecuador, France, Tunisia, Iran, USA and many others!


The jury panel composed of artists and curators, including:

Adam Niklewicz / artist / North Haven, Connecticut, USA

Mark Titchner / artist / London, Great Britain

Małgorzata Augustyniak / art historian, vice-president AMS SA / Warsaw, Poland

Rafał Góralski / artist, curator, Art Moves Festival director/ Toruń, Poland

selected 10 most interesting projects which will be exhibited on billboards during the Art Moves Festival 2019.


Here is the list of honoured artists:

Dawid Celek (Poland)

Marek Maciejczyk (Poland)

Patrick Baumann (Switzerland)

Cristian Brinza (Moldova)

Salma Abbassi (Tunisia)

Paweł Miszewski (Poland)

Łukasz Dukowicz (Poland)

Mario Estevez (Mexico)

Wei Su (Canada)

Michael Mayevsky (Ukraine)


The jury decided to confer the main award of 5000 PLN to Dawid Celek from Poland.

The festival starts on 6th of September 2019.


Congratulation for the winner and the authors of singled out works! Obviously, there have been many more examples worthy of display! We would like to say „Thank you” all artists who submitted their works and invite them for checking up for next year’s topic.

Billboard Art Competition Art Moves 2019!

Check up for this year’s topic! An impending disaster or a chance to save yourself and the world?


There is no entry fee. The Competition is open and all artists interested in billboard art are invited to take part. The works should be submitted by the 23 July 2019, 0:00 CET via electronic mail to the address: artmoves(at)

10 most interesting works will be displayed on billboards in the city space during the Art Moves Festival in September / October 2019 in Torun, Poland. The author of the most interesting work will receive the Main Award in the amount of PLN 5.000 (about EUR 1 162, USD 1 297).

Artists are invited to prepare an artwork in response to this year’s competition theme An impending disaster or a chance to save yourself and the world?

This competition slogan can be treated as a metaphor of all the processes taking place in the world today. Will the world end soon? Will most species of plants and animals on our planet become extinct soon? Will there be an ecological disaster? Will most people live in extreme poverty, and will the world be constantly at wars? We are drowning in this kind of information that causes fear and paralyses. How to not slip into a depression and defeatism, how to treat the alarming data as a challenge and seek creative solutions? How to hear a wake-up call? How to find hope and energy for action? How to reject old destructive thinking and acting patterns and find new better solutions? How to not slip into pessimism and apathy and believe that a lot depends on us – our lives, other people’s lives, and lives of creatures that surround us? How to go beyond our personal perspective, beyond our own SELF, and notice that each one of us is a part of some larger wholeness – humanity and nature, and has an influence on this wholeness? How to think long term, not only about short-term benefits that turn out harmful in the long run? What good can we do for ourselves, the world, and those who will come after us?

For more information see the Competition Rules.


Competition Rules                                                 Entry Form: docx  pdf