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01 Apr 2012

Open Call: I° ETS Worldwide Cartoon Contest

Poster of 'WASH & DRY - Paper means Hygiene' Contest
Held in 2011 and reserved to the Students of Fine Arts Academy in Bologna

ETS – European Tissue Symposium in collaboration with Academy of Fine Arts Bologna


The winner of ETS' 'WASH & DRY ' Contest will receive a € 1,000 prize (bank transfer). The top 5 finalists' works will be exhibited at the Academy of Fine Arts Bologna and shown on the ETS website. Application form and guidelines:
No limits of age or nationality/country of residence
Deadline for entries : April 20, 2012

Letizia Rostagno

ETS –European Tissue Symposium
Kunstlaan 44 Avenue des Arts
1040 Brussels

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The European Tissue Symposium (ETS) is a trade association, organized as a non-profit association representing the majority of tissue paper producers throughout Europe, and about 90% of the total European tissue production. Founded in 1971 and based in Brussels since 1992, the Association

• monitors all events and developments of importance to the tissue business and informs its members;
• represents the industry to other Trade Organizations, European and International institutions;
• is a forum for discussion and information on topics like environment, product safety, trade regulations, technical and market issues, statistics;
• supports reputable third party studies and investigations aimed at the best understanding of Tissue's hygiene performance, environmental impact, user preferences, etc.

Considering the recent studies promoted by ETS and conducted by the University of Westminster on the most hygienic method of drying hands and the interest of ETS in disclosing such results to the public through the use of several different media (i.e.: the publication of the studies on our website), we submit to your attention this project , trusting that it will meet your favor. Aims of the project are to provide an effective and impressive communication so as to encourage and facilitate the disclosure of the above mentioned results and the realization of an art piece (using the cartoon or illustration technique ) to communicate and divulge the following message:
'paper towels for hand-drying are far more hygienic than any other drying system'
A first edition of the 'Wash&Dry – Paper means hygiene' Contest was held successfully in Bologna, Italy in the course of 2011 in collaboration with the local Fine Arts Academy. The results of that edition encouraged us to promote, still in partnership with the Fine Arts Academy in Bologna, this worldwide open call, trusting it will raise the attention on 'hygiene' and the best and simplest ways to pursuit it, accordingly also to the OMS and WHO indications. For more info visit our website at :

Application deadline: April 20, 2012

ETS -- the European Tissue Symposium -- announces a worldwide call to artists, illustrators and artoonists. In order to promote an increased awareness of the importance of hygiene in drying hands, ETS announces a competition to create a cartoon or illustration for use in institutional campaigns. The cartoon or illustration should use the specific communication potential and characteristics of the medium to convey and reinforce the ETS hygiene message in an original and appealing manner.
The winner of ETS' 'WASH & DRY ' Contest will receive a € 1,000 prize.
The top 5 finalists' works will be exhibited at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna during the month of May 2012 and shown on the ETS website.

Application deadline is April 20, 2012. No limits of age or nationality/country of residence
All information and entry forms can be found at
Online registration and sending works (according to the requirements of the rules of the call) to the following address:
Work submitted for the ETS 'WASH & DRY ' Contest must be original and not exhibited or reproduced through any other media, publishing or broadcasting system prior to the deadline for competition entries.


The competition entry period for acceptance of artwork will run from the date of publication of this announcement to the deadline on 20 April 2012, inclusive. Artwork received after this date will not be accepted.
The submitted digital artwork should be sent to the official email address of the Contest by means of any direct file download system, and must be accompanied by a competition entry form (downloadable from the official website of ETS), which must be fully completed. The competition entrant will receive an email confirming receipt of the submitted work. The official email address is:
The names of the selected artists and winners will be published on the ETS website - -

The winning work, together with those of the finalists selected by the judging panel, will become part of an exhibition held by the ETS at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna . At the opening ceremony of the exhibition, the official presentation of the prizes will take place.
The award will be subject to current tax legislation and legally stipulated deductions. Compliance with local law is responsibility of the winner. The award-winning work will become part of the ETS art collection.