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International bookplate competition 2020




Medininkai Castle

Medininkai Castle Division

St. Casimir g. 2, LT-13192 Medininkai k., Vilniaus r.

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Head of Department -
Gintautas Terleckas
tel. +370696 60246


International bookplate competition 2018

2018. 01. 15

Dear participants of competition, all the information about the selected works and the winners you will find on this website In September, an exhibition will be exposed at the Trakai Island Castle and catalogues will be send to the participants. Thank you for your participation.



In 2018, there will be a celebration of the 300th anniversary of the coronation of the painting of Our Lady of Trakai – the guardian of Lithuania. This follows the announcement in 2017 of the Trakai Church of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary as a Basilica. More about painting (read from page 55).
Virgilijus Poviliūnas, director of the Trakai History Museum, invites artists and creators of small graphic artworks from around the world to take part in an ex libris competition dedicated to the 300th anniversary of the coronation of the Trakai Mother of God painting.

Competition rules
The bookplates may belong to a real person or institution. Every bookplate must carry the obligatory inscription ‘EX LIBRIS. REGINA LITUANIAE - 300’ and the full name of the owner of the ex libris: an institution or individual person. In cases where only the initials of the individual person are indicated on the ex libris, his or her full name should be written on the reverse side. Ex libris could be dedicated to:
Clemens XI
Vytautas Rūkas
Jonas Varaneckas
Trakų bazilika
Trakų istorijos muziejus (TIM)
Bookplates that do not include the obligatory inscription and the full name of the institution or individual person that owns the ex libris will not be allowed to participate in the competition or the exhibition of the bookplates.
The maximum length of the longer edge (print) of the ex libris should be 150 mm. Bookplates must be created using a traditional graphic technique. Works created using a computer will not be accepted. Bookplates will be accepted only when accompanied by a completed competition entry form. The entry form can be downloaded from the website   ENTRY FORM

Five (5) signed copies of every bookplate print. On the reverse side of the bookplate should be written the full name of the author, their home address and information about the bookplate: the year of its creation, the graphic technique used and the bookplate’s dimensions.
Competition bookplates must be received by 1 May 2018 at the following address:
International Bookplate Competition
Trakai History Museum
Kęstučio 4,
LT–21104 Trakai, Lithuania

The competition jury will evaluate each ex libris submitted for the competition. Ex libris for the exhibition, catalogue and awards will be selected from the bookplates that conform to the terms of the competition.

The winners of the competition will be awarded the following prizes
1st Prize: 500,00 euros.
2nd Prize: 300,00 euros.
3rd Prize: 200,00 euros.

Authors of the selected bookplates will receive the exhibition catalogue free of charge. By the decision of the jury, authors of bookplates of high artistic value may be awarded prizes, presents and diplomas, established by the organiser or the sponsors.
The organiser, Trakai History Museum, will retain all entries. The organiser retains the right to publish bookplates received for the competition, and to use them for the purposes of advertisement and publishing without the payment of royalties to their authors. An exhibition of the competition bookplates will be held in Trakai Island Castle during September 2018. The results of the competition will be announced on the website

Organiser of the competition
Trakai History Museum,
Kęstučio g. 4, LT–21104 Trakai, 


Partners of the competition
Trakai District Municipality       
Trakai Art School
Parson of the Trakai Church of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary,
priest Jonas Varaneckas

Curators of the competition
Vidas Alvikas,
Ph. +370 528 55286
Giedrė Senulienė,