International Ceramics Competition- Portugal

Here is another international ceramics competition, now into its 11th year but new to me. This has just arrived and it is in Aveiro, in Portugal which is, like many places hosting such activities around the world, a historically important centre for ceramics. Porcelain tiles and domestic ware such as wash-basins and table-ware are made there since 18thC. and it still has one of Europe’s leading ceramics research centres at the university. Aveiro is situated on the central coast and is famous for its canal system – necessary for access to shipping  for all those tiles….

Anyway, regulations and entry forms in Portuguese and English are available and sent online at

It’s fairly standard for Europe – entry by CD containing images of up to 2 works, plus information on the works (scale, material(s)technique) plus any special display requirements, a bio of up to 20 lines max and four copies of the entry form – filled out – one of which is returned by post as receipt.

Entry by 12 April and works to be received by 12 June.  All entries insured from time of receipt to time of return to maker. Shipping paid by maker. A group jury will make the decisions.

Prizes – 1st  = 6000 Euros, 2nd = 4000E., 3rd = 2500E.

The exhibition is in the Museum and runs October/November.

Most entries come from Europe and standard is high if the names of some previous winners are anything to go by.

Post entries to…


c/o Divisio de Acao Cultural,

Casa Municipal da Cultura Edificio Fernando Tavoa,

Praca da Republica,

3810-156  AVEIRO


…and good luck!


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