Francisco Mantecón poster competition winners

The Vigo Port Authority and Terras Gauda Wineries have announced the winner of this year’s Francisco Mantecón Advertising Poster Design Competition – an award set up in honour of the late Spanish artist and graphic designer.

The Vigo Port Authority and Terras Gauda Wineries have announced the winner of this year’s Francisco Mantecón Advertising Poster Design Competition – an award set up in honour of the late Spanish artist and graphic designer.

The competition has been running for 11 years and this year, received 1,890 entries. Entrants can submit work based on any theme but should reflect the wineries ‘corporate values’ and incorporate the Terra Gauda logo, while reflecting Mantecón’s expressionist style.

Polish designer Barbara Pilarska received the top prize for her two-colour poster and will receive 10,000 Euros in prize money. Her image was chosen for its ‘simplicity, subtlety, technical skill and flawless resolution’ and will be used by the winery for the next year.

Entries were judged by Pilar Barreiro Mosquera (Mantecón’s widow), graphic designer Roberto Turegano, Harper’s Bazaar art director Ana Diaz-Casariego and last year’s winner, Cristina Vergara Echarri, as well as the president of the Vigo Port Authority and the managing director of Terras Gauda.

Posters were submitted by designers and students in 65 countries and special mentions were also given to Italian designers Giacomo Boffo and Andrea Bertolo and Barcelona-based creative Xavier Rosales, who will each receive 2,000 Euros.

A visual artist, designer and art teacher, Mantecón produced hundreds of posters and paintings during his career, including adverts for the Galician Communist Party, the Union of Teachers and Vigo’s philharmonic orchestra.

He also worked on editorial illustrations for Galican publishing houses and designed labels and posters for Terras Gauda. You can see more of his work at his online biography. You can also view winning work from past competitions here.

Images (from top): Barbara Pilarska, Giacomo Boffo and Xavier Rosales (2013); Cristina Vergara Echarri, Jose Minones Oliva and Roberto Arguelles Menaz (2012).

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