Sixteenth International Poster Biennial in Mexico (16BICM)
International Poster Competition


1. When does the call close?

June 15, 2020.

2. Do all categories closes its reception of work the same day?

Yes, remember you must sign up and upload your work to the platform in digital archive, before June 15, 2020.

3. In how many categories can I compete?

In all of them. Each participant can send up to 6 poster for the entire call. Their distribution will be your decision , either by sending one for each category or that amount distributed in the desired category without exceeding the total of 6 units. It should be noted that the series of posters cannot be received. 

4. Do I have to be professional or Mexican to participate?

No, everyone can participate. Regardless nationality, age or even job training. If you have a poster, send it. Exceptional cases are categories E and F.

5. What is the difference between category E and F?

Although both categories are aimed to young people aged 18 to 30, apart of the topic, the difference is that while in category E both Mexicans and foreigners can apply, in category F only Mexicans can participate. Consult the bases for more information.

6. Where do I sign up?

In our website, there you will find the call and registration. 

7. Is the registration only individual?

No, collectives, work groups, design bureaus or relates can participate.  In the work registry, the authors must indicate.

8. Do I have to send the printed poster?

Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, we’ve suspended the receipt of physical posters via postal mail. However, this will not affect any registration, continue participating by submitting your digital poster.

7. What is the difference between categories A and B?

Category A collects every type of poster regardless of their theme, with the exception of cinema, as long as it has been circulated between 2018 and 2020. While category B is focused solely and exclusively in cinema posters that has been circulated between 2018 and 2020.

8. What is a published poster?

It’s all that has been printed and exhibited, no matter the print-run.

9. I have doubts, where do I communicate?

To the email, in our social networks as bienalcartel or to the phone +52 (01 55) 7677 4230.

10. How much and where I should I pay my registration?

If you are a resident in Mexico, you have to pay 10 USD or apply for a Oyster’s grant, you can register from 1 to 6 posters. For PayPal and bank deposit or bank transfer.

11. If there is no PayPal in my region, can I participate?

If it is not possible to make payments via PayPal in your country, your registration is exempt from it.
If you wish to contribute to the BICM, you can donate a design book as a registration fee; these works will become part of the Library of the International Poster Biennial in Mexico A.C.
Donated books should be sent, with no declared commercial value, to the following postal address

Bienal Internacional del Cartel en México
P.O. Box C-140, Coahuila 5,
Colonia Roma Norte, Alcaldía Cuauhtémoc,
C.P. 06700. CDMX