C Category C  For Professionals


The International Poster Biennial in Mexico, in connection with the activities in memory of Vicente Rojo Almazán, joins with category C of the 17BICM, which is called Movement and Permanence. For the Right to Migrate. This category is organized by the Programa Universitario de Derechos Humanos UNAM and Amnesty International Mexico.

Likewise, the name of the award that will be given in this category will be VICENTE ROJO ALMAZÁN, both in diplomas and medals, honoring the memory of the person who opened the possibility of founding the BICM in 1990.

We thank the Rojo Cama Family and, in particular, his son, Vicente Rojo Cama, for allowing us to collaborate in honoring and giving permanence to his father’s work, by suggesting the theme of this category dedicated to his legacy.

  1. Participation is open to professionals dedicated to design, photography, visual arts, communication and related practices, regardless of their nationality, with posters published between MAY 2020 and MAY 2022.
  1. Participants may submit a maximum of FOUR POSTERS or SERIES OF POSTERS for the consideration of the selection committee, including all the categories that correspond to them as professionals in this call for entries.
  1. The techniques of representation are free.


  1. Participants must register unpublished posters on the subject:

Movement and Permanence. For the Right to Migrate. 

The foundations of this category are established in the urgency of raising awareness about a highly contemporary issue, which is migration. Although migration is a human phenomenon as old as our species itself, the truth is that the number of social, political, economic, cultural, climatic and now even health changes have made an already profound phenomenon more complex. In this sense, the poster can be a vehicle to open a dialogue on this phenomenon in order to make visible that migration is a human right. The objective of this category is to communicate, in a precise, sensitive and human way, how migration is a right; why it is important to be aware of the human tragedy that can surround the decision to migrate; why migration has changed the world, not only improving the lives of those who migrate, but also the place that receives them. Issues that we hold strongly in mind can be adequately expressed in the poster.

For more information on this topic visit: http://www.pudh.unam.mx, https://www.amnesty.org/en/ 


  1. . To participate in the category, only high resolution digital files should be sent (See section 8).
  1. Participants must register their work(s) digitally through the website www.bienalcartel.org, following the instructions for filling out and registering indicated.
  1. The technical specifications of the digital files that are registered in the contest must be:


Size: 100 cm high (vertical) or 100 cm wide (horizontal).

Resolution: 300 DPI

Color: CMYK

Format type: JPG


  1. The selected posters will be part of the collection on Movement and Permanence. For the Right to Migrate. The Programa Universitario de Derechos Humanos UNAM, Amnesty International Mexico and the International Poster Biennial in Mexico AC), will promote the edition and presentation of this collection, in which the credits of the authors will be respected in various print and electronic media, as part of their dissemination campaigns. The first copy of the selected posters will be printed in HP technology by the International Poster Biennial in Mexico AC to be exhibited at the Franz Mayer Museum at the end of October 2022, in addition to other cultural venues decided by the convening institutions of this category.
  1. The International Poster Biennial in Mexico AC, the Programa Universitario de Derechos Humanos UNAM and Amnesty International Mexico, are authorized to reproduce the selected posters of the contest, either in catalogs, exhibitions, promotional, electronic media and events, without lucrative purposes, always respecting the credit of the authors.
  1. Likewise, authors will be asked for their consent to offer, without payment of royalties, the use of their work by NGOs and institutions interested in the culture of migration and migrant rights.
  1. Each selected participant will get a 30% discount in the online store or physical sales spaces in the events organized by the BICM, for the purchase of 17BICM catalogs.
  1. All participating posters will become part of the archive of the International Poster Biennial in Mexico AC and will be kept at Casa Cartel, a space created for this purpose by the UASLP.
  1. The organizers reserve the right to reject the participation of posters that are considered offensive to the ethics or culture of any country; as well as those that do not comply with the stipulations of this call. We suggest avoiding the use of obscene images that violate public spaces.
  1. The convening institutions, in common agreement, will form a selection committee for the works participating in this category. Those selected will be part of the exhibition of finalists, as well as of the collection on the theme, which will be published in the 17BICM catalog. The selection will be presented to the international jury to define the winning posters in this category.
  1. The results of the selection of finalists in the different categories of the 17BICM will be published on the website www.bienalcartel.org and social networks @bienalcartel, on WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2022.
  1. The international jury, in person, will evaluate the finalist works in the different categories during the last week of October 2022 and will announce the awards for each of them at the awards ceremony and opening of the exhibition, which will take place at the Franz Mayer Museum on Thursday, October 27 at 7:30 pm.
  1. The jury’s decision will be final, it may not be challenged or submitted to any kind of appeal by an individual or legal entity. The prizes of any category may be declared void if deemed appropriate. Likewise, the jury will be empowered to resolve any other incident that may occur and that contravenes these bases.


First prize: 100,000 MXN (One hundred thousand Mexican pesos), gold medal and diploma. 

Second prize: Silver medal and diploma.

Third prize: Bronze medal and diploma.

  1. The economic prize and medals will be awarded directly by the Programa Universitario de Derechos Humanos UNAM and Amnesty International. The BICM will award the diplomas signed by the international jury.


Participants accept that by entering their work in this category, due to the unpublished nature of the posters submitted to the competition, they may not be published either digitally or physically, or entered in other competitions before the awards date of the 17BICM: OCTOBER 27th, 2022. Otherwise, the selection committee will disqualify the posters that compromise this consideration.

All posters received will become part of the archive of the International Poster Biennial in Mexico AC, which will be kept by the Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí.

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