iMAPP – Projection Mapping Competition 2015

Outline of the competition

The iMapp Bucharest 2015 Projection mapping Competition is organized by creart – the Center for Creation, Art and Tradition of the Municipality of Bucharest, 360 Revolution as the Event Production Company and Maxin10sity as the Art Curator.

We are inviting international artists to create 4 minute 30 second long projection mapped animations to the theme of “The Elements” adapted to the façade of Palace of Parliament, Bucharest, Romania harmonizing with the architecture, and accompanied by music. The animations will be projected on 19th September 2015, in front of a jury and a live audience.


Concept: The Elements

The universe is born out of the four primordial elements: earth, wind, fire and water. Their generative impulse will transform the Palace of Parliament for the biggest video mapping show in the world. On the 19th of September 2015, a giant Big Bang of light will make the Palace be born again. You are welcome to be part of this genesis.

Each show can be a combination of any number of elements. It can be abstract or figurative, realistic or symbolic. A dynamic mixture or just one element, transforming the architectural features of the building. Or … you can bring your own fifth element into play!


First of all, the filled application form is needed.

Secondly, please provide visual/s (one piece at least).

With the submission the participants are confirming that the appropriate technique is available for producing the animation according to the requirements in the ‘Technical Information’ below.

The submission should be sent to the following email address:  call [@] imapp [.] ro  including the filled application form and the visual/s.

Deadline of submission: 30th June 2015, 23:59 CET

(Those works which are sent after the deadline will be disqualified immediately.)

The six participants will be notified until 7th of July.

Technical information

  • Resolution: 7680×2000
  • Frame rate: 25fps
  • File format: Quicktime .mov (Compression: 75% PhotoJPG, Sound: AAC)

2D raster map is available to all contestants here .

3D model of the façade will be sent to the chosen participants.

The content of your animations will be projected onto the façade of the Bucharest Parliament, using 104pcs of Panasonic PT-DZ21K 20.000 ANSI Lumens 3 chip DLP® projectors, controlled by five Pandora Box QUAD Server systems from Coolux.

Technical compliance with the provided specifications is mandatory.

Selection of participants for the iMapp Bucharest 2015

Maxin10sity is in charge with this competition as an Art Curator, that decides about the six participants.

All entries will be confirmed by e-mail!

Selection aspects:

  • quality of the previous references(70%)
  • conception, visual (30%)

Eligibility and entry fee

Entry is free of charge. As a financial support for the production each of the six chosen participants will receive €16.000.

Furthermore, please be aware of that family members of creart, 360 Revolution and Maxin10sity employees are not allowed to participate at the contest.

Travel and accommodation

The six chosen artists can represent themselves by two persons whom the accommodation and transportation will be arranged.


In that case you have any questions about the competition, do not hesitate to contact us by the following e-mail: tamas [.] vaspori [@] imapp [.] ro   or agnes [.] szentannai [@] imapp [.] ro


On the 19th of September during the six participants will be juried by a professional panel of judges, who are all distinguished experts and prominent representatives of visual culture (from the field of arts, visual communications, media, film, etc.)

The exact nominal roll will be announced on the website ( soon.


Two prizes

  • Audience award: the audience will vote by SMS on the spot, Prize of 5000 €.
  • Jury award: Prize of 5000€.


The competition is open to all natural and legal persons regardless of their profession, age, sex, citizenship or residence, people can enter the competition either individually or as a team.

Natural persons under the age of 18 must obtain the prior consent of their legal guardian to enter the competition.

When entering the competition as a team one person should be appointed as contact person who will solely be responsible for communication with the organizers.

One person can enter the competition in one team only.

The competition is open to both professionals and amateurs.

Entrants can only enter the competition with their own, original work. In that case, anybody enters the competition with work other than that of their own, the entry will be rejected and the person will be disqualified immediately. Should it be discovered only after the competition, the entrant will be stripped of his/her honors and the prize will have to be returned. Upon completing the registration form entrants declare that the work submitted by them is their own intellectual property, and warrant that it does not infringe the intellectual property rights of any third party.

The work submitted has to meet the requirements as set forth in the ‘Technical information’ section.

It is strictly forbidden to embed any real or fictitious advertisements in the work either overtly or in a covert way, i.e. it is forbidden to feature any product, brand, name, logo or recognizable image, or text, etc. (with the exception of the inscription on the façade of the building), and/or any mark or symbol suggesting whose work it is. Furthermore any compromising, harming message such as politics, delinquency or pornography is prohibited.

Entries that do not meet these requirements will be rejected automatically.


All validated entries will remain the property of the participants. By submitting their work, participants give their consent for said work or parts of it to be used at no charge for advertising and promotional activities. Examples of promotional activities may include press releases, public relations activities for the competition, Internet-related promotion, or articles, all free of charge. The Organizer is not liable for any fees resulting from potential copyright infringements that result from the content of the animations submitted by the participants.

Moreover, the participants should also allow their work to be projected at the iMapp contest next year only.


By submitting an entry for this competition, each contestant agrees to all the terms specified in this brief.


  • June 30 23:59 CET: deadline of handing in the works
  • July  7: Announcement of the participating artists
  • July 8 – September 5: The actual work on the animations.
  • August 10: First preview from the artists
  • September 6: All animations must be ready!
  • September 18: Rehearsal onsite
  • September 19: iMappBucharest2015


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