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All you need to know about the 2021 Sardine Contest

When applying for Festas de Lisboa'21 Sardine Contest, we help you

I can’t find the contest regulation, where is it?

You can find the regulation here.


I can’t find the silhouette, where is it?

You can find the silhouette here.


What’s the contest’s closing date?

The contest closes on 24th May, at 6 p.m. Until then, you can send us your sardines. Please, read attentively the regulation here.


I’m underage, may I still apply?

Yes, you may. However, you’ll have to ask your legal guardian to apply with you. Please make sure you’ll choose the “underage” option when registering.


I have an underage child, what should I do?

You’ll have to register together, although the candidate (author) will be the underage child.


Which data will I need, being underage?

Underage candidates will need their data (name, email, etc.), as well as the legal guardian’s name, email address and telephone contact. The emails of the candidate and of the legal guardian will have to be different.


Does my underage child need an email address to apply?

Yes, you’ll need to have two different email addresses: one for the underage candidate and another one for the legal guardian.


How can I send you my sardine?

After register on the website, and completing the application, the candidate should submit the proposals on the website. If you have a 3D sardine you must photograph or scan it and then submit it as a file together with the application form. The file should be sent as JPEG/JPG (size up to 50 MB), on a format A3 (42 x 29,7 cm) and a resolution of 300 dpi.


May I send you my proposal via postal service?

No. Sardine proposals must be submitted in digital format by registering on the website.


Which formats and file sizes are allowed online?

The proposals should be presented as JPEG/JPG files (size up to 50 MB), on a format A3 (42 x 29,7 cm) and a resolution of 300 dpi.


How many sardines may I submit?

Each author may only submit a maximum of three proposals.


How can I alter a sardine I’ve already submitted?

You can change it while the contest is on, logging in on the website (using your registered data), and accessing “My Sardines”. There, clicking on “see sardine”, you can alter the previous submitted file.


Which prize does the winner receive?

Each one of the 10 winner proposals will receive €1000 (tax free).


How are the Honorable Mentions chosen?

This year, no honorable mentions will be given, since the 10 sardines chosen by the jury will all be awarded.


When will the winner be announced?

The winner will be announced until 8th June of 2021 on the contest’s website and Culturana Rua - Festas de Lisboa Facebook page. The winners will be informed by email or telephone.


I still have a few questions, can you help me?

Please feel free to write to us via concursosardinhas@culturanarua.pt . We will answer you as soon as possible.


Is it possible, for a company, NGO, association, etc, to join the contest?

Yes, there is a specific form to register institutional/Entity applications.


How many sardines can I send, as an entity?

Each author, part of the institution, can only participate with a maximum of 3 proposals of sardine.


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