My Crazy Box is a competition organised by the Stichting Handboekbinden. Participation is open to everyone in Europe!
Voor de Nederlandse beschrijving klik hier.
What’s so ‘crazy’ about a box?
What is a crazy box? Let’s say it’s about the unusual, different from the ordinary standard box. In that, simplicity can actually be a key word.
- It’s about a box, into which you can put ‘something’ and from which you can take ‘something’ out again. It does not have to be a book, but of course it can be.
- To keep the box shippable, the maximum size has been set at 30 x 30 x 15 cm. Any contents of the box do no need to be sent with the box.
- The box must be constructed of cardboard. Wood, stone, plastic, glass or other non-carton or paper-like materials as a base are not allowed. For the covering, you are completely free to choose. Paper, linen, leather, textile fabric or even papier-mâché are all allowed.
Don’t let the constraints stop you from giving free rein to your creative spirit. Originality and design are important points of attention for the jury. Of course, they will also judge on technical execution, functionality and materials used.
As with the previous Box your Book competition, there are no prizes. Depending on the number of entries, a minimum of 30 and a maximum of 50 works will be chosen that will receive a detailed description with photos in the printed catalogue and will be part of a number of exhibitions in the Netherlands and Belgium, which will collectively last up to a year.
Minimum number of entries
The minimum number of entries for this competition to go ahead is 75. In that case, 30 works will be awarded prizes and go on tour. Once the number of entries is known, the minimum number of awards to be given will be determined. In addition to the awards, non-awarded works will also receive an entry in the catalogue, which all participants will receive. Outside participation, the catalogue can be obtained for € 20.-