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Results of the Art Contest
“Cristal? Art Gallery” organized by BIC on

Man painting on a wall

31 May 2011 -Two winners have each won a prize of 5 000 Euros following the “Cristal Art Gallery” contest, hosted by, a website dedicated to the 60th Anniversary of the BIC? Cristal? pen in Europe. ?


=> The Jury’s Prize was awarded to Jean-Baptiste Durand, also known as Neguts for his work of art drawn on a wall and named “Wall drawing”. The empty pens at the foot of the wall give an idea of the size of the drawing! The jury, composed of three artists who use the BIC? Cristal? pen in their work, gathered on Friday 21 May to deliberate and choose a winner among the 730 works of art posted online by visitors to the site. “Among the numerous works of art posted, many of which revealed great talent and showed sophisticated drawing techniques, we chose the work of art “Wall Drawing”. This piece showed an original artistic approach through the presentation of the work and the artist’s mastery of his subject. We would like to congratulate the artist by giving him the Jury’s Prize,” commented the judges. ?


=> The Internet Users’ Prize was awarded to Managua. His work of art “BIC story” illustrates the history of the BIC? brand, from the first advertising to the latest product releases. ?


The “Cristal? Art Gallery” contest was hosted online from 14 April to 17 May 2011, allowing Internet users to post a drawing, video or sculpture using BIC? Cristal? pens. ?


The artists on the Jury:

Anne-Flore Cabanis, a French artist who has produced works of art using a BIC? Cristal? pen and in one continuous line.

Juan Francisco Casas Ruiz, a Spanish artist known for his realistic photographic drawings using a BIC? Cristal? pen.

Paolo Ulian, an Italian designer who has produced sculptures using BIC? Cristal? pens. ? ?

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