THE ART COMPETITION Rules

RULES

Age Requirement:
THE ART COMPETITION is open to all artists 18 years of age or older working in any medium.

Types of artwork considered:

  • Collage
  • Digital Art
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Prints (Lino, Block or Wood-cut, Lithographic, Giclée or in pact any kind of print in the broadest of definitions)
  • Sculpture
  • Typography

The Work Must Be Original:
No artwork needs to be shipped as these are online exhibits. You must be the creator of the art and image file . Your art must be your own original concept and not a copy of anyone else’s copyrighted material. (If your image infringes upon another’s copyright it will be disqualified and deleted). Upon submitting your work, to this competition, you remain solely responsible for any infringement on copyrighted materials.

Entry Fees:
What fees? There are no fees!

Repeat Entries:
There is no restriction on entering art that has been entered to previous competitions.

Copyright:
The artist retains all copyrights to their artwork without exception.

Non-exclusive Permissions:
By entering this art competition, you are granting us a non-exclusive perpetual license to reproduce images of your artwork on our ArtMarketDirect.com website and in our newsletters, and in the marketing of the THE ART COMPETITION to the general public.

Artworks will not be used for any other purpose than that which is stated here. All winning entries will be displayed on the ArtMarketDirect.com website.Each entry becomes part of the public, historical / archival online contest catalogue accessible on the ArtMarketDirect.com website and can be removed at any time date upon request.

File Sizes and Formats:
You decide the best file size for Facebook to display it.

The Entry Process:

It does not matter to us what medium you have created your artwork in or on. Essentially if you create art – we like you.
This is an encouraging forum for pleasure painters, printers and sculptors, amateurs as well as those emerging or professional. Be respectful.

  • – No porn- No politics- No religion
  • – No prejudice
  • – No exhibition ads
  • – No ads for other competitions
  • – No submission invitations

All posts must comply with the Facebook community guidelines.

If you find something offensive please report it to admin before you report it to Facebook.

All images posted will belong to you or you will have the legal right to distribute them. All posts of artwork must contain:

-Name of piece (if there is one) -Medium- Date completed (where relevant) -Name of artist (in all cases)
– Any links etc. and on this we don’t care where to so long as its relevant to folk seeing the piece and maybe buying it (but that is up to you).

Remember: If you happen to be an uploading artist to ArtMarketDirect.com, you can paste your gallery or artwork URL into your post as well as your image, when it is shared, your link will be shared too; increasing the chances of selling it!

Judging Criteria:

Once per month, one winner will be confirmed as having gleaned the most Likes for their post. Once per month , one winner will be confirmed as having gleaned the most Shares of their post.

How many Likes and Shares does the post attract? That’s it.

This will be judged against the activity of the group one month previous. This means at the end of December we will be looking at Novembers posts and at the end of January we will be looking at Decembers posts.

Multiple posts:

You are only able to post each piece of work submitted to the competition 3-times during any one month but remember this might work against you as the reactions to your 3 posts will not be combined and you risk diluting the reactions to your work.

After a piece has been posted up to three times in in any given month, it cannot be resubmitted for 6-months.

Submission Deadlines: For artworks to be included in any month it must be submitted up until midnight GMT on the last day of the month. Artworks submitted from 00:00:01 on the 1st of any month will be considered on the date it was submitted.

Monthly Winners Prize:

We are creating a prize which is priceless.

A section of our website front page is to be reserved for those who achieve the honor of the most Likes and Shares.

It does mean that as a prizewinner, should you want to have a thumbnail and link to your gallery will need to have a registered a FREE gallery.

You may also be invited to be a Featured Artist.

Multiple Prizes:

A previous winner of ‘The Sebastian Prize’ will be withdrawn from consideration of the competition for the duration of their prize. This withdrawal does not apply to winners of the monthly prize who can win again and again.

Taxes:
The prizes are not cash and are a ‘gift in kind’. Winners shall be solely responsible for all federal, state, and local taxes which may or may not apply. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.
If, where you are, law prohibits this competition; you are responsible for ensuring you comply with local laws.

NOTE: Any posts which break these rules, will be deleted without notice.

IN RELATION TO ‘THE ART COMPETITION’ OUTSIDE OF THESE RULES, ARTMARKETDIRECT.COM, ITS OWNERS AND STAKEHOLDERS ARE NOT LIABLE TO ANY OTHER CLAIM WITHOUT LIMITIATION.

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