The World Watercolour Competition Selection entries close: 30th October 2013. For the past four years The Art of Watercolour , and the magazine’s French edition, L’Art de l’Aquarelle have promoted the talent of watercolour artists from all horizons into 32 different countries. Today we are taking another step forward creating The World Watercolour Competition , aiming at stimulating artists worldwide and pushing the boundaries of technique, creativity and originality. This contest has four selection processes. The first selection will be conducted by the members of the magazine’s editing team. The following three stages will all be juried by a select panel of five highly recognized international judges. The competition accepts both works painted entirely in watercolour and paintings which call upon other media, as long as watercolour is the major medium used. There is no restriction on style, subject matter or format . The paintings entered will be the paintings that will undergo the selection process and must remain available for the course of the competition. The announcement of the award winners will take place in The Art of Watercolour December 2014 issue. The participation of the first selection is free of charge. Eligibility The competition is open to professional and amateur artists over the age of 18 without restriction of country of residence or nationality. Prize • The Jury’s Gold Award of Excellence : $12,000 + a major Portfolio article in The Art of Watercolour and L’Art de l’Aquarelle magazines (Acquisitive prize). • The Jury’s Silver Award : $5,000 + a major article in The Art of Watercolour and L’Art de l’Aquarelle magazines. • The Jury’s Bronze Award : $3,000 + a major article in The Art of Watercolour and L’Art de l’Aquarelle magazines. • The Best French Artist Award : $2,000 + an article in The Art of Watercolour and L’Art de l’Aquarelle magazines. This prize is open to French artists only. • The best painting award for a painting valued under $1,000 : $1,000 + an article inThe Art of Watercolour and L’Art de l’Aquarelle. • The best amateur artist’s painting : $1,000 + an article in The Art of Watercolour and L’Art de l’Aquarelle magazines. • The best young artist award (open only to artists under 30 years of age) : $1,000 + an article in The Art of Watercolour and L’Art de l’Aquarelle magazines. Total prize money (excluding all merchandising): $25,000 Moreover, the top 20 artists will exhibit their two paintings in Europe most prestigious event in Narbonne , South of France.
The Japan Media Arts Festival is a comprehensive festival of MediaArts that honors outstanding works in the four main divisions: • Art - Works of art created with new media and digital technologies. Interactive art, media installations, video works, graphic art (digital illustration, digital photography, computer graphics, etc), web-based works, media performances, etc. • Entertainment - Works for entertainment created with digital technologies. Games (video games, online games, etc.), video works (music videos, advertising videos, special effects videos, etc.), gadgets, electronics, websites, application software, etc. • Animation - Animated feature films, animated short films, animated series, etc. • Manga - Comics published in book form, comics published in a magazine (including works still being serialized), comics published online (for computer or mobile), self-published comics, etc. Works must be completed or released between September 21, 2012 and September 12, 2013 . It is possible to submit a work that has been completed in the past but renewed or updated and freshly completed or released during this time frame. While the number of entries made is unlimited, the same work may not be entered in multiple divisions. The entrant must hold the copyright to the submitted work. If the work is submitted by a representative, permission from the copyright holder must be obtained. The copyright to award-winning works shall remain with the entrant. There is no entry fee . Eligibility Entries are accepted from across the globe from professional, amateur, independent and commercial sources. Prize For each division, one Grand Prize , four Excellence Awards , and three New Face Awards will be awarded on the basis of artistic quality and creativity. In addition, a Special Achievement Award will be awarded on the recommendation of the Jury to an individual or group who has made a special contribution to Media Arts in any of the four divisions. • Grand Prize : Certificate, trophy, 600,000 Japanese Yen (approx. 6,100 USD) • Excellence Award : Certificate, trophy, 300,000 Japanese Yen • New Face Award : Certificate, trophy, 200,000 Japanese Yen • Special Achievement Award : Certificate, trophy • Other outstanding entries will be chosen by the Jury as Jury Selections (* Certificates will be presented by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology)
Embracing Our Differences believes that everyone has the right to feel safe, to be empowered and to make a difference in our world. Our project promotes diversity education throughout the community and works to teach everyone the importance of being an ” up-stander “, not a ” by-stander “. Together, we can create a vibrant community that is safe and inclusive for all where differences are embraced and individuality is celebrated. The centerpiece of Embracing Our Differences is an outdoor juried international art exhibit featuring 39 billboard size images (12.5 feet by 16 feet) created by local, national and international artists, writers and students. The display reflects the artists’ interpretations of the theme ” Enriching lives through diversity “. The mission of Embracing Our Differences is to use the arts as a catalyst for creating awareness and promoting, throughout our community, the value of diversity, the benefits of inclusion and the significance of the active rejection of hatred and prejudice. Your original art may be any size and in any medium; however, you have to submit a high-resolution digital file on a CD. Your digital file must measure exactly 12.8” (325.12 mm) wide by 8.8” (223.52 mm) high, and it has to be saved at 300 dpi. Artists are encouraged to use bold saturated colors and strong lines. Final selections will be made by a 3-judge panel of professional artists, curators and art professionals. There is no entry fee and there is no limit on the number of entries. Eligibility Artists, photographers, professionals, amateurs, teachers and students are eligible. National and international submissions are encouraged. Prize • Best In Show (Adult): A single $1,000.00 cash award will be presented to one submission deemed “Best In Show” (adult) by our Steering Committee. College students will be judged in this category. • Best In Show (Student): A $1,000.00 cash award will be presented to one submission deemed “Best In Show” (student) by our Steering Committee. Students high school-age and below will be judged in this category. This prize money will be awarded directly to the student’s school. • People’s Choice : A $1,000.00 cash award will be presented at the end of the exhibit to the submission that receives the most votes by visitors to the exhibit who complete our survey form. The outdoor art exhibit will contain 39 billboard-sized original works of art. Each selection will be accompanied by an inspirational quote. The exhibit will be displayed during April & May, 2014 in Sarasota, Bradenton, and North Port, Florida.
The Italian Cultural Association Tapirulan is proud to announce the ninth edition of its international contest for illustrators. Theme of this year is: Eden - What’s that? Where is it? Who lives there? These are the questions that we ask to those who want to equip themselves with pencil or markers or else and answer us by sending an illustration. Execution techniques are free . Any work must be square-shaped, not smaller than 25x25 centimetres and not bigger than 40x40 centimetres. If it is put in a frame this should not be thicker than 3 millimetres. In case of a digital image it should be 31x31 centimetres (300 dpi – JPG format – best quality). Every candidate is allowed to submit only one brand-new work. Neither prize-winning works nor works previously mentioned for merit will be accepted. Entry fee is 10 Euro (approx. 13 USD). Eligibility Any Italian or foreign artist can enrol. There is no age limit however underage candidates need parents’ authorization. Prize A jury will select, by an unappealable decision, 40 works to be published in the catalogue and to be displayed in an exhibition (from December 7 2013 to February 27 2014 at Santa Maria della Pietà - Cremona, Italy). Among the 40 works selected, 12 will also be published on the calendar. Then a 2.000 Euro prize (approx. 2,600 USD) will be awarded. All the registered subscribers will be able to express their preferential votes. The artist who will get most of the votes will be awarded a 500 Euro prize. If the most voted candidate is also the winner selected by the jury, the prize will be awarded to the artist who cames second in the list on line.
Karikaturum is an international contest of ironic arts held once every two years. There are two main categories: • Cartoon - theme ’Beauty’ • Poster - them ’The beauty will save the world’ Techniques: painting, graphics, printed graphics (etchings, lithography, xylograph and linocut), collage. The cartoons must be original, and the copyright remains to the participant. Photocopies, printouts and works sent by e-mail will not be evaluated. The works that have won awards earlier have to contain information where and when they were awarded. Both individuals and teams of artists can participate in the contest. Any number of works will be accepted from each cartoonist. There is no entry fee. Eligibility Karikaturum is an open contest, where both professional and amateur artists can take part, regardless of their education, age, sex and nationality. Prize • First Prize: 100,000 Rubles (approx. 3,200 USD) • Second Prize: 60,000 Rubles (approx. 1,900 USD) • Third Prize: 30,000 Rubles (approx. 970 USD) Moreover, the works sent to the competition may be exhibited in Surgut Fine Arts Museum, other museums, galleries and exhibition halls. The works can also be displayed on the Museum website. The catalogue will be published after the contest. All authors, whose works will be included into the catalogue by the jury decision, will receive a free copy of the catalogue.
Deadline: May 10, 2013
In a world where violence and discrimination threaten global stability, the Aydin Doğan International Cartoon Competition was started on the premise that tolerance is more important than ever and that cartoons rely on tolerance and wisdom, and form one of the building blocks of societies open to differences of opinion and beliefs. Today the Aydin Doğan International Cartoon Competition is acknowledged in the world as the Oscar of cartoons. The competition has been organised for 27 years. So far, more than 6500 artists from 128 countries have taken part in the competition. These figures are indicative of the scope and importance of the award. Choice of subject is free. Only original cartoons will be accepted. Cartoons sent as printouts should bear original signatures of cartoonists. Photographs, photocopies, etc. will not be accepted. Size of cartoons should not exceed 29.7 x 42cm (A3 paper size). There is no entry fee. Eligibility The competition is open to professional and amateur cartoonists from all over the world. Prize • Winner: 8,000 USD • First Runner up: 5,000 USD • Second runner up: 3,500 USD • Success Award: 500 USD The jury, composed of leading cartoonists of Turkey and the world, will choose the fifteen cartoons worthy of the award. In addition to the awards for First Place, Second Place, and Third Place, twelve artists are given honorable mention. The remaining cartoons submitted to the International Jury are exhibited and printed in the annual album. The award ceremony will be held in November 2013 in Istanbul.
call for entries: 3x3 Int’l Professional Show
Deadline: March 29, 2013
We’re celebrating our tenth year with more categories. And a brand new entry process. ¶ We’ve added several new categories to more closely cover all aspects of illustration and divided the Editorial category into sub-categories so our judges judge related types of illustrations, giving our entrants a more level playing field. ¶ This year we continue to streamline our entry process adopting the same entry system used by other leading publications making it even easier to enter and pay online. And added PayPal as an option for our international entrants. And as always we’ve lined up an impressive international panel of judges. Enter ProShow now.
World Press Freedom Cartoon Competition
When journalists and cartoonist face economic uncertainty or threats to their employment, there is great pressure to give up on tackling tough stories, give in to self-censorship or give attention to sensationalist journalism in the service of commercial sustainability. But can free speech survive hard times? Only one cartoon will be accepted from each cartoonist. It may be either in color or black and white and must not have won an award. The size of the cartoon should not exceed A4; 21 by 29.2 cm; or 8.50 by 11 inches. Cartoons should be in jpeg format at 300 dpi. The winners of the Cartoon Competition will be announced at the World Press Freedom Day, on May 3, 2013. There is no entry fee. Eligibility This is an international competition open to any cartoonist worldwide. Prize Three prizes will be given: • a first prize of $1500 plus a certificate from the Canadian Commission for UNESCO • a second prize of $750 plus a certificate • a third of $500 and certificate. All sums are in Canadian dollars. Ten additional cartoons will receive an Award of Excellence.
Poster For Tomorrow 2013
Poster for tomorrow announces its 5th annual call for entries for social communication poster designs. The project has been running its yearly contest since 2009 and this year topic will be the right to housing . ‘Home’ means something different to all of us. The place where we grew up, the place where we live at the moment, the place we come to relax or entertain our friends after work. But for far too many people home remains a distant dream, a place to aspire to, as they try to eke out an existence in sub-standard accommodation or sleep rough on the streets because they have nowhere else to go. It doesn’t have to be this way. The United Nations has enshrined the right of every man, woman and child to a place to live. Not somewhere to shelter from the elements, but a place to live in safety, security and ‘in peace and dignity’. This is what poster for tomorrow is campaigning for in 2013: the universal right to housing. It’s a huge issue, which is why we’re going to be approaching it slightly differently this year. There’ll be one central brief as usual, but every month from February until June we’ll release a new brief addressing a different aspect of the issue: causes, facts, consequences and solutions. But for now we’d like to invite you to concentrate on one thing: the right to housing. Contest’s website will be open to receive entries starting 10 March. There is no entry fee. Eligibility Open to designers and design students from all over the world. Prize An international panel of 100 online jury members will shortlist received entries, while our 12 jurors will meet in Paris next October to judge the 100 best posters entries. These will make up the exhibition and catalogue that will be displayed worldwide next 10 December, International Human Rights Day and third edition of A day for tomorrow .
call for entries!
Blizzard Student Art Contest
Blizzard Entertainment’s university relations and World of Warcraft development teams are proud to present the second annual Blizzard Student Art Contest! This year, we’re calling on college and university students to submit an original environment piece and/or original character piece that would be a great fit for World of Warcraft. There are two categories: • Environment Using your creativity and ability to work within the World of Warcraft art style, create a small environment diorama that would fit well in the game world. Your quest: Concept, model, and texture an environment piece that you could imagine stumbling upon during your travels across Kalimdor, the Eastern Kingdoms, Outland, Northrend, or Pandaria. Required elements are trees, rocks, grass, and props, plus a small structure (such as a shrine). • Character Using your creativity and ability to work within the World of Warcraft art style, concept, model, and texture a non-player character (NPC) or creature that you could imagine roaming the plains of Durotar, exploring the depths of Deepholm, or just sitting in the Pig and Whistle Tavern knocking back a mug o’ Thistle Tea. Required elements are the character or creature, along with some sort of clothing or armor. Feel free to go further by adding weapons or other accessories. In short, show us something we’ve never seen before but that still fits within World of Warcraft. Each submission shall be a high resolution JPEG file of no more than 5MB in size. There is no entry fee. Eligibility This contest is open only to residents of the United States and Canada which are: • over the age of eighteen years of age • are currently enrolled in a college or university • not residents of the states of north dakota, vermont, connecticut, or marylyand in the united states, or the province of quebec, canada. If you are under the legal age of majority, you have to provide your parent’s or legal guardian’s consent to participate. Prize Grand prize winners will be chosen by the World of Warcraft art team, and will receive the following epic prizes: • A three-month mentorship by a member of the World of Warcraft art team, in the form of email or phone critique of portfolio work. (Contact frequency will be roughly every two weeks.) • A one-year subscription to World of Warcraft • A Blizzard Entertainment notebook (featuring an original sketch by a Blizzard artist) • A Blizzard T-shirt
call for entries
deadline: 20. September 2012, 12:00 Uhr
Fernweh / Heimweh
Wohin auch immer euch die Sehnsucht treibt. Schickt uns eure Fotos, Collagen und Kunstwerke. Denn 2013 wird kommen. Allen Pessimisten zum Trotz.
Die Eckdaten Thema Fernweh / Heimweh
Persönliche Angaben Bitte fügt eurer Einsendung euren Namen, eine gültige Telefonnummer und eure Postadresse bei. Schreibt uns auch kurz, worauf sich euer Fernweh / Heimweh bezieht.
Bitte nur eine Einsendung pro Person. Alle Jahre wieder: Eine. Einsendung. Pro. Person. Ihr habt zwar hunderte kleine Dinge, die euch das Heimweh nehmen und mit tausenden Bildern assoziiert ihr Fernweh. Das können wir alles verstehen. Aber wir wollen dennoch ein Foto von euch. Nehmt einfach das Beste.
Bitte schickt uns eure Einsendung als .jpg (beste Qualität einstellen), .eps, .tiff oder .pdf Damit euer Bild auch druckfähig ist, sollte es ca./mindestens 154x111mm groß sein und 300 dpi haben. Dateien mit so einer Größe können schon ein paar MB haben.
Info zum Format der Postkarte: Querformat, Breite 148mm x Höhe 105mm Abfallend mit 3mm Überfüller - d.h. das Motiv geht über dieses Format 3mm drüber - somit verhindert man weiße Blitzer, falls beim Druck etwas nicht exakt liegen sollte. Da der Überfüller nur für alle Fälle eingeplant wird, aber im Idealfall nicht gedruckt wird, sollte auf dem auch keine wichtige Info drauf sein. Bei 300 dpi sind das 1819x1311 pixel bei 154x111mm. Und noch mal: bitte Querformat!
Ganz wichtig: Stellt bitte vorher klar, dass die Rechte für die von euch verwendeten Schriften, Fotos und Bilder bei euch liegen.
Die Arbeiten werden nicht an Dritte weitergegeben. Einsendungen via Mail an firstname.lastname@example.org.
Einsendeschluss ist Donnerstag, 20. September 2012, 12:00 Uhr. Die ausgewählten Gestalterinnen und Gestalter werden Anfang Oktober benachrichtigt.!
The Young Illustrator Awards 2012
aims to promote the love of doodling and drawing among young children and teenagers. It provides a platform for young artists to showcase their talents to a wide audience and also encourages networking among art lovers through a buzzing online community. There are two categories: • Dr. Doodle (Primary School Category) • Manga Master (Secondary School Category) Participants are to submit entries online and winners will be selected based on judges decision (70%) and online voting (30%). Images must be a maximum file size of 2.0MB and not larger than 1280 pixels in width. There is no limit to the number of entries that each participant can submit. There is no entry fee. Eligibility These awards are open to all students in Singapore attending primary and secondary schools. Prize The winner in the Dr. Doodle category will receive $200, a Corel Painter 12 software package and a trophy. The five MERIT Awardees in this category will each receive $50, a Comic Studio Debut OEM software package and a trophy. The top 20 participants of the Manga Master category will have the opportunity to attend a series of Master-Classes in September 2012. They will be split in two groups. Each group will be mentored by a renowned comic artist. Selected works from both categories will be showcased in an exhibition in December 2012.
32nd International Nasreddin Hodja Cartoon Contest.
Conditions of Participation at the Competition
- The Competition is open to all the caricaturists of the world.
2 . Caricaturist can send their published or unpublished caricatures to the Competition. The necessary condition is that the caricatures send must not awarded by any competition organization.
The caricatures send must be “original work”.
There is no subject limitation for caricatures.
A caricaturist can take part in the Competition with maximum 3 caricatures.
The dimensions of caricatures must not be larger than 30x40 cm.
Caricaturist must add a document into the envelope in which we can find her/his name, surname, address, telephone number, country and a short biography of the artist.
The caricatures send must arrive until August 31, 2012 (due time) to the address given. The results will be made public on September 10, 2012.
All the caricatures which will take part in the Competition will be preserved at ‹stanbul Museum of Caricature and Humor.
All the caricatures taken part in the Competition will be collected in an album . The Jury will select the caricatures for the album and for the exhibition.
The Album of the Competition will be sent to the artists who created the works.
The caricaturists taken part in the Competition shall be counted as accepted the Conditions of Participation at
Utopie: Jugend Ein Zeichenwettbewerb, ausgeschrieben vom Europäischen Forum Alpbach, der Albertina und dem Magazin The Gap
Die Albertina, das Europäische Forum Alpbach und The Gap präsentieren gemeinsam einen Zeichenwettbewerb, der sich an junge kreative Menschen zwischen 18 und 27 Jahren wendet. Vom 16. April bis zum 18. Mai 2012 können diese ihre Zeichnungen zum Thema “Utopie: Jugend” über die Facebook-Seiten der drei Partner sowie über http://utopiejugend.at digital einreichen, um am Wettbewerb teilzunehmen. Die Originalzeichnungen werden an die Albertina gesandt, wo eine sechsköpfige Jury, bestehend aus Vertretern der drei Institutionen - darunter auch Klaus Albrecht Schröder - die zehn besten Arbeiten auswählen wird. Darüber hinaus wird ein/e weitere/r Gewinner/in über ein online Publikumsvoting auf Facebook ermittelt.
Alle 11 Gewinner/innen haben die einmalige Möglichkeit, ihre Arbeiten im Rahmen einer Ausstellung während des Europäischen Forums Alpbach vom 18. August bis zum 1. September 2012 zu präsentieren. Dem/Der Hauptgewinner/in winkt darüber hinaus ein Sonderfeature in der Augustausgabe des Magazins The Gap.
Der Wettbewerb richtet sich ausdrücklich auch an Amateure. Das weit gefasste Thema “Utopie: Jugend” erlaubt unzählige Assoziationen. Angestrebtes Ziel ist Vielfalt sowohl hinsichtlich der verwendeten Zeichenmaterialien und -techniken, als auch in Bezug auf den Zeichenstil.
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