Fine Art & Photography Contest 2021
and ENDANGERED Online! Exhibition
Details: https://www.Art4Apes.com Questions? Lindsey@Art4Apes.com
Contest opens December 1, 2020
Deadline for submission is September 23, 2021
This contest and subsequent ENDANGERED Online! exhibition aim to encourage artists and photographers to focus their skill and creativity on the issues facing endangered species and habitats whilst raising funds to support the Center for Great Apes, a sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees in need of lifetime care.
You are invited to enter the 9th annual ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest. This global, juried, online art contest aims to focus attention on the plight of endangered and threatened species/habitats. The challenge is to interpret or reflect ENDANGERED through either:
- Celebration of the beauty of endangered/threatened species/habitats
- Illustration of the threats facing endangered species/habitats
Please note – species do not have to be formally listed as endangered in order to be eligible for this contest as long as an element of threat exists.
The Categories for entry are:
Fine Art (including sculpture, jewelry and wearable art)
Fine Art Photography (digital manipulation accepted)
Young Artists (birthdays on or after October 1st, 2002)
The juror panel will consider the following criteria (weighted equally):
- Success in reflecting the theme of “ENDANGERED”
- Artistic skill/Photographic quality/Technique
We see photography as a form of art and are happy to receive digitally manipulated photographs.
We regret we cannot accept video or film entries in the contest. We cannot accept entries from residents of CUBA, IRAN, NORTH KOREA, SUDAN, SYRIA, Puerto Rico, Quebec and WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.
Please see the full Terms and Conditions for the specifics on how the contest will be run. You will find the Terms and Conditions in full on both the Juried Art Services website and at https://www.Art4Apes.com. Please enter jpeg images of your work through this Juried Art Services website.
Fine Art and Fine Art Photography Categories
For Fine Art and Fine Art Photography categories each entry of a single image must be accompanied by a donation of $25 USD that goes directly to the Center for Great Apes https://www.CenterForGreatApes.org. There is no limit on the number of entries that may be made. Do not submit more than one image of the same Artwork.
Cash prizes totaling $3,250 will be awarded in both the Fine Art and Fine Art Photography categories. First Prize will receive $1,500 USD, Second Prize will receive $1,000 USD and Third Prize will receive $750 USD.
Young Artists Contest
Young Artists with birthdays on or after October 1st, 2002, are encouraged to enter their work in the Young Artists Category. We will accept individual or class/group entries. Please enter jpeg images of your work through the Juried Art Services website checking the category Young Artists. Young Artist entries should be accompanied by a donation of $5 USD for each entry that goes directly to the Center for Great Apes. Please be sure to include your age on 1st October, 2021.
Cash prizes totaling $500 USD will be awarded in the Young Artists Contest. First Prize will receive $250 USD, Second Prize will receive $150 USD and Third Prize will receive $100 USD.
Website and Social Media Publication
All contest entries are published on our Facebook page and other social media and on our website at https://www.Art4Apes.com. We will include your name, the title and All Rights Reserved. If you would like your website and social media handles included, please make sure to include them in your Juried Art Services details.
Please read the contest rules in full on this website or at https://www.Art4Apes.com.
ENDANGERED Online! Exhibition
Jury scores will determine which pieces will be exhibited in the ENDANGERED Online! show and which gallery each entry will be shown in.
Successful entries will be displayed in the following online galleries (titles subject to change):
- Prizewinners and Highly Commended
- Accepted (this gallery rotates exhibits during the show’s duration)
Artwork exhibited may be offered for sale, if the artist wishes, and it is up to the artist to determine the price at which it will be offered. Sale prices must include provision for a 30% donation to the Center for Great Apes. Please bear this in mind when listing the price of your Artwork on the entry form. There is no requirement for art to be posted for sale and artists may opt out of the exhibition if they so wish.
Please read the full Terms and Conditions in full either on this website or at https://www.Art4Apes.com.
We plan an active Public Relations campaign involving social media, online and print media. We will provide exhibiting artists with material that they can email to their contacts to encourage them to attend.
All proceeds from the contest and exhibition support the Center for Great Apes, a 501(c)(3) registered non-profit organization. The Center for Great Apes’ mission is to provide a permanent sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees who have been rescued or retired from the entertainment industry, from research, or who are no longer wanted as pets. The Center provides care with dignity in a safe, healthy, and enriching environment for great apes in need of lifetime care. Please visit their website to learn more https://www.CenterForGreatApes.org.
ALL donations, including contest entry fees, go directly to support the Center. We fund our events either through commercial sponsorship or through our own donations.
The Center for Great Apes is solely the beneficiary of the funds from this Contest; it has no role in the organization or management of this contest. The Center for Great Apes cannot be held responsible for any issue relating to this Contest.
We like to keep in touch with artists supporting this contest and we do this in the following ways:
- Through our website https://www.Art4Apes.com. We post a selection of entries online and blog about the artists and their work.
- Through our Facebook page https://facebook.com/art4apes - we encourage you to “friend” our page. We regularly post as many new entries as we can.
- We send occasional emails to update everyone on progress and news relating to the contest and exhibition plans; you may unsubscribe from these at any time.
- You may email Lindsey@Art4Apes.com at any time with questions. We try to respond promptly.
- You will receive a letter concerning selection of your entry or entries to the exhibition by October 27th, 2021. This will be posted to your account with Juried Art Services. Please remember to check for mail in your JAS account!
- Winners will receive notification by email by 25th October and checks will be mailed on December 1st.
The ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest and ENDANGERED Online! Exhibition are a lot of fun. We encourage you to be a part of this amazing opportunity and not only use your talent to compete in a contest and reach a new audience but also play a role in preserving wildlife and the environment and directly support an extremely worthwhile non-profit organization.
The Sponsor is ENDANGERED: Art4Apes Inc, a Florida Not For Profit Corporation, P.O. Box 807, Sag Harbor, New York 11963, USA (“Sponsor”).
All donations and proceeds go directly to the Center for Great Apes, a United States Internal Revenue Service designated 501(c)(3) charitable organization providing a permanent sanctuary for great apes in need of lifetime care.
The Center for Great Apes is solely the beneficiary of the funds from this Contest; it has no role in the organization, management or conduct of this contest. The Center for Great Apes cannot be held responsible for any issue relating to this Contest. All queries should be directed to Lindsey@Art4Apes.com.
The ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest begins December 1st, 2020 at 09:00 a.m. U.S. Eastern Standard Time (“EST”) and ends September 23rd, 2021, at midnight U.S. Pacific Daylight Time (“PDT”), hereinafter referred to as (“Contest”). Contest end date may be altered by the sponsor if necessary.
Information on how to enter and contest prizes form part of these official rules (the “Official Rules”). By submitting an entry, each entrant agrees to the Official Rules and warrants that his or her entry complies with all requirements set out in the Official Rules. This is a skill-based contest and chance plays no part in the determination of winners.
WHO MAY ENTER
Contest is open only to individuals who do NOT reside in Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, Syria, Puerto Rico or Quebec or in any state, province, or country where entry is prohibited by any applicable law, including jurisdictions where consideration is not permitted in skill-based contests.
THE CONTEST IS VOID IN CUBA, IRAN, NORTH KOREA, SUDAN, SYRIA, Puerto Rico, Quebec AND WHERE PROHIBITED.
The organizers of the Contest (defined as any director, trustee, or employee of ENDANGERED or any member of their immediate families or any person residing in the same household with them) are not eligible to enter or win a prize.
Note: ENDANGERED makes no representations or warranties, implicit or explicit, as to your legal right to participate in the Contest. You are subject to all laws of the state, province and/or country in which you reside and from which you access the Site and are solely responsible for obeying those laws. You agree ENDANGERED cannot be held liable, if laws applicable to you restrict or prohibit your participation. Your entry is void if it is made from a state, province, or country where entry or winning a prize is prohibited by any applicable law.
HOW TO ENTER
Each entry consists of: an online entry form and an artwork, submitted for consideration via Juried Art Services, and an entry donation. Each entrant may submit multiple entries providing the entry process is followed for each entry (including payment of the entry donation for each art piece). The entry process is as follows:
Each entry shall be a reflection on, representation of or other interpretation of “ENDANGERED” as it applies to animal or plant species, the environment, ecosystem or natural world. This may include, but is not limited to:
- Celebration of the beauty of endangered or threatened Species/habitats
- Illustration of the threats facing endangered species/habitats
Species do not have to be formally listed as endangered in order to be eligible for this contest as long as an element of threat to survival exists.
The Categories for entries (the “Categories”) are:
- Fine Art (including Sculpture, Jewelry and Wearable Art)
- Fine Art Photography
- Young Artists (see details later)
There is no limit on the number of entries per person. Each entry must comply with the following requirements (the “Artwork Requirements”):
Fine Art can be in any two or three-dimensional medium, including jewelry and wearable art, but must be submitted in digital format.
Photographs must be in digital format. The photograph need not be taken with a digital camera; scans of negatives, transparencies, or photographic prints are acceptable. Image manipulation is acceptable.
Any collage of mixed-media elements (which includes both photographic images and non-photographic artwork) shall be classified as Fine Art for the purposes of this content. Submissions consisting of multiple layered photographic images only (i.e., with no non-photographic media( shall be classified as Photography for the purposes of this contest.
Video and film entries cannot be accepted.
All image files must meet the requirements of the Juried Art Services system. They must be in JPEG/JPG format, and their longest dimension must be between 1400 pixels and 4000 pixels. Only online entries will be eligible.