FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Guidelines and Eligibility
Q1. What is the deadline for submissions?
The final deadline for submissions is 11:59pm GMT on Sunday, October 1st 2017.
Any revisions or extensions to the deadlines will be updated on relevant areas of the website or ArteVueApp if they are offered.
Q2. Is there an age requirement?
Yes. All entrants must be 18-30 years of age as of Sunday 1st October 2017 (the closing date).
Q3. Can I enter regardless of where I am from or where I live?
Yes. This is an international prize – it is open to Artists anywhere in the world, and all receive equal consideration.
Q4. How many pieces can I enter?
Each Artist may submit only one (1) entry. The entry must have one title, and will be voted on as a single unit.
Q5. Which media are eligible for the competition?
2D works on Paper 2D works on Canvas Photography (includes digital photography, traditional analogue photography, polaroid, photography including innovative manipulation of the image) 3D/Sculpture (all materials are accepted)
Q6. Which media are not eligible for the competition?
We only accept work that is outlined in the above eligibility list.
Examples of work that is not eligible includes video art, film, performance art, installations, jewellery, and crafts.
Q7. What are the dimensional limitations of the actual artwork?
2D works on Paper must be larger than 30cm x 30xm and smaller than 180cm x 180cm (if artwork is supplied framed, this measurement includes the frame).
2D works on Canvas must be larger than 30cm x 30xm and smaller than 180cm x 180cm (if artwork is supplied framed, this measurement includes the frame).
Photography when printed must be larger than 30cm x 30xm and smaller than 180cm x 180cm (if artwork is supplied framed, this measurement includes the frame).
A Diptych or Triptych in any format above must fit within the sizes outlined when fully positioned or presented - this is inclusive of the frame.
3D/Sculpture (all materials are accepted) - the maximum size for a work that is preassembled (arrives as one piece) is 184cm x 184cm x 61cm. The maximum size for work that is comprised of multiple parts to be assembled in ArteVue is 184cm x 184cm x 92cm.
Q8. Is miniature sculpture accepted?
Miniature sculpture is accepted; however, if the work is chosen, the Artist is responsible for the installation, with the work protected in a Plexiglas box during the exhibition. We advise that a specialist camera and macro lens be used to capture the work to ensure best representation of the piece.
Q9. Is collaborative work accepted?
Sorry, collaborative work will not be accepted.
Q10. Is kinetic work accepted?
Kinetic work can be accepted. However, we are not set up to accept video files; please send a minimum of three (3) image files of your work and a maximum of five (5).
Q11. Are numbered Giclée prints accepted for the exhibition?
Giclée prints will only be accepted for digital and photographic art. They must be restricted to an edition of 1/1 and a single Artist’s Proof AP1/1. Note - Digital and Photographic work should be submitted for the prize as extracted from the original design or the original photograph – there is no need to print the image and then photograph it. However, if the work is selected as a finalist for judging and subsequent exhibition, the Artist will need to invest in the printing and framing of the work.
Q12. Is there a time frame in which the work must have been produced?
There is no time frame in which the work must have been created. The only parameters are that the work must be available during the competition exhibition dates and must be owned by you.
Q13. Must I still own the work that I am entering?
Yes we require that an Artist still be in possession of the work submitted. This is to correlate with our requirement that the work be available for sale and that the Artist has full control over the submission of the work.
Q14. Can I edit or change the entry that I have already submitted?
All edits should be done prior to entering. Once an entry has been submitted, it will be at the discretion of the shortlisting panel as to whether edits, replacements or exchanges will be acceptable.
Q15. How will I know if my entry has been successfully submitted?
You will receive an email confirmation of your entry. If you do not receive confirmation within 24 hours, please contact us here: firstname.lastname@example.org
Q16. How do I enter?
Submissions are made exclusively using the ArteVue App. The exact steps can be found here.
Q17. Can I send in my application by e-mail or post?
E-mailing your submission is part of the application process, but you must follow the exact process outlined above. We do not accept postal entries.
Q18. What is the current submissions deadline? Will there be an extension available?
The final deadline for submissions is 11:59pm GMT on Sunday, October 1st 2017.
Any revisions or extensions to posted deadlines will be updated on relevant areas of the website or ArteVue App if they are offered. Extensions are not guaranteed. If an extension is put in place, it will not take place until after the posted deadlines.
Q19. How important is the quality of the artwork photograph I send?
Image quality is very important. This is the only exposure to your artwork the jurors will have, and a poor representation (such as a blurred image, or one affected by glare, dim lighting, or unnecessary background objects) will reduce your chances of being selected. Please see our ‘How to Photograph Your Work’ Guide to help you send the best possible photo to us.
Q20. Should I include a résumé and statement with the entry?
No. We want to give everyone an equal chance, and therefore, the competition is judged solely based on the artwork itself in the early stages. If you are shortlisted, we will need a biography/résumé, statement, various photos and potentially some other media for the exhibition promotion and display (this will all form part of a shortlisting process) – however the judging panel will not see this material prior to the final judging decision.
Q21. Should my piece be signed?
Although we are keen to maintain anonymity so far as we can, we accept that much of the artwork is likely to have already been signed – so to create a fair and equal submissions process, we ask that all work be signed prior to being captured for submission. If you do not normally sign your work on the front, there is no need to do this. If you are selected as a finalist and invited to submit your work for the exhibition, we will need the work to be signed.
Q22. Should I include the frame of my artwork in the images that I upload?
This is for you to decide. The important thing is that your entire artwork is visible in the image.
Q23. Does my artwork have to be complete before I enter?
Yes. We only accept submissions of completed artwork.
Fees and Costs
Q24. How much does it cost to enter the competition?
There is no cost at all. It is free of charge.
Q25. How does the judging process work?
Initially, all submitted entries will be viewed at ArteVue HQ by the shortlisting panel. A shortlist of one hundred (100) entries will be created, from which ten (10) finalists will be selected by the same panel after interviews and further submission of information about the artist and the work.
The selected finalists will then be asked to deliver their work to a location in London for a finalists exhibition.
Details of the location will be sent to the selected Artists directly. It is at this stage that the judging panel will view the work and decide on a winner.
Q26. Who will the judges be?
Judges are listed here
Q27. Will the judging be based on the actual artwork, or will it be based on the images that are sent?
The initial selection for the shortlist will be based entirely on digital submissions via the ArteVue App submission process. The final winner will be selected from physical artworks installed at an exhibition location.
Q28. How do I find out the results of the competition?
Results will be directly emailed to all participating Artists should they be shortlisted and then again subsequently selected as a finalist. Entrants not shortlisted will not be notified.
The shortlist, list of finalists and prize-winner will be published online after the winner has been announced.
Q29. If I am selected to receive a monetary award, how do I receive the cash prize?
You will have the option to receive the award as a personal cheque or wired funds.
Q30. How is the ArtePrize funded/supported?
The cash prize element of the award comes directly from the founder of ArtePrize, Shohidul Ahad-Choudhury.
The funding behind the residency with The Delfina Foundation in London is a combination of funding from Shohidul Ahad-Choudhury and the support of the Foundation.
The Finalists Exhibition
Q31. Do I have to attend the prize giving and where should I stay during my visit?
We would like all finalists to attend the prize giving ceremony, however exceptions to this will be considered on a case by case basis. The ceremony will take place at the Delfina Foundation in London. We will suggest suitable accommodation nearby to all finalists.
Q32. How do you recommend I pack my painting for transport?
We would recommend wrapping paintings in a tight layer of double-laminate bubble wrap attached with good quality parcel tape. Make sure that you place the flat side (not the bubble side) against the canvas. Then we would recommend wrapping the outside of the bubble wrap with 2 or 3-ply cardboard, or 4mm hardboard or plywood or MDF cut to size, one piece each front and back, firmly secured with parcel tape.
You could also custom-make a cardboard carton that covers the edges too. Wrap a layer of brown paper or polythene taped around the outside (the tape will grip paper or polythene better than it grips board, making the whole thing sturdier). Ideally it is best to wrap FRAGILE tape around the package so it can be seen from all sides or alternatively write ‘FRAGILE’ across the package so it is visible.
If any or all of the paint is still wet, pack the work in such a way that the packing materials are not pressing against the canvas. If the painting or the frame is more elaborate it may require further protection. We would ask that you avoid packing with chipboard and to make sure that there are no protruding nails, screws or staples.
If you are transporting your works internationally we would recommend a custom-made crate. It is also possible to purchase robust cardboard containers (lined with thick foam/rubber) from various courier companies which should also provide adequate protection and support.
Sales, Commission & Copyright
Q33. Will the work be available for sale at the exhibition?
No, artwork will not be sold at the exhibition. If anyone shows interest in buying the work, they will be referred to the artist directly.
Q34. What happens if someone wants to commission me through the competition organisers?
We will refer the commission to you directly and all communication, agreements and fulfilment will be the responsibility of the artist.
Q35. What should I do if someone submitted my images to you without my permission?
If you believe your work has been copied and submitted in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide us with the following information:
- An electronic or physical signature of the person authorised to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest
- A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed
- A description of where the allegedly infringed material is located on our website
- Your address, telephone number, and email address
- A written statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorised by the copyright owner or its agent
- A written and signed statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the information in your notice to us is truthful and accurate and that you are the copyright owner or are authorised to act on behalf of the copyright owner
Q38. Is the ArtePrize only open to iPhone or iPad users?
The ArteVue App is currently only available on iPhone or iPad. However, an android version of ArteVue is currently being developed and will be released in early 2018. If you do not have an iPhone or iPad, we would suggest you enter the competition using an iOS device owned by a family member or friend.
Q39. What do I do if the ArteVue App crashes or stops working?
Here are a few quick potential solutions in priority order:
1 | Restart the App
- Double-click the Home button to see your most recently used Apps.
- Swipe right or left to find the App that you want to close.
- Swipe up on the App's preview to close the app.
2 | Check for iOS and App updates
- Make sure that you're using latest version of iOS.
- Open the Apple App Store and tap Updates.
- If updates are available, tap Update All.
- If asked, enter your Apple ID password.
3 | Restart your device
- Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button until the slider appears.
- Drag the slider to turn your device completely off.
- After the device turns off, press and hold the Sleep/Wake button again until you see the Apple logo.
And if the app has completely frozen…
You should force restart your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch as a last resort, and only if it's not responding. Follow these steps to force restart your device:
- On an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus: Press and hold both the Sleep/Wake and Volume Down buttons for at least ten seconds, until you see the Apple logo.
- On an iPhone 6s and earlier, iPad, or iPod touch: Press and hold both the Sleep/Wake and Home buttons for at least ten seconds, until you see the Apple logo.
4 | Delete and reinstall the App
- Tap and hold the App until it jiggles.
- Tap the on the App.
- Press the Home button.
- Go to the App Store and download the App again.
- Wait for the App to download, then open it from the Home screen.
5 | Contact the App developer
- Find the App in the App Store.
- Tap the App, then tap Reviews.
- Underneath App Store Customer Reviews, tap App Support.
If none of the above works, please write to email@example.com
Further Terms & Conditions
Q40. Can I use the ArteVue or ArtePrize Logo?
No. When promoting your ArtePrize entry, you are not permitted to use the ArteVue or ArtePrize logo.
Q41. Are there any further terms and conditions?
Yes. Please ensure you read these located here. You will need to sign up to these as part of your submission.
Q42. What will you do with my personal information?
All personal data given will be held securely by ArteVue and only be used to administer your entry. It may be used for internal research/statistical purposes. It will not be passed to any third parties.
Q43. What do I do if I have not received any emails from you?
All courtesy emails are triggered automatically once you submit an entry. Please check all filters & junk mail folders etc. and make sure that anything from @artevue.co.uk or @arteprize.org is on your accepted list. Valuable (and often time sensitive) communication regarding your entry (including winner notifications, prize allocations, editorial communication, file requests etc.) is sent via email.