Deadline: All images and entry fees must be RECEIVED (not postmarked) by June 30, 2013.
Eligibility: The competition is open to artists anywhere in the world, 18 years of age or older. Publishers, galleries, agents, and collectors may not submit artwork on behalf of artists. Drawings, paintings, printmaking, photography, digital art, sculpture, installations, wood, glass, ceramics, fiber art and mixed media are eligible. Media not accepted: video/film, wearable art (clothing or jewelry). All works submitted must be original in design and concept. Artwork must not be copied, in part or wholly, from any published or copyrighted work. Work previously shown in an Art Kudos exhibition is ineligible. Please do not submit images which would be inappropriate for general audiences.
Awards Judge: Kara Rooney is a New York-based artist, writer and critic. She is the Associate Art Editor for The Brooklyn Rail, and faculty member at School of Visual Arts where she teaches art history. Her visual work has been exhibited in numerous galleries and museums including the Montclair Art Museum, NJ; Queens College Art Center, NY; Shoshana Wayne Gallery, CA; Gallery Aferro, NJ; the Chelsea Art Museum, NY; the International Women’s Museum, CA; the Jersey City Museum, NJ; and the Pera Museum, Istanbul. Most recently, she was invited to participate in the 2011 Florence Biennale. Her critical writings have been published in The Brooklyn Rail, Hyperallergic, the Daily Constitutional and Performa Live as well as in conjunction with the collaborative writing group, Open Dialogues. Kara earned her M.F.A in Art Criticism and Writing from the School of Visual Arts in 2009.
Awards: Exemplary works will be displayed in a year-long online exhibition at www.artkudos.com. Cash awards totaling $4,000 will be distributed as follows: Best of Show - $1,000; Second Place - $800; Third Place - $650; Founder's Award of Distinction - $500; (3) Merit Awards - $250 each; (3) Honorable Mentions - $100 each.
Sales/Commissions: No commissions are taken for sales generated via the exhibition, and works submitted do not have to be available for sale. Sales will be encouraged, however, and artists will have the option to display their contact information beside their images.
Submission Guidelines: Artists must submit a completed entry form and pay a non-refundable entry fee of $35 US dollars (check, money order, or PayPal) to submit 3 images. For sculptural or three-dimensional pieces, artists may submit 2 views of each work (for a total of 6 images).
Image size, format and resolution: Horizontal images should have a width of 800 pixels or more, and vertical images should have a height of 625 pixels or more.
Images must be in a .tif or .jpg format and in RGB color mode (not CMYK). Save your images with as little compression as possible (i.e. choose the best quality when saving your images) while maintaining a file size less than 1 MB (or less than 1000KB) for each image.
Do not submit slide shows, Flash files, PowerPoint, etc.
Do not add borders, watermarks, or text of any kind.
The resolution should not be greater than 300 dpi.
File size limitation: The file size for each image is limited to 1 MB (or 1000KB).
File name: File names are limited to 15 characters and cannot have spaces, punctuation marks, or non-English characters. (Do not include characters such as !@.'#$%^&*()_+ as part of the file name.)
Acceptable file name: MarysBlueCoat.jpg Not acceptable: Mary's Blue.Rain Coat.jpg
Acceptance/Notification: Artists will be notified by August 1st as to whether or not they have been selected as a finalist for the online exhibition. Award winners will be announced with the opening on August 15th.
We reserve the right to use accepted images for inclusion in the online exhibition and for the purpose of publicity.
Checklist for Artists:
1. Submit a completed entry form »
2. Submit images of your work »
3. Send $35 entry fee »
Questions? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org