PIGPRINTS DRAWING+ETCHING INTERNATIONAL STUDENT PRIZE 2015
APRIL 15 APRIL 22, 2015
The purpose of this prize is to give a student the possibility of producing a limited edition etching.
PigPrints will then add his/her work to the existing list of established artists that are already part of the gallery or that will join in the future. Furthermore, PigPrints wants to financially contribute to the winner’s studies. For this reason we grant not only the usual “exposure” but we give also a monetary reward.
The prize is open to students from all over the world, who are 18+, enrolled in an art school, design school, college or university during the academic year 2014-2015. Students who graduated in 2014 are also eligible.
CONDITIONS OF ENTRY
Entrants must submit an original drawing in black, pen or pencil, in view of producing an etching.
It is not required for the entrants to have knowledge of intaglio techniques. The winner will receive from PigPrints all the necessary materials, instructions and assistance to transfer the drawing onto the plate.
Every student can submit up to two entries. There is a non-refundable € 10 entry fee for each submitted drawing. Entry fees, along with the support of our micro-sponsors, contribute towards the monetary prize as well as covering the costs of curating and printing the edition.
PigPrints reserves the right to cancel or postpone the Prize, in which case the entry fee will be refunded.
Drawings must not exceed 20 cm on the longest side and 15 cm on the shortest side. Entries can be submitted via email only.
The deadline is
APRIL 15 APRIL 22, 2015.
The winner will be announced by MAY 15, 2015.
To enter your work please follow our submission guidelines below
SELECTION CRITERIA AND JUDGES
Our judging panel includes:
Guido Pigni, artist, printmaker and founder of PigPrints
Franco Matticchio, illustrator and painter
Stefano Antonelli, architect, art collector
Any artistic style will be considered. All drawings will be judged on the basis of their content as well as for their technical and graphic qualities. It is also important that the drawing can be transferred into a medium such as etching and that it can match up with PigPrints’ gallery standards.
The winner will be awarded a prize of € 1000 and retain 50% of the edition, which will be printed in no less than 50 copies. All costs for the edition will be covered by PigPrints.
ONLINE SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
1 Scan or take a quality photograph of your drawing/s and create an image
1024 pixel wide (longest side), 72 dpi , Jpeg, RGB or grayscale. < As this has created misunderstandings please submit your image at its actual size at no less than 150 dpi and no more than 300 dpi, JPEG, RGB or grayscale.
2 Name your entries with your full name as follows:
lastname_firstname.jpg (example: obama_barack.jpg). In case you want to enter a second drawing, name it lastname_firstname.jpg_2.jpg
3 E-mail your entry to email@example.com with the subject field containing the title PigPrints Prize 2015 and your full name (ex: Lastname Firstname PigPrints Prize 2015). Don’t forget to attach your entry form! Name it as your images lastname_firstname.pdf. If you have problems with the PDF you can also include this information in your submission email.
In case you submit more than one entry please send a separate email. The application deadline is Wednesday 15 April 2015 (extended to 22 April). Applications received after that date will not be accepted.
4 Follow the Paypal link below and pay your € 10 for each entry. Your Paypal email address must be the same you are using for submitting your artwork. A separate application form and entry fee must accompany each entry. Only when your payment is received your application will be completed.
We will send you an e-mail confirming the reception of your application once your entry and the payment have been received.
For further information contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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