Theme is open and digital art is eligible providing that the majority of the components are created by the artist. All artists must take note that viewer appreciation is based on the picture seen. Entry to the contest is FREE but the final selection is at the discretion of Art Dept.
Due to the number of entries received, pre-selection will depend upon artistic merit, maturity of the technique and the value of the exhibit as reference to students and other artists.
Online for voting from 1st August - 31st December 2002.
REALISM includes paintings where the artist has made an attempt to portray the subject as seen.
MODERN includes all paintings that are not considered realistic.
MIXED generally includes artworks that are not essentially paintings such as assemblage and sculpture.
DIGITAL is all art produced with the use of a computer - the majority of the composition must be created by the artist (entries predominantly photographic or photo collages will not be accepted).
Awards are offered to the winner in each section, with their entries featured on the Art Dept home page for the following year. All entries are archived and searchable as permanent exhibits. The contest is open to all members and mature artists and is free to enter providing the Contest Globe (as above) is displayed on the home page of your web site... a web site is required. Otherwise what is the point of promoting you work if visitors cannot see more.
Entries close 14th July
Entries will be on display for online voting and judging from 1st Aug - 31st Dec. The judging is via the Internet and decided by both the public vote and a panel of judges comprised of the worldwide entrants and appointed critics. Announcement of the winners will be made on 1st January with the results online as a permanent gallery exhibit in the new year.
The aim of the contest is to provide an introduction to active artists, create interaction between artists worldwide, and offer a window to what is going on in the the world of popular and contemporary art amidst an age of automation and high tech.
One entry is allowed per artist. The decision of which category to enter is entirely up to the artist however Art Dept reserves the right of placement. The entered piece must have been created within 12 months of entry date. Artworks previously entered in the contest are not eligible for re-entry even if still within the 12 months.
Each application is to include a photograph file... for web presentation and judging which is to be emailed to complete the application. The entry must made be by the artist and owner of the artwork, created within the last 12 months. The image file must be emailed - JPG file for PC - 800 x 600 pixel @ 72 dpi (minimum). Smaller images will not be accepted.
Choice of medium is unrestricted but in essence must be a creative piece in that the majority of the the composition is created by the artist. Thus a photograph does not qualify... nor does the simple use of a filters with images.
Copyright of entered artworks remains with the artist who agrees to grant permission to Art Dept to use the submitted material in exhibits and art promotions on the WWW site.
After the contest is over all entries are permanently archived and displayed online for career reference to new entrants and students. Your permission to display the entry for the contest and later in the archives cannot be reversed and its use or removal is entirely at the discretion of Art Dept.
For a full application go to: