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Terms and Conditions for The 62nd Blake Prize and 6th Blake Poetry Prize are listed below.
The 62nd Blake Prize - Terms and Conditions
Selection of Works Selection for the Prize is by pre-selection from digital images on CD or DVD to determine finalist works, followed by an in-situ viewing of the finalist works to determine the winners of each category. Entries should:
• Demonstrate a recognisable religious and/or spiritual integrity
• Meet the prize Conditions of Entry
• Demonstrate technical proficiency
•Demonstrate diversity and innovation in contemporary practice
Up to 2 different views of each 2D or 3D art work or 30 seconds sample of new media work entered is allowed. If submission is more than 2 images or 30 seconds, only the first 2 images or the first 30 seconds of the submission will be included in the selection process. Where artworks, installations or sculptures include moving or interactive parts, artists can also include a 30sec video of the work in-situ.
Further details regarding the judging process can be obtained from the Society’s website www.blakeprize.com.au or by sending a stamped, self addressed envelope to GPO Box 4484, Sydney NSW 2001.
How to Enter
1. Fill out the Entry Form
2. Enclose the following:
• $55 handling fee for one work and $90 for two works (cheque, money order or credit card).
• jpeg image/s 3MB or less and 300 dpi, to CD or DVD. CD or DVDs MUST be labelled with the artist name and title of the work. Images should be titled as follows: your surname_your firstname_title_image number.jpg
• statement about the work’s religious and spiritual integrity – max 50 words
• support material for John Coburn Award – see below
3. Post these items to The Blake Society, Prize Account, GPO Box 4484 Sydney NSW 2001 by 5pm, Friday 28 June 2013. Entries postmarked 28 June 2013 will be accepted.
John Coburn Emerging Artist Award
The aim of this award is to acknowledge and promote the work of emerging artists. 1. All entries for the Emerging Artist Award must adhere to the General Conditions & Terms of the Blake Prize.
2. Each entrant must pay the Blake Prize entry fee and complete the Blake Prize Entry Form.
3. An additional entry fee, on top of the Blake Prize entry fee, will NOT be charged to enter this Award category.
4. All entries must indicate they wish to be considered for the Emerging Professional Artist Award on the entry form.
5. One winner will be chosen.
6. Applicants for this award will be:
• Practising professional artists AND
• Emerging Artists AND
• Australian Citizens or have permanent resident status in Australia
7. Selection for the John Coburn Emerging Artist Award will be based upon the following:
• Artistic merit and well-developed concepts
• Work that is of recognisable religious or spiritual integrity
• A committed artistic practice and vision of a professional career
8. All entries to the John Coburn Emerging Artist Award must be accompanied by the following support material:
• A curriculum vitae, no more than 1 x A4 page in length
• Contact details of 2 professional references
• Statement about the work’s religious and spiritual integrity – max 50 words
The MUA Blake Prize for Human Justice
The aim of this award is to acknowledge and promote the work of artists that have addressed issues of Human Justice. Selection for this award is undertaken by the Chairperson of the Blake Society and nominated representative of the MUA, from the works nominated in the Blake Prize Finalist Exhibition.
The winning work/s should:
• Meet the overall Blake Prize and Touring Blake selection criteria
• Demonstrate a well developed concept addressing the issues of social justice and/or human values.
1. All entries must be original work done within two years previous to the date set for entry of works for the prize i.e. June 2011 – June 2013.
2. Any work for which the fee has not been received will be ineligible for the competition. The Blake Prize is non-profit making and all fees are non-returnable and associated with the prize administration expenses.
3. Each artist may enter 2 works.
4. Digital images must be in jpeg format only, maximum file size 3MB.
5. Photographs, photocopied reproductions or any other representation of the work will not be accepted.
6. All images must be of the completed work. Concept drawings, maquettes, works in progress and unfinished works will not be accepted.
7. CDs/DVDs will not be returned to entrants.
8. Where indicated by the entrant, and provided all criteria is met, all works can be considered for the Blake Prize and John Coburn Emerging Artist Award.
9. Artwork specifications:
PAINTING & 2D WORKS: Paintings, 2D works or multiple panels are limited to a max. height of 200 cms and max. width of 250 cms. 2 images of each work may be entered including one detail and one full size image.
SCULPTURES: Sculptures should not exceed 200 cms in any one dimension and should not exceed 80 kgs in overall weight. 2 images of each work may be entered including one detail and one full size image.
NEW MEDIA: Entries for pre-selection should be self playable and no longer than 30 seconds in duration. Please include the total duration of the piece on your CD/DVD. Artists can also include the full length version of the work. Works should be playable on Quicktime, Vimeo,VLC media players, on PC and Mac computers.
10. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence shall be entered into.
11. Reproduction: Each entrant consents to the reproduction and/or publication of his/her work by newspapers, magazines, television, electronic or other means, and consents to his/her work being photographed and/or used for any or all of the purposes of publicity, criticism, review, research, archives, reports and/or reference in connection with the activities of the Blake Society Ltd and/or any exhibition or publication authorised by the Blake Society Ltd.
12. Compliance: The Society has the right to ask any artist for a Statutory Declaration that the work is his/her own original work and has been executed within the specified time and that all components relating to the work have full copyright clearance.
13. Reservation: Where the work can be considered a health hazard, or other physical risk to any members of the public, or in breach of Occupational Health and Safety and/or Workcover guidelines, the Society reserves the right to withdraw work for selection.
14. Queries: Any questions not covered will be directed to the Blake Society whose decision is final.
15. Artists will be advised by email or post regarding confirmation of entry, finalist selection, exhibition and tour details.
16. Announcements advising artists when notifications have been sent will be posted on The Blake Society’s website.
The Blake Prize Exhibition
1. All works selected as Prize Finalists will be exhibited. All Finalists will be listed on the Society’s website by 5pm on Thursday 10 October, 2013. The Society will notify all artists regarding Finalist selection via email or letter.
2. Artists will need to deliver their works to Grace Fine Art by Thursday 12 September or Friday 13 September.
3. Artists accept responsibility for organising all transport matters including costs of the delivery and collection of works.
4. Painting and 2D works: No glass, if works require glazing, perspex should be used.
5. Sculptures: must be well constructed to assure safety during handling, installation and display. Any display furniture (plinths & covers) must be supplied by the artist. 6. New Media: Should be self-playable. Artists are responsible for providing hardware and software. Provision of hardware and software must be to industry standard within the public art gallery sector.
7. Exhibition venue will liaise direct with artists regarding display of 2D, 3D and new media work.
8. If entering web-based work, please supply off-line version on CD (no URLs). Please include plugins, players and preferred browser on CD. If entering sound-based work, please supply on CD only.
9. Full installation instructions, must be included with your work, no matter what medium.
10. The exhibition closes on 16 November, 2013. Artists whose works are not selected to tour should collect their works from Grace Fine Art. Details will be sent to artists.
11. Commission: A 30% commission will be charged on all works sold during the exhibition. (details available from The Society on request).
12. Sale of Works and the GST. No GST is payable to the Blake Society, however GST liability may exist between the artist and the Gallery for the commission due. The Society and the Gallery both need to know the GST status of the artist before the work will be accepted. The Society or exhibiting Gallery will account to the artist for the sale net of commission and GST, where applicable. It is the artist’s responsibility to account to the ATO for GST on the sale and to the exhibiting Gallery for GST on the commission, if GST applies. The Blake Society is not registered for the GST and is not required to register.
13. Insurance: The Blake Society will not be responsible for loss of or damage to any entry while in its custody. Each artist is responsible for maintaining their own insurance cover and their insurance arrangements with their carrier.
14. Uncollected works: Uncollected works will be subject to weekly storage charges of $15 per week or part week (incl. GST). If an entrant fails to collect his/her work as provided in these conditions, the Society, after sending notice by post to the competitor at the last known address giving one month’s notice of their intention to sell or otherwise dispose of such work, or in the event of no address of the competitor being known to the Society, then one month after advertising notice of such intention in a newspaper, may sell such work and after deducting from the proceeds the costs of and incidentals to the sale shall hold any balance for the competitor provided however, that in the event of such work being in the opinion of the Society unsaleable then the Society may in lieu of selling the same, destroy or otherwise dispose of it in such a manner as they deem fit and thereafter the Society shall be under no liability whatever to the competitor in respect of any work so destroyed or disposed of.
15. The exhibiting gallery reserves the right to not display any entry to the award.
The Blake Prize Touring Exhibition
1. Touring Works: Not all works included in the Finalist Exhibition will be selected for the 2014 tour due to the physical limitations and restrictions of some works and tour venues.
2. The winning works are required to tour. In addition to the Prize selection criteria, judges will also consider whether work/s are suitable for touring/venues.
3. If your work is included in the Tour, you will be advised where and when your work can be collected at the tour’s conclusion.
4. If your work is new-media based it will be posted back to you.
5. Guidelines for display will be sent to artists on selection
6. Touring artists will be contacted by the Society prior to tour commencement.
Directors’ Cut Exhibition
1. An online exhibition of 100 works not selected as a Finalist but shortlisted for Finalist consideration will open on the Blake Society’s website on Wednesday 22 January at 5.00pm EST.
2. The exhibition will run from 22 January, 2014 until Tuesday 22 April, 2014.
3. The exhibition will feature images of shortlisted works where the entrant has indicated “Yes” to inclusion in the Directors’ Cut Exhibition on their entry form.
4. Works for the exhibition will be selected by the Directors of the Blake Society Ltd. 5. The exhibited works will be displayed as a thumbnail image and include the following information: – Artist name – Dimensions – Title of work – Price
6. Images will appear randomly and NOT in any particular order of preference.
7. If an entrant does not want their work included in the Directors’ Cut exhibition this will not prevent the entry from being considered for the Blake Prize or the John Coburn Award.
8. New media artwork – Guidelines for web display will be sent to artists on selection.
The 6th Blake Poetry Prize - Terms and Conditions
1. Entries must have a recognisably religious or spiritual integrity, although the words ‘religion’ or ‘spiritual’ do not have to appear in the poems.
2. Poems must be in English and be the original work of entrants.
3. Poems or suites of poems must be of 100 lines or fewer (including sub-headings and epigraphs but not including titles or spaces between the lines) and may be in any style.
4. Poems must be unpublished (including on any website or blog), must not have won any other competition, and must not be under consideration by any publisher, literary journal or for any other prize.
5. Entrants must be citizens or permanent residents of Australia. Management committee members and staff of the NSW Writers’ Centre, the directors and staff of the Blake Society and family or relatives of the judges cannot enter.
6. Entrants using pseudonyms must clearly state this fact on the entry form and include the artist’s real name.
7. Entrant’s names must not appear on any page of the work.
8. Each poem must be accompanied by an entry form and entry fee. The form must be separate from the poem and list the entrant’s name, address, contact details and the title of the poem.
9. Poems should be typed on A4 single-sided paper and packaged securely. Pages should be numbered and the title of the poem should appear on each page.
10. Four copies of each entry must be submitted.
11. Entries must be postmarked on or before Friday 14 June, 2013 and contain a cheque / money order / credit authorisation for $20 per poem. Any entry for which the fee has not been received will be ineligible for the competition. One payment should cover all poems entered.
12. Entries should be sent to: NSW Writers’ Centre, PO Box 1056, Rozelle, NSW 2039.
13. Online entries will not be accepted.
14. The NSW Writers’ Centre and the Blake Society reserve the right to quote extracts from the poems, but not to exceed ‘fair dealing’ provisions of the Copyright Act, to promote the Blake Poetry Prize.
15. The NSW Writers’ Centre and the Blake Society reserve the right to publish the shortlisted, highly commended and winning entries on the Centre and / or Society websites and in catalogues and newsletters.
16. The winning, commended and shortlisted poems will be announced with the Blake Art Prize winners. The winning and commended works will be displayed in the Blake Prize Exhibition.
17. Copies of the winning, commended and shortlisted poems will be included in the Blake Prize Touring Exhibition.
18. Shortlisted entrants will be notified by email or post.
19. Results will be published on the NSW Writers’ Centre and Blake Society websites, Newswrite or by contacting the NSW Writers’ Centre.
20. Entries will not be returned.
21. Fees are non-returnable.
22. The judges’ decision will be final and no correspondence about the result will be entered into.