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Eligibility & Rules


ArtSpectations 2016-17

A colored pencil online competition from the
Colored Pencil Society of America

The competition begins May 1, 2016


ON THIS PAGE:
Artist Eligibility
Entry Fees
Rules
Awards
Artwork Criteria
Permission and Copyright
 
Please read all information on this page carefully before submitting entries
CPSA reserves the right to delete any artwork not adhering to the rules without refund of entry fee.
 
Artist Eligibility
  • Open to living artists 18 years of age or older in any location inside or outside the U.S.
  • CPSA members and non-members may enter. No preferential treatment is given to CPSA members.
  • If you are a CPSA Signature member, you must identify yourself as a Signature member on each application form for each entry, whether it was completed before or after earning Signature status. 
Entry Fees
  • The fee is $10 per entry (maximum of five entries per artist).
  • Payment is made on the cpsa.fluidreview.com website through PayPal. No exceptions.
  • All submissions must be made through the CPSA FluidReview website. No submissions by email or postal service will be accepted, acknowledged, or returned.
  • If artwork is disqualified for any reason, the fee for that entry will not be refunded.
Rules
  • By submitting an entry, the artist acknowledges that he or she has read and agrees to abide by all rules, criteria, and the permission and copyright information as detailed in the prospectus and on this website. (Download the CPSA ArtSpectations 2016-17 Prospectus)
  • Artwork may be uploaded until 11:59 p.m. Mountain Time on the entry period closing date for submissions. No entries will be accepted after that deadline.
  • Artwork that has appeared in a CPSA International or Explore This! (ET!) exhibition or has won an award in a previous ArtSpectations show is NOT eligible for entry into subsequent ArtSpectations competitions.
  • Artwork submitted to ArtSpectations MAY be submitted to subsequent CPSA International or ET! exhibitions whether or not it receives an award in ArtSpectations.
  • All submissions must be made through the CPSA FluidReview website. No submissions by email or postal service will be accepted, acknowledged, or returned.
  • If artwork is disqualified or withdrawn for any reason, the fee for that entry will not be refunded.
  • If you are a CPSA Signature member, you must identify yourself as a Signature member on your application form for all your entries, whether they were completed before or after earning Signature status. 
Awards
  • One judge (a CPSA Signature/Merit member) is selected for each ArtSpectations competition. The judge’s decisions are final.
  • The judge will select two Best of Show awards, one in each of two categories—CPSA Signature category and Non-Signature category. In addition, five Honorable Mention awards will be selected in each category.
  • The Best of Show award amount is $500 for each of the two categories. There are no cash awards for Honorable Mention level awards. All winners will be featured on the CPSA website, in the CPSA news magazine To The Point, and in social media.
  • An artist may win only one award (Best of Show or Honorable Mention) per ArtSpectations competition.
  • Frameable certificates and Best of Show cash awards will be mailed to winners within 30 days following award announcements.
 Artwork Criteria
  • Artists may submit a maximum of five (5) digital entries to each annual ArtSpectations competition.
  • All artwork must have been completed after May 1, 2011.
  • All artwork must be either 100% colored pencil or predominantly colored pencil with other media.
  • Artists may NOT enter artwork that has previously appeared in any CPSA International or Explore This! (ET!) exhibition or won an award in a previous ArtSpectations competition.
  • Artwork entered in a previous ArtSpectations show that did not receive an award may be entered again in subsequent ArtSpectations competitions.
  • There are no size limits for the original artwork.
  • Artists may enter artwork that has been sold.
  • Concept, design, and execution of the artwork shall be SOLELY that of the artist.
  • No work copied from copyrighted or published materials (such as Creative Commons).
  • No collaborations (works executed by more than one artist).
  • No work copied from someone else’s photograph, even with permission. Any artwork that infringes upon another’s copyright will be disqualified.
  • CPSA reserves the right to ask for further proof if there is any question or concern about the originality of the artwork.
  • If you are concerned about exposure of your artwork on the Internet or on Facebook you are welcome to unobtrusively watermark your image(s).
Permission and Copyright
 
By submitting an entry, the Artist grants permission for CPSA to reproduce images of their artwork for CPSA marketing and promotional purposes. Every effort will be made to maintain quality true to the submitted image, recognizing that the print or electronic medium may affect how the viewer receives the image. By entering the competition, the Artist agrees to the criteria and rules outlined in the ArtSpectations prospectus, and hereby certifies that he or she holds the copyright for their artwork, and the copyright remains with said Artist. CPSA will include a notice with electronic displays that material must not be “downloaded” or copied, but CPSA will not be held responsible if artwork is copied. The Artist also certifies that the work submitted is original and does not infringe on any existing copyright. If artwork includes an image of a person, the Artist certifies that a model release has been obtained.

Questions regarding ArtSpectations? Please read through the information available on this website or download the CPSA ArtSpectations 2016-17 Prospectus. If you don't find the answer, contact CPSA exhibitions director: Arlene Weinstock, exhibitions (at) cpsa (dot) org.