After the deadline (June 26, 2020), we accept submissions from WCA members until Sunday, June 28, Midnight (UK time).
Members are entitled to two submissions. If you registered for the competition and missed the deadline or would like to enter a second submission, you still can become a member.
Click here to find out more about our membership.
We’re currently offering a lifetime membership to every applicant of the ‘Solidarity For All’ competition at only $10.
This offer will expire on Sunday, June 28, Midnight, so in order to be eligible for the offer, you must apply before then.
Your membership will support World Citizen Artists’ running costs and will allow us to continue spreading our message of solidarity for all.
SOLIDARITY FOR ALL
COMPETITION RULES: VISUAL ART
*ONLY one application per artist.
*Applicants must be 18 years of age or older or be represented by the parent or legal guardian who is 18 years of age or older.
*paintings, drawings, sculptures, and graphic art are accepted. *Original works only; any medium apart from videos.
*Art pieces must not be subject to rights restrictions that would restrict their use for this competition.
*Only high-resolution images will be considered.
*Submissions must address the theme of “Solidarity For All." Artists will be expected to explain the connection between their work and the theme.
*Every artist who enters will be placed in our database for World Citizen Artists newsletters and future competitions.
*Applicants must agree to allow World Citizen Artists to reuse submitted works on any promotional material related to the competition for promotion and fundraising purposes.
*Members of the Gandhi Foundation, Belgravia Gallery, and World Citizen Artists will judge the visual arts competition. The selection will be based on the following categories: the power of the message, form, content, composition, originality, execution, and concept.
*All decisions of the judges are final. The competition organisers reserve the right to withdraw a work from their website and social media channels at any stage for any reason deemed appropriate by them, without any other recourse.
*Art pieces may not contain any content that incites violence, racism, religious proselytising, gender discrimination or any form of intolerance. Such content will disqualify the artwork and entrant.
*The applicant profile must align with the WCA Ethos found at com/community.There is a discovery process to vet claims made by applicants, which by implication is not limited to what is written in the application form.
*Applicants may be offered exposure on Artist Voices and social media.
*Winners will be featured on the World Citizen Artists Channel, Artist Voices, and social media. *The organisers reserve the right to amend the Rules and Regulations without prior notification.
*THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS is June 26, 2020 @ 00:00 GMT. *Judging will be concluded on July 24, 2020.
*Winners and runners-up will be announced publicly (online) on August 19, 2020 - World Humanitarian Day.
*Works, articles and feedback videos need to be ready for publication by August 12, 2020. *Winning artwork will be featured on the World Citizen Artists social media channels on August 19, 2020.
*A variety of situations, affiliations, and relationships may create potential conflicts of interest. Relationships including but not limited to family members, employees of competition jurors and others subject to conflicts of interest are not eligible to apply for the competition.
For purposes of the Conflict of Interest Policy, the term "family member" means any spouse, domestic partner, parents, siblings, children, any other relative who resides in the same household and any other familial relationship that could create the appearance of a conflict.
Winners will receive a World Citizen Artists Digital Award and be featured, along with a news story, on Artist Voices and on the World Citizen Artists' social media channels. A short feedback video of all winners and runners-up will be requested to be featured on the World Citizen Artists website and social media channels and on the Belgravia Gallery Website. Winners and runners-up may be offered a World Citizen Artists ambassador’s position and other opportunities in the future.
HOW TO APPLY
All Participants must provide their legal name, artist name, and a brief biography (back- ground).
Some participants’ submissions may be featured on #worldcitizenartists Instagram during and after the competition with the World Citizen Artists logo attached.
One email only per applicant.
Please supply the information below and send it along with your high-resolution photograph of your art piece and a video link (optional) of your work to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Please include “Visual Art (the title of the piece)” in the subject line of the email.
All applications must be in English.
APPLICATION FORM: VISUAL ART
ARTIST NAME (IF AVAILABLE):
CONTACT TELEPHONE NUMBER:
SOCIAL MEDIA PAGES:
RECOMMENDATIONS (at least 2 contact details):
-Do you use your work to communicate your political/religious message to your audience? If so, what kind of views do you express? Please provide at least one example.
- Do you currently engage in advocacy for any political, religious, or other groups? If so, please provide brief details.
- Are you a figure of note in the media? Please provide brief details if so.
TITLE OF PIECE:
MEDIUM/MATERIAL OF ARTWORK:
STATEMENT OF THE ARTIST ABOUT HOW THE ARTWORK RELATES TO THE THEME OF “SOLIDARITY FOR ALL” (MAX 500 WORDS):
BIOGRAPHY (MAX 500 WORDS):
PRICE RANGE OF YOUR WORK IN GENERAL (IF AVAILABLE):
STATEMENT: “I hereby confirm that I have read and understood the guidelines and that my application complies with them and that the information I have provided is correct.”
Please copy and paste the above and send your filled submission to
WCA competitions are judged by a voting panel, comprising WCA partners and members. Competition submissions are shortlisted via a consultation process among the voting members.
The shortlist is graded in confidence by the voting members, unless there is a clear and unanimously agreed standout winner.
Gradings are not publicly disclosed, and are held in confidence by WCA. Winners are runners up are announced by WCA on its website, social media and elsewhere.