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Book Cover: First Edition (Closed)

The Artistic Circle is a non-profit organization so all proceeds generated will be used to further our cause of spreading a peaceful message of love and social enlightenment through artistic expression and creativity.


Theme:
The Colors theme, Any Artwork displaying color.

Wikipedia states:
Color or colour (see spelling differences) is the visual perceptual property corresponding in humans to the categories called red, green, blue and others. Color derives from the spectrum of light (distribution of light power versus wavelength) interacting in the eye with the spectral sensitivities of the light receptors. Color categories and physical specifications of color are also associated with objects, materials, light sources, etc., based on their physical properties such as light absorption, reflection, or emission spectra. By defining a color space, colors can be identified numerically by their coordinates.

Submission  Dates:
Started February 15, 2012 Ends September 30, 2012 11.58 P.M.
This is both a participated based and a professionally judged contest.

Who can enter:
Anyone! The Artistic Circle is an International Contest open to adults, youths, and kids. It doesn't matter if you are amateur, novice, or professional. Our contest is about 'Healing the World through Art'!
What types of mediums can I use: We accept painting, photography, drawing, digital media, and sculptures (Make sure to have the entire sculpture visible in the photograph).

Prizes:  
The Winner of first place will receive $1000.00 and the front cover, and a two page spread. In addition, displayed on front page of Artistic Circle website, and Winner's Gallery.
The Second place winner will receive $300.00 and the back cover, and a two page spread. In addition,displayed on front page of Artistic Circle website, and Winner's Gallery.
The Third place winner will receive $100.00 a two page spread. In addition,displayed on front page of Artistic Circle website, and Winner's Gallery.

15 Honorable Mentions which will get a half page spread per Honorable mention.
Prize money has been donated.

Rules:
-Art must be submitted in the following format types: (jpg,jpeg,gif) and be less than 2MB
-All art being submitted must be original and belong to the art submitting it.
-Please be advised if background is viewable we will crop it to show only the artwork.
-All artwork being submitted must have been done in the last 4 years.
- You may enter as often as you like.

Judging:
Professional judge: David Foss
All entries will be voted on by the public ten artists will be chosen who received the highest votes.
These ten artists will then be judge by a professional judge who will chose first, second and third place.
How to vote
You register to vote by submitting a valid e-mail address, through the Vote Form.
All voting is done on the website. Simply go to the Current Entries page find the (open) contest, and pick your favorite image, than go to Vote Form.
After you vote, you will sent to a confirmation page letting you know that your vote was counted.

Judge Biography:
David Foss
is the Director of the Da Vinci Art Alliance, an artist cooperative organization in Philadelphia, PA.
He has been employed as a curator, gallery director and exhibition manager with numerous cultural organizations in the area.
Foss earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Sculpture from the University of Colorado in Boulder and a Bachelor of Arts degree
in Philosophy/Religious Studies from Augustana College. As an abstract painter and sculptor, who is represented by the
LGTripp Gallery in Philadelphia, Foss has an extensive exhibition and sales record of his paintings throughout
the Delaware Valley region and the United States.

Rules for voting

Anyone with a valid e-mail can vote.
There is no change for voting. It is completely free.
There is no limit on voting, vote as many times as you like.
Open voting starts at the end of each contest for 2 weeks. At the end of the 2 weeks the votes will be tallied and the winner will be winner announced and notified.
Voting starts at 12:00 A.M. the day the contest ends, and voting ends at 12:00 A.M. at the end of the 2 weeks.
(No other votes will be accepted after open voting closes), Sorry.
Once a winner is chosen the decision is final.

APPLICATION FEE:

$20 - up to three images per entry.. (non-refundable)
Secure payment with Credit Card Google Checkout.
Paypal or western Union

Closed

Submission of artwork constitutes your agreement to the Artistic Circle Contest Terms & Conditions.


Note: To make the image size 2MB or less my suggestion would be to re-size the image so that it is 500 by 500 pixels.
You can also use a photo editing software and using the (save for web & devices) feature this should do the trick, as well.
Adobe Photoshop editing software is the one that I like the best which can be downloaded for a free trial. www.adobe.com
Here are some other editing software suggestions
Corel PaintShop Photo Express 2011
Singer Futura Software: PhotoStitch
Corel Painter 12

If you have any issues with the form Please feel free to contact me via e-mail, and I will make other accommodations for you.