Official Rules 2015

Summary: Draw an original work of art based on the theme “My World”, the most important person, event or idea in your life. The drawing should represent the look of a stained glass window.

FINALS Entry Deadline: December 31, 2015

Instructions: Create an original art/design concept on 11 x 17 or 16 x 20 sheet of white paper or canvas, using markers, colored pencils, crayons, or paints only. Copies of original will not be accepted. All entries must be drawn in vertical format (up and down) and contain no verse or text.

ARTIST SIGNATURE: Artist to sign and date their artwork on the lower right hand side.

Originality: Entries must be entrant’s own original hand-produced artwork; may not have been published previously, submitted in other competitions, or have won previous awards; may not be obscene or indecent; and must not infringe the rights of any third party.

Entry Form: A completed entry form signed and dated by the artist and if under legal age, by the parent/guardian on behalf of the artist must be firmly attached to the back of the artwork.

Select ONE of the divisions below to enter your artwork.

Competitive Division:
This is a judged competitive division selecting the best heartfelt stained glass design with artistic merit. Winners are entitled to cash, prizes, awards and publicity as noted in the Prize section. Entry Fee is $5 USD for each artwork submitted. Payment is accepted on-line, enclosed check or money order with submission of artwork or with a pre-paid entry form. No refunds. Do not send cash or credit card info.
Click here for Entry form and Online Fee

You can enter with NO ENTRY FEE & NO PRIZES or CASH AWARDS  in the amateur division for honing creative & artistic skills.   Entries in this division will not be judged in final competition.   Simply download the form and in the receipt section Write N/C.  
Click here for non-competitive Entry Form

Artwork/Copyright: Artwork will not be returned. By entering the contest the artist/guardian agrees to transfer ownership including copyright to Bohm Inc. Submission of an entry constitutes the entrant’s and, if applicable, the parents/legal guardian’s, consent to irrevocably assign and transfer to Art Smart Challenge any and all rights, title, and interest in and to the entry including, without limitation, all copyrights. By entering, artist and parent/legal guardian consent to the use of his/her name, likeness, and address for advertising or promotional purposes without compensation.

Age Groups: Artist age is determined by how old the individual is on Deadline Date. Age groups are: up to 7-years, 8-10 years, 11-14 years, 15-18 years, 19-60 years, 61 and up. Every age division is judged and awarded independently. Top winners in each age division are judged again to select a grand prize winner.

Multiple Entries: No limits as to pieces of artwork an artist can enter into the competition. Only one entry per artist is considered in final judging.

Judging: Judging is based equally on expression of the theme, ingenuity, creativity, use of color, use of space, strong focal point, originality, ability to reproduce in the stained glass medium, and overall creative quality. Three winners will be chosen from each age group, and one of these will be selected as Grand Prize Winner. In the case of a tie, a tiebreaker based on ‘expression of theme’ will be used to determine the winner. By entering, all entrants accept and agree to abide by and be bound by these official rules and the judge’s decisions relating to this competition.

Art Smart Challenge reserves the right to refuse any entries that require postage due or do not meet with the standards of the US Post Office. Entries received postmarked after will automatically be placed in next years competition.

Winners’ List: Winners’ names will be listed on www.artsmartchallenge.com.

The Grand Prize Winner will be posted on the Art Smart Challenge official website within 10 days after Entry Deadline Date.

Prizes for Competitive Division: $2500 in cash and prizes:

Grand Prize – $100.00 Cash, Certificate of Achievement, Primary Display on Art Smart Challenge Sculpture, Jade Crystal Award, and the grand prize entry replicated in stained glass.
First Prize – $50.00 Cash, Certificate
Second Prize – $25.00 Cash, Certificate
Third Prize – $15.00 Cash, Certificate
Winning drawings are featured throughout the year in the Art Smart Challenge Gallery and on the outdoor Art Smart Challenge sculpture located at the River Park of Tulsa, Oklahoma.
School/Teacher of the Grand Prize Winner will receive a stained glass workshop, and the “How to build a stained glass window” workbook and video.
Stained Glass Window: Size to be approximately 20x26 inches. Construction type to be either came, foil or mosaic. Construction time to be about 4 weeks. Production or supervision of panel will be by Tulsa Stained Glass. There is no “cash” value of this award. Delivery of window is FOB Tulsa. Boxing and shipping charges is the responsibility of the artist.

ARTIST SIGNATURE: Artist to sign and date their artwork on the lower right hand side.

AWARDS CEREMONY: January 2015

Certificate of Participation is available to all who enter the competition by downloading and printing. A full color, signed certificate is available by mail by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope and $1 to Art Smart Challenge, 7976 East 41 Street, Tulsa OK 74145.

Monthly Prizes: Everyone Wins a prize. Anyone submitting artwork by the 1st of the month (January thru September 2014) will be eligible for additional prizes. To quaify, simply send a self-addressed stamped envelope with your artwork.* Everyone wins a prize and bigger prizes chosen by random selection. Artwork is not judged. Prizes and winners are announced on the sponsor’s newsletter the following month. Note all art submitted is automatically entered into the Finals. Prizes include: visa gift cards, food coupons, ASC entry gift packs.
CLICK HERE to sign up for the sponsors free e-newsletter to receive Winners notification and prize descriptions. (Tulsa Stained Glass/Art Play Center)

Certificate of Participation Click here to download the certificate. An official sticker will be mailed when a stamped self-addressed envelope is furnished. Sticker is placed over the month entered.
*Send one self-addressed stamped envelope to receive both monthly sticker for the certificate of participation and the monthly prize.

Submit Your Entries To:

Art Smart Challenge
7976 East 41st Street
Tulsa OK, 74145
USA

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