|7th Biennial Tom of
EMERGING EROTIC ARTISTS CONTEST
Contest has been extended through August 31, 2005
year, the Foundation hosts this competition. The main goal of
the Contest is to give amateur artists an opportunity to have
their works viewed and judged by professionals in the field and
assist them with pursuing their artistic dreams. Some of our past
contestants are now established names in the erotic art world.
In addition to the Award, the Foundation also gives prizes to
the winners including cash and memberships. The Grand Prize is
always a worthy reward, and can sometimes be a life-changing experience.
Jay Jorgensen is a winner of the Emerging Erotic Artist Contest's
At the Awards
ceremony, congratulations came from many of the photographers
and artists whose work I had always admired. The encouragement
I have received from the Foundation has been invaluable. Consequently,
I have entered the most productive years of my photographic
The main criterion
for entering the Contest is that the artist has not yet sold any
of her, or his, erotic art. The Foundation designed this Contest
to nurture amateur artists and give them the opportunity to introduce
their work to the art world through an international competition.
This competition was also created to encourage artists who have
achieved acclaim in other fields to try their hand at erotic work.
may be photographs, drawings, paintings, collages, sculptures,
three dimensional or digital art, or mixed media, but submissions
are made with reproductions of the artwork, either as a hard-copy
color reproduction (no larger than 8 1/2" x 11") or
on a floppy disk or CD, in standard JPG format.
is judged by a five member panel of international judges from
different fields of the visual arts. The scoring is done anonymously,
using a scoring system similar to what the Olympic games use.
A call goes
out for artists throughout the world, and the Tom of Finland Foundation
welcomes all, who fall within the parameters, to enter. Submissions
must be received by the closing date of August 31st, 2005. Applications
are available from the Foundation by download from our website,
by e-mail requests, or by calling or writing the office.
of the 7th Biennial Emerging Erotic Artist Contest will be announced
by September, and the Awards presented during the 11th Annual
Tom of Finland Foundation West Hollywood - Los Angeles Erotic
Art Fair Weekend (October 7 - 9, 2005). Some previous submissions
to the Contest are currently on display at Foundation headquarters.
For further details visit our website or contact our office.
our office if you have questions about this or any other Foundation
event. Additional information on our 2005 contest and previous
contests is available on our website. Please visit our Press
Page for this contest. Included are images of all of the winners
from our 2003 contest, available for press usage.
to our event page.
Press Contact: Louis Jay
May 31, 2005
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