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2005 EMERGING EROTIC ARTIST CONTEST

CONTEST RULES
& PRIZE LISTING

  1. This contest is for emerging erotic artists only. An “emerging erotic artist” is defined as one who has not received payment for the sale of any art in the erotic field.

  2. THE CONTEST OPENS March 15th, 2005 and all submissions must be received by the closing date of: August 31st, 2005.

  3. After submissions close, the judging process begins. Judges will make their scores and the results will be tabulated. All contestants will be notified of the final results. Winners will be announced and displayed on our website and in a future Dispatch Newsletter.

  4. The ENTRY FEE for a single work is $15, or 2 entries for $25. Entrants may remit by check, money order, American Express, Visa, or MasterCard. Checks and money orders should be made payable to "Tom of Finland Foundation".

  5. Artists may submit either one or two pieces, but may not receive more than one award in any given category.

  6. Subject requirement for submissions is limited to the EROTIC, which may include heterosexual, homosexual, lesbian, pansexual male or female, surrealism, fetishism, fantasy, or any combination thereof. Non-erotic artwork will be disqualified.

  7. HOW TO SUBMIT ENTRIES:
    Submissions via post:  Print out the ENTRY FORM and fill it out completely. (If printing is difficult, you may request an entry form at the address listed below.)

    Include reproductions of the artwork(s) you are entering either as
    • A hard-copy color reproduction(s) no larger than  8 1/2 x 11”  [21 1/2 x 28 CM], or
    • On a floppy disk or CD in standard JPG format, 72 dpi, medium quality, RGB mode, maximum height & width 10".

      Please send reproduction(s) or copies of the work ONLY. We cannot be responsible and accept no liability for original artwork. Mail completed entry form, payment and reproduction(s) to:

      Emerging Erotic Artist Contest 2005
      c/o Tom of Finland Foundation
      1421 Laveta Terrace
      Los Angeles, CA 90026

    Submissions via e-mail:  Highlight and copy the ENTRY FORM, paste it into an e-mail to  Administration@TomOfFinlandFoundation.Org and fill it out completely including credit card payment. Attach to your e-mail reproductions of the artwork(s) you are entering in standard JPG format, 72 dpi, medium quality, RGB mode, maximum height & width 10".

    Hint: Click on the entry form link, place your cursor within the page, right-click on your mouse and go to "select all" (Mac users: keyboard 'Command-A'), all the text will then be highlighted, right-click and go to "copy" (Mac users: keyboard 'Command-C').  Click on the e-mail address Administration@TomOfFinlandFoundation.Org, place your cursor within the message area, right-click and go to "paste" (Mac users: keyboard 'Command-V').  The entry form should now be in your e-mail, now place your cursor and type in information wherever needed.  Make sure to attach your JPG images as specified above before sending the e-mail. E-mail entrants must pay with credit card.

  8. Complete anonymity is guaranteed to any contestant requesting it. Any pseudonym chosen by the artist is acceptable (except for "Anonymous").

  9. Entry of work(s) to the Emerging Erotic Artist 2005 contest constitutes permission to reproduce the work for the purpose of judging, advertising, and promoting the contest and the Tom of Finland Foundation. Winning works may be reproduced in media coverage of the contest and/or advertising of the Emerging Erotic Artist Contest and the Tom of Finland Foundation. Work will not be sold or reproduced for any profit-making venues whatsoever without prior written approval of the artist.

  10. CATEGORIES: The contest is open to all media. Submissions may include photography, drawings, paintings, mixed media, collage, sculpture, three dimension art, or digital renderings. (Final decision of category placements will be determined by the Foundation.)

    (A) Single Figure, (B) Dual Figure, (C) Multiple Figure, (D) Fantasy

    When a work fits in more than one category, it will default to one with the least competition from the other entries.

    Please note that all photographs of any identifiable person(s), if nude or engaged in sexual activity, must include:

    • A signed model release and
    • A legible copy of valid I.D. proving model’s age to be 18+.

      Photography not accompanied by model release(s) will not be considered, and no entries that depict any activity with minors will be accepted.


  11. Judges will make their decisions based, above all, on erotic content, taking into consideration all artistic criteria by which art is usually judged.

  12. Thirteen categories of prizes will be awarded. There are three winners in each of the four categories, plus an overall Grand Prize Winner from all categories combined.

    • The Grand Prize Winner is awarded:
      • A cash grant of $750.
      • A one-year membership to the Foundation at the Commander level..
      • An award.
      • A Tom of Finland Foundation pewter pin.

    • 1st Place Winners in each category are awarded:
      • A cash grant of $300.
      • A one-year membership to the Foundation at the Seaman level.
      • An award.
      • A Tom of Finland Foundation pewter pin.

    • 2nd Place Winners in each category are awarded:
      • A cash grant of $200.
      • A one-year membership to the Foundation at the Recruit level.
      • An award.
      • A Tom of Finland Foundation pewter pin.

    • 3rd Place Winners in each category are awarded:
      • A cash grant of $100.
      • A one-year membership to the Foundation at the Recruit level.
      • An award.
      • A Tom of Finland Foundation pewter pin.

    Only one prize category will be awarded to any individual artist.

    The real prize is the publicity and exposure accorded all participants, who receive international recognition through the Foundation’s promotion of winners and entrants in publications and on our website.

Questions? Call 213.250.1685 or
E-mail to Administration@TomOfFinlandFoundation.Org


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