AND ENTRY FORM
- This competition is for emerging
artists only. An “emerging artist” is defined as an artist who has
not commercially sold work that portrays sexuality.
- All submissions must be received by the closing
date of November 3, 2014 at midnight PST.
- After submissions close, the judging process
begins. Judges will make their scores and the results will be tabulated.
All competitors will be notified of the final results and their
entries posted on our website. Winners will also be announced and
highlighted on our website.
- The entry fee for a single work is $25, or
2 entries for $35. Entrants may remit by check, money order, PayPal,
American Express, Visa, MasterCard, or Discovery. Checks and money
orders should be made payable to "Tom of Finland Foundation".
- Artists may submit either one or two pieces,
but may not receive more than one award in any given category.
- 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, artwork depicting minors
(under 18 years-of-age) or bestiality will be disqualified.
- ENTRIES INFORMATION:
- Complete anonymity is guaranteed to any contestant requesting
it. Any pseudonym chosen by the artist is acceptable (except for
- Entry of work(s) to the Emerging Artist Competition constitutes
permission to reproduce the work for the purpose of judging, advertising,
and promoting the competition and the Tom of Finland Foundation.
Winning works may be reproduced in media coverage of the competition
and/or advertising of the Emerging Artist Competition 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.
- CATEGORIES: The competition 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) Two
Figures, (C) Multiple Figures, (D) Fantasy, (E) Photography
When a work fits in more than
one category, it may default to one with the least competition
from the other entries.
Please note that all photographs
of any identifiable person(s) 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) can not be
Cropped photos are eligible. We do not accept digitally or
otherwise enhanced or altered photos in the Photography Category.
If it is determined that an artist has altered his or her photo,
we reserve the right to move the photo to another of the four
Minor adjustments, including spotting, dodging and burning,
sharpening, contrast and slight color adjustment or the digital
equivalents, are acceptable for the Photography Category.
- Judges will make their decisions based, above all, on erotic
content, taking into consideration all artistic criteria by which
art is usually judged.
- 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.
Only one prize category will
be awarded to any individual artist.
Use our online Entry
- Be prepared to upload images
of your artwork from your computer. This can easily be accomplished
by using the "Select File" button on the form. We
prefer high resolution images if possible (up to 20 megabytes
- Have a title in mind for
each of your images, or you can use the word “Untitled”.
We are also interested in the media used. For example: Oil
on canvas, Acrylics on board, Silver gelatin print, etcetera.
For digital creations, enter “Digital”.
- Have the height and width measurements of the original artwork
ready. For three dimensional works such as sculpture, include
the depth. There is a link on the form to a website to aid
you in converting
metric to inches.
- Select the category you prefer for each piece submitted.
The Foundation may change your preferred category at its discretion.