CONTEST RULES AND
- 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
- The Contest opens December 16, 2008
and all submissions must be received by the closing date of May
8, 2009 — Tom's Birthday.
- 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.
- The entry fee for a single work is
$25, or 2 entries for $35. 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".
- 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.
- HOW TO SUBMIT ENTRIES:
Submissions via post: Print out this ENTRY
FORM and fill it out completely. (If printing is difficult,
you may request an entry form at the address listed below, e-mail
us your address, or call us..)
Include reproductions of the artwork(s) you are entering either
- 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 &
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:
c/o Tom of Finland Foundation
1421 Laveta Terrace
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Submissions via e-mail:
Highlight and copy this 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
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.
Please put "EEAC" in the
- Complete anonymity is guaranteed to any contestant
requesting it. Any pseudonym chosen by the artist is acceptable
(except for "Anonymous").
- Entry of work(s) to the Emerging Erotic Artist
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.
- 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
(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) must include:
- A signed model release
- A legible copy of
valid I.D. proving model’s age to be 18+.
Photography not accompanied by model release(s) will not be
- 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. Prizes for this contest are
Only one prize category
will be awarded to any individual artist.