Black Swan Arts Young Open 2020 - Terms & Conditions of Entry

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  • All entries must be the young person’s own work.
  • Entrants must be between 8 and 19 years old on the date of the competition closing.
  • Entries must be completed by the exhibition closing date. We cannot accept partially complete entries or those completed after the deadline.
  • Individual entrants can submit up to 4 pieces of work. Price varies according to the number of pieces submitted.
  • An independent panel of judges will make the final decision about which artworks will be displayed in the exhibition.
  • The judges’ decisions are final.
  • Artwork must be delivered to, and collected from, the gallery on the dates listed below. Black Swan Arts will dispose of any artwork not collected by Friday 8 May. Black Swan Arts will not pay any return postage costs.
  • If your artwork is not displayed in the exhibition, the entry fee WILL NOT be refunded.
  • Artists with work selected for the exhibition will be told by phone or e-mail by the deadline specified below.
  • Prize winners will be selected from the following 3 age categories
    • 8 years – 11 years
    • 12 years – 15 years
    • 16 years – 19 years
  • Overall prize winners will be informed by the date specified below
  • Winners within the 12-15 year and 16-19 categories will receive a one-to-one workshop with a professional artist.
  • Winners within the 8-11 category will receive vouchers from either Postscript or Studio Prints.
  • Visitors to the exhibition will be able to vote for the People’s Choice Award and will be entered into the Prize Draw.
  • If you are happy for your artwork to be sold, please tell us the selling price. Black Swan Arts will take 20% in commission.
  • Black Swan Arts will be entitled to publish an image of or make use of any piece of work entered into the competition free of charge.
  • Please note, if your artwork is larger than A2 we may not be able to exhibit it owing to limited exhibition space.
  • Although every care will be taken, Black Swan Arts cannot accept responsibility for loss of, or damage to, any artwork. Proof of posting is not proof of delivery.

Important dates to remember

Online entry open: Monday 25 November 2019
Competition closing date: Midnight Friday 28 February 2020
Notification of successful entry: Friday 6 March 2020
Delivery of artwork to Main Gallery:
On any of these dates
Friday 13 March 2020 1-5pm
Saturday 14 March 2020 10am – 4pm
Sunday 15 March 2020 10am – 2pm
Judging of artwork: Thursday 19 March 2020
Prize winners informed: Friday 20 March 2020, 12pm midday
Exhibition Opening: Saturday 21 March 2020, 1pm
People’s Choice Award announced: Friday 24 April 2020
Exhibition closes: Saturday 25 April 2020, 3-5pm
Collection of artwork:
On any of these dates
Sunday 26 April 2020, 10am-4pm
Monday 27 April 2020 3-5pm
Tuesday 28 April 2020, 3-5pm

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