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2017 Art Contest

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    The EveryLife Foundation for Rare Diseases is pleased to announce the 9th Annual Rare Artist Contest, which celebrates the unique talents of the rare disease community.  Changes from past contests are as follows:

    • Each category now has its own event page, helping voters discern which group they are voting for.
    • Two award recipients will be chosen from each category:
      • One will be decided by popular vote on Facebook.
      • The other will be chosen by a panel of rare disease community leaders.
    • Additional votes are allowed once every 10 days, so that winning the popular vote will be more of a sustained effort.
    • Pieces selected as award recipients or for special artistic merit awards will be displayed at our  Rare Artist Reception, held in conjunction with RDLA’s Rare Disease Week on Capitol Hill.  Artists residing in the United States whose work is chosen for this reception will be eligible for travel stipends through the EveryLife Foundation for Rare Diseases Rare Giving program,

    If you have questions or concerns about the contest format, please email the Contest Curator, Grant Kerber, at gkerber@everylifefoundation.org.

    PRIZES: two prizes will be awarded in each category

    Children (4-11): $100 gift card

    Teens (12-18): $250 gift card

    Adults (18+): $500 gift card

    Adults (18+) – Photography/Digital Art: $500 gift card

     

    • The 2017 Rare Artist Contest opens for submissions on Facebook on June 2nd, 2017.
    • Entry Deadline: December 7th, 2017 11:59 pm. Voting continues until December 21st, 2017 11:59 pm.
    • Awards to be announced by February 5th, 2018.

    ARTWORK SUBMISSION

    • Each artist is limited to one selection, so please submit your best piece.  Additional submissions will not be considered.
    • Upload a high-resolution (300 dpi or higher) photo/image of your piece. All drawings, paintings, mixed media, sculpture, photos and digitally-created images are welcome.
    • To have your piece accepted into the contest, you must fill out the Artist’s Statement, including the name of the rare disease that touches your life (You? Your family member? Someone you care for?). Describe your art, how it was inspired, or what it means to you. 500 character limit.
    • Voting and Awards:  Please note that two awards are given in each category, so we encourage you to vote for your favorite entry in each: Children (4-11), Teens: (12-18), Adults: (18+), and Adult Digital & Photography (18+).
    • Cash awards to top two pieces in each age group, plus two awards for the digital/photography category.

    NOTE: Your piece will appear in the contest gallery after it is approved by staff. Your entry must include your name, age group, rare disease and artist statement information for approval. Please allow up to 24 hours for approval.

    VOTING & AWARDS

    Please note the following conditions about contest awards:

    • All submissions must contain an artist’s statement noting the inspiration for the piece, the artist’s age, and the name of the rare disease affecting them or a loved one.  Submissions without this information will be disqualified.

    Staff from The EveryLife Foundation for Rare Diseases will tally the votes and designate awards to those artists whose pieces received the highest number of votes within each category.  In addition, a number of “Special Artistic Merit” awards are designated across all categories at the discretion of the EveryLife staff.

    PRIZES  

    Two prizes will be awarded in each category

    Children (4-11): $100 gift card

    Teens (12-18): $250 gift card

    Adults (18+): $500 gift card

    Adults (18+) – Photography/Digital Art: $500 gift card

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