RareArtist.org and the EveryLife Foundation for Rare Diseases invite you to participate in the fourth annual EveryLife Art Contest
PURPOSE: To provide a showcase for artists affected by rare diseases to express their talent and unique stories
PRIZES: Two Grand Prizes will be awarded in each age group
Children 5-11: $100 Visa Gift Card
Teens 12-17: $250 Visa Gift Card
Adults 18+: $500 Visa Gift Card
ELIGIBILITY: The EveryLife Art Contest is open to everyone affected by a rare disease ages 5 and older. Subject to local laws and regulations; all taxes and associated fees are the sole responsibility of the winner. Artists may have a rare or undiagnosed disease or may be close friends, family members, or care takers of those with a rare or undiagnosed disease. A rare disease is one that affects less than 200,000 people in the United States. Click here to search the database of rare diseases. International entries are accepted. Employees or Board Members of the EveryLife Foundation for Rare Diseases or their immediate family members are not eligible to participate.
Artwork must be accompanied by an entry form, including a brief statement (250 words or less) offering insight into the artist's work and their experience as an artist with a rare disease. For Children 11 and under, the parent or guardian may submit the statement.
Limit of 3 pieces of art may be submitted per person.
All works submitted must be original artwork created exclusively by the entrant. The artist's name and art may be used in promotions, publications/electronic media or exhibitions carried out by the EveryLife Foundation for Rare Diseases. A completed entry form warrants a participant’s work is his or her own creation and does not infringe upon other copyrighted works.
Artworks in the following media will be considered: paintings in oil, acrylic, watercolor, gouache, encaustic; drawings in pencil, pastels, pen and ink, sculptures, etc.; traditional and digital photography and; printmaking, etchings, mixed media and digitally created works.
Via Website: www.rareartist.org/contest
Via E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Via Mail: EVERYLIFE FOUNDATION, 77 Digital Drive • Suite 210 • Novato, CA 94949
DEADLINE: Entries must be received by 5pm PST on Thursday, February 28, 2013.
JUDGING: The EveryLife Foundation’s Board of Directors will select the winning entries.
NOTIFICATION: The winning artists in each age group will be announced no later than April 15, 2013. Results will be posted online on or before this date on www.rareartist.org. Notification will be made via email and/or phone. Prizes will be shipped via mail.
FEES: There are no entry fees to submit artwork for the EveryLife Art Contest. The EveryLife Foundation will pay for shipping & handling of the winning art pieces, if necessary.
IMAGE PRESENTATION FOR JUDGING: Artwork submitted for judging should be representative prints or digital images. Do not send originals. Artists are encouraged to submit high-quality images that are well photographed with evenly distributed lighting and accurate color via the website www.rareartist.org.
SUBMISSIONS: We encourage all entrants to submit images of their artwork via rareartist.org. Entries will also be accepted by email and regular mail. Mailed entries should be no larger than 8.5" x 11". Digital (ink jet, laser etc.) or photographic prints are accepted. Artist name, title, size and media should be on the front or back of the print. A printed application should also be included. Prints will not be returned.
Digital files: May be sent on CD or zip drive via mail, emailed or uploaded on www.rareartist.org. Please send as a JPEG, PDF, or GIF file. Digital images should be high quality to ensure image can be printed as an 8.5" x 11" but should not exceed 10MB. File names should read as follows: example: titleofwork_artistname.jpg. Digital files must be sent along with the artist’s entry form. If you do not receive a reply within 24 hours of submission, please resubmit.