How to enter

The Association Galerie Contraste invites artists from everywhere to participate in its triennial fine art prints contest, on the theme of “Globalization”.

The artists of all countries are invited to create a fine art print on the theme “Globalization”.
Contest entrance is free.
The entrants can only send one artwork.

The artwork must be printed on fine art paper, on the format of 35×50 cm (13.77×19.68 inches). No imposition is made on the layout.

On the back, the artwork must have a label (to print from the website) on which the following must be written:

  • The artist’s full name
  • The full postal address
  • The artwork’s title

The print must be signed, numbered and dated.
The print sent by the artist will not be returned. After the exhibition, the artwork will be added to the Association Galerie Contraste’s collection.

The prints must arrive at the latest on August 15, 2014, at the following address: Association Galerie Contraste – Ruelle des Cordeliers 6 – 1700 Fribourg – Suisse
You must clearly indicate the following on your letter/package: “Printed material – no commercial value”. Do not indicate any price on the label.

Using the dedicated form on the website, the artist sends a JPEG image of the artwork at the A4 format (resolution: 300 dpi), as well as a photo of the artist. He/She also fills all the required fields on the following form:

http://www.galeriecontraste.ch/concours/formulaire

These documents will be used to introduce the entrants on the Association’s website. We may use them for our event marketing purposes and for the catalogue.

All correspondence in French or English only.

Copyright – Artworks publication

Copyrights remain property of the artist. However, he/she authorizes the Association Galerie Contraste to use the picture for our marketing purposes or in any publication related to the contest.

The artworks that entered the contest will all be published on the Association Galerie Contraste website with the name of the author.

During the exhibition, artworks will be sold. The Association Galerie Contraste will take a commission of 30% on the price announced by the artist.

As soon as the print has been paid by the buyer, we will transfer the amount of money to the artist after deduction of commission costs.

The jury will choose the winners in the beginning of September 2014. The chosen artworks will be exhibited at the Galerie Contraste in Fribourg, Switzerland, from October 30, 2014, to December 6, 2014. All the entrants will be informed of the results.

Awards

1st prize
CHF 3’000.– (around USD 3’300.-)
Rewards the best print according to the jury.

“Bright New World” award
CHF 1’000.– (around USD 1’100.-)
Rewards the best print favouring a positive view of globalization.

“Apocalypse” award
CHF 1’000.– (around USD 1’100.-)
Rewards the best print according a negative view of globalization.

The awards cannot be combined.