Introduction to the contest

Artists have always been working on new techniques to generate visual experiments: woodcut, intaglio printmaking, lithography, silk-screen printing.

Same goes for digital art. For years now, the number of digital artworks created keeps rising.

With this contest, we hope to help popularizing the world of digital art and the artists that create it.

Theme

Globalization is undoubtedly one of the main concerns of the century, and artists all around the world are eager to expose their opinion on that topic. With our contest, we are looking forward to discovering the artists’ views on the theme and present it to the public.

Brave new world or global nightmare, the fine art prints sent by the artists should offer a comprehensive overview of their view on the topic.

The Galerie Contrast will exhibit the artworks in Fribourg (Switzerland) without judging of their ideological or moral stance. Prizes will be attributed by a jury chosen for the diversity of its opinions.

Last but not least, a 48 page catalogue will display the best artworks submitted. All the entrants’ creations will be shown, along with their authors, on the website galeriecontraste.ch.

Schedule

February 15, 2014 – Call to entries
Contest launch in several languages (French, German, English and Chinese), on the Internet and in the media.

August 15, 2014 – Deadline for the artworks’ reception

August 31, 2014 – A jury composed of 5 personalities will choose the winner. Names of the jury will be published on the website galeriecontraste.ch

October 30, 2014 – Private viewing of the exhibition at the Galerie Contraste in Fribourg, Switzerland. Winners of the contest will be announced and the catalogue presented on that day.

6th of December, 2014 – Last day of the exhibition. The gallery will be opened for the traditional St-Nicolas event.

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.