CGAA Presents: 2020 Arts and Design Competition

Submissions open: November 16, 2020

Deadline: February 14, 2021

Submission Mediums Accepted: Any visual art

Prizes: Please see details below

COMPEITION OUTLINE:

To say that 2020 has been crazy is an understatement. Creative Genius Art Academy is proud to Present “2020: Arts and Design Competition.” This competition was created to provide students who live in Canada between the ages of 4-22 a chance to express their artistic voices, to change the world and to raise awareness of local or international social political issues. To participate in this competition, create an original piece of artwork (visual art) that reflects a social or political issue in 2020 and send us photos to submit your entry. Be creative and show us how art can change the world! 

 

Participants will use visual art elements to represent the issues, convey thoughts, express feelings and evoke emotional response from the audience. Artwork can be a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an installation, a monument, or any visual design. Artworks are critical tools in constructing the consciousness of the public which becomes more important in today’s diverse, equal and developed society. 

 

Which issues do you care more about? What type of a society are we striving for? What do people deserve -more recognition, respect?

 

2020: Art and Design Competition aims to raise awareness for these questions with a particular focus through visual art mediums.  

 

TOPICS (not limited to)

  • Hate Speech

  • Mental health

  • COVID-19

  • Racism

  • BLM

  • Gender inequality

  • LGBTQ+ community

  • Income inequality

  • Wage Gaps 

ELIGIBILITY

Participants must be between the ages of 4 to 22 and reside in Canada.

SUBMISSION

Participants will submit up to 3 images of their work via email to [email protected] in the following format:

Subject Line:

 “SUBMISSION_YOUR NAME_2020ARTANDDESIGNCOMPETITION”

Include in the email:

  • Your full name

  • Your date of birth

  • Your address

  • A summary of your work along with an artist statement (no more than 400 words)

  • Images of your work (up to 3)

PRIZES

FIRST PLACE (3 PRIZES)

Children’s (4-11) Category: gold medal / plaque 

Teens (12-18) Category: gold medal / plaque 

University (19-22) Category: gold medal / plaque 

Feature on the Creative Genius social media and website.

A certificate from Creative Genius.

SECOND PLACE (3 PRIZES)

Children’s (4-11) Category: silver medal / plaque 

Teens (12-18) Category: silver medal / plaque

University (19-22) Category: silver medal / plaque

Feature on the Creative Genius social media and website.

A certificate from Creative Genius.

FINALISTS 

A certificate from Creative Genius. Top 20 submissions will have their artwork displayed across the city of Markham.

**SPECIAL PRIZE(S)

The organization might establish additional special prizes and awards during the competition development and in the evaluation phase.

CALENDAR

16 November 2020 – 11:59pm, 14 February 2021 – Submissions opens

15 February 2021 – 22 February 2021 – Judging period.

23 February 2021 – 1 March 2021 – Winners announcement

The timing always refers to Eastern Standard Time (GMT-4)

JUDGING CRITERIA

  1. (Originality) : Aesthetics and innovation (SCORE OUT OF 10)

  1. (Overall Design) : Artistic / design implementation: development, details, believability (art) and feasibility (design) (SCORE OUT OF 10)

  1. (Presentation) : Clear and careful delivery (SCORE OUT OF 10)


By submitting your entry, you hereby agree to the following rules and regulations. Failure to comply with the folllowing will result in disqualification!


RULES AND REGULATIONS

2020: ART AND DESIGN COMPETITION – CONTEST RULES (the“Contest”)

THIS CONTEST IS ONLY OPEN TO CANADIAN RESIDENTS (INCLUDING QUEBEC) AND IS GOVERNED BY CANADIAN LAW AND THE LAWS OF THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. SEE BELOW FOR FULL CONTEST DETAILS. PARTICIPATION IN THIS CONTEST CONSTITUTES YOUR FULL AND UNCONDITIONAL ACCEPTANCE OF, AND AGREEMENT TO BE LEGALLY BOUND BY, THESE CONTEST RULES (THE “CONTEST RULES”).

CONTEST PERIOD

1) The Contest begins on Monday, November 9, 2020 at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) and ends on

Sunday, January 10, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. ET (the “Contest Period”).ELIGIBILITY

2) The Contest is open to all residents of Canada (including Quebec) who have reached the age of majority in their province or territory of residence at the time of entry, except employees (and those with whom such employees are domiciled) of Creative Genius Art Academy (the “Sponsor”), its affiliated companies or agents, advertising and promotion agencies.

HOW TO ENTER

3) NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. To participate in this Contest you must:

  • Have a valid email and residential address (an “Account”). If you do not have an Account, create and register in accordance with the enrollment instructions for a free email account.

  • Create an original piece of visual art with the theme surrounding a current social political issue locally or globally 

  • During the Contest Period, send an email to [email protected], which contains
    all of the following elements (together, an “Entry”):

    • (i)  attaches a photo(s) of your artwork ; along with

    • (ii)  your artist statement no more than 400 words

    • (iii) your personal contact information as outlined in the submission guidelines

4) Your Contest Photo must comply with the following specifications (the “Photo Entry Specifications”):

  • be your original creation, and be a photograph taken solely by you. Reproducing, modifying, enhancing or altering a third party’s pre-existing work does not qualify as your original creation;

  • not violate the rights of any third party, including, but not limited to copyright. For example, your Contest Photo must not defame, infringe or violate publicity or privacy rights of any person, living or deceased, or otherwise infringe upon any person’s, entity’s or organization’s personal or proprietary rights, including but not limited to, intellectual property rights. For

greater certainty, your Contest Photo must not contain trademarks, logos, or trade dress owned by anyone other than the Sponsor, or advertise or promote any brand or product of any kind, without express, written, prior permission of the trademark or brand owner;

c. not have been published previously, used commercially, submitted to another competition or contest, or won any other award;

  • be in “good taste” and in keeping with the Sponsor’s brand image and must not be explicit, offensive, obscene, or profane, and must not be derogatory toward any ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, profession, or age group, or promote any activities that may be unsafe or dangerous, as determined by the Sponsor, in its sole and absolute discretion;

  • not contain any commercial content that promotes any product or service;

  • not defame, misrepresent or contain disparaging remarks about Sponsor or its products;

  • not be false, inaccurate or misleading;

  • not violate any law or regulation;

  • not be libelous, threatening or harassing;

  • not instigate others to commit illegal activities or violate human rights; and

  • not contain any viruses, worms, or other interfering computer programming.

5) You will receive one (1) Entry in the Contest when you submit your entry as described in Section 3 and 4, above and in accordance with these Rules. LIMIT (1) ENTRY PER PERSON/ACCOUNT DURING THE CONTEST PERIOD (regardless of how many times you send an email). For greater certainty and the avoidance of any doubt, you can only use one (1) Account to participate in the Contest. If it is discovered that you attempted to enter more than once during the Contest Period, then all your Entries will be void. Use of any automated system to submit Entries is prohibited and will result in disqualification.

BY SUBMITTING AN ENTRY, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOUR ENTRY (INCLUDING YOUR NAME AND PICTURE) MAY BE POSTED ON INSTAGRAM,TWITTER, FACEBOOK AND/ORSPONSOR’S PROPRIETARY WEBSITE, WHERE IT MAY BE VIEWED, SHARED (BY USERS OFTWITTER AND VARIOUS OTHER INTERNET-BASED SITES) AND COMMENTED ON BY THE SPONSOR AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC.

DRAW AND WINNER SELECTION

  • 6)  On Feb 14 2021, before 11:59 p.m. ET, six (6) eligible entrant will be selected based on the competition rubric from all eligible entries received during the Contest Period. The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

  • 7)  Before being declared a winner: The selected entrant will be contacted by private message via email and notified that they are eligible to win. The selected entrant must reply by private message within one (1) business day of notification and provide the Sponsor with a contact phone number. The Sponsor will then email, and the selected entrant will be required to sign and return within one (1) business day of notification a declaration of eligibility and a liability/publicity release, which:

    • confirms compliance with the contest rules;

    • releases the Sponsor, its affiliated companies and agents, advertising and promotion
      agencies, the contest judges and each of their respective officers, directors, agents, representatives, successors and assigns from any liability in connection with the Contest, theentrant’s participation therein and/or the awarding and use or misuse of the prize or any portion thereof; and

    • grants to the Sponsor the right to use the selected entrant’s name, address and likeness inany form of advertising relating to the contest without further notice or compensation.

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If a selected entrant: (i) cannot be contacted by private message within one (1) calendar days of selection or there is a return of any prior notification as undeliverable; (ii) fails to correctly answer the skill-testing question; or (iii) fails to return the contest documents within the specified time, the he/she will be disqualified and will forfeit the prize, and the Sponsor reserves the right to select an alternate entrant from among the remaining eligible entries.

PRIZES

8) Grand Prize: There will be one (1 ) grand prize and (1) secondary prize available to be won for each age category consisting of cash values ranging from $50 CAD to $150 CAD 

Prizes must be accepted as awarded and are not transferable. No substitutions except at Sponsor’s option. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize or a prize component with one of equal or greater value, including without limitation, but solely in the Sponsor’sdiscretion, a cash award. Prizes will only be awarded to the person who is the owner of the Account.

GENERAL

  • 9)  By entering the Contest, each entrant agrees to abide by these Contest Rules. This Contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws. Void where prohibited by law. The decisions of the Sponsor with respect to all aspects of this Contest are final and binding on all entrants without right of appeal.

  • 10)  Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, suspend, withdraw or amend this Contest in any way, without prior notice or obligation, in the event of an error, technical problem, computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failure or any other cause beyond the reasonable control of the Sponsor that interferes with the proper conduct of this Contest as contemplated by these Contest Rules. Any attempt to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of this Contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution.

11)You must warrant that your Contest Photo meets the Photo Entry Specifications, set out above. Sponsor reserves the right to deem ineligible and exclude from the Contest any Contest Photo that Sponsor, in its sole and absolute discretion, determines does not meet the Photo Entry Specifications. Your right to submit a Contest Photo must not be restricted in any way. You must be able to provide legal releases for use of your Contest Photo by Sponsor in any format, and materials related to the Contest, including in relation to any third party’s name, likenesses or work (“Third Party Elements”) included in your Contest Photo.

12)Sponsor’s right to use your Contest Photo: By submitting a Contest Photo, you grant Sponsor the right to use, publish, adapt, sub-license, edit, dispose of, and/or modify such Contest Photo and the concepts and Third Party Elements embodied therein in any way, in commerce, and in any and all media worldwide in electronic and print materials related to the Contest, and waive all your rights, including moral rights, in the Contest Photo, without notice or compensation, and agree that you may be required to sign a release to that effect.

13)All Entries are subject to verification at any time and for any reason. The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to require proof of identity and/or eligibility (in a form acceptable to

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the Sponsor – including, without limitation, government issued photo identification): (i) for the purposes of verifying an individual’s eligibility to participate in this Contest; (ii) for the purposes ofverifying the eligibility and/or legitimacy of any Entry entered (or purportedly entered) for the purposes of this Contest; and/or (iii) for any other reason the Sponsor deems necessary, in its sole and absolute discretion, for the purposes of administering this Contest in accordance with these Rules. Failure to provide such proof to the satisfaction of the Sponsor in a timely manner may result in disqualification in the sole and absolute discretion of the Sponsor. The sole determinant of the time for the purposes of a valid Entry in this Contest will be the Contest server machine(s).

14) Any attempt or suspected attempt to use robotic, automatic, programmed, or otherwise, illicit means to enter the Contest, or any other methods not authorized by these Contest Rules, for example, but not limited to, creating multiple email accounts, shall be deemed as tampering and may disqualify you from entering, participating, winning prizes (defined herein), and preclude you from participating in future contests and promotions, at the sole discretion of Sponsor. Entries that are late, lost, stolen, illegible, contain false information, are damaged, misdirected, mutilated, garbled or incomplete, altered or otherwise irregular or that do not conform with or satisfy any or all of the conditions these rules will be judged void. All Entries become the property of Sponsor upon receipt and none will be returned. Proof of transmission (screenshots or captures, etc.) does not constitute proof of receipt.

16) Without limitation, the Sponsor, its advertising and promotion agencies and the Contest judges will not be liable for any failure of the website during the Contest; for an technical malfunction or other problems relating to the telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers, access providers, computer equipment or software; for the failure of any Entry to be received by the Sponsor, its advertising and promotion agencies or the Contest judges for any reason including, but not limited to, technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website; or any combination of the above. Further, the Sponsor, its advertising and promotion agencies and the Contest judges will not be liable for any injury or damage to an entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating or downloading any material in the Contest.

17) In the event of a dispute, Entries will be deemed to have been submitted by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at the time of entry. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the person who is assigned an email address by an internet provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g. business, educational institute, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. If the identity of an online entrant is disputed, the authorized account holder associated with the email account at the time of entry will be deemed to be the entrant. A selected entrant may be required to provide proof that he/she is the authorized account holder of the email address associated with the selected Entry. The sole determinant of the time for the purposes of a valid online Entry in this Contest will be the

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Contest server machine(s).

  • 18)  By entering this Contest, each entrant expressly consents to the Sponsor, its agents and/or representatives, storing, sharing and using the personal information submitted with his/her Entry only for the purpose of administering the Contest and in accordance with Sponsor’s Privacy Policy unless the entrant otherwise agrees to receive further communications from Sponsor. 

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  • 19)  Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or in association with, an email provider. Any questions or comments regarding the Contest should be directed to the Sponsor, not your email provider.

Be sure to tag us on social media @creativegeniusartacademy with photos of your completed art projects so that we can share them to inspire change!

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