Competition Guidelines - The Chelsea International Fine Art Competition
- February 11, 2014 - Competition opens
- March 18, 2014 - Entry deadline
- April 9, 2014 - Results announced
- August 22nd through September 11th, 2014 - Exhibition for the selected artists
All media is accepted with the exception of video art, film, performance art, jewelry
All visual artists worldwide above the age of 18 are eligible to participate. Click here to
view the complete competition terms.
There is a $35 entry fee for up to 5 images; $5 for each additional image.
The following payment methods are accepted:
- Credit Cards/Debit Cards- Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover
- PayPal - Send the payment to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Check - US Banks Checks Only; Payable to Agora Gallery
- Money Order - US Money Order Only; Payable in US Dollars
- Money Wire - US dollars (banks may charge a fee for this service)
- Western Union Payments are not allowed.
How To Enter
All competition entries are processed through our online entry system. Printed Call-for-Entry
forms are no longer used.
Before you begin the process of entering the competition, please have the following
information and materials ready:
- Your contact information for registration and notification
- Title, dimensions and medium of each artwork
- High quality image files of your work in JPG format
The competition juror in 2014 is Mr. Carlo McCormick, one of New York’s noted culture critics and curators. He has written many books and catalogs on the subject of contemporary art and artists, and lectures and teaches extensively at universities and colleges across the country.
Awards will be distributed as follows:
- Exhibition - At least 25 artists will be
selected to participate in a collective exhibition at Agora Gallery 530 West 25th
Street, Chelsea, New York.
- Cash - $1000 will be awarded to three (3)
artists; each receiving $500, $300 and $200 respectively.
- Internet Promotion - Twelve (12) artists
will be awarded placement of 6 images on ARTmine for a period of one year.
- Artist Profile - Three (3) artists will be awarded
a one-page review with three (3) color images in ARTisSpectrum Magazine.
The awards are valued at a total of $55,000.
By entering this competition you hereby agree to the following terms and represent
and warrant that:
1 - Age - All registration information you submit is truthful and accurate.
You further represent and warrant that you are 18 years of age or older
and that your use of agora-gallery.com does not and will not violate any applicable
law or regulation.
2 - Copyrights - All of the images that you will be submitting are images
of original artwork created by yourself or it is artwork created by an artist who
authorized you to submit the images on his/her behalf and the images do not violate
the privacy rights, publicity rights, copyright rights, or other intellectual property
rights of any person or entity. You may not post, distribute, or reproduce in any
way any copyrighted material, trademarks, or other proprietary information without
obtaining the prior written consent of the owner of such proprietary rights. It
is the policy Agora Gallery to terminate all relations with any artist who infringes
copyright upon prompt notification to Agora Gallery by the copyright owner or the
copyright owner's legal agent without limiting the foregoing.
3 - What to do if someone submitted your images to us without your permission:
If you believe that your work has been copied and posted on our website in a way
that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide us with the following information:
an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of
the owner of the copyright interest; a description of the copyrighted work that
you claim has been infringed; a description of where the allegedly infringed material
is located on our website; your address, telephone number, and email address; a
written statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use
is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law and a written and
signed statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the information in
your notice to Agora Gallery is truthful and accurate and that you are the copyright
owner or are authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner.
4 - Artwork - The artwork which will be uploaded by you will not include
pornographic, sexually explicit or suggestive material, violence or gore and/or
5 - Juror - If for any reason the announced juror is unable to jury the entries
the gallery has the right to select an alternate juror and to postpone the results
announcement date until the alternate juror will complete the election process.
6 - Selected Artists - If your work is selected it will be your exclusive
responsibility to deliver the actual artwork to the gallery and make sure it is
framed and/or gallery wrapped and ready to be displayed.
You agree that you will follow all of the gallery's procedures for promotion and
exhibitions and that the gallery has the exclusive right to revoke your participation
if those instructions are not followed
7 - Fee - you agree that all competition fees are mandatory and non-refundable.
8 - Limitation of Liability - In the event that you bring a lawsuit or assert
in any forum any claim whatsoever against Agora, it's agents, employees, representatives
and/or officers, in connection with and/or arising from any claims that are in any
way related to your entry to the competition and/or any acts or omissions arising
from Agora's representation of you and/or Agora's relationship with you in any manner
whatsoever the maximum amount of damages to which you shall be entitled on all of
your claims in the aggregate shall be the greater of either (a) the insurance
proceeds received by either you or Agora in connection with your claim or (b)
in the event that your insurance claim is denied for any reason whatsoever and/or
is not covered by the insurance policy, no more than the total amount actually paid
by you to Agora in connection with your entry.
In the event that any party commences a lawsuit or other legal proceeding to enforce
its rights under this Agreement or in connection with and/or arising from any claim
whatsoever against Agora, its agents, employees, representatives and/or officers,
in connection with any claims that are in any way related to this agreement and/or
any acts or omissions arising from Agora's representation of you and/or Agora's
relationship with you in any manner whatsoever; a) you hereby unconditionally consent
to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the state of New York, New York County,
and New York law shall apply for the adjudication of any such claim and b) , Agora
shall be entitled to recover from you all of its costs and expenses relating to
any such proceeding including, without limitation, its attorneys' fees.
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subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, and other partners and employees, harmless
from any loss, liability, claim, or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees,
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of this Agreement and/or arising from a breach of this Agreement and/or any breach
of your representations and warranties set forth above and/or any acts or omissions
arising from Agora's representation of you and/or Agora's relationship with you
in any manner whatsoever.