Interview with the First Place Winner of our March Show – Simona Zecca
Can I submit my artwork that was already sold?
We are online gallery, so you can expose artwork that is sold or is being exposed in physical gallery at the same time.
When will I know that my artwork was accepted and if I won the prize?
All the accepted artwork will be visible online on our website on the starting day of the new exhibition. All the winners and «Honorable mentions» will be contacted by email.
I plan to send my submission to your contest this week. Can I post an announcement on Instagram that I’m participating in your contest?
Feel free to share on your page that you are sending your application to our contest. We are very happy when our artists are sharing information about our competition.
How can I know that my artwork will be accepted into the exhibition ?
We do not accept artwork promoting harassment, aggression, agitation and other abusive behavior.
Very importantly, you have to follow the rules stated on the Open Call page and submit a high quality picture of your artwork without any frames, walls, watermarks or other objects in the picture.
My budget for contests is up this year, is it possible for you to cover my entry fee?
In some cases, we invite artists without the entry fee, where they are unable to pay it for the various reasons: political (sanctions imposed on their country prevent them to pay), wealth (loss of income source) or technological reasons (they live in rural areas and don’t have credit cards, PayPal and bank account).
Please provide us with a proof that you fall under one of these categories by email.
Can I submit artwork of my friend artist without his permission, I think he is very talented, but he doesn’t participate in competitions?
The submitting artist must have full rights to the submitted work and be the original artist. If the work is found to not be original HelvetArt, nor its partners, founder or affiliates bear responsibility or liability for copyright infringement. The work/s in question will also be disqualified and immediately removed from our websites.
How do you choose winners ?
The winners will be chosen based on their skills, originality of artwork, interpretation, quality, demonstration of ability, and usage of medium.
The selection of works by the jurors is final and the decision can not be appealed on any grounds.
You have shared my artwork on your social media, does it mean I have more chances to win the competition?
Our Social Media pages and The Blog on the website is a way to further promote all artists, found either through the competition or organically. Being written up in our blog or featured on our Social media has no affect on your standing in our competition nor does it say anything about your chance to win our prizes. The blog is simply an additional space to further promote and explore all of the talent that we find. Being written up in our Blog also does not prevent you (submitting artist) from submitting work to the competition.
I won the first place last month, can I submit my artwork again?
Winning or participating in previous exhibitions doesn’t prevent you from sending your submission again. However, you cannot submit the same artwork that has already won a prize on our website.
What if I didn’t win the prize?
Simply entering the competition and winning is not the end of your journey with us, similarly “losing” does not mean we did not notice your artwork. Everyone that enters is not just regarded for the award, we also look for talented artists to promote through our blog, social media channels as well as to expose to any other artistic opportunities we are made aware of.
We are looking forward to seeing you among our participants.
If you have any other questions please contact us here or at info ( at ) helvetart.ch