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26.03.2017

It’s LIQUID International Contest, 4th Edition 2017


To take part in It's LIQUID International Contest download the official Contest rules and choose your Submission plan according to the number of works you want to submit. There is not a limit for the number of works submitted..

IT'S LIQUID CONTEST 2017
It’s LIQUID Group, a communication platform for contemporary art, architecture and design, is proud to present It’s LIQUID International Contest - 4th Edition 2017. The contest is a great opportunity to present your works in galleries and art spaces in the most influential cities in the world. Taking part in It's LIQUID Contest, you can win the participation in

contemporary art exhibitions in Venice during the 57th Art Biennale, in New York, Shanghai, Bogota', Buenos Aires, interviews and featured articles on specialized magazines and platforms, one year contracts for the representation in influencial art galleries.

It's LIQUID Contest is developed in partnership with a professional jury, composed by renowed curators, gallerists, architects, fashion designers, high level experts and important professionals of the Art, Architecture, Design and Fashion Worlds.
It's LIQUID Contest is composed by ten categories: painting, photography, video-art, sculpture and installation, performing art, architecture, product design, fashion design, computer graphic, illustration and drawing.
The award ceremony of It's LIQUID Contest will be held on May 13, 2017 during the opening of ANIMA MUNDI festival, in the prestigious Palazzo Ca' Zanardi in Venice, on the occasion of the opening of the 57th Venice Art Biennale.

The extended deadline for registration is April 30, 2017. REGISTER NOW!

HOW IT WORKS
To take part in It's LIQUID International Contest download the official Contest rules and choose your Submission plan according to the number of works you want to submit. There is not a limit for the number of works submitted.
You can apply to the contest in 2 different ways: using the official online submission form or by email. Click here for more info about the submission process.
It's LIQUID International Contest WINNERS will be selected by professional Jurors’ vote (which will award 1 YEAR of participation in International Art Exhibitions all over the world, 9 Contemporary Art exhibitions, 30 featured articles on the It's LIQUID platform, 1 YEAR professional Art Gallery representation and 1 participation in the biennal art exhibitions project Global Village) and by Public vote (which will award a featured article on the international magazine ArtStyle).
Solo artists, architects, designers and fashion designers can participate to the contest as well as groups, after the designation of a group leader useful for the registration. The participation is without any limit of age and nationality. The number of the artworks that can be submitted is unlimited.
SUBMIT NOW YOUR WORKS!

AWARDS

Artists, architects, designers and fashion designers have the chance to win 100,000.00 euros in prizes:
1 year professional renewed Art Gallery representation
1 year of participation in International Art Exhibitions all over the world
9 Contemporary Art Exhibitions in Venice, New York, Shanghai, Bogota' and Buenos Aires
31 featured articles on It’s LIQUID Platform and prestigious art magazines
1 participation in the biennal project Global Village

Download the CONTEST RULES and SUBMIT NOW!

ART. 1 Goal
It's LIQUID Group is proud to present It's LIQUID International Contest - 4th Edition 2017
open to artists, architects, designers and fashion designers from all over the world,
without any limit of age and nationality. Each participant can take part with works which
belong to one or more categories. The contest is born with the goal of promoting
contemporary art, photography, architecture, design and fashion through all the divulging
tools that the communication platform It's LIQUID has used for years, press release, mailing
list with more than 200,000 subscribers, international contemporary art, architecture, design
and fashion design events realization. Solo artists, architects, designers and fashion
designers can participate to the contest as well as groups, after the designation of a group
leader useful for the registration.

The contest, with a FREE THEME, is divided into ten categories:

- PAINTING
- PHOTOGRAPHY
- VIDEO ART
- SCULPTURE AND INSTALLATION
- PERFORMING ART
- ARCHITECTURE
- PRODUCT DESIGN
- FASHION DESIGN
- ILLUSTRATION AND DRAWING
- COMPUTER GRAPHIC

ART. 2 Submitting material

For each submitted work of all the categories send 1 high resolution digital image in
JPG/JPEG format. All the presented works can be accomplished with total stylistic and
technical freedom, on every support and with any dimension.
For the categories video art and performing art:
send us the link of the submitted videos from platforms like YouTube, Vimeo or similar and 1
still image for each submitted video. If the video is not online you can send us the file
through online transfer services (as for example: wetransfer.com, filecentral.se,
yousendit.com, dropbox.com or other similar) to info@itsliquid.com
The procedures of the forwarding artworks are described in the art. 6. The jury reserves the
right to exclude the artworks whose content could be offensive.
Submission deadline: April 30, 2017
Starting public vote: May 04, 2017
Public vote deadline: May 10, 2017
Proclamation of winners: May 13, 2017

ART. 3 The Jury

The selection will be carried out by the international Jury, composed by prestigious
personalities of the contemporary art, architecture, design and fashion scenes, and by
Public vote.
Jury President
Luca Curci, architect, artist, curator and professor of Urban Planning and Interior Design at
the Bahcesehir University BAU in the department of Rome, founder and director of LUCA
CURCI ARCHITECTS and It's LIQUID Group - Italy
Jury
Glynis Akermann, artist and performer - UK/Switzerland | Alexandra Blanc, fashion
designer, director of fashion brand BLANC - South Africa | Kurt Blum, general manager of
Swiss Art Gate UAE, Dubai - Switzerland/UAE | Ksusha Chekhovskaya, digital artist and art
producer of exhibitions at Center Mars, Moscow – Russia | Andrea Chinellato, curator and
director of Palazzo Ca' Zanardi in Venice - Italy | Cristian Contini, gallerist, managing director
at Contini Art Uk Gallery and coordinator of ArtStyle Magazine - Italy | Madeleine Elliott,
designer founder of Rough Diamond company - Sweden | Ekaterina Etush, artist and
producer at Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design – Russia | Erin Ferucci,
architect and designer founder of Eferucci Designs - USA | Laurence Gartel, artist, known to
the world as the "father" of Digital Art for nearly 40-years - USA | Laura Haber, gallerist,
founder and curator of Laura Haber Gallery - Argentina | Masato Hayashi, president of the
design company Marutomi Inc. - Japan | Jorge Jurado, artist and curator of Jorge Jurado
Gallery - Colombia | Ekaterina Petropavlovskaia, fashion illustrator and founder of
Kateillustrate brand – Russia | Gregory Steel, artist and assistant professor for Indiana
University Kokomo - USA | Stefano Tordiglione, artist and designer based in Hong Kong,
founder and director of ST DESIGN LTD - Italy/Hong Kong | Jeroen van Paassen, artist and
curator of Global Village - stichting White Cube - The Netherlands | Angela Rose Viens, artist,
fashion web designer, assistant stylist - USA

ART. 4 Awards
The award ceremony of It's LIQUID Contest will be held on May 13, 2017 during the opening of ANIMA MUNDI festival, in the prestigious Palazzo Ca' Zanardi in Venice, on the occasion of the opening of the 57th Venice Art Biennale.
The prizes that will be awarded to the winners of It's LIQUID International Contest 2017 -
4th edition are the following:

- 1 YEAR Art Gallery representation. The winner will be inserted in the Gallery's official
artists list and his/her works will be shared and presented for a whole year to collectors, art
critics, curators, dealers, and introduce the artist in the gallery's network
- 1 YEAR of participation in International Art Exhibitions all over the world organized by
It's LIQUID Group. Since its beginning, It's LIQUID Group has organized more than 150
events all around the world, involving more than 5,000 artists, in more than 60
international venues. It's LIQUID works with a number of national and international galleries
as well as publishers, museums, curators and writers from all over the world
- 9 participations in Contemporary Art Exhibition in Venice, New York, Shanghai,
Bogota' and Buenos Aires held in exclusive locations such as galleries and art spaces in the
most influential cities in the world
- 30 featured articles and interviews published on the official website of It's LIQUID
Group www.itsliquid.com. The articles will be announced to the It's LIQUID mailing list
dedicated with more than 200.000 qualified subscribers
- 1 dedicated article published on the prestigious international magazine ArtStyle,
distributed in 25.000 copies in the most relevant locations, in art fairs and art galleries in
Cortina d'Ampezzo, Rome, Milan, Venice, Ibiza, London, Miami. The magazine deals with
the most important international Art events, and is particular focused on Art, Architecture,
Design, Luxury and Fashion.
- 1 participation in the Global Village biennial project in 2018. In 2018 Global Village will be
held at 5 locations in the historic city-center of Landshut, Germany and at Kulturhuset
Brønden in Brøndby Strand, Denmark. A full color catalogue will be made with detailed
information about each 65 participant artists.
The organization reserves the right to manage the available periods and locations of
exhibitions.

ART. 5 Participation opportunities
The starting entry fee is euro 30,00 and allows the participation with maximum 2
artworks even if they belong to different categories. Each artist is free to participate with no
limit of artworks submissions.
The submission plans to take part in the Contest are the following:
- 30,00 euro for maximum 2 artworks
- 50,00 euro for maximum 3 artworks
- 60,00 euro for maximum 6 artworks
- 90,00 euro for maximum 8 artworks
- 100,00 euro for maximum 10 artworks
- 110,00 euro for maximum 12 artworks
- 130,00 euro for maximum 15 artworks
- 150,00 euro for maximum 18 artworks
- 180,00 euro for maximum 20 artworks
The artworks for each submission plan can belong to different categories. Please, when you
apply to the contest, specify the category of each artwork submitted.

ART. 6 Conditions of participation
The participants of the contest have to send all the material by April 30, 2017 (11.59 PM of
your local time).
To take part in It's LIQUID International Contest - 4th Edition 2017 choose your
Submission plan according to the number of works you want to submit (according to the
terms in the art. 5).
You can apply to the contest in 2 different ways: using the online submission form at the
following link: www.itsliquid.com/contest/register or by email.
How to apply by EMAIL
- download the Submission form (in .pdf format or .word format) and fill it with all the
required details
- proceed to the payment of the entry fee according to the number of works submitted. The
payment options are in the art. 7 and at the following link:
www.itsliquid.com/contest/payment
- create a zip/rar folder containing the filled Submission form, the work's pictures (in .jpg
format, max size of each image 5 Mb) and the receipt of the payment
- send the zip/rar folder by email to info@itsliquid.com

How to apply using the ONLINE SUBMISSION FORM
- select one of the Submission plans in the page REGISTER of the Contest's website
(www.itsliquid.com/contest/register), according to the number of works you want to
submit and press SUBMIT NOW
- fill the online submission form
- upload the work's pictures (in .jpg format, max size of each image 5 Mb)
- press NEXT to proceed to the payment
If the submission is sent by e-mail, the forwarding of all documents and artworks has to be
carried out through online transfer services (as for example: wetransfer.com, filecentral.se,
yousendit.com, dropbox.com or other similar) to info@itsliquid.com
The material has to be included in a zipped folder named with the name, surname and
category or categories in which you participate.

ART. 7 Procedures of payment
The payment can be made online at the following address:
www.itsliquid.com/contest/payment
Otherwise the entry fee can be accomplished by:
Bank transfer
Name: Luca Curci
Bank: Bancapulia Spa
Filiale 14, Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, 112 - 70122 Bari (Italy)
IBAN: IT09 S057 8704 0040 1457 0027 600
BIC/SWIFT: APULIT31XXX
Western Union
Name: Luca Curci
Address: Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, 33 - 70122 Bari, Italy
Phone: +39.0805234018
Paypal/Credit Card
PayPal account: lucacurci@lucacurci.com
If you don’t have an account PayPal, you can pay by credit card following this link:
www.itsliquid.com/payment
Please note that we don't accept any transfer costs charges. Bank cheques are not accepted.

ART. 8 Procedures of application
In order to participate to the contest it is necessary to fill in the submission form, online or
sent by email, in which the author declares to have read and accepted all the rules of this
contest and to possess all the rights on the originals and on the elaboration of the photos
and/or videos sent. Every author will be directly responsible for the content of his artworks
and the contest organizers will not be responsible in any case.

ART. 9 Procedures of selection
WINNERS will be selected by professional Jurors’ vote and Public vote.
The Jury will select 1 winner and 2 honorable mentions for each category.
Among the winners of all the categories, the Jury will select the "winner of winners" that
will be awarded 1 YEAR of participations in all the Exhibitions organized by It's LIQUID
Group all over the world.
The other winners of all the categories will be awarded, each one, one participation in a
Contemporary Art, Architecture and Fashion Exhibition in one of the most relevant cities
of the world, Venice, New York, Shanghai, Bogota' and Buenos Aires, and a featured
article on It's LIQUID platform.
All the participants selected as honorable mentions from all the categories will be awarded
a featured article on It's LIQUID platform.
Among all the participants, It's LIQUID Group, in collaboration with the Gallery Manager, will
select 1 artist/architect/designer/fashion designer that will be awarded 1 YEAR of
representation in a professional renewed Art Gallery.
It's LIQUID Group, in collaboration with Jeroen van Paassen founder and curator of the
Dutch stichting White Cube, will select 1 artist that will take part in the Global Village
biennial project in 2018.
The Public vote will be realized on It's LIQUID Group official Facebook page.
After applying for the contest, It’s LIQUID will upload the submitted works on It’s LIQUID
Group Facebook page and give the participants the direct link of their artworks.
To vote and be voted it is necessary to share the works' links, like the It's LIQUID Group
official Facebook page and the works’ pictures on our Facebook page. The participant with
the greater number of "like" will be the winners.
The most voted participant will be awarded a featured article on the prestigious
international art, architecture, design and fashion magazine ArtStyle distributed in
25.000 copies.

ART. 10 Responsibilities
The organization commits itself to communicate possible modifications which could be made
to the present announcement directly on It's LIQUID Group official website
www.itsliquid.com

ART. 11 Agreement
The decisions of the Jury are irrevocable and unquestionable. The winner artists and
designers have the right to renounce and to withdraw in any moment from the competition,
without asking It’s Liquid Group any kind of indemnity. Each artist grants It’s LIQUID Group
the rights to reproduce the works for advertisement on its website and through other forms
of communication. Each artist gives to It’s LIQUID Group and its direct delegates, the
authorization of the treatment of the personal data according to the law 675/96 ("Privacy law") and its amendments to It D.lgs. 196/2003 (Codice Privacy), also for the inclusion in the data banks managed by these associations. The participation to the contest implies the knowledge and the total acceptance of this Regulation.

Source:
http://www.graphiccompetitions.com/multiple-disciplines/its-liquid-international-contest-2017