Conditions of Entry 2021

**Please note that these guidelines are not current and are published here for reference only.**

1. ARTWORK(S) TO ENTER

1.1 Maximum number of entries per artist is two (2).

1.2 Entries must be the original work of the entrant and have been completed in the last 24 months – delivered piece must be identical to photo.

1.3 All works must be for sale with price nominated on entry form.

1.4 The committee reserves the right to refuse any work it deems unsuitable or due to the size of the art work or due to safety constraints. No discussion will entered into.

1.5 The piece entered must not have won a prize in a previous art competition.

2. ENTRY FEE

2.1 All entries with payment are to be made online via our website. We cannot accept cheques or bank transfer.

2.2 The non-refundable entry fee in 2021 is $20.00 per entry (maximum fee $40).

2.3 A minimum of 3 and maximum of 10 quality photographs of the piece must accompany your entry. One must show your work in its entirety. If it is framed a photo must show it in the frame or if sculpture – assembled. Another must be a close up of any part of the work. It is your choice if you wish to add more.

2.4 The completed online entry and fee must be received no later than 5pm 15th September 2021. A receipt is issued immediately by email.

2.5 Late entries will not be accepted.

2.6 Works, titles and prices cannot be changed after the entry form is submitted.

3. EXHIBITION

Due to the current Covid-19 situation in NSW the Expo will be held exclusively online.

3.1 A label and an information package will be sent out by email 7 days prior to the expo weekend for all winners and highly commended. This must be attached to the back of each art work.

3.2 All work must be ready for hanging, with cord/wire firmly attached.

3.3 OILS must be dry or will not be accepted.

4. DELIVERY AND COLLECTION

4.1 Winning works must be delivered to Ocean Shores Country Club 113A Orana Rd, Ocean Shores NSW 2483 between 8- 10 am on Saturday 9th October or received by post. Check address for couriered pieces on Entry form.

4.2 Artists are advised to insure their works against loss or damage.
Although the organisers will take the greatest care they will not accept any responsibility for any loss or damage however caused.

4.3 Artists will be responsible for arranging transport of their works to OCEAN SHORES COUNTRY CLUB on 9th October between 8-10 am.

4.4 Unsold works exhibited at the OCEAN SHORES COUNTRY CLUB must be collected between 4 -5 pm on 10th October at the OCEAN SHORES COUNTRY CLUB.

4.5 No further responsibility will be taken by the committee for works not collected by 5pm on 10 October – including purchased pieces.

4.6 Any winning work forfeits the prize if not delivered to the Committee by 9th October by 10am no matter what the reason.

4.7 It is the artist’s responsibility to arrange for collection of or ship any sold work.

5. JUDGING

5.1 Independent judges will conduct judging of artworks entered.
The judges’ decision will be, in all cases, absolutely final and no correspondence of any kind will be entered into.

6. SALES COMMISSION

6.1 In 2021 the commission has been reduced to 10% to relieve the financial stress brought on by COVID.

6.2 Proceeds of any sale (less commission) will be paid to the artist within 21 days or as soon as possible after a card payment has been cleared.

7. DATA COLLECTION AND IMAGES

7.1 The information collected for your entry will be used to contact you now, and in the future, unless you inform us in writing not to do so.

7.2 The OSARTEXPO reserves the right to use images of art work entered for future promotional purposes.