Hello, I would like to introduce you the “Passion to Perform Competition” 2017. The contest is open for all participants worldwide and invites artists to submit their best works. Join this competition online by clicking the green button "Join" in the top right corner. Since the beginning of the contest in 2012, the objective has been to support and encourage developing artists from all the world. And to gather in one place, a world class collection of art work. This year's “Passion to Perform” celebrates the interconnection between passion and performance. World artists may submit their: sculptures; paintings; photography; and drawings as entries. Prizes based on a jury selection are: $6000 USD for 1st Prize, $2500 USD for 2nd Prize and $1500 USD for 3rd Prize. The contest is open to any person practicing art. The initial entry is online, followed by a second round of short listed works, before final selection. “Passion to Perform” art contest is an initiative of “Yamana Gold”. Entry in the contest is free. Only 2 entries per person are allowed. The jury panel will initially review all entries made through the online web system. Only art works that are short listed from the initial digital submission will be reviewed for the final judging round. Winning this photo competition, can give the entrants a good start in their careers. Participate in online competitions to develop your professional portfolio and win prizes. This is a perfect opportunity for everyone, who wants to show skills and great photographs.
The following prizes will be awarded in $USD based on a jury selection: $6,000 for first prize, $2,500 for second prize and $1,500 for third prize.
In addition, a fund has been established to acquire additional artworks from the shortlist of finalists, which will then become part of the permanent collection.
Rules and Conditions
Works entered must be an original composition created by the entrant. There is no maximum size or specific dimensions for the work.
Entrants should submit digital images of the artwork with a resolution of 300 DPI or higher.
All entrants will be required to register with the site and agree to the waiver and disclaimer found in the electronic submission form in order to enter the competition.
The entrant must specify the price of the artwork in the online registration form, as part of the initial online entry. This price will form the “catalogue selling price”, in the event the corporation wishes to acquire the artwork. This price is independent of shipping and insurance which will be borne by the company.
The value for the artworks can only be up to USD $ 1,500 in order to accommodate the possible acquisition of the artwork by Yamana Gold. Any submitted artwork with a registered value higher than USD$ 1,500 will not be accepted into the competition.
All of the short listed works will be transported to the corporate offices of Yamana Gold in Toronto, Canada, using regional collection centres set up by the company with reputable courier firms. The cost of shipment and insurance of the short listed entries will be borne by the company.
Notwithstanding the foregoing paragraph, submissions that are awarded any of first, second or third prizes will not receive the catalogue selling price for their artwork, the artwork will become the property of Yamana Gold and will not be returned.
Those short listed works that do not receive an award and those works that are not purchased by Yamana Gold will be returned to the artists.
All artists and participants, by applying to the competition, agree to participate in media interviews and any other public relation events to promote their work and the competition.