giovedì 10 maggio 2012

International Competition for Ceramic Whistles 2012 Edition - Matera

Call for entries.

International Competition
for Ceramic Whistles
3rd Edition   16 September – 30 September 2012
Città di Matera

The Town of Matera and The Cultural Association Genius Loci announce their call for entries for 3rd Edition of the International Competition for Ceramic Whistles - 2012 Città di Matera

1- All participants are entitled to present from three to  maximum six whistles created with ceramic materials. Participating is free of charge.
2- Works must not exceed the following measures  20 x 20 x 25h cm. Entries  measuring longer or wider will not be accepted. No specific theme is provided. 
All participants can present whistles made of terracotta, ceramic, gres or porcelain or made by the combination of this material. Entries created by non ceramic procedures or with different materials (wood, glass, etc), will not be admitted. Each work has to be signed with the name of the artist.
3- Entries must be sent to Ass. Culturale Genius Loci, c/o Casa Grotta del Casalnuovo, Rione Casalnuovo 308, 75100 Matera – Italy within September 10th, 2012. All entries must include a properly completed application form that can be sent with the works or by fax to the 0039  0835 314139 o mailed to
4- Entries must be sent with prepaid shipping expenses. Entries must be packed carefully to avoid damage. The sponsor cannot assume responsibility for any damage sustained to the entries before they have been received. The works must arrive by June 17th of May 2012.
5- All the whistles will be exhibited from to the 16th  to the 30th of September2012 in the Exibition Space of Santa Maria De Armenis  – Matera 
6- During the exhibition it is not possible for the artists to sell the works present in the competition. The artists can indicate the value of their works in the application form, in order to satisfy any purchase request only at the end of the exhibition. In this case a commission of  20% is charged. The commission  must be included in the price indicated in the application form
7- The members of the commission will be chosen by the Ass. Genius Loci and will be composed of experts in the art field. The name of the Members will be made public only when their final verdict has been announced.
 8- Prizes are listed below and will be subject to tax deductions required by law.
1st Prize € 750,00  + honorable mention
2nd prize € 500,00 + honorable mention
3rd prize  € 250,00 + honorable mention
PUBLIC’S PRIZE, € 250 for the entry chosen by the public which has not won another prize.
All the Competitors will receive a Certificate of participation.
Three more sections are:
The Best  whistle made according to the Italian tradition
The Best whistle made by foreigner artists.
The Best Innovative whistle.
The Best Water clay whistle.

9- The decisions of the jury are final and require no justification. The communication to the winner will be sent by post mail to the their address or by e-mail.
10- PUBLIC’S PRIZE: euro 250,00. This prize is awarded to an entry which has not already won another prize and is been most voted by the public during the exhibition.
11- Participating in this contest, the authors allow the organizers to reproduce the image of the winning and selected works in any kind of medium. These images will be only exhibited for the promotion of similar contests or for other social and cultural activities organized by the Cultural Association Genius Loci or sponsored by the Town Council of Matera
12- Winning entries, and the group belonging to the same author, will remain property of the Association “Genius Loci Matera” and will be exhibited in the Civic Museum of Ceramic Whistles of Matera.
13- Donation: Participants can donate their works to the Civic Museum Of Ceramic Whistles of Matera or they can sell their work after the competition (see art. n. 6). The authors will indicate their decision in selling or donating their works in the Application Form .  Return of entries: the return’s costs will be paid by the partecipants. All the works will be returned in three months after the exhibition.
14- The  Organising Committee will take the greatest care in handling all work.  The author will take responsibility for the correct packaging and transport of his or their works. The same packaging will be used by the Commission to return entries by courier if so requested. All transport costs prior to and following the exhibition are payable by the participant .
15- Participation in this competition implies acceptance of its rules and conditions.

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