12 Inches of Sin – Q&A
1. How do I enter the competition?
The Entrance Form and Entrance Payment must be completed. The Entrance Form will dictate the category: 12 Inches of Sin or Obscura. All submissions are online only.
2. How is the competition juried?
Whether you submit one, two or (the maximum) 12 images for our jury to decide upon, all submissions are judged on individual merit. Each juror will view every submission and award a high to low number score to each artwork. At the end of the competition, the scores of each juror will be added together for each of your submitted artwork, giving you a total. The highest totals for 12 Inches of Sin and Obscura will be the winners.
3. How many jurors are on the jury panel and what are their credentials?
Our panel of jurors consists of twenty-four (24) established masters in the field of art and culture; ranging from magazine editors, top curators and gallerists, to master artists. Learn more about each juror by viewing their bios in the juror’s bios section on the website.
4. What is the minimum age requirement to participate in the competition?
You must be at least 18 years of age or older.
5. Are there any restrictions on the image sizes to be uploaded?
Uploaded images should in the following format:
JPG | 72 dpi | Less than 750kb
6. How do I submit a video?
If you are unable to submit a video thru the Entry Form, please contact Sin City Gallery at firstname.lastname@example.org.
7. How long can the video be?
The video may be up to 12 minutes. Please keep in mind that most judges do not have an extensive attention span. You art must be captivating. So, it is up to you, and remember, sometimes less is more.
8. How big can the artwork be?
All artwork must be 12 inches x 12 inches in size and under.
9. What about framing?
The artwork must be 12 inches in size and under. Framing is a lovely way to present your artwork. We ask that you keep it minimal and do not spend too much money should your piece be accepted into the exhibition. Please do not present your work in a cheap frame as this will deter from the beauty of your work. If you decide to spend a lot of money for framing, please note that this does not translate into asking a higher price for your art. You will more than likely lose an opportunity to sell and have your work in someone’s home or office.
10. What is in it for me?
There are two grand prize winners: winner for 12 Inches of Sin and winner for Obscura. Each grand prize winner receives a solo exhibition at Sin City Gallery. There are twelve (12) invited artists to exhibit in 12 Inches of Sin and twelve (12) invited artists to exhibit in Obscura. The amount of invited artists for Le Salon Des Refusés Du Péché varies every year. The grand prize winner for 12 Inches of Sin is featured on the hardcover art book, 12 Inches of Sin: So Much Art You Can Barely Fit It All In, Volume VI. The invited artists for 12 Inches of Sin and Obscura will be featured in 12 Inches of Sin: So Much Art You Can Barely Fit It All In, Volume VI. A select number of artists from Le Salon Des Refusés Du Péché will be featured in 12 Inches of Sin: So Much Art You Can Barely Fit It All In, Volume VI.
11. How will the competition winners be notified?
Only invited artists will be notified by email prior to the release of our announcement on our www.12ofsin.com. Please make sure that all your information is current and accurate on the Entry Form.
12. If I am not a winner, will I be notified?
Yes, by email.
13. When will the announcement be made?
14. When is the book release date for 12 Inches of Sin: So Much Art You Can Barely Fit It All, Volume V?
The release of the book is scheduled for 2017.
15. Do I receive a copy of the book for submitting?
Only those artists who are featured in the book receive a free copy. All featured artists may purchase additional copies at 40% off the retail price.
16. Do collaborating artists receive a copy of the book for a featured work?
No, only one free copy is given. Additional copies may be purchased at 40% off the retail price.
17. Do I have to purchase all of my entries at once?
No. You can select whatever number of images to enter in the competition through August 1, 2016 until you reach the maximum (12) allowed entries.
18. Do I have to upload all my images at once?
No. You can choose to pay for up to the maximum twelve (12) images and upload them at anytime during the competition thru August 1, 2016.
19. How can I change or modify an image previously submitted?
Once an image is submitted into the competition, it cannot be changed, replaced or modified. All submissions are final.
20. What forms of payment are accepted?
We accept all major Debit and Credit Cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express). You can pay using our secured Gateway or Paypal for all on-line transactions (American Express payment is available thru Paypal only). There is a small Paypal processing fee added to each payment made online.
21. How is customer information protected, and why is it safe to pay online?
We are using Paypal, a secured and reputable service to process all transactions.
22. Can I get a refund for my entries?
All sales are final.
23. Do you still need help?
Please contact Sin City Gallery at email@example.com.