How to Enter the StateoftheART Gallery Award

1 Apr 2019

The StateoftheART Gallery Award is an online platform and accessible opportunity that allows artist submissions to be made using a mobile phone, and the application is completely free of charge.

See below for a breakdown of how to register and enter online.

Step One:

Visit and take a look through the Competition Rules, Theme and FAQ's. Then click 'Enter Now'  to go to the Application form.

Make sure you click on 'Register' to create a new entry for the Award, and fill in your details. Tick to confirm you have read the Terms and Conditions, Competition Rules and Privacy Policy and Click 'Register'.

Remember: you can come back to this page at any time, and click 'Login' with the email address and password you have Registered with.

Step Two:

Once you click 'Register' you will be taken to a new page with your details filled in. Complete your Mobile phone number and your Identification Number.

Upload a JPEG of your Proof of Identification. This could be your South African ID, your passport or your proof of permanent residence in South Africa. After you have uploaded it you will be able to check it by clicking 'View Uploaded File'.

Step Three:

At any time you can click 'Save and Exit' to Log out, and you can return to your application later. You can check the progress of your application in the top bar, and click on the text under the small circles to go back into that part of your application.

Step Four:

When submitting your 3 Artworks for the Award, you will need to provide a Full Artwork Image, a Side View of the Artwork, and a Close Up.
Submit each separately, and fill in the details for each Artwork underneath.

If you find that your image rotates when you upload your Artwork image, it could be useful to edit your image in Editing software, rotate and crop it suitably and Re-save it. The example below is in 'Preview' on Mac, but you could use 'Paint' on Windows, Photoshop, Gimp or any of these free online sites.

Hint: it could be useful to save each Artwork Image as "Artist Name_Artwork Name_Main.jpg" ; "Artist Name_Artwork Name_Side View.jpg" etc - to avoid confusion!
An example of this using the Artwork pictured below is: Grace Kotze_The Old Man, Tiger and Blue Duck_Main.jpeg

Step Five:

Once you have filled in all the details about your Artwork, and described how it links to the Theme of the Award, you can continue to add two more Artworks.

At any time you can click 'Edit Artwork' to go back and change the text or re-upload a new photo.

Once you are 100% happy with your application, you can go through to the last section titled 'Submit' and click 'Submit Entry'. Please Note that once you have submitted no further changes can be made. You have until 30 June 2019 at 12.00pm (midday) to submit your application. No late entries will be accepted.

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