ART ARENA Global Warning: Interschool Art Competition
Ahoy fellow artists and comic enthusiasts! As is M3Cons annual tradition, Groundbreakers is once again holding the Art Arena art contests for M3Con 2009. This years Art Arena contests will focus on the issue of Global Warming and will be sponsored by the NCCA in cooperation with UNESCO.
Art Arena Global Warning is an interschool art contest that is exclusive to high school and college/university students only wherein contestants submit a single illustration. Artists may use whatever medium and art style to create their entry. Contestants may submit their entries to Groundbreakers via email, snail mail, or hand delivery. To encourage school spirit during the contest, attendees may also vote for their favorite illustration during the M3Con09 event. The winners will be announced on the second day of M3Con09.
Schools with at least 10 student entries may avail of a free booth at M3Con09 where they can dress up their space in their school colors and do anything from advertise their academe to promote their organizations or even campaign for their student art entries.*
Students may submit their entries to their school administrators or faculty members who in turn can submit all the entries for their respective school to Groundbreakers, Inc. Interested schools should get in touch with us at email@example.com.
Individual student contestants may submit their entries online via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or via snail mail. You may also submit your entry in person at our office located at 1965 Sandejas St. Pasay City, Metro Manila, 1300 Philippines.**
* Slots are limited and will be given on a first-come-first-serve basis to schools that are able to submit their respective 10 entries.
** For security reasons, you have to inform us at least 2 days before you intend to submit your entry in person. Unscheduled submissions will not be entertained. Contact us at (Office) 526-2254 to schedule an appointment.
The Ice Caps are shrinking, sea levels are rising, and each day, rising temperatures are threatening to put global weather patterns off balance. In your illustration, aim to spread awareness of global climate change by capturing the ongoing struggle between the threat of Global warming, and the people trying to keep it in check.
Art Arena Global Warning is open to students currently enrolled in a local Philippine-based high school, university, or college. Students must be enrolled both during the contest period and during the awarding at M3Con09.
Digital Format Submissions:
Both full-color and black & white submissions accepted, which includes any art medium.
Each page must be either 620x877 or 1240x1754 pixels at no lower than 300dpi (A4 proportions)
JPEG, GIF, or PNG format only
Filename should follow the format, aa09-yoursirnamefirstname.ext. Ex. (aa09-iancang.jpg, aa09-emmanjavier.png)
Any medium is acceptable (Digital or traditional)
Each page should be in A4 size
Landscape or Portrait orientation is acceptable
Should include 2 copies of the entry. Xerox or reprints are acceptable (Do not send in the original copy of your work)
Entries will not be returned.
Contestant must be a Filipino citizen or currently residing in the Philippines.
Contestant must be a student currently enrolled in a local Philippine-based high school, university, or college.
Please make sure to include all the required information below in your submission. Also include a Xerox copy of your proof of enrollment document (ex. original receipt, enrollment assessment form, etc.).
Any elements in the artwork that is deemed inappropriate for public viewing shall be immediately disqualified (e.g. gore, nudity, sex, extreme violence etc.)
Illustrations may contain the logos of their respective school.
Entries containing blatant defamation of other schools will be immediately disqualified.
Plagiarism is strictly prohibited (The use of characters, concepts and/or elements that are registered and copyrighted by another individual creator or company).
Artists will retain ownership and copyrights of comic title, story, and characters but Groundbreakers Inc. reserves the right to use submitted entries for promotional purposes as they see fit.
Multiple entries are accepted but must be submitted separately. Each contestant may only win once regardless of how many entries they submit.
Collaborations (Artworks with multiple contributors) are allowed as long as all contributors follow all guidelines. Entries with more than one creator will be awarded as a single entry only.
The entry must not have been printed or published in any medium including on the internet.
20% Originality / Creativity / Technique
30% Theme Integrity
50% Attendee Votes
Contest entries will be accepted up until Saturday, November 14, 2009, 11:59pm local Philippine time.
Contest winners will be announced during the Mangaholix Manga Mania: Animangaming Convention 2009.
All submissions must also include the following details:
Age and Birthdate:
Address and Contact Information (landline, mobile, email, etc.):
Name of School:
Personal website (Optional):