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ART COMPETITION RULES The following are the rules for entering the Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery (LST) monthly art competitions. It is important to read the rules and procedures before submitting work to us. Please follow the theme of each competition. This is a critical. If you have questions regarding the theme and its interpretation, contact us at info@lightspacetime.art. We will help you with the application process.

Please read and be sure you understand the procedures for participating in our monthly art competition.

  • Entries must follow competition theme.
  • Competition is open to all amateur and professional, 2 & 3 dimensional artists.
  • Photography is included but video is excluded.
  • Competition is international.
  • Artists 18 years old and older may apply.
  • Files must be in JPG format and may not exceed 5MB.
  • No art previously shown on the LST website may be re-submitted.
  • Experimental and mixed techniques are welcome.
  • Although nude art is acceptable in LST art competitions, it must be in good taste. Graphic erotic art and art that depicts graphic sexual violence is not acceptable. Acceptance into LST exhibitions is not guaranteed and is solely at the discretion of the gallery. Entry fees are not refundable.
  • There is no limit to the number of images that an artist can submit. After five (5) entries. Start and complete another submission for the same competition.

AWARDS:

Twelve winning artists will be selected for the Overall Category, chosen from the different media categories. Each media category will have a 1st through 12th places as well as honorable mention awards. There will also be Special Merit & Special Recognition awards for each media category.

To see a full list of the awards the gallery offers, visit the Art Competition Rules.

ENTRY FEE:

The entry fee is $18.00 for 1 to 2 entries and $26.00 for 3 to 5 entries. The gallery offers an Early Registration & Discounted Entry Fee. From the opening of the competition until the first of the next month, the fee will be $16.00 for 1 to 2 entries and $24.00 for 3 to 5 entries. After this period of time the fees revert to $18.00 and $26.00 respectively. Artists should take advantage of this early registration and discounted entry fee period. The gallery also offers Art Student Discounts for students who have an educational email address that ends in the .EDU extension only.

For the "Solo Art Series" Art Competition the entry fee is $26 for 5 images and there is no early registration. All entry fees are inclusive of New Mexico Gross Receipts Tax.

There Are No Return of Any Entry Fees.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

Submission deadlines may vary so please see the LST website for the deadline for this month’s competition.

HOW TO ENTER:

Upload your images in the form provided. Follow each step closely.

Please note that Submittable is a 3rd Party Submission Management Platform. Therefore, if you have any issues submitting and/or technical issues with the platform, including password resets, please reach out to Submittable Support directly at submittersupport@submittable.com. Submittable Customer Support hours are Monday-Friday 9am-5pm MT (Mountain Time). Thank you.

IMAGE PREPARATION:

Prepare your images before beginning the submission process. Submissions are only accepted via the LST online process.

Here are two articles to help you when you submit your entries to LST; How to Photograph Your Art the Right Way and How Not to Submit Your Images. In addition, here is a video by Tyler Stalman, produced for Saatchi Online that shows how to reproduce your art.

Digital image files must meet the following specifications:

  • JPG files only
  • Minimum dimension is 1000 pixels on the longest side.
  • Resolution of 72
  • JPG compression quality of 12 (or the highest quality setting)
  • Do not send images of your artwork, which have been framed or contain watermarks.
  • LST may color correct your images in order to enhance the overall presentation. LST may crop your images for formatting purposes for use in the Next Gen Carousel, Next Gen Slide Show, Event Catalogue, other off-site slide shows, YouTube presentations, other LST presentations and for other areas of the website if your images are chosen.

LABELING GUIDELINES:

We only need the title of the image. Please fill out the entire form and upload all five (5) images (or less entries) before submitting. If the submitted images are not sized properly, the artist understands that LST may have to resize and crop the images to conform to the format constraints.

Image name may not exceed 40 characters. Please note that image name is the name of the artwork, not the file name.

ARTIST BIOGRAPHY:

When submitting your entries, we ask that you provide a short bio (250 Word Limit), written in the third person. Tell us a little bit about yourself: your artistic training, your artistic inspiration, media choice, any special techniques used, any prior exhibitions… anything that you might like our patrons and visitors to know about you.

NOTE: In the final evaluation and for our choices for the top exhibition selections, we will select the artist who has provided us with a complete bio, versus an artist who did not, therefore it is important to provide this information to us. Poorly written bios or any bios that have exceeded the word limit will be edited.

ACCEPTANCE NOTIFICATION:

Every artist whose artwork is chosen for that month’s art exhibition will receive an email notification. All other art competition participants will receive an email notifying them that their artwork was not selected.

CRITERIA FOR JUDGING:

The artwork submitted to our competitions will be judged based on the following elements of artistic expression:

  • Interpretation and the clarity of the theme to the viewer.
  • Creativity and originality of the depicted theme.
  • Quality of artistic composition and overall design based on the theme.
  • Overall impression of the art. What is the effect of the artwork in general and as a whole? Overall, does the artwork stand on its own as a complete and outstanding work of art?

JUROR:

The Jurors of the art competitions will be Chris & Valerie Hoffman and he may be assisted by other art professionals when they are available.

IMPORTANT DATES:

Please review the dates of each month’s competition for deadlines and themes in the website’s posts or pages.

SALES:

LST does not participate in any sales of art. All purchase inquiries will be referred directly back to the artist for disposition.

EMAIL SUBSCRIPTION:

Artist agrees and understands that by submitting their artwork to the LST Gallery that they are opting in and will be placed as a Gallery Subscriber and will receive future email announcements and email notices from us. If you want to be removed from this Email Subscriber List, please email us at unsubscribe@lightspacetime.art and we will remove you immediately.

USE RIGHTS:

Artists who submit their artwork to the Light Space Time Online Art Gallery (LST) website for an art competition and have any of their submitted artwork chosen for participation in the subsequent art exhibition agree that LST be granted usage of the chosen artwork, only for display, marketing and promotional purposes for that art exhibition, and for any future LST themed art exhibitions and that usage of that image(s) is limited to any LST press releases, LST event presentations, LST articles, LST graphics, LST slide shows, LST presentations, LST event materials and for use on the LST website.

For full information on Use Rights, please visit the Art Competition Rules. Artists should also read the website's Terms and Conditions, and Privacy Policy.

Any questions? Contact us at: info@lightspacetime.art

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

Do Not Use Someone Else's Submittable Account to Submit Your Entries to Our Art Competitions. This Causes Confusion, Errors and Wastes Time during Our Administration Process. When we find such entries, we will Reject the Artist's Entire Submission Without Return of Entry Fees. Thank You for Your Cooperation.

These rules may be updated from time to time so please be sure to read them before you agree to them.

*Updated June 8, 2022*

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces their 4th Annual “Primary Colors” Online Art Competition for the month of October 2022.  2D and 3D artists from around the world are called upon to make online submissions for possible inclusion into the Gallery’s November 2022 online group exhibition.

The gallery encourages artists (including photography & digital arts), regardless of where they reside, to apply to this competition by submitting their best representational or abstract art.

The “Primary Colors” theme is one in which one of the primary colors (Red, Blue &/or Yellow) stands out as a primary artistic element in the artwork. Any subject matter and any media are acceptable in this open theme competition, as long as the primary colors in the artwork are at least one or more of the three primary colors – Red, Blue &/or Yellow. 

Deadline to Enter is October 27, 2022. 

Here is a link to the “Primary Colors” 2021 Online Art Exhibition in order to help artists see what type of art was accepted in the past. Please review our article post which explains the Judging Criteria for Our Juried Art Competitions in order to help you as a guide with your entry submissions. 

Early Registration - Discounted Entry Fee
Lower entry fees are offered from the opening of the competition until the beginning of the next month (October 1, 2022). The discounted entry fees are as follows: $16.00 for 1 to 2 entries and $24.00 for 3 to 5 entries. After that time, the entry fees revert to the gallery’s normal entry fee amount or $18.00 for 1 to 2 entries and $26.00 for 3 to 5 entries until the deadline of the art competition. 

Students (who are registered with Submittable and have an email extension of EDU) are able to receive additional lower entry fees for this competition.  $12.00 for 1 to 2 entries and $22.00 for 3 to 5 entries.  All entry fees are inclusive of New Mexico Gross Receipts Tax. 

The  #1 overall top winning artist will be the Best in Show winner of the  exhibition. The Best in Show winner will receive a cash prize of $100.  The cash prize will be paid via PayPal in U.S. dollars. The winner must  be able to receive the cash prize via PayPal. If the artist does not  have PayPal account, it is easy to set one up HERE.

See our general competition guidelines for image preparation and specs HERE.

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces their 12th Annual “Nature” Online Art Competition for the month of November 2022.  2D and 3D artists from around the world are called upon to make online submissions for possible inclusion into the Gallery’s December 2022 online group exhibition.

The gallery invites artists (including photography & digital art), regardless of where they reside, to apply to this competition by submitting their best representational or abstract art and photography.

The “Nature” theme is the artist’s interpretation and depiction of nature art. Nature subjects include geographical subjects, landscapes, natural objects, wildlife and natural environments.
Deadline to Enter is November 27, 2022.
Here is a link to the “Nature” 2021 Online Art Exhibition in order to help artists see what type of art was accepted in the past. Please review our article post which explains the Judging Criteria for Our Juried Art Competitions in order to help you as a guide with your entry submissions.
Early Registration - Discounted Entry Fee
Lower entry fees are offered from the opening of the competition until the beginning of the next month (November 1, 2022). The discounted entry fees are as follows: $16.00 for 1 to 2 entries and $24.00 for 3 to 5 entries. After that time, the entry fees revert to the gallery’s normal entry fee amount or $18.00 for 1 to 2 entries and $26.00 for 3 to 5 entries until the deadline of the art competition.
Students (who are registered with Submittable and have an email extension of EDU) are able to receive additional lower entry fees for this competition.  $12.00 for 1 to 2 entries and $22.00 for 3 to 5 entries.  All entry fees are inclusive of New Mexico Gross Receipts Tax.
The  #1 overall top winning artist will be the Best in Show winner of the  exhibition. The Best in Show winner will receive a cash prize of $100.  The cash prize will be paid via PayPal in U.S. dollars. The winner must  be able to receive the cash prize via PayPal. If the artist does not  have PayPal account, it is easy to set one up HERE.
See our general competition guidelines for image preparation and specs HERE.

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