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The 2011 IPA Mobile Art Grant

FROM
December 1, 2011
UNTIL
December 31, 2011

CONTEST OVERVIEW

Each day on IPA the boundaries of mobile art are being pushed, expanded and explored in ways none of us could have predicted. The creativity, intelligence and spirit of this community have brought us all together: it goes without saying the competition will be steep. So let us take this opportunity to challenge one another even further. To make us push harder and discover more. Let us put our very best into the spotlight and raise the bar for everyone to see. 

IPA first launched about a year ago at the end of 2010. Over the course of our first year, this community expanded from a handful of collaborators to thousands of members and nearly 70,000 works of art. Watching this community build and grow has been a daily inspiration - and so it is an honor to start giving back.

For our second annual Mobile Art Grant, IPA is thrilled to introduce Jane Deering as the lead Juror. Jane is a long time gallery owner and advocate of the arts who has been curating and exhibiting the work of well established and emerging artists both in the US and Europe for the past decade.

The winner will receive a $1000 grant for the development of their art, and will have their work included in Mobile Los Angeles: The 2012 Exhibition in Los Angeles. IPA will also publish a book that contains work by those who have emerged as the most influential mobile artists of 2011, including the top 20 grant finalists.





The book will subsequently be made available for sale with all proceeds going to fund the 2012 grant. (See Rules and Guidelines below for further copyright details.) We will use these proceeds in lieu of a submission fee to increase the grant award for 2012 - enabling IPA to expand its grant program over time and find new ways to support all of you, the IPA artists.

Learn more about Jane Deering and how this grant will be judged . And don't forget to carefully read through the Rules and Dates below.


HOW TO ENTER

1. create account

Click this button to login or create a new IPA account.

2.

There are 3 ways to upload work to your IPA account once you are logged in.
Uploading work to IPA does not automatically enter your images for grant consideration.

  1. Click this UPLOAD button and you will be directed to your upload page.

  2. Use the UPLOAD button located at the top of your miPHONE page.

  3. Download the free IPA app and upload work directly from your phone.

    The IPA app is available now on the App Store. Click here to download.

3. submit to contest

There are 2 ways to submit your images after you have work uploaded to your account.

  1. Click this SUBMIT button and you will be taken to an image selector where you can choose which images you want to submit.

  2. Click on the SUBMIT button on the grant gallery page and you will be taken to the same image selector.

You will be allowed to add and remove images from the grant group throughout the submission period.

4. view submissions

There are 2 ways to view the 2011 Grant gallery page.

  1. Click this VIEW button and you will be directed to the gallery page.

  2. Click the GROUPS button located in the top menu of any page on this site and you will be directed to a list of IPA groups.

Once you are on the gallery page, you may use the SUBMIT button to add more images, or click REMOVE under any of your entries to remove them from consideration.

5. VOTING

Once the submission period has ended, a one week voting period will begin. During this week, the VOTE icon as shown above will appear over each image submitted for consideration. Simply click on the icon to cast your vote. Each member of IPA will be allowed one vote per image per day for the duration of the week. This public voting period will narrow the group down to a list of 50 semi-finalists. From there, the IPA panel, consisting of the founding members of IPA as well as the IPA Artists of the Month will have one week to narrow the 50 semi-finalist down to 20 finalists. Jane Deering will then review the 20 finalists, awarding one winner and two runners up from the group.

6. DESCRIPTIONS

Art is not just about the end result, it is about the process as well. We encourage you to share any additional information you may wish us to consider when reviewing your work in the description areas of the images you submit.

7. FAQs

Click here for answers to questions you may have regarding the 2011 IPA Mobile Art Grant.


IMPORTANT DATES

Submission period opens: December 1, 2011, 12:01 am GMT

Submission period closes: December 31, 2011, midnight GMT

Voting period begins: January 1, 2012, 12:01 am GMT

Voting period ends: January 7, 2012, midnight GMT

50 semi-finalists announced: January 9, 2012

IPA Panel Review: January 9 - January 15, 2012

20 Finalists announced: January 17, 2012

Final Review: January 17 - January 23, 2012

Winners announced: January 25, 2012

AWARDS

Grand Prize

  • A $1000 grant to the wining artist - for the development of their mobile art.
  • Inclusion in Mobile Los Angeles: The 2012 Exhibition.
  • Inclusion in a book to be published by IPA containing the best mobile art of 2011.
  • A museum quality, archival print of your winning image mounted on a 1” bamboo panel.
  • FX Photo Studio PRO, Snapheal and Color Splash Studio for Mac, donated by FX Photo Studio.

First Runner Up

  • Inclusion in Mobile Los Angeles: The 2012 Exhibition.
  • Inclusion in a book to be published by IPA containing the best mobile art of 2011.
  • A museum quality, archival print of your winning image mounted on a 1” bamboo panel.
  • FX Photo Studio PRO, Snapheal and Color Splash Studio for Mac, donated by FX Photo Studio.

Second Runner Up

  • Inclusion in Mobile Los Angeles: The 2012 Exhibition.
  • Inclusion in a book to be published by IPA containing the best mobile art of 2011.
  • A museum quality, archival print of your winning image mounted on a 1” bamboo panel.
  • FX Photo Studio PRO, Snapheal and Color Splash Studio for Mac, donated by FX Photo Studio.

The Top 20

  • Inclusion in a book to be published by IPA containing the best mobile art of 2011.
  • FX Photo Studio PRO, donated by FX Photo Studio.

rules & guidelines

  1. Uploading work to your IPA account does not automatically enter your work for consideration in the 2011 IPA Mobile Art Grant. After uploading, you must then submit your images to the 2011 Grant group based on the instructions above.
  2. Submissions are limited to still images created in the past year.
  3. Submissions must be shot and processed on an iPhone or iPad, and the mobile art app(s) used to create the work must be listed on the image page with the entry. This info may be added at the time of upload - or later by editing your image info. We reserve the right to review the EXIF data of any entry.
  4. Submissions must be the creative property of the entrant. Images that simply photograph another artists work as the primary subject matter do not qualify. You may not, for example, simply photograph a magazine cover or another artist's photograph. You may, however, incorporate the world around you such as store front windows or images found on the street as a part of your work as long as the end result is an image of your creation - and not simply a reproduction of someone else's creative vision.
  5. If your work was not created with an iPhone or iPad, but simply re-photographed by an iPhone it will not qualify. For example, if you want to use an older image as a reference point to create a fingerpainting in Brushes - that would qualify because the painting is the art - it is new - and it was made with an app. However, if you have a great old image you shot with a DSLR - a fantastic moment in time - and you bring it into your phone and add a texture and a frame to it - this will not qualify - because the real creative vision of the piece was not made with a mobile device - and the image is not new. The work itself — the "art" of it — must be a direct result of one or more mobile art apps, created in the past year.
  6. Only artwork submitted to the 2011 IPA Mobile Art Grant group on iPhoneArt.com will be eligible for consideration. Artwork can be uploaded via the web, or directly from your device using the IPA app.
  7. All members of IPA are eligible to vote for their favorite work. Each member will be allowed one vote per image per day for the duration of the 1 week voting period. You will not be allowed to vote for your own images.
  8. The 50 artists who receive the most cumulative votes for their work will be submitted for review by the IPA panel. The panel consists of the founding members of IPA as well as the IPA Artists of the Month and 2010 grant recipient - providing a high-caliber group of 18 artists who will narrow the 50 semi-finalists down to the top 20 finalists. The panel will be asked to make their decision based on the 10 images submitted by each artist, but keep in mind that your full portfolio will remain viewable on IPA for anyone who chooses to visit. No member of the panel will be allowed to select themselves as a finalist.
  9. The list of 20 finalists will be submitted to Jane Deering for the final review. Jane is a long time gallery owner and advocate of the arts who has been curating and exhibiting the work of well established and emerging artists both in the US and Europe for the past decade. Once her portfolio review is complete, she will select one winner and two runners-up from the list of 20 finalists.
  10. Each artist will be limited to 10 submissions. Artists may add or remove work from the group as many times as they like for the duration of the submission period, but once the group is closed, each artist’s submission will be locked and substitutions will no longer be possible.
  11. Entrant agrees that any work submitted is of their own creation and complies with standard copyright and fair-use law. IPA is not responsible for any copyright infringements, these are the responsibility of the entrant.
  12. Entrant retains full rights to any work submitted to this contest, but allows for the limited use of their entries for publicity by IPA on iPhoneArt.com, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, blogs, press releases, newspapers, magazines and other media outlets.
  13. Entrant also grants IPA the right to reproduce any 2011 grant entry in a printed book compilation of the best mobile art of 2011. Mobile Art, Volume 01: The Best of 2011 will be offered for sale to the public. All proceeds will go into a fund for the 2012 IPA Mobile Art Grant. If proceeds from the book do not generate enough funds for the 2012 grant, IPA will pay the difference, ensuring the continuation of our grant program. If the book generates more than $1000 in profit, then the funds will go toward increasing the 2012 IPA Mobile Art Grant award to provide greater financial support for the winners, and building a Mobile Art endowment to be used for creating additional opportunities for IPA artists. 

IPA will not profit from the sale of this book. Because we have chosen to publish and sell this book as a fundraising effort instead of requiring a submission fee - all profits will be given back to you, the artists, in the form of grant money. If your work is chosen to be in Mobile Art, Volume 01: The Best of 2011 - you will be contacted for express written permission and personal biographical information with the understanding that by applying for our annual grant, you have agreed to take part in this publication as a fundraising effort to expand and develop our annual grant program.
  14. If an image is chosen for promotion, credit will always be given to the artist, and if an image is selected for promotional purposes outside of normal IPA channels, the artist will be contacted by IPA for additional permissions. We will always place the artist first when dealing with issues of copyright, and you will always retain all rights to the work you post on IPA.