International landscape painting competition

Theme

The wonder of three parks - Appennino, Alpi Apuane e Cinque Terre

Each artist can partecipate with one artwork choosing a subject from the territory of one of the three natural parks

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Prizes

Appennino Prize
500 euro
Apuane Prize
500 euro
Cinque Terre Prize
500 euro
Pittoresco! Prize
300 euro
Youth Prize
100 euro
Special mentions
with local products

The prizes are not for purchase. The works remain the property of the winners.

Submission

Submit and deliver artwork from 14 June till Friday 30 August
The partecipation fee is 20 euro
(of which €10 as a membership fee 2019 to the association Arte e Parchi APS and €10 as an additional contribution for participation in the competition).

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Rules

  1. "Arte e Parchi APS" organizes the international landscape painting competition "Pittoresco!" 2019 with the contribution of Appennino Tosco-Emiliano National Park, Alpi Apuane Regional Park and Cinque Terre National Park and in collaboration with the municipality of Fivizzano.
    The competition purpose is to promote the beauty of landscape through painting works and to encourage and stimulate artists who dedicate their energy and passion to express their impressions through figurative painting.
  2. The competition is open to professionals and amateurs without age or nationality restriction.
  3. The theme of this edition is ""The wonder of the three natural parks - Apennino, Alpi Apuane and Cinque Terre". Each artist can participate with one work choosing a subject from the territory of one of the three natural parks (Appennino Tosco-Emiliano National Park, Alpi Apuane Regional Park and Cinque Terre National Park).
  4. All painting techniques are accepted except digital media and mixed media with photography. The artworks must have the sum of the two sides not exceeding cm. 160 except frame. The works must be framed and provided with ring to hook.
    The works must be framed and provided with ring to hook.
    Artworks that do not meet the requirements specified in this rules will be excluded from the competition.
  5. Artists can submit by filling out the entry form in all its parts and paying the participation fee.
    The participation fee is €20 (of which €10 as a membership fee 2019 to the association Arte e Parchi APS and €10 as an additional contribution for participation in the competition).
    Submit to the competition assume the knowledge and total acceptance of present rules and the statute of the association. The fee is not refundable.
  6. The delivery of the artwork should be done between June 14th and August 30th, on the occasion of the "Pittoresco!" event every Friday evening at Piazza dei Parchi (for details see here), or by appointment with the organizer.
    The completed artwork sheet must be attached to artwork.
  7. All artworks will be exhibited from 2 to 14 September 2019 at the civic library "E.Gerini" (ex convent of the Agostiniani) in Fivizzano.
  8. The award ceremony will be held on 15 September 2019 at 16:00 at Sacred Art Museum of San Giovanni degli Agostiniani in Fivizzano.
    The winning artworks will be published on the website and in local newspapers.
    At the end of the award ceremony, a lavish refreshment will be offered to the participants.
  9. The following prizes will be awarded during the ceremony.
    - Appennino Prize € 500
    - Apuane Prize € 500
    - Cinque Terre Prize € 500
    - Arte e Parchi Prize €300
    - Youth Prize €100
    - Special mentions with local products
    The works remain the property of the winners.
    The youth prize is awarded to one of the participants who has not completed 25 years birthday.
  10. The prizes are judged by the partecipants of competition by voting during the exhibition period. Each partecipant has the right to one vote for each prize dedicated to one of the parks which he/she has not chosen for his/her work.They can vote through the website or by communicating their vote to the organizer by sms or email.
    All artworks can be visualized through the website or by visiting the exhibition. The secrecy of own vote will be guaranteed.
  11. The artists can collect own artwork at the end of the award ceremony or by appointment with the organizer within September 30, 2018. Works not collected within this date will be considered property of the organizer.
    In case that the artist prefer to collect the artwork by shipping, he/she should arrange the collection at their own expense. The organizer will take care only of packing and delivery to the courier.
  12. Guaranteeing the maximum care of artworks submitted for the competition, the organizer declines all responsibility for eventual thefts, fires or damages of any nature.
  13. By submitting for the competition, the artist authorizes the association Arte e Parchi APS to conduct his/her own personal data in accordance with the relevant laws (GDPR-EU2016/679) and grants the rights to reproduce artworks for the purpose to archive subscriptions and to publicate artworks on the website and other media of communication and promotion.

FAQ

You can submit only one work.
If ring to hook is attached, the prop is accepted.

There are two reason;
First, the participants can monitor better the progress and the correct management of the competition. We would like to involve the participants to improve the project "Pittoresco!"
Secondo, to avoid the tax on partecipation fee.
We remind you that the member can withdraw from association at any time by written communication.

No problem. We can agree on how to collect the work and any prize afterwards.
This year we want the participants to be the jury.
This may avoid disputes that often occur in the judgment of the jury.
We think that painters are able to express a valid judgment both from the technical point of view and from the point of view of originality. So it will be very interesting the result of this experiment as we know it's first time.
Yes. on request who wish to know the result of own work will be informed.
But we'll never say who gave these votes to avoid the trouble between the participants.
Participants cannot vote for their own work.
For example, if you painted Cinque Terre, you can vote for Apuane and one for the Appennino.
All artworks will be exhibited from 2 to 14 September at the civic library of Fivizzano. In this web site we will add a page where you can view all the photos of the works. Participants can login with a password communicated by us then vote.
Alternatively, they can communicate the votes to organizer by sms or e-mail.
We will communicate the participants all the details.
Last edition some painters sold their works. When someone is interested to buy we will give notice the author to contact him.
Other questions? Contact Organizer