Commemorative Poster Artist - 2014 Ocean City Jazz Festival

Call For Artist- An invitation to become the
2015 Ocean City Jazz Festival (OCJF)
Commemorative Poster Artist
The Ocean City Beach Citizens Council is a not for profit organization which promotes,
educates, and publicizes the importance of our local community along with promoting tourism
and recreation within Topsail Island. The Council is presenting the 6th Annual Ocean City Jazz
Festival which will occur on July 3 and 4, 2015. We invite all North Carolina artists to submit
your rendition for consideration to be named the 2015 Commemorative Poster.
Criteria for Submitting:
•Artist must be North Carolina residents
•Artwork must be original work that has never been presented for public viewing
•When submitting your artwork, please understand that the content may be anything that depicts
the local tourism (scenes that make North Topsail Beach unique such as our beaches/waterfronts,
our beautiful sunrises and sunsets, Jazz at the beach, the historic Ocean City Pier (see our
website and facebook page). In choosing your rendition please take into consider the resalable
qualities of your work. We have found that our buyers prefer colorful paintings. If your art
includes recognizable people, you must get permission from the subjects to use their image(s).
• The painting will be donated to the Town of North Topsail Beach where it will be displayed at
Town Hall.
Art Format
Only two-dimensional artwork is acceptable (Photography, Oils, Watercolor, Letterpress. etc.)
but must be submitted in digital format via e-mail to ensure the artist retains possession of the
original until the winner has been determined. When the winner has been announced, the
winning artist must forfeit the original artwork to OCJF so that it may be donated to the Town of
North Topsail Beach. Size must be a minimum of 16’ x 20’. Please keep in mind that additional
information will be included on the final poster.
Entries must be submitted by the original artist. You must be the sole owner of the art piece or
image you submit and the submission of the art piece and the entry form is your guarantee that
you are the author and copyright holder of the art.
How to Submit:
•Digital images of all artwork may be submitted via e-mail to [email protected] The
image must be accompanied with a completed contest entry form. If you are submitting multiple
entries, be sure to indicate clearly which form belongs with which image. Submissions are
limited to two (2) entries per artist. . All entries must be received by 5:00 pm Eastern
Standard time on January 31. 2015. No entries will be accepted after this time.
•Please include a biography outlining recent awards, shows in which you were involved and
other information that you feel are important.
•No entry fees are charged
Selection Process
•Artwork will be judged by the OCJF Executive Committee. Entries will be judged on the basis
of creativity, quality and effectiveness in conveying the unique character of North Topsail Beach
or the Ocean City Jazz Festival.
•Artwork not meeting the criteria for the Commemorative Poster will not be considered.
•Voting on the 2015 Commemorative Painting will occur on February 8, 2015. Artists will be
notified of the selection decision not later than February 15, 2015
The Winning Artist (Open Category) Will Receive:
•The winning artist will receive a cash award in the amount of $200.00.
•Press releases promoting the artwork and artist will follow the announcing the 2015
Commemorative Poster.
•The 2015 Poster will be promoted on the Festival’s website.
•The 2015 Poster will be promoted on the Festival’s website, brochures and tabloids leading up
to the Festival which provides massive exposure for the winning artist.
•The winning artist will be invited to exhibit at the Festival and will be given a complementary
10’x10’ booth
•The Festival will enter the 2015 Commemorative Poster into statewide and international
contests for best Commemorative Poster. Winners will receive the recognition of being known
as an “award winning artist” which can be used within the artist bios after 2015.
The artist is to sign a limited number of posters for sell at a minimum price with all proceeds
going to our programs.
Ownership/Use Rights
Artists retain the copyright of their artwork. By entering the contest artists agree to have their
submitted images displayed on the OCJF website as well as any other OCJF paraphernalia
without any fee or other form of compensation. Images will be credited to the artist only after
the winning submission has been determined.
Additonal Terms and Conditions
By participating in the contest, you agree to release and hold harmless any affiliates of the OCJF,
agents, and advertising and promotional agencies from any and all damages, injuries, claims,
causes of actions, or losses of any kind resulting from your participation in this contest, including
infringement of intellectual property rights,. OCJF assumes no responsibility or liability for any
damages, injuries, claims, causes of actions, or losses of any kind arising in whole or in part from
this contest.
The Ocean City Jazz Festival welcomes your entry into the Commemorative Poster Contest. If
we can help answer any questions,
For additional information, please call Carla Torrey at (919)-614-0117
***Please read and sign this form.. Artwork without signed Entry Form will not be judged***
Should my artwork be chosen for the 2015 OCJF poster design:
I give my permission for OCJF to reproduce my submitted artwork on promotional
materials for the OCJF
I give permission for OCJF to sell promotional items bearing the reproduced image in
order to raise funds for the event and waive any rights to claim any part of the proceeds
from those sales.’
I certify that this entry is my original artwork and that it has not been copied or
reproduced from any other source.
I agree to be available to provide signed posters for the event.
If my artwork is not chosen for the 2015 OCJ poster design:
I give my permission for my artwork to be place on exhibit online.
Name: ______________________________
Address: ____________________________
City: _______________________________
State: _________________ Zip: _________
Daytime phone: (____) _________________
E-mail: _____________________________
Title of piece
Signature of Artist: _________________________
Date: _______________________________
Date Received: ___________
This may be returned to OCJF via
Email: [email protected]
Standard mail: PO Box 1207, Sneads Ferry, NC 28460-1207