Conditions of entry
Must live or be professionally based in the United Kingdom.
Must register and pay the entry fee of £25 (inclusive of VAT) online, by post or in person no later than Tuesday 31 January 2012.
Registration: Deadline Tuesday 31 January 2012
Stage1: Deadline 6 February 2012
Stage 2: Deadline 27 April 2012
Exhibition at Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool:
15 September 2012 until 6 January 2013
May enter one painting only. Substitutes cannot be accepted.
Undertakes that the work submitted is of his or her own origination, and that he or she holds all moral and intellectual property rights in that work.
Accepts that the images and painting, if shortlisted, are entered at the artist's own risk. The organisers are not liable for any loss or damage incurred to the image or painting, if shortlisted or selected for the exhibition itself.
Must submit their registration form by the stated deadline or the entry will be invalid.
Will be advised by letter of the outcome of Stage 1 of the selection process by Friday 6 April 2012.
Accepts responsibility, for the transportation of the painting to and from the designated depot if shortlisted for Stage 2. The organisers will not be liable for any loss or damage, however caused, either in transit to and from the exhibition, or during any period of storage, packing or unpacking or in any period in which the work may be on their premises or in their keeping. At Stage 2, the artist is advised to take out their own commercial insurance to cover their work in transit (two-way), at the depots, throughout the judging period and if selected, for the exhibition period.
All shortlisted artists will be notified of the outcome of Stage 2 selection by letter by 1 June 2012.
Artists not selected for the exhibition will be required to collect their work from the specified depot.
Paintings selected for the final exhibition, will remain in storage until the exhibition period, This means that the work will need to be available from the time it is submitted to the close of the exhibition in January 2013.
Accepts that the painting submitted will be available for sale in the exhibition and that the Walker Art Gallery, should they be interested, is given first option to purchase that work.
Accepts that, if a final exhibitor, all sales of exhibited work must be undertaken by NML Trading Ltd during the exhibition period.
If selected for the exhibition, agrees to the reproduction of the submitted work or a detail of that work (at no fee) in association with the exhibition, including press, publicity, merchandise, catalogues and postcards etc.
Is aware that National Museums Liverpool is registered under the Data Protection Act 1998. Your details will remain confidential and not be disclosed to third parties. By submitting an email address you are consenting to receive future emails from NML relating to our exhibitions. You can unsubscribe at anytime using the same email address.
Digital images of the submitted work must be JPEGS no larger than 5 MB in size and a minimum of 1000 x 1000 pixels.
One image showing the complete painting must be submitted. An optional second image, a detail of the work may be submitted, where appropriate
The image(s) of the painting must not be manipulated in anyway and must be of the painting entered. The painting shown on the image(s) must be available, if shortlisted, for Stage 2 of the competition and the exhibition itself. Substitutes cannot be accepted.
The image(s) and completed entry form can be submitted online. If you are unable to enter or submit images online, you can post your image (via CD or 35mm colour slide) to the Project Manager with a completed entry form.
Slide entries will be converted to digital images for Stage 1 judging. Unfortunately we are unable to return slides or digital images.
Full details of digital image requirements will be given in your Confirmation of Registration form once you have registered. Do not submit any images until you have received your Confirmation of Registration.
It is important that the quality of the digital image best reflects the submitted work. The first stage of selection is entirely based on the image submitted.
Must be new or recent work, preferably within the last 12 months
Must be wholly or partly executed in any painted medium.
Must be designed to hang on a wall.
Must be the original work of the artist named on the registration form.
Must, if shortlisted for Stage 2, be the same work as that submitted as an image at Stage 1 and be available for Stage 2 of the competition and if selected for the exhibition itself.
When packed for transport, should measure no more than 3m x 3.75m.
When unpacked, it must project no more than 0.5m from the wall. Work made up of more than one piece, such as a diptych or triptych, must also be no larger than 3mx 3.75m when displayed on a wall.
Work shortlisted for Stage 2 must be available from the sending in week to its return following Stage 2 judging.
If selected for the exhibition, the work must continue to be available from Stage 2 judging to the close of the exhibition. It may not be removed before the exhibition closing date of Monday 6 January 2013.
Work sold from the exhibition is subject to a 20% commission charge. This charge will be made by NML Trading Ltd upon completion of the sale and will be invoiced to the artist. The commission charge will attract VAT at the prevailing rate and this will be shown on the invoice to the artist. The charge will be based upon the sale price stated by the artist.
Where the artist is registered for VAT, the sale price will for commission purposes be the price exclusive of the VAT charge.