Terms & Conditions
The competition allows only one entry with one artwork. A successful registration implies a submission of one and only one artwork that is meeting our data requirements (listed below). Your artwork must be submitted along with the completed registration form.
It is crucially important that you set the proper context for your artwork. Make sure that your answer in the registration form contains a description of how your artwork is related to the theme of the project. This description is obligatory and will be used throughout all our channels to promote and select your work.
Artists are responsible for the payment and shipment of their works to the exhibition in Berlin if they are part of the top 40 winners.
Works that comply with the guidelines of the competition will then go through to the next stage and be posted on the BOEArt.org social media channels.
At this stage your work will be online and the public will be able to engage and like/share your work
40 of the most liked/shared works (10 per category) will be selected for the next stage
The second round of voting will then commence and is juried by a panel of selected judges
All 40 selected art works will be exhibited at the exhibition in Berlin, Germany in May 2020.
A winner in each of the 4 categories will be selected and announced at the end of the jury selection. (i.e 4 winners)
The winners of each category will be invited to attend the exhibition and the art awards event in Berlin, Germany in May 2020
The competition is open to all entrants who are 18 years of age or older.
The artwork that you enter should be of a person (or persons) whom you know and whose consent has been expressly granted for their likeness to be used and/or depicted graphically. Working from photographs is permitted provided these were taken by yourself with the full and express consent of the person photographed, or their legal guardian.
One entry per artist.
Artwork submitted for the competition must have been created by the entrant, i.e. it must be his or her original work. All works remain the property of the entrant for the duration of the competition and exhibition, unless a work is sold at the exhibition.
Size & Mass Limitations:
Artworks are measured Height x Width x Depth.
Minimum size: 20cm width x 25cm height (unframed).
Works smaller than this will be disqualified.
Maximum size: 120cm width x 200cm height (framed)
Works larger than this will be disqualified.
No work or frame may exceed 10cm in depth.
Weight restriction: No work may exceed 20kg in weight.
No multiple-part works (i.e. diptychs or triptychs) will be accepted.
The entrant may not sign or write his or her name anywhere on the work, including the back. A selected works may be signed after the award winner has been announced.
Work submitted should have been completed after 1st of January 2019.
Work previously submitted for a competition or exhibited in the public domain, including but not limited to, electronic media such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or on a website, may not be entered into this competition.
A copy of a document confirming your identity and age (ID, driver’s license, passport)
During the FIRST ROUND, the digital images will be viewed by the public. Up to 40 works from digital entries will be selected. The organisers reserve the right to disqualify any artwork if the artist has not complied with the above rules as stipulated, even if the work was selected for exhibition.
The decision of the judges is final. No correspondence will be entered into. Entrants should be aware that all artworks are judged on an equal basis.
If your work has been selected during the First Round, you consent to publishing your name and work on The Banality of Evil in our Daily Lives website, social media platforms, and in the publications produced by the orgianizers.
If your work has been selected you will need to arrange with the organizers for delivery of artwork to the venue. Artists are responsible for the payment and shipment of their works to the exhibition in Berlin if they are part of the top 40 winners.
The personal data supplied by the artist will be used only for the purposes of The Banality of Evil in our Daily Lives competition and will not be transferred to any third party.
NO WET, OR SLIGHTLY WET, PAINTINGS WILL BE ACCEPTED. NO EXCEPTIONS! Pastel and charcoal drawings must be treated with a suitable fixative. All works on paper should be mounted behind glass or Perspex.
The entrants whose works are selected will be notified by organizers latest 5th of April 2020. These names will also be posted on our social media.
Please arrange for the courier to wrap your work(s) appropriately for transport. The organizers cannot supervise the wrapping of artworks when collected.
The 4 selected artworks, chosen by the judges will be exhibited at a venue in Berlin, Germany from May 2020.
Only the (4) winners; 1 in each category, will be invited to Germany to be a part of the exhibition to receive their award/prize.
The 4 selected artists and their work will also be published in a book that documents the project.
The copyright of all works exhibited in the exhibition will remain the property of the entrant. The entrant agrees, on an irrevocable basis, that the organisers and/or the sponsors may reproduce any exhibited work, free of charge, for the purposes of marketing, promotion, merchandising, discussion and education, including by means of promotional catalogues, publications, posters, prints, postcards, the internet or in television documentaries.
The names of the selected artists and details of their work submitted for the competition may be made public after the adjudication. By entering this competition, the entrant hereby consents to the disclosure of his or her personal information.
The organizers pledge to cover all travel expenses to and from the venue for the final selection.
Submissions accepted from 1 November to 15 March 2020
Jury voting starts on 16 March 2020
Final selection 1 April 2020
Exhibition opening in Berlin May 2020
Final Award ceremony at the opening of the exhibition in Berlin May 2020