The Icon Prize

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Icon 2012
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  • Submit your original artwork created in response to Sara Gruen's novel, Water for Elephants.  Each submission should include a brief statement about the section of the novel to which your art speaks.
  • You may enter for consideration paintings, photographs, graphic art, collage art, and other visual media by submitting a digital photograph in JPG or JPEG format to theiconprize(at)gmail(dot)com.  You should submit images saved with maximum quality compression with a long dimension of at least 1000 pixels at 72 or 300 dpi.  Please try to keep the file size under 2 MB.
  • You may submit more than one entry.
  • All submissions are subject to the format guidelines and limits set forth in this document.
  • No submissions will be considered if they are defamatory, abusive, obscene, profane, or otherwise in poor taste.  Anyone who participates in the competition in a disrespectful or unlawful manner, including making hostile or negative comments related to age, disability, race, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, or gender identity, will be disqualified.
  • Posting of the work is at the discretion of the administrators.
  • The judging staff will select the winning submission.  The winner will be awarded The Icon Prize and a cash award of $1500.
  • By submitting your work to this competition, you are representing and agreeing as follows: (i) your submission is your own original artwork and, at the time of your submission, you have all ownership rights in the submission; (ii) you authorize us to publish your submission on the Prize's website, blogsite, and other online media without restriction or compensation; and (iii) if you are selected as the winner, you will accept The Icon Prize and the $1500 award in full compensation for all right, title and interest in any and all visual reproductions of your original work for all purposes related to The Icon Prize.  The artist retains ownership of the original work and is free to sell the original work as he/she wishes.
This competition is being organized to support and nurture the careers of artists who gather together around a common literary work.
Any questions or disputes related to the terms, conditions or participation in this competition shall be resolved by the administrators in their sole discretion.
Deadline:  Art will be accepted beginning March 15, 2011 and through December 31, 2011.  Early entries are strongly encouraged.  Finalists will be notified via e-mail by January 31, 2012.  The winner of The Icon Prize will be announced no earlier than June 1, 2012 and no later than December 31, 2012.  The winning artist will be notified via e-mail.