The Competition is open to all artists based in the UK or internationally and over the age of 18 years old on 1st January 2020.
A third party (e.g. gallery, agent or other representative) may submit work on behalf of the artist, but the third party must confirm that they have the full permission of the artist to enter their work.
Work that does not fit within the following Conditions of Entry will not be admissible and will not be considered for exhibition. WAC shall retain full and sole discretion over every question as to the admissibility or otherwise of any given work. The following are examples (without limitation) of inadmissible works:
In order to enter the competition, all entrants shall complete an online application form at and follow all directions therein. All images uploaded for the purposes of completing the entry process shall not be manipulated or otherwise artificially or digitally enhanced by the Artist.
The judges shall be appointed by WAC in such number and of such qualification as it sees fit at its sole discretion. The Judges’ decision shall be final and no correspondence will be entered into. All works will be judged anonymously and there will be no segregation by country, genre or style etc.
Works selected for exhibition may be offered for sale. WAC will levy 40% commission on all works sold during the exhibitions or afterwards directly as a result of the WAC Awards both at the exhibitions and on the website. Artists must make sure that their sale price includes the commission.
The organisers with liaise directly with the artists and the buyers to ensure that the artwork is delivered safely to the buyer.
All of our very generous prize givers are still supporting us and all of the Prizes that have been promised to the winning artists will still be awarded. We have endeavoured to increase the Prizes this year and have so far raised an extra £2,000 in prize money to be divided equally amongst four winners, including two students, as well as more in kind, to extend the Prizes already available to artists. More details on these will be available soon. We plan to hold the Awards Ceremony online in line with the Exhibition and again we will share the details in due course.
If you wish to be considered for the following prizes please make sure you tick the appropriate boxes on the Entry Form.
Each artist, by entering the Wells Art Contemporary Art Awards confirms that they hold all intellectual property rights in the work and that they have obtained prior written approval for the use of any third party copyrighted material contained in the submitted work. Artists will allow the work to be photographed and reproduced by WAC for the purposes of promoting the exhibition including; catalogue, press and publicity and websites in all territories. Copyright of all works remains the property of the artist. Any enquiries for copyright will be referred to the artist.
In accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 (and all other relevant Data Protection legislation), WAC will hold the personal data of artists supplied on the Entry Form securely. The data will only be used in the process of administering the Wells Art Contemporary Art Awards and will not be transferred to any third party not directly involved in this Exhibition.
By entering the Wells Art Contemporary Art Awards, artists are agreeing to all of the within Conditions of entry. WAC’s decision on all matters pertaining to the above is final. WAC reserves the right, at any time, and from time to time to amend, modify, vary, or discontinue the terms of this competition.
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