1.This competition is open to all UK residents aged 16 and over, except any employee of or person directly connected with the RSPB and their immediate family members. Proof of age may be required.
2.Applicants under 18 must get consent from their parent(s) or legal guardian(s) before entering the competition. The parent(s) or legal guardian(s) of applicants under 18 agree to the Rules and Terms and Conditions on behalf of the applicants.
3.The competition is free to enter and no purchase is necessary.
4.All entries must be submitted by emailing a completed entry form and an image of the artwork to firstname.lastname@example.org.
5.The RSPB must receive entries by 11.59pm on Thursday 31 May 2018. Any entry which is late, incomplete or inappropriate will be deemed invalid at the discretion of the RSPB.
6.The RSPB accepts no responsibility for any technical failure, malfunction or any other problem with any server, internet access system or otherwise which may result in any entry being lost, corrupted or not properly registered or recorded.
7.Collaborative works are accepted.
8.There is no maximum number of entries per person. One entry form must be completed per entry.
9.There is no size limit, although the size of the work in relation to the exhibition space will be a consideration in the shortlisting process. All work must be suitable for wall hanging. Sculpture and photography will not be accepted.
10.If you are submitting a series, this is considered one work. You can attach images of more than one work within the series.
SHORTLISTING AND EXHIBITION
11. Artwork will be judged in regard to how well it fits the competition brief. As the competition is part of the Oxford Swift City Project which seeks to raise awareness of swifts, artwork featuring swifts may be favoured in the judging process.
12.The judges shall assess the entries and determine the shortlist from the scanned or photographed images. One winner shall be selected from the shortlisted works once the artwork is on display in the gallery before the launch and prize giving. The judges’ decisions shall be final. No correspondence regarding the results will be entered into
13.All entrants whose work is shortlisted will have their art displayed in the Jam Factory, Hollybush Row, Oxford, OX11HU, for exhibition from Wednesday 11 June to Tuesday 21 August 2018.
14.All shortlisted entrants will be invited to the launch and prize giving at the Jam Factory on Sunday 15 July 2018 where the winner will be announced. The winner will also be announced on the competition webpage by the end of Tuesday 17 July.
15.All work must be ready to hang. Insufficiently framed art will not be accepted and will be removed from the competition.
16.The shortlisted entrants will be notified by email or telephone (using the details provided on the entry form) within 1 week of the shortlist being decided. If the shortlisted entrant does not respond within 14 days of first being notified by the RSPB, then they will forfeit their place in the exhibition and chance of winning.
17.If the winner does not attend the prize giving event and does not respond to the RSPB within 14 days of first being notified by the RSPB, then they will forfeit their prize and a replacement winner will be selected from the other applicants and they will receive the prize.
18.Shortlisted entrants must submit sale prices, or declare that they do not want their art to be on sale, by 5pm Thursday 21 June 2018. If you do not submit a price, the art will be exhibited but not for sale.
19.Shortlisted entrants are responsible for delivering their artwork to the Jam Factory, between 2pm and 5pm on Monday 9 July 2018. Failure to deliver shortlisted artworks in this time will result in removal from the competition. Artists are responsible for collecting any unsold artwork on Wednesday 22 August 2018 from a location in central Oxford, to be confirmed. The RSPB takes no responsibility for any unsold artwork which is not collected by the entrant. Any artwork left after this time may be sold or disposed of.
20.Artists selected for the exhibition will be responsible for all transportation costs. Packaging cannot be stored for reasons of space.
21.If selected for exhibition, it is the artist’s responsibility to take out insurance for their artwork, if they choose to, for the duration of the exhibition, transportation, and storage. The Jam Factory is a secure space fitted with alarm and comprehensive CCTV system. During opening hours the space is staffed at all times. Neither the Jam Factory nor the RSPB will be held liable for any loss or damage that occurs on the premises or in transit.
1.The winner shall receive a hamper of art supplies worth £60, courtesy of Oxford Hobbycraft, vouchers for art classes at the Jam Factory, worth £50, and a £100 gift card for the RSPB online shop. The prizes will be presented at the exhibition launch on Sunday 15 July 2018.
2.The prize is non-exchangeable, non-transferable and no cash alternative is offered.
3.The hamper prize is provided by Oxford Hobbycraft and may be subject to further terms and conditions imposed by Oxford Hobbycraft. The RSPB reserves the right to replace the prize with an alternative prize of equal or higher value if necessary.
4.The prize of art class vouchers are paid for by the RSPB but provided by the Jam Factory and may be subject to further terms and conditions imposed by the Jam Factory. The RSPB reserves the right to replace the prize with an alternative prize of equal or higher value if necessary.
5.The winner's name will be published on the competition website and in Nature’s Home.
6.All sales of exhibited work will be managed by the Jam Factory during the exhibition period. The Jam Factory will take a commission on all sales of 30% + VAT. If sales are made on an artist’s entries, the artist must supply bank details to email@example.com to arrange transfer of this money for sold art. If the artist fails to supply this information before Tuesday 2 October 2018, they may forfeit their right to receive payment.
7.The RSPB reserves the right to refuse entry, refuse exhibition or to refuse to award the prize to anyone in breach of the Rules or the Terms and Conditions or the spirit of the Rules or the Terms and Conditions.