Painting Contest Rules

Regulations filed with Me Sandrine ANGLA, Bailiff. Ref: 89192

SUMMARY

1.   Organization of exhibition
2.   Conditions for participation
3.   Method of participation (Credit Card or PayPal)
4.   Selection process
5.   Awards
6.   Legislation and language
7.   Amendment of regulation
8.   Publication
9.   On the computer law, files and freedoms
10. User responsibility
11. Law

1. Organization of exhibition

RankArt is an online platform that boardcasts and promotes the work of painters and photographers, both amateur and professional.
RankArt is also a showcase for Artists to benefit from visibility among buyers and gallery owners.
RankArt creates an interface for every participant for them to communicate with the public, art lovers and art promoters.
The idea is to have artists submit one or several pictures of their art. Submission fee is of 12€ per picture and 8€ for any additional picture.
At the end of every exhibition, the jury (composed of RankArt jurors + the winner of the previous exhibit) selects 13 winners for the exhibit:
- 1st RankArt prize : 750 € cash + a seat on the jury for the following exhibit + promotion and marketing on our networks.
- 2nd RankArt prize: 350€ cash + promotion and marketing on our networks
- 3rd RankArt prize : 250 € cash + promotion and marketing on our networks
- 4th RankArt prize: 100 € cash + promotion and marketing on our networks
- 5th RankArt prize : 50€ cash + promotion and marketing on our networks
- 6th to 10th RankArt prizes : free submission fees for the following contest + promotion and marketing on our networks
- 1st public choice prize : In the spotlight + promotion and marketing on our networks
- 2nd public choice prize : In the spotlight + promotion and marketing on our networks
- 3rd public choice prize : In the spotlight + promotion and marketing on our networks

At the same time, to create attention and give high visibility to the work of the artists, the public will be called to vote. Credits for future picture uploading will be awarded to the winners of the public choice prizes.

All exhibits begin at 0.00 (Paris timezone) the 1st of every contest and end at 23.59 (11.59 pm) the last day of the same exhibit. If participants submit after the deadline, works will be automatically registered for the following exhibit.
Exhibit dates and deadlines will be announced again every exhibit.
Winners will be announced and listed on the website the 20th of the following exhibit (or earlier when possible).

 

2. Conditions for participation

2.1 RankArt paintings exhibit is open to all professional and non-professional artists.

2.2 Participants must be 18 years and older to be eligible.

2.3 RankArt exhibit accepts the following techniques: oil, acrylic, watercolour, pastel, drawing, collage and mixed techniques.

2.4 By participating in the exhibit, you attest being the only author of the work you are submitting.

2.5 If you are guilty of plagiarism or submit the picture of work for which you do not hold copyright, you will become liable to any consequences that may result from violation of the law and the rules of the exhibit, and will be disqualified without refund.

2.6 RankArt retains all rights to demand proof of the originality or authenticity of your art.

2.7 Paintings must be created on a physical support (for the moment, the exhibit is NOT open to digital painting).

2.8 By participating, you agree to follow the Exhibit Rules.

2.9 By participating, you accept ALL of the Rules and Terms and Conditions.
The rules to the contest are kept at the office of Maître ANGLA Sandrine, Huissier de justice, 116 Route d’Espagne – Bâtiment Hélios 2 – 31100 TOULOUSE (France).
You can download the Rules on www.myrankart.com

2.10 If there is any suspicion from RankArt that fraud has been committed where public votes are concerned, you will be disqualified without a refund.

2.11 Participants or anonymous users may only vote ONCE per work and per exhibit.

 

3. Method of participation

3.1 Fees are of 12€ for one work submitted and 8€ for each additional submission (except when special offers are attributed by RankArt).

3.2 You can enter up to maximum works in the same exhibit.

3.3 You are allowed to enter art that has already received prizes in other exhibits (online or not) or that has been sold (we will NEVER ask for you to send us your work even if it wins the 1st prize).

3.4 You may enter the same work every month except if it has already won one of the prizes awarded by RankArt. In that case, you must submit another work.

3.5 There is no restriction of format for your original work.

3.6 All submitted work will be presented on the website.

3.7 As soon as you have registered and completed your entry, your work will be featured as part of the "this exhibit entries" page on the website. Appearance will be organized in chronological order of participation.

3.8 RankArt's moderation team retains all rights to refuse work that may threaten human dignity.

3.9 We require a minimum of 600 pixels on the shortest width for the picture of your submitted work so the jury can examine details if necessary.

3.10 You can submit directly on RankArt's website and pay entry fees by Credit Card.
You can also pay by PayPal:at rankart.grandconcours@gmail.com ( 12€ for one work submitted and 8€ for each additional submission) and send the pictures of your work with title to hello@myrankart.com

3.11 In no case the jury may not enter the exhibit.

 

4. Selection process

4.1 The jury will select 10 winners every exhibit and the public will select 3.

4.2 Entries will be judged on artist Technical mark:
- Composition
- Depth perspective
- Drawing, curves, lines
- Colour
Artistic mark:
- Subject selection
- Creativity
- Identity crafstmanship
- Emotional impact
The 5 best ranked works will be the 5 winners to be awarded cash prizes.
The 5 following will be awarded a free entry for the next contest.

4.3 The winners of the public votes are the 3 works to gather the greatest number of votes.

4.4 An artist can win a RankArt Prize AND a public choice prize in the same exhibit.

4.5 If an artist wins a prize for rank 2 to 5, they can't win another cash prize for 2 months but are allowed to enter their work and can win the public choice prize.

4.6 The Jury for each contest is composed of: RankArt jurors, gallery managers and the winner of the previous exhibit (except of course for the first exhibit).
To ensure transparency and impartiality, we inform you that the jury is completely independent of the founding members and players RankArt project. We are for each other or subcontractor or client. The relationship is established a relationship of partnership between free arts sector professionals.

4.8 Jury decisions are final and cannot be challenged.

4.9 Artists entering the exhibit agree to the following: that RankArt can use, in the artist's interest, the image of their work for publication in the website's archive, in the newsletters and on the different social network pages managed by RankArt, for promotional purposes.
RankArt may also display the name, the picture of the winning work and links to the artist's website for communication purposes.

4.10 Winners will be announced and listed on the website on the 20th of the month following the exhibit (earlier when possible).

4.11 If the juror (winner or the previous exhibit) withdraws from his seat for any reason, if RankArt cannot contact him or if he doesn't deliver his marks, we will assign a substitute juror without any further consequences (there will be no refun in that case).

4.12 Every work that has won a RankArt prize and/or a public choice prize cannot be entered in the exhibit again (if you win a prize with a paiting, you can't re-enter it and you must pick another work if you wish to enter another exhibit).

 

5. Awards

5.1 – Galerie Numéro 1 Grand Prize : Every 3 months, Galerie Numéro 1 will choose an artist among the participants to display his work for 15 days in their gallery in Paris.
- 1st RankArt prize : 750 € cash + a seat on the jury for the following contest + promotion and marketing on our networks.
- 2nd RankArt prize: 350€ cash + promotion and marketing on our networks
- 3rd RankArt prize : 250 € cash + promotion and marketing on our networks
- 4th RankArt prize: 100 € cash + promotion and marketing on our networks
- 5th RankArt prize : 50€ cash + promotion and marketing on our networks
- 6th to 10th RankArt prizes : free submission fees for the following contest + promotion and marketing on our networks
- 1st public choice prize : In the spotlight + promotion and marketing on our networks
- 2nd public choice prize : In the spotlight + promotion and marketing on our networks
- 3rd public choice prize : In the spotlight + promotion and marketing on our networks
All winners will be given a certificate attesting their participation and their rank in the exhibit.

5.2 Cash prizes will be transmitted by transfer via Stripe (Stripe is a maximum safety online payment service : https://stripe.com ) OR by cheque (sent by post) for the winners living in France.

5.3 RankArt cannot be held responsible for any event out of our control, such as postal delays.

 

6. Legislation and language.

The relationship between RankArt and the members of the RankArt community is governed by these Rules and ONLY French law is applicable, and no other legislation.
If the present Rules are to be translated into other languages, the original french version is the only reference.

 

7. Amendment of regulation

RankArt reserves the right to shorten, defer, modify, extend, suspend, or simply cancel the contest without prior notice, due to any event beyond its control, particularly in the event of circumstances constituting a case of force majeure or acts of God, without liability being incurred in that capacity.
RankArt reserves the right to change, without notice, this Regulation, by amendment.
Any changes in the latter will be released and freely available on the site, and be enforceable immediately to the participant.

 

8. Publication

Winners agree in advance the possible publication in any media of their name and / or city of residence without being able to claim any consideration or compensation of any kind whatsoever.
In particular, a participant in the event that he would be among the winners, authorizes RankArt without charge to use their full names, first name and city of residence in connection with the possible launch of the list of winners of the Game.

 

9. On the computer law, files and freedoms

It is recalled that to compete in the framework of the Game, participants must necessarily provide certain personal information about themselves (name, complete mailing address and email).
This information, stored in a computer file, are for the RankArt company committed to use only for this purpose.
The automated processing of such personal data, resulting in a declaration to the Commission Nationale Informatique et Libertés, in accordance with Law 78-17 of 6 January 1978 relating to data, files and liberties, According to the same Act, participants have at any time the right to access, opposition and rectification of data.
Moreover, and always in the same legal framework to address business information, or make commercial offers from participating and winning, personal data (email address) of the participants and winners are likely to be used by RankArt. Entrants and / or winners wishing to exercise their rights and / or do not want this information to be disclosed to third parties, may indicate in writing to RankArt 243 Route d'Albi 31200 Toulouse (France).

 

10. User responsibility

Participation in the Competition implies knowledge and acceptance of the characteristics and limitations of the Internet, including network regarding technical performance, response times for consulting, querying or transferring information, risks of interruption and more generally, the risks inherent in any connection and transmission on the Internet, the lack of protection of certain data against possible misuse and contamination by viruses circulating on the network, in particular, RankArt can not be held responsible for for any damage, material or immaterial, caused to participants, their computer equipment and the data stored there, as well as any possible implications on their personal, professional or business.
RankArt also can not be held responsible in the event that one or more participants were not able to connect to the website RankArt: www .myrankart.com, or play (viewing, recording and / or conservation of all or a portion of the information) due to a technical fault or problems related in particular to network congestion participants can not claim any compensation of any kind whatsoever.
Finally, participation in this Competition implies knowledge and acceptance of the characteristics and limitations of the telephone network, especially in terms of technical performance, response times and the risk of interruption.

 

11. Law

RankArt states comply with French legislation (which is similar to laws in force in the countries of the European Community). This Regulation shall be exclusively governed by the French law. Any questions relating to the application and / or interpretation of this regulation, will be decided upon depending on the nature of the application, by RankArt in compliance with French legislation.
Any dispute relating to the competition, must be made within a period of 90 (ninety) days from the deadline for participation.
In case of disagreement on the application and / or interpretation of these rules, and failing agreement, any dispute shall be submitted to the competent court.

 

12. Participation in the Competition implies full acceptance, so unreservedly hereto.
Anyone breaching one or more articles of this Regulation, shall be deprived of the opportunity to participate in the Sweepstakes, but also the lot he may have possibly win.

Last modified: 01/19/2018