PRESS RELEASE: BGF Global Art Competition

Jun 1, 2014News

CONTACT: Elliot W. Salloway
Boston Global Forum
[email protected]

May 29, 2014

Boston Global Forum announces new Global Art Competition; Seeks submissions relevant to Crises in Asia.

Cambridge, MA – The Boston Global Forum (BGF) is proud to announce its new annual virtual contest, the Global Art Competition, which looks to present art as an instrument of communication to stimulate awareness and discussions among people and professional artists around the globe to answer the question: “Can Wars between nations be prevented?” Through the arts, we seek to promote understanding and mutual respect among nations.

The 2014 Global Art Competition calls all artists to submit original artwork in the form of photography or multimedia that answers the question: “Can Wars between nations be prevented – with particular reference to the current issues between Vietnam/Japan/Philippines and China?” The virtual contest will take place via Instagram and be judged by the world community. In addition, a BGF appointed panel of international jurors will review the top prospects and make the final judgments. Entries will be evaluated on the following criteria: creativity, composition, theme, technique, and issue impact.

BGF invites all people from all regions to participate in the online competition – and encourages citizens of the nations directly impacted from the current crises in the Asia Pacific to submit their art and participate in the voting process. There will be 10 winners in each category – photography and multimedia art – and all the art work entries will be judged using the same aforementioned criteria. The winners will be announced on September 30,2014 by the Boston Global Forum art team, and all will be previewed on October 3, 2014, at the historical Loeb House at Harvard University and honored and archived at the Boston Global Museum. BGF invites the global community to attend in person or view online the Award ceremonies and exchange wishes for peace and mutual understanding between nations.

For the selected artists this is an opportunity to have their work appreciated by the entire world.

The Competition details are as follows:

Contest Period:
The contest begins on 6/1/2014 and ends on 9/13/2014.

Who can enter:
The contest is open to all people in all countries.

How to enter:
The contest will be conducted virtually with all entries submitted to @BostonArtComp via Instagram using #CrisisAsia.To enter this contest, all participants are encouraged to submit his/her own photography or multimedia artwork (The photographs can be images of your own original paintings also). Be creative and use your imagination with particular reference to the current issues between Vietnam/China; Japan/China; and the Philippines/China. You are required to submit no more than three photos or multimedia files to Instagram.

BGF shall not be responsible for any loss or damage that may occur by entering this contest and the BGF reserves the right to make changes to the rules of the contest without prior notification. For more information, the media can contact the event organizer direct at [email protected].