Buxton Festival Fringe is holding a competition open to professional and non-professional artists to design a piece of artwork for the cover of the Fringe's printed programme for 2013 and for the 2013 flyer. Approximately 18,000 programmes will be printed and over 10,000 flyers. The winning artwork will also be publicised on the Fringe website and in the press and there will be a £100 prize for the winner.
The winning entry will showcase the distinctive style of the artist whilst conveying the spirit of the Fringe.
There is no restriction on the use of colour but competitors should bear in mind that the banner on the top of the template has an orange background and that this is the brand colour for the Fringe.
We will incorporate the logo of our sponsor, the University of Derby Buxton, in the bottom right hand corner. Its exact dimensions and position is shown on the template (see right).
Please be aware that the winning cover image will also be adapted for our promotional flyer.
The images must be submitted as follows:Size:
For inspiration, have a look at all our past covers.
Possible subject matter to explore could include the diversity of entertainment on offer, the attractions of Buxton as a location, the Fringe's sense of fun and its open-to-all, inclusive nature.
Original artwork may be in any medium but must be submitted as a digital file. Please note that the purpose of this particular competition is to produce an art-based cover that will be different from the 2012 cover (see image) which features a single photograph. (Photography could still be included as one element within an overall design.) Note that the exact reproduction of your artwork may be slightly altered during the printing process and we will not be held responsible for this.
Read the Rules carefully before submitting your entry, to ensure you understand and accept them. Submitting an entry in the competition constitutes acceptance of the Rules.
To be eligible to enter the competition, you must be 18 or over on October 1st 2012 and not a member of the Fringe Committee.
Entries to the competition must be submitted by email to email@example.com. All entries must be submitted with a high resolution .jpeg or.pdf file of at least 300dpi (please be aware that very large files may bounce back however). Entrants must adhere to size and format restrictions (see above). Images should be accompanied by a message containing the following informationARTWORK TITLE: (in case of multiple entry)
The closing date for entries is October 1st 2012. Entries which do not meet the entry requirements and entries which are received after the closing date will not be considered.
Personal data will only be retained and used by the Buxton Festival Fringe for the purposes of this competition. Personal data will not be passed on to any other parties without the prior express consent of the data subject.
The image must be an original, unpublished work that does not contain, incorporate or otherwise use any content, material or element that is owned by a third party or violates a third party's intellectual property rights, including but not limited to the law of copyright or trade marks. It must not be subject to any third party rights or agreement which may require the Buxton Festival Fringe to seek permission from or pay any sum of money to any person or entity as a result of its use. By submitting an entry in the competition, each entrant represents and warrants that his or her image meets these criteria.
Each entrant warrants that their entries are their own original work and, as such, they are the sole and exclusive owner and rights holder of their image and that they have the right to grant all required licenses.
Each entry will be judged by a panel of judges consisting of the Fringe Chair and Vice Chair, the Fringe Programme Designer and members of the Fringe Committee. Decisions and rulings of the judges are final and binding. The judges reserve the right not to award the prize if no entry is submitted which they judge worthy of the prize. The judges' decisions will be final and no correspondence will be entered into in relation to their decisions or the competition.
a) All shortlisted designs will be displayed on the Buxton Festival Fringe website and it is possible that some may be considered as cover artwork for future programmes.
b) The winning design will be used on the cover of the 2013
Fringe programme and the artist will be credited. Opportunities for further publicity may be possible.
c) The winner will be awarded a cash prize of £100.
The winner and shortlisted entrants will be notified by email by November 1st 2012.
Each entrant will retain ownership of all intellectual property rights in the image submitted (including moral rights). However, by entering the competition, each entrant grants to Buxton Festival Fringe a royalty-free, non-exclusive, perpetual, worldwide basis, any necessary and relevant permissions relating to the reproduction of their entry in any media, as part of the publication and promotion of the programme/flyer. For the purposes of production and promotion of the programme/flyer some alteration of the entry may be necessary. However no such alteration will be made without the permission of the entrant.