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The Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize 2015 received an outstanding 5 / 5 stars for fairness to artists! This competition asks only shortlisted entrants for permission to reproduce their work for limited uses in an exhibition catalogue and promotional material associated with the exhibition. It also limits the licence to 5 years. This is great for entrants as it means that the artist has an opportunity to use their work in an exclusive relationship in the future. The competition organisers also make a positive undertaking to attribute the artist wherever the work is reproduced. What an exemplary example!
Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize 2015 – deadline 2 February 2015