2016 Poster Competition Rules & Regulations

How To Enter:

All poster submissions must be sent via Dropbox after a request has been sent by Women’s Voices Now. To receive a request, please complete the Google Form on our website. No money or donations will be accepted for the contest. The competition is free. A single individual or entity may submit up to five (5) separate designs for consideration.

Deadline:

All entries must be submitted by June 3, 2016 at 11:59pm PST. Late entries will not be accepted.

Judging & Selection:

Entries will be judged by WVN staff. Entries will be evaluated based on appeal, theme-inclusion, content, and marketability. If your image is selected, we will need the full art in its original file and the font that was used (if any).

Winning Recognition

The winning designer will be notified via email. Entrants are responsible for providing valid contact information and for checking their respective email accounts for notifications regarding the 2016 Poster Competition. If a potential winner does not respond within five (5) calendar days of the first notification attempt, the potential winner will forfeit his/her title of ‘winner’ and an alternate winner may be selected from the remaining eligible entries.

Regulations:

  1. Women’s Voices Now and The 2016 Women’s Voices Now Online Film Festival does not accept any responsibility for late or lost entries due to Internet or email problems. Proof of sending is not proof of receipt. Entrants must supply full details as required and comply with all rules to be eligible for this contest. Participants will receive confirmation of their entry once it is received by WVN Staff. If you do not receive this notification within 48 business-day hours, you will need to resend your submission.

  2. No responsibility is accepted for ineligible entries or entries made fraudulently. All submitted work should be completely original and the artist must hold the rights to all imagery used to create any part of the work submitted. Your work should not infringe on third-party copyrights. All work must be original.

  3. The Artist cannot reuse the whole artwork or part(s) of the artwork for another design or contest.

  4. Submitting your work to the 2016 poster competition automatically grants Women’s Voices Now full copyrights to use the designs for promotional purposes as long as deemed necessary by the Festival. Full credit will be given to the Artist where possible.

  5. Some designs may be made available for sale by Women’s Voices Now and The 2016 Women’s Voices Now Online Film Festival as posters, postcards, brochure cover designs, and other promotional material. Due credit to the Artist will be given. WVN is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. Any money raised will sustain our programming events and annual film festival.

  6. This competition is promoted by Women’s Voices Now and The Women’s Voices Now Online Film Festival. The decision made by the staff at Women’s Voices Now is final in every situation. Women’s Voices Now and The Women’s Voices Now Online Film Festival reserve the right to cancel the competition at any stage if deemed necessary and if circumstances arise outside of its control.

  7. Entrants are deemed to have accepted these rules and agree to be bound by them when entering this competition.

Disclaimer:

Women’s Voices Now and The Women’s Voices Now Online Film Festival do not assume responsibility for entries. Decisions are final. Women’s Voices Now reserves the right to alter the final design or to reject all submissions. All participants agree, as a condition of entry, that their submission becomes the property of Women’s Voices Now. By submitting an entry, the participant gives Women’s Voices Now permission to use and/or sell the image for its purposes including, but not limited to: posters, slides, brochures, advertisements, program books, schedule books, badges and tickets, postcards, and t-shirts. No entries will be returned, so please keep all files and/or scan your work.


Designer Agreement:

By submitting a poster design to Women’s Voices Now and The 2016 Women’s Voices Now Online Film Festival, you, the designer, agrees that Women’s Voices Now and The 2016 Women’s Voices Now Online Film Festival does not assume responsibility for entries. Decisions are final. Women’s Voices Now reserves the right to alter the final design or to reject all submissions. All participants agree, as a condition of entry, that their submission becomes the property of Women’s Voices Now. By submitting an entry, the participant gives Women’s Voices Now permission to use and/or sell the image for its purposes including, but not limited to: posters, slides, brochures, advertisements, program books, schedule books, badges and tickets, postcards, t-shirts, mugs, totes.

By submitting a poster design to Women’s Voices Now and The 2016 Women’s Voices Now Online Film Festival, you, the designer, gives permission for us to use the poster submitted: a) to be printed in order to appear in any Film Festival Exhibitions or Screenings, b) to be featured in the Women’s Voices Now Online Film Festival program, c) to be promoted in order to raise funds for Women’s Voices Now, d) to be printed and be sold in order to raise money for our 501(c)(3) organization, e) to be featured in publications and other 3rd party content that recognizes Women’s Voices Now or The 2016 Women’s Voices Now Online Film Festival or our film festivals in general, etc. Due credit will be given to the artist wherever possible.

By submitting a poster design to Women’s Voices Now and The 2016 Women’s Voices Now Online Film Festival, you, the designer, confirm that you are the sole creator of the work and that you grant to Women’s Voices Now and The 2016 Women’s Voices Now Online Film Festival full copyrights without charge in perpetuity. You also grant Women’s Voices Now permission to use the work in electronic formats and in associated promotional material in relation to Women's Voices Now, permission to be featured in publications used to promote Women’s Voices Now, The 2016 Women’s Voices Now Online Film Festival or the artist.

By submitting a poster design to Women’s Voices Now and The 2016 Women’s Voices Now Online Film Festival, you, the designer, promise that:

• no claims, litigation or other proceedings have been asserted and/or brought, no claims, litigation or proceedings are pending or threatened relating to the work;

• the work, as a whole and in all its parts, is original to the designer;

• the reproduction of the work will not infringe the rights of others;

• you agree to pay any costs or damages Women’s Voices Now and The 2016 Women’s Voices Now Online Film Festival might incur as a result of any breach of this Designer Agreement.

The above is accepted and agreed to by submitting a design to Women’s Voices Now and The 2016 Women’s Voices Now Online Film Festival.