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2013 Caissa Rising Artists: 2013 Exhibition for
Nominated Students from Art Academy
Detailed Rules for Participants

I General Principles
  It is the Organizing Committee of Today Art Museum’s Annual Nomination Exhibition for Students of Art Academies that formulates and implements the Detailed Rules with full right to further modification and explanation. These rules bind both the organizer and artists who apply or participate. All artists who apply or participate are deemed to have understood and accepted everything in these rules.

II Organizations
  Name of Annual Nomination Exhibition, 2013: 2013 Caissa Rising Artists: 2013 Exhibition for Nominated Students from Art Academy (in short: Nomination Exhibition 2013 or Nomination Exhibition).
  Organizer: Today Art Museum. The Organizing Committee of Today Art Museum’s Annual Nomination Exhibition for Students of Art Academies (in short: Organizing Committee of Nomination Exhibition or Organizing Committee) is responsible for implementing.
  Review: The Review Committee of Today Art Museum’s Annual Nomination Exhibition for Students of Art Academies (in short: Review Committee of Nomination Exhibition or Review Committee).
  Producer of the Exhibition: Xie Suzhen, Chen Xiaobing   Artistic Director: Xu Lei Academic Chair: He Guiyan Exhibition Director: Gao Peng   Review Committee (in alphabetical order): Hang Chunxiao, He Guiyan, Qu Guangci, Su Xinping, Shao Fan, Sun Zhenhu, Wang Xiaoshuai, Wang Chunchen, Kawaguchi Azuma, Xu Bing, Xu Weixin, Xu Lei, Xie Suzhen, Yang Fudong, Zhou Jingxin

III Selection of Works & Awards for Artists
1.Selection Method:
  (1) Primary Selection: Reviewers nominate the artists into selection by the works they uploaded on the internet for application. Review Committee determines the selected works according to the voting ranking of the works. 
  (2) Reexamine: After works of primary selection being sent to the Organizing-Committee-named place, Review Committee determines the works selected for the exhibition by reexamination.
  (3) Awarding: After the exhibition opens, Reviewers nominate awards to works by open voting. Review Committee determines the works winning Special Award, Gold Awards, Silver Awards, Bronze Awards and Excellence Awards by comprehensive consideration of votes and scores; the Artists Named Awards are selected by the naming artists; Best Curatorial Team Award is determined by votes from both Review Committee and Organizing Committee; Best Popularity Awards of Exhibition and Internet are won by the most popular artists in exhibition and on official site respectively.
  (4) “Popularity of Works” on official site is not taken into account in the selecting of Review Committee.
 

2.Rewarding Means:
  (1) Exhibition Entry certificate and an album are issued for every work selected for the exhibition.
  (2) Award-winning works are issued award certificates and bonus or prizes.
  (3) Excellent artists win opportunities to be reported by professional media and to sign contracts with excellent art institutions.
  (4) Awards Setting:   

Awards Quota Bonus & Prizes(In RMB, tax included)
Special Award* 1 100000.00,one award certificate
Gold Award* 3 20000.00,one award certificate
Silver Award* 6 Maldives Travel Card(valued at 13000.00),one award certificate
Bronze Award* 12 South Korea and Japan Cruiseline Travel Card(valued at 6999.00),one award certificate
Best Curatorial Team Award 1 team 10000.00,one award certificate
Artists Named Award 4 Memorial gift, one award certificate
Excellence Award several Memorial gift, one award certificate
Best Popularity Award (Exhibition and Internet) 1 for each magazine “Oriental Art” (sent randomly)

Note: Special Award, Gold Awards, Silver Awards, Bronze Awards, Excellence Awards, Artist Named Award and Best Popularity Awards of Exhibition and Internet can be won all at the same time; works of Special Award, Gold Awards, Silver Awards, Bronze Awards are collected by the Organizing Committee. We collect the selected works completely, including the work itself and its back board, the frame and other mounting objects; after being collected, the works are not allowed to be changed or lent, if a copy is needed, please do it before sending us the complete works.


IV Requirements for the Works Selected Into Exhibition
  1.The Content: according to two themes (Heartbeat, Arrival) based on the name “Travel and Art” of the exhibition, depending on your own artistic views and methods to interpret relevant expression. The media include but are not limited to Chinese painting, oil painting, prints, sculpture, calligraphy, installation, mixed materials, photo and video.
  2.Work Specification: In principle, graphic work not exceeding 200cm×200cm in size, 3-dimensional work not exceeding 300cm (h) ×200cm×200cm in size, and video work not exceeding 6min in length.
  3.Intellectual Property:
  (1) Participating artists must have full ownership of the works, and sending sold or donated works to apply is not accepted.
  (2) The copyrights of all works on this exhibition belong to the artists. Artists should authorize the works to the Organizing Committee to produce various propaganda items, albums and news propaganda.
  (3) All the pictorial and textual materials provided to the Organizing Committee by the artists do not commit infringement to the intellectual property rights of any third party. Artists take full responsibility for all losses caused by the infringement and bear the compensation.
  (4) The Organizing Committee guarantees the integrity of the award-winning works collected by the Organizing Committee; the authorship and publishing rights of the works remain belonging to the artists, and other rights are taken by the Organizing Committee.

V Application Methods and Requirements
  1.Participation Qualifications: In principle, full time fine art major junior college students, undergraduates, postgraduates for a master or doctor’s degree, and graduates who have left the fine art academies within 3 years (including 3 years) can log in the application system on the official site to apply. Related restrictions can loosen properly if the applicant has a relatively high artistic achievement.
  2.Application Time Period: From 0:00 of April 5 to 23:59 of June 20, 2013
  3.Application Methods: Please log into the application system on official website(n2013.artnow.com.cn) within the Application Time Period to apply. It is deemed as invalid application and not granted entry into judgment if not within the Application Time Period or not through the application system on the official site. Be careful when filling each blank of your personal information when you log in to the application system to apply. The information you filled must be real and valid. If it is found out that the info is not true, the qualification will be canceled. If your contact information changes, please update your application materials on the website in time.
  4.Publicity of Works: Show space for 3 works of each theme for every applicant is provided on the official site of the Organizing Committee. In each space, the picture format uploaded should be jpg, the color mode RGB, and no “symbol” in the file title; 3 pictures of each theme share a total size within 1M or cannot be uploaded. (Data mentioned above can be modified in the route of Image Size in the menu of Image in the software Photoshop.) During the publicity period on the official site, every application work can be commented and voted by the members of the site. Comments and votes are not taken into consideration by the Review Committee, but serve only as the evidence for competing for Best Popularity Award.
  5.To guarantee the quality of selecting, please send the entire work of your video and work picture via QQ online customer service to the Organizing Committee within one week after your application. Participating artists have to provide two formats of their works: DVD and any one of wma, avi or swf. Picture of your work should be one picture composited with 8 video screenshots, only allowed in the format of jpg or tiff, color mode of CMYK, picture size within 297mm (h) ×210mm (w), and the resolution ratio as 300p/cm. (Data mentioned above can be modified in the route of Image Size in the menu of Image in the software Photoshop.) This picture will appear on the album and be used in related report and propaganda items.
  6.Repeated application and excessively uploaded works will be deleted. Anyone who has maliciously repeated applying, spread network virus, been recognized as cheating in a network voting process by network technology personnel and the Review Committee commonly, will be subject to deletion of their application materials and cancellation of participation qualification.

VI Publicity and Sending of Primarily Selected Works
  1.After the primary selection, the Organizing Committee will contact the artists by telephone to notify related terms of sending works. Please keep your telephone accessible. The result of primary selection will be published on the official site.
  2.The works sent by artists must be the same one notified by the Organizing Committee. If the selected works cannot be sent, the artists should inform the Organizing Committee. It is decided by the Review Committee whether to keep the participation qualification of the artists and whether to allow a shifting for the selected works.
  3.The artists should send participation statement and information sheets of the works when sending works, and paste packing lists on 4 side-face of the outer box. Please download the participation statement, information sheets of the works and packing lists of the works on the official site. Signature and ID-copy are required on or paste on relevant positions of the printed participation statement. Send it with the works to the place named by the Organizing Committee. Information sheets of the works need to be pasted on the back of the works (on the bottom of sculptures). Packing lists of the works need to be pasted on the named spot of outer box. In case works of multiple artists share one packing box sent to the organizing committee, each artist's work packing list needs to be pasted on the named spot of the box.
  4.The works selected to the exhibition should be transported by artists or the artist-entrusted logistics company within the time period prescribed by Organizing Committee to the place appointed by the Organizing Committee (at that time, the Organizing Committee will release the time limit and address for sending works; delivery expenses of the works is paid by the artists themselves; the time issue is subject to the receipt time by the Organizing Committee). For works not delivered to the named location on time, their artists are deemed giving up participating the exhibition. Artists in Beijing should send their works by themselves to the Organizing Committee.
  5.The artists selected for exhibition must send electronic picture of the works through QQ online customer service to the Organizing Committee within the time period prescribed. The filename of the pictures should be: the author's name, the title of the work, type of the work, size of the work (graphic works as height x width, three-dimensional works as height × long side x short side), creating time, and the academy of the author. Please include all works within only one electronic picture. For graphic works artists do not need to provide picture of detailed parts; For three-dimensional works artists can provide pictures from different perspectives. Pictures of a series of graphic work or a (series of) three-dimensional works from different perspectives must be composite into one picture, only allowed in the format of jpg or tiff with color mode of CMYK, picture size within 297mm (h) ×210mm (w), and the resolution ratio as 300p/cm. (Data mentioned above can be modified in the route of Image Size in the menu of Image in the software Photoshop.) This picture will appear on the album and be used in related report and propaganda items.
  6.The broadcast equipment for video works and related equipment for interactive works must be provided by the artists. Artists who do not provide these related equipment will be regarded as giving up participating the exhibition.
  7.The Organizing Committee is not liable for transportation insurance of the works, but allows artists to buy transportation insurance for the works.

VII Reception of Primarily Selected Works and Examination of Exhibition Works
  1. Please refer to the official website for the status of reception of works.
  2. When received, if the outer box of the works is damaged and the Committee judges the works may be damaged or if the works are found damaged when opening its packing box, the Organizing Committee will contact artists in first time.
  3. In case that the Review Committee judges the received works as seriously out of accordance with the Internet application picture in terms of artistic level, or that the artist changes the exhibition works without permission by Organizing Committee, the received works will be returned and applicant’s qualification canceled.
  4. Graphic works must achieve the requirements of directly hanging on the wall (graphic works are not allowed only set-off not framed). If exhibition works cannot reach the requirements, the Organizing Committee will return the works and cancel participation qualifications of the artists.
  5.For the return of the works for the reason of art level or framing way not conforming to the regulations, return costs and all the losses in returning are born by the artists. The Organizing Committee does not undertake the transportation insurance for returning works, but allows artists to buy transportation insurance for the works.

VIII The Exhibition, Awards Ceremony and Related Activities
  1.Exhibition Location: Building No.2 and No. 3, Today Art Museum (Tentative, take the practical arrangement as standard).
  2. Exhibition Duration: From July 19 to August 22, 2013 (Tentative, take the practical arrangement as standard).
  3.Exhibition Arrangement: Exhibition arrangement is solely under the charge of the Organizing Committee, implemented by Today Art Museum exhibition center, the students’ curatorial team of the Nomination Exhibition, Technology Department and Engineering Department of exhibition arrangement. If artists have any requirements for the display environment, please attach description by text and pictures when sending works. During the exhibition arrangement period, without permission of the Organizing Committee, artists and their staff shall not enter the exhibition hall.
  4.During the exhibition, Regulatory Center and Exhibition Center of Today Art Museum are responsible for the security of works, broadcast of videos, maintenance of equipment for the interactive works, etc. Artists cannot shift works during the exhibition.
  5.To ensure the best exhibition effect, the Organizing Committee does not provide special security measures for the works. The artists can pay for special security measures for the works after getting the Organizing Committee’s permission. If any force majeure causes the damage of the works, all losses are born by artists. The Organizing Committee does not undertake the exhibition insurance for works, but allowing artists to buy insurance for the works.
  6.The Nomination Exhibition will be free of charge for college students.
  7.Award Ceremony
  (1) The Organizing Committee is responsible for organizing the award ceremony, and the students’ curatorial team carries it out. The Organizing Committee will hope all participating artists be present (travel expense on artists themselves).
  (2) Time: 19:30, July 21, 2013 (Tentative, take the notice on official site as standard).
  (3) Location: Art Plaza of Today Art Museum (Tentative, take the notice on official site as standard).
8.During the exhibition, Public Education Department of Today Art Museum will organize various activities. Take the specific implementation plan published by the Organizing Committee of the Nominate Exhibition as standard. At the appointed time, all the artists are welcome to participate.

IX Removing, Returning of the Works and Prize Taking
  1.Removing: The Organizing Committee is responsible for removing of the entity exhibition. During the removing period, without permission of the Organizing Committee, artists and their staff shall not enter the exhibition hall.
  2.The works not collected by the Organizing Committee will be returned in the original package boxes by the Organizing Committee, and relevant expenses are counted on the Organizing Committee. In case packing of the works is seriously damaged in the process of sending to TAM and can't be used again, or the original package must be damaged to take out the works for exhibition, the Organizing Committee will charge proper fee for packing box and re-package, and send back for free. The exhibition certificate and one exhibition album will be returned together with the work to the artist. Artists who need more albums have to contact the Organizing Committee for purchase.
  3. For the artists who send the works by themselves, the Organizing Committee is not responsible for sending back the works, and the artists must come to TAM and take the works away within the prescribed time.
  4.Artists who entrust others to take works, award certificates and bonuses, prizes, etc, please sign the power of attorney. Please download and print the power of attorney on the official website.
  5.Bonus Releasing Time: From July 22 to August 22, 2013 (except holiday). Exceeding will be seen as artists giving up bonuses. Give-up-bonus artists continue to enjoy the award and the honor of their works collected by the Organizing Committee.
  6. For artists who do not take away their exhibition works within specified time, the Organizing Committee will charge 500 Yuan/day as storage costs.
  7. The Organizing Committee bear only the transportation costs of the works within the territory of mainland China.
  8. In case of the loss of the exhibition certificates and exhibition albums caused by personal reasons of the artists, the Organizing Committee will not reissue.
  9.The Organizing Committee does not undertake the returning insurance for works, but allows artists to buy transportation insurance for the works.

X Force Majeure
  In case of unforeseeable, unavoidable and insurmountable events happening, including but not limited to earthquake, severe weather, war, strikes, riots, epidemic outbreaks, government interference and etc, the Organizing Committee shall have the right to change, extend and shorten the exhibition time, and for a safety-based consideration to protect the works, to immediately stop exhibition activities. After force majeure period ends, the Organizing Committee will take counsel with the artists to address the problems.

XI Contact Information of Organizing Committee
Address: 5th Floor, Buiding No.4, Baiziwan Road No.32, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China. Post Code 100022 Tel: 0086-10-58760600-202 Fax: 0086-10-58760500 E-mail: n2013tmz@126.com

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