Masterpiece Oman

50th National Day Art Competition

In celebration of Oman's 50th National Day, we launch our first Omani National Day art competition.

The competition offers artists across the world an opportunity to showcase their work, participate in a virtual exhibition and join a physical exhibition at the Society’s headquarters in London. Winners will also receive cash prizes to support them in progressing their practice at this challenging time. First place will be awarded £1000, with runner-up prizes of £500 and £250.

The competition is now closed. Entries will be judged by the Heads of the Anglo-Omani Society New Generation Group in the UK and Oman alongside two guest artists judges. Artists will be contacted shortly.

Eligibility and rules of the competition are detailed below:

1. The Anglo-Omani Society 2020/21 Art Competition is open to artists of all ages who are resident in Oman and the UK.

2. Immediate family members of Trustees, Vice-Presidents or employees of the Society are not eligible to take part in the Competition. The competition is free to enter and only one submission is permitted per entrant.

3. All entries must be submitted by email to the Anglo-Omani Society rsvp@ao-soc.org. Hard copies cannot be accepted. Entrants must include their contact details on this form.

4. Entries can be submitted using a variety of media including but not limited to photo and video submissions. All entries should be accompanied by up to 150 words of supporting text.

5. Entrants agree that their entry is their own work, created for the purpose of the Competition, and warrant that their entry does not breach any applicable laws or regulations or infringe any third intellectual property or privacy rights.

6. Entries are open to individuals and collaborative groups. Where submissions are collaborative all entrants should be identified as part of the submission and will not be eligible to submit another piece of work. Entrants can only submit one piece of work. Entrants must provide details of any external assistance received.

7. Entries will be judged anonymously. Entrants should therefore only include their name on the accompanying form and not on the art submission or accompanying text.

8. A judging panel consisting of the Heads of the Anglo-Omani Society New Generation Group and two professional artists as guest judges from the UK and Oman. The judges' decisions shall be final. No correspondence regarding the results will be entered into.

9. The names of entries shortlisted and the winners will be published on the Society’s website and social media along with those works which the judging panel merit publication.

10. Any personal data which may be submitted in an entry will be processed by the Society in accordance with any applicable data protection legislation.

11. The best overall entry will win £1,000. Prize winners and shortlisted entries will also have the opportunity for their work to be displayed at the Anglo-Omani Society Headquartered in London, according to safety regulations in place at the time due to Covid-19. Unless agreed otherwise, entrants retain ownership over their entry to the Competition. By submitting an entry, entrants grant the Society a worldwide, non-exclusive, sub-licensable, irrevocable and royalty-free licence to use, display, publish, transmit, copy and edit the entry, in whole or in part, in any way and in any media, whether now known or invented in the future.

12. Provided works of adequate quality are submitted, a runner-up prize of £500, and a third place prize of £250 will be awarded.

13. The Society reserves the right to cancel, amend or suspend the Competition, or any part of it (including these Terms and Conditions) as required by the circumstances.

14. The winners will be notified by email or telephone or in writing (using the details provided at entry) and will be invited to a prize-giving ceremony at the Society’s headquarters in London (Covid-19 dependent). If the prizes are declined or unclaimed by a winner, or if a winner cannot be contacted from the details supplied within 15 business days of notification, a replacement winner may be chosen at the Society’s discretion and will be notified by the Society. The original entry that was chosen will then be forfeited. The Society will not be liable for any failure, delay or inability to contact a winner

15. The deadline for submissions is 12 midday GMT (4pm Oman time) on Monday 4 January 2021.

16. The Society accepts no responsibility for any technical failures which may result in any entry being lost, corrupted or not properly registered. No responsibility will be taken for damaged or lost entries. To the fullest extent permitted by law, the Society excludes liability for all loss, damage or claim arising as a result of a participant's entry into the Competition or use of the prizes (save in the case of death or personal injury caused by the negligence of the Society).

17. By entering the Competition, entrants agree to hold the Society harmless for liability, damages or claims for injury or loss to any person or property, relating to, directly or indirectly, participation in this Competition, or claims based on publicity rights, third party intellectual property rights, defamation or invasion of privacy

18. The Society reserves the right to refuse entry or to refuse to award a prize to anyone in breach of the Rules.

19. The promoter is the Anglo-Omani Society, 34 Sackville Street, London, W1S 3ED.

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