Chroma Art Awards 2017

Hosted alongside Chromacon Indie Arts Festival, serves to recognise artistic excellence from Aotearoa’s leading and emerging independent creators. Chroma Art Awards are open to artists from all ages and backgrounds, in four specialised categories: Illustration, Comic Art, Animation, and Video Games.

Assessed by an independent panel of industry experts and community leaders, the Awards are judged on the following criteria:

  • Originality
  • Effective use of their medium to communicate themes, mood and narratives
  • Creativity/ innovation
  • Technical skill

Winners will be announced at the Chroma Art Awards Evening, 8th April 2017.

Proudly supported by Wallace Arts Trust 

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// Winners will receive:

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$500 NZD Cash Prize

 

Chromacon Pack (Chroma Vol.3, Festival Tee, Badges, Stickers etc)

 

Free Full Booth at next Chromacon festival

 

Free All Access pass to next Chroma Connect

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ArtRage 5

 Sponsored by ArtRage

…more to be announced!

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 11:59PM (NZST) Thursday 30th March  Saturday 1st April, 2017

This year, Chromacon is excited to expand the Chroma Art Awards 2017 to encompass four categories, with 5 final nominees and one final winner for each category:

ILLUSTRATION

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Presented by Garage Project

COMIC ART


ANIMATION


Presented by Media Design School

VIDEOGAMES


RULES AND CRITERIA (IMPORTANT!)

  • Submissions can be created using either/or digital or traditional mediums.

 

  • Creatives must submit their own original and independent artwork.  “Independent’ means work that is self-produced or self-published.

 

  • Personal, studio, group and specific works are all eligible as long as they are original and independently created.

 

  • Contest is open to residents of New Zealand only.

 

  • Entries must be publicly released/accessible/completed from 1st May 2015 – 1 March 2017. Entries that have been submitted to past Chromacon Art Awards are not eligible to be submitted again.
  • Entries must be received by Midnight (UTC +12) Thursday 30th March Saturday 1st April, 2017.

 

  • All submissions must be correctly submitted under its relevant category

 

  • Entries must be the creator’s own work and must not contain elements infringing on copyright or trademarked material. This also includes work derivative of art in the public domain or using or referencing assets not owned by or licensed to the creative.

 

  • Mature content and imagery are allowed, however entries must not contain themes or imagery that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual.

 

  • Chroma Art Awards judging panel, and their immediate families are not eligible to enter without prior approval (the related juror in question will be flagged and unassigned from judging the work).

 

  • Only one entry per person/group (individuals may submit as part of one group only, prizes will be shared amongst winners at their discretion) per category (except for Videogame).

 

  • All entries will be judged by an independent panel. Their decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

 

  • The nominees and winners grant and authorise Chromacon to use their physical likeness and/or artwork for marketing and promotional purposes (winners still retain copyright to their artwork)

 

  • If you are a winner, you may have to provide additional information (including, without limitation, proof of age or identity) to confirm your entry and submission eligibility.

 

  • By entering this contest you agree to abide by all rules, terms and conditions or face risk of disqualification.
  • Entries must be a piece of Original Work – that is, not originally produced for the commercial benefit of another party (ie. advertising, commission, based on an existing IP owned by a third party) and the artist owns all rights to the artwork.

 

  • Entries must be submitted as a single JPG/PNG file. If it is a traditional piece, please submit a scan/ photograph that is the most accurate representation of the original work

 

  • Entries must be at least 2000 pixels in the shortest length.

 

  • Entries must not contain any watermarks apart from the artist’s signature.

 

  • Once confirmed as a finalist, the artist must supply the original artwork (traditional) in an adequately framed state suitable for exhibition at Chromacon. If the artwork is digital in nature, the artist must provide express permission for it to be physically reproduced in the form of a print for judging and exhibition at Chromacon. While all reasonable effort will be taken to care for entries, Chromacon will not be responsible for any damage or loss to any original artwork/ print.
  • Entries must be a piece of Original Work – that is, not originally produced for the commercial benefit of another party (ie. advertising, commission, based on an existing IP owned by a third party) and the artist owns all rights to the artwork. Produced for publication in a collective anthology is acceptable.

 

  • If the work is collaborative in nature, the applicant must apply as a group/ collective/ partnership with a shared credit. Prizes will be shared amongst winners at their discretion.

 

  • Entries must be submitted as JPG/PNG files compiled in the form of a ZIP file (no larger than 50mb). If the work is created using a traditional mediums, please submit scans/ photographs that accurately represent the original work.

 

  • Entries submitted must be at least 2000 pixels in the shortest length per image.

 

  • Entries must not contain any watermarks apart from the artist’s signature.

 

  • Once confirmed as a finalist, the artist must either supply a physical copy of the work for exhibition at Chromacon or provide express permission for it to judged and exhibited live at Chromacon in a digital format. While all reasonable effort will be taken to care for entries, Chromacon will not be responsible for any damage or loss to any original artwork/ print.
  • This category is predominantly narrative based, the entry can feature elements of VFX, motion graphics, procedural animation, mocap animation etc, but it should be not a technology showcase.  Narrative structure will be an important element of consideration.

 

  • There are no limitations in length, but the animation must be a complete piece of work with reflecting clear artistic intention (ie. a walk cycle test or attack animation for a game is not sufficient)

 

  • Entries must be a piece of Original Work – that is, not originally produced for the commercial benefit of another party (ie. advertising, commission, based on an existing IP owned by a third party) and the artist owns all rights to the artwork. Produced for another project (ie. intro to an film/ videogame) that is also independent in nature is acceptable.

 

  • If the work is collaborative in nature, the applicant must apply as a group/ collective/ partnership with a shared credit, noting proper credits. Prizes will be shared amongst winners at their discretion.

 

  • If the entry features a mix of live action and animation, More than 50% of the film must be animation; the animation technology used in the film is not restricted.

 

  • Entries must be submitted in the form of a Youtube/ Vimeo link at at least 720p resolution.

 

  • If your animation has dialogue that is not English and is not subtitled, you must include an English dialogue script.

 

  • Once confirmed as a finalist, applicants must either supply a physical copy (ie. DVD? Bluray/ USB) of the work for exhibition at Chromacon or provide express permission for it to judged and exhibited live at Chromacon in a digital format. While all reasonable effort will be taken to care for entries, Chromacon will not be responsible for any damage or loss to any storage media.
  • Entries must be a piece of Original Independent Work – that is, not originally produced for the commercial benefit of another party (ie. advertising, commission, based on an existing IP owned by a third party, creatively managed by a publisher etc) and the creatives owns majority rights to the work. Co-publisher relationships are acceptable.

 

  • If the work is collaborative in nature, the applicant must apply as a group/ collective/ partnership with a shared credit, noting proper credits. Prizes will be shared amongst winners at their discretion.

 

  • Entries must be either publicly released after 1st May 2015, or currently unreleased but expected to be publicly released before 1st May 2018

 

  • You are very welcome to submit more than one game, as long as it meets the criteria.

 

  • Entries must be in a playable state: able to be experienced by the jury and public standalone and to be demoed at Chromacon.  If you are submitting a demo, it should be a complete vertical slice.

 

  • Once confirmed as a finalist, the developers must either supply a physical copy (ie. DVD? Bluray/ USB) of the work for exhibition at Chromacon or provide express permission for it to judged and exhibited live at Chromacon in a digital format. While all reasonable effort will be taken to care for entries, Chromacon will not be responsible for any damage or loss to any storage media.

Still have questions? Get in touch with us at artawards@chromacon.co.nz