Every Showdown we receive thousands of submissions. On top of that, hundreds of thousands of art lovers from around the world will see and have the opportunity to cast a vote for your work. In order to make sure your submission stands out, here are some pointers that might help you win the Collage Showdown!
Presentation: Making sure your art can be viewed accurately is one of the most important elements of Showdown. Lighting, cropping and presentation are essential when submitting an image of your work. Take pride in your art and show us you deserve to win! Make sure that the background isn’t showing when you crop your image, there aren’t any hot spots in the lighting and be sure to upload high quality images by not overly compressing image files.
For more information on how to photograph your work check out our artist resource page here: http://www.saatchionline.com/artschool.
Fill Out All the Boxes: We want to know about you. What’s more art collectors will want as well. Make sure you are categorizing and describe your Showdown submission in the most effective way. If you have an artist statement, we strongly encourage you to put it on your profile page. An artist statement can be anything as long as you think it helps people to understand how you make your work. It can describe what you are thinking about, why you make art or even the process in how you made something. Always ask yourself:who, what,where, when, why and how.
If you need help writing an artist statement there are several great sites that help you do that here is just one example: http://www.theabundantartist.com/how-to-write-an-artists-statement-that-doesnt-suck/.
Promote & Market Yourself: The first round of the competition is open for public voting. Other artists, art lovers and collectors will have the chance to cast their vote for your work. Let everyone know that you are participating in the Showdown. In your profile, you’ll find a link to your specific submission. Post your link to facebook, tweet about it, add your submission to Tumblr and of course email your friends and family. Feel free to promote your submission on other artist communities.
The second round will be led by Rebecca Wilson, Director of the Saatchi Gallery London. Joining her in second round voting will be Gemma de Cruz, Founder & Editor-in-Chief of the Saatchi Gallery Magazine Art & Music. The final round will be judged by internationally renowned artist Wangechi Mutu.
Understand the Contest Rules:Keep up to date on all the rules and workings of Showdown. Read the blog posts, rules and information provided in order to understand each step of the process. Understand that the collage Showdown isn’t restrained to “actual collage art” but art in the spirit and ideas of collage.
Thank you for sharing your talent and enthusiasm with the Saatchi Online Community, we look forward to seeing your work!
- The Saatchi Online Team