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Re: Dinosaur Illustration Contest 2009 at Musem of LourinhÃ
Because the message was truncated for many of you, I'm resend it:
I'm pleased to inform that the Museum of LourinhÃ (Portugal) is
announcing the Dinosaur Illustration Contest 2009 (6th edition). The
reception of the artwork is until 31st May, 2009 and the 1st prize is
Please see the regulations above or at http://www.museulourinha.org/CIID.htm
I would like to encourage all paleoartist to submit their artwork.
Our aim is to promote paleo-ilustration excellency, therefore any help
to promote this in your website and blogs is very welcome.
6th Dinosaur Illustration International Contest, 2009
1. Theme: Dinosaurs and other extinct animals. The illustrations may
portray the animals as life-like
appearance, including their natural habitat, or any found fossil remains.
2. Identification: The illustrations must have an accompanying
document that clearly and
unequivocally identifies the author and contains the author's name,
age, e-mail, phone number, postal
address and country. The artwork's title should include the names of
the depicted species.
3. Participation: Any person over 15 years of age, of Portuguese or
other nationality may participate.
4. Sizes and techniques: The minimum admissible size is 148 x 210 mm
(5.83 x 8.27 inches). There
is no maximum size. Framed works are preferred, although the frame is
optional. All illustration
techniques and materials are accepted. The submission, with the art
work, of a CD with the digital
version of the art work is a positive valuation factor.
5. Digital imagery: Digital images must have a minimum definition of
300 dpi, real size,
uncompressed. In addition to the CD-ROM a printed copy should be
supplied. These materials will not
6. Art work selection criteria: The art works will be selected based
on their scientific accuracy and
on the quality of the employed techniques. Art work that has been
submitted to previous editions of
the DIIC is not admissible.
The following are preference criteria:
ô Illustrations of Portuguese species
ô Animals depicted as life-like appearance, set in their natural habitat.
ô Submission of art work: up to May 31, 2009.
ô Exhibition and announcement of contest winners: up to July 31, 2009.
8. Prizes: The prizes are monetary, in the Euro currency.
1st prize 1000 â
2nd prize 500 â
3rd prize 250 â
5 honorable mentions 50 â each
Two of the prizes are reserved for illustrations of fossils.
9. Sending the artwork: The artwork may be sent, at the author's
expense, by mail, or delivered in
person to the Museu da LourinhÃ. Any artwork sent via e-mail will not
Artwork can be sent to
this postal address
CIID 2009 - Museu da LourinhÃ
Rua JoÃo LuÃs de Moura, 95
1. GEAL - Museu da LourinhÃ accepts no responsibility for any damage
or loss of materials sent
to this contest. Contestants should take good notice that when sending
artwork by mail good
wrapping is essential. In previous editions of the contest many works
sent by mail were
received in damaged condition.
2. In order to avoid heavy import taxes, contestants are advised to
declare the goods as "no
commercial value" and "bequest" or "loan". The contest's organization
does not pay for any
10. Returning the artwork: The artworks will be returned starting in
November 2009. Authors can
retrieve them at Museu da LourinhÃ or they can be sent by mail. The
organization does not pay for
any taxes or insurance nor for any return costs above â40,00 (Forty Euros).
11. Jury: The Jury members are Miguel Telles Antunes (paleontologist),
Fernando Correia (biologist
and scientific illustrator), Nuno Farinha (biologist and scientific
illustrator), OctÃvio Mateus
(paleontologist, organizing committee), JosÃ Projecto (painter) and
SimÃo Mateus (illustrator,
organizing committee). The jury's decision is final and can not be
appealed. The jury reserves the
right to not awarding one or more of the prizes if the quality of the
entries justifies it. The contest will
only take place if there is a minimum of ten valid submissions.
12. Reproduction rights: When submitting artwork the author implicitly
accepts the present
Regulations and gives to GEAL - Museu da LourinhÃ non-exclusive rights
for reproducing the artwork
and advertise the contest, including, but not exclusively, in books,
through the Internet, on
promotional materials, editions, publications, museum support and
scientific studies, while GEAL
agrees to always reference the author in any utilization it makes of
Fernando Correia Biologist, scientific illustrator
JosÃ Projecto Painter
Miguel Telles Antunes Paleontologist
Nuno Farinha Biologist, scientific illustrator
OctÃvio Mateus Paleontologist, organizing committee
SimÃo Mateus Illustrator, organizing committee