MAINSITE: Shooting Gallery Competition

MAINSITE: Shooting Gallery Photography Competition


Early Deadline: December 15th, 2010, $30.00 for 6 images submitted
Midway Deadline:  February 15th, 2011, $40.00 for 6 images submitted
Late Deadline: May 15th, 2011, $50.00 for 6 images submitted
No submissions will be accepted for review after May 15th.
Exhibition Dates: August 12th through October 1st, 2011
Work delivered by winning applicants August 1st.

October 15th, 2010: information for submission available on
December 15th, 2010: early deadline
February 15th, 2011: midway deadline
May 15th, 2011: late deadline
June 15th, 2011: artists whose work is selected for exhibition will be notified via email and their names posted on the gallery website
August 1st-5th, 2011: accepted work must arrive at the gallery. Further instructions will be provided if you are accepted into the show.
August 12-November 1, 2011: Exhibition dates
August 12, 2011, 6-10pm: Opening reception for artists
September 9, 2011, 6-10pm: Midway reception for artists

Terms and Conditions:
All submissions will be emailed to and should include a completed, signed copy of this entry pdf and up to 6 images fitting contest submission rules.
MAINSITE Contemporary Art, established in 1999, is located in historic Main Street Downtown Norman, Oklahoma. We feature local, regional and national contemporary artists.

Competition Awards:
One Grand Prize, $1000
More prizes will be announced as they become available

All entries will be anonymously reviewed throughout the competition duration.
Images will be judged on originality, technical excellence, composition, overall impact and artistic merit.
Judging and winning entries will be selected by independent jurors to be announced by December 15th, 2010.
All decisions made by the judges are final. MAINSITE Contemporary Art shall determine winner eligibility in its sole and absolute discretion.
Winners will be selected on or about June 1, 2011 and notified by email or regular mail on or about June 15, 2010. Winners’ names will be available online at on or about June 15, 2011.

You will retain all rights to any photograph you submit, including ownership if applicable.
If your image is selected as a winner in the competition, you grant MAINSITE Contemporary Art
a nonexclusive right, in perpetuity, to:
• Use, in connection with the current and any future Photo Contest,
your name, city, state and country of residence in MAINSITE Contemporary Art promotions and publications.
• Use, in connection with the current and any future Photo Contest, your image on partner and third
party promotions and publications.
• Keep the files provided, and to archive the images in electronic forms, so that your photos can be used
in connection with the current and any future Photo Contest.
As conditions of this permission, MAINSITE Contemporary Art shall credit all photographs with the caption “Person’s Name.”
We respect your privacy. MAINSITE Contemporary Art will not sell, rent or exchange your e-mail address.

If your work is chosen for exhibition, MAINSITE Contemporary Art retains 50%, fifty percent, of all sales.
MAINSITE Contemporary Art will make every reasonable effort to protect your work while it is in our possession, however, we are not legally responsible for it.

This competition is subject to federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Certain restrictions may apply.
Entries void if MAINSITE Contemporary Art determines the entry to not be an original, or if the entries are illegible, incomplete, damaged, irregular, altered, counterfeit, produced in error or obtained through fraud or theft.

Participants also agree (a) to be bound by these Official Rules; (b) that the decisions of the Judges are final on all matters relating to the competition; and (c) if he/she wins, that MAINSITE Contemporary Art may use each winner’s name, city, state, and photograph in any publicity or advertising relating to current or future competitions. All federal, state, and local taxes on prizes and sales are the sole responsibility of the prize winners.

MAINSITE Contemporary Art, in its sole discretion, reserves the right not to award all prizes in the event that an insufficient number of eligible entries meeting the minimum judging criteria are received. In the event that the selected winner(s) of any prize are/is ineligible or refuses the prize, the prize will be forfeited and MAINSITE Contemporary Art, in its sole discretion, may choose whether to award the prize to another entrant.

MAINSITE Contemporary Art reserves the right to adjust any deadline(s) as the result of causes
beyond its immediate control.

Upon MAINSITE Contemporary Art’s request, each entrant must be prepared to provide a signed written personal release from all persons who appear in the photograph submitted, authorizing us to reproduce, distribute, display and create derivative works of the photograph entry in connection with and promotion of Photo Contest, in any media now or hereafter.

In addition, upon MAINSITE Contemporary Art’s request, each entrant must be prepared to provide a signed written license from the copyright owner of any sculpture, artwork or other copyrighted material that appears in the photograph entry, authorizing us to reproduce, distribute, display and create derivative works of the photograph in connection with and promotions of the MAINSITE Shooting Gallery Competition. Failure to provide such releases upon request may result in
disqualification and selection of an alternate winner.

By participating, entrants agree to release, discharge and hold harmless MAINSITE Contemporary Art and each of its partners, affiliates, agents and its employees, directors, and representatives from any claims, losses, and damages arising out of their participation in this competition or any competition-related activities and the acceptance and use, misuse, or possession of any prize awarded hereunder.

MAINSITE Contemporary Art assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, or delay in operation or transmission; communications line failure; theft or destruction of or unauthorized access to competition entries or entry forms; or alteration of entries or entry forms. MAINSITE Contemporary Art is not responsible for any problems with or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail entry to be received on account
of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site, human errors of any kind, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to entrants’ or any other persons’ computers related to or resulting from participation, uploading or downloading of any materials related to this competition.
If for any reason the competition is not capable of running as planned, due to infection by computer virus, bugs, worms, trojan horses, denial of service attacks, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of MAINSITE Contemporary Art that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this competition, MAINSITE Contemporary Art reserve the right, at its sole
discretion, to disqualify any individual(s) who tamper with the entry process, and/or to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the competition. If MAINSITE Contemporary Art elects to cancel or terminate the competition, MAINSITE Contemporary Art will not retain any rights in the submitted photographs and will return the entry fees.

Questions and inquiries about competitions rules can be emailed to