Fine Art America Announces Photo Contest
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Fine Art America has announced a photo contest offering photographers around the world the opportunity to have their work featured in a 30-second Fine Art America television commercial. The submission deadline is 31st May but note that the open voting period also ends on that day so it is recommended that you enter your work as soon as possible. Photographs that have received at least 250 votes from the general public will become eligible for final selection by a jury of Fine Art America staff members and industry professionals such as Bob Riha, veteran USA TODAY photographer; and Craig T. Mathews of Mathew Imaging, among others. The panel of jurors will have until 15th June to cast their votes. Each of the five winners will have one of his or her images displayed on air for five seconds while a voiceover artist explains the Fine Art America business model and the virtues of buying artwork from living artists and photographers. Each image will fill the entire frame and will include the photographer’s headshot, name and hometown overlaid at the bottom left corner.
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Fine Art America Press Release
FINE ART AMERICA ANNOUNCES PHOTO CONTEST OFFERING PHOTOGRAPHERS FROM ITS GLOBAL NETWORK THE RARE CHANCE TO BE FEATURED IN A NATIONAL TELEVISION COMMERCIAL
Five Winning Photographers Will Be Featured in a 30-Second Fine Art America Television Commercial Airing This Summer Across the United States
LOS ANGELES – Fine Art America, the world’s fastest growing online art site, today announced a compelling photo contest offering photographers around the world the unique opportunity to have their work featured in a 30-second Fine Art America television commercial. The commercial will be aired nationally throughout the United States reaching a minimum of ten million viewers during the month of July 2012.
Each winner will have one of his or her images displayed on air for five seconds while a voiceover artist explains the Fine Art America business model and the virtues of buying artwork from living artists and photographers. For maximum exposure, each image will fill the entire frame and will include the photographer’s headshot, name and hometown overlaid at the bottom left corner.
In addition, TV viewers will be encouraged by the voiceover artist and the on-screen URL to visit fineartamerica.com/tv. On that page, there will be links to each of the five images that were featured in the commercial along with biographies for each of the five winners.
“We are celebrating the milestone of surpassing 100,000 members on FineArtAmerica.com and raising awareness of the incredible works that they create day in and day out,” said Sean Broihier, founder of Fine Art America. “Browsing FineArtAmerica.com is like visiting the world’s largest art gallery from the comfort of your home or office. You purchase prints from our ever-expanding collection of 2.6 million images and configure your order to your exact specifications—including the size of the final piece and matting and framing options—all with the simple click of a mouse.”
Site Visitors Can Cast Their Votes
During the open voting period which runs now through May 31, 2012, visitors to FineArtAmerica.com are able to view all of the contest submissions and cast votes for their favorite photos. Participating members are encouraged to tell their friends, family and fans to vote to ensure that they reach the minimum 250 votes to be considered for the prize.
Open voting ends at 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time in the United States) on May 31. At that time, all photographs that have received at least 250 votes from the general public will become eligible for final selection by a jury of Fine Art America staff members and seasoned industry professionals such as Bob Riha, veteran USA TODAY photographer and owner of Riha Photo; and Craig T. Mathews of Mathew Imaging, among others.
The panel of jurors will be announced on or before May 31 and will have until June 15 to cast their votes. The decision of the jurors is final and the resulting five winners will be announced FineArtAmerica.com on June 16. Full information can be found here:
How Fine Art America Works
Fine Art America has revolutionized the way that artwork is bought and sold around the world. With a few clicks, artists and photographers can upload their images to FineArtAmerica.com, set their prices and instantly sell prints to a global audience of art collectors. Fine Art America fulfills each order on behalf of the artists—taking care of the printing, framing, matting, packaging, shipping, collecting payments from the buyers and sending profits to the artists. Each print is manufactured at Fine Art America’s production facility in North Carolina and delivered “ready-to-hang” with a 30-day, money-back guarantee.
In addition to providing an online marketplace and fulfillment service, Fine Art America provides artists and photographers with sales and marketing tools to help simplify and accelerate their careers. These tools allow artists to set up branded web stores, sell prints on Facebook, sell prints on Amazon, create e-newsletters and more.
More than 100,000 living artists currently offer 2.6 million images for sale on FineArtAmerica.com—with thousands of new artists and images being added each week. Each month, more than five million visitors stop by FineArtAmerica.com to purchase prints from this ever-expanding collection and to socialize and network with the artists and other art collectors.
About Fine Art America
Fine Art America was created in 2007 by a single programmer/entrepreneur, Sean Broihier, as a way to simplify the business of buying and selling artwork on a global scale. The privately held company has emerged as the premier destination for prints from living artists, featuring more than two million images from 100,000+ independent artists, art galleries and image libraries.