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This is the first ever on-line NanoArt worldwide competition open to all artists 18 years and older. The purpose of this competition is to promote NanoArt as one of the new art disciplines of the 21st Century. NanoArt is a new art form where micro/nanosculptures created by artists/scientists through chemical/physical processes and/or natural micro/nanostructures are visualized with powerful research tools like Scanning Electron Microscopes. The monochromatic electron microscope images are processed further to create a piece of art that can be showcased for a large audience to educate the public with creative images that are appealing and acceptable. To read more about NanoArt and Nanotechnology please visit www.nanoart21.org.
In these days, anyone could have access to these advanced tools at universities or independent labs for an hourly rate. For this competition, the sponsor, nanoart21.org founded by artist/scientist Cris Orfescu (www.absolutearts.com/nanoart), will provide a high resolution monochromatic electron scan. The participating artists will have to alter this image in any artistic way to finish the artistic process and create a NanoArt work.
Submission deadline is December 30, 2006.
The artworks entered this competition will be displayed on-line for voting starting December 1, 2006 through January 31, 2007. Judging is via the Internet and decided by our site visitors. The sponsor reserves the final decision. Winners will be notified and published on-line on February 15, 2007.
One entry is allowed per artist. The Entry Form and the image file for web presentation should be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The web image file must be .jpg or .gif with the longer dimension of maximum 600 pixels at a resolution of 72 dpi. A Working Image of approximate 3000 x 2300 pixels at a resolution of 72 dpi will be provided by sponsor. This will be the original image (the scanning electron microscope image above) that should be converted by artist into a piece of art. This image will be used by artists for this competition only and is a working vehicle for the artists to exercise their talent and creativity. Copyright for this image remains with the nanoart21.org. Copyright of entered artworks remains with the artist who agrees to grant permission to nanoart21.org to use the submitted material in exhibits on the nanoart21.org web site and other media for marketing and printing.
For complete competition details and to download the Entry Form and Working Image please visit: www.nanoart21.org/nanoart_2006.htm.
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