Brightness Illustration Award 2021 Terms & Conditions

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Why Enter?

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Brightness Award Prizes

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Judging Criteria

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Before You Enter

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Rules & Eligibility

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Categories

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Formats for Submission

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Key Dates

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Representations, Warranties

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Artwork Eligibility

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Judging Criteria

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Our Partners

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The Poster Illustrator for BIA2021

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BRIGHTNESS ILLUSTRATION

AWARD 2021 ENTRY KIT The Brightness competition is a non profit event open to both amateur and professional artists from any country. The aim is to give artists the ultimate platform to develop their passion and career in the illustration sector. Finalists will benefit from exhibiting, and showcasing their work to art critics and art directors.


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WHY ENTER?

What You Will Get if Your Work is Crowned «the Winner» -Your work will be presented in The Annual Brightness Collection as one of the best works across the globe. -Your work will be featured on the cover of Brightness Magazine along with an exclusive interview. -Your work will be featured on Brightness Magazine’s social media.

BRIGHTNESS AWARD PRIZES All winners and selected artists will receive a free digital edition of the Annual book and a PDF certificate. Your work will also be displayed in our online gallery which has links to your contact information. Best of Show winners will also receive offer a contract with the winner for a representation and promotion on our website and social media. Perhaps to 3 winners from 3 categories. First Place: -Provide free space at Cluster Illustration Fairs for Brightness Illustration Award 2021 Winner artist (£1400 , it’s not a cash prize) -An exclusive interview. The winner’s illustrations will also be featured on Brightness Magazine’s front cover. Winners will be introduced directly to art directors through a newsletter including a free digital edition and a link to our online gallery. -A contract with the winner for a representation and promotion on the Illozoo website and social media. - Provide free application to BIA2021 Shortlisted Award Artist at Cluster Illustration residency (£300 , it’s not a cash prize) Second Place: -An exclusive interview. Winners will be introduced directly to art directors through a newsletter including a free digital edition and a link to our online gallery. -A contract with the winner for a representation and promotion on the Illozoo website and social media. -Provide free application to BIA2021 Shortlisted Award Artist at Cluster Illustration residency (£300 , it’s not a cash prize) Third Place: -Winners artworks will be featured in (Scrap Book) part. -Winners will be introduced directly to art directors through a newsletter including a free digital edition and a link to our online gallery. -A contract with the winner for a representation and promotion on the Illozoo website and social media. -Provide free application to BIA2021 Shortlisted Award Artist at Cluster Illustration residency (£300 , it’s not a cash prize)

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JUDGING CRITERIA Our show is judged by leading artists, art directors and designers from across the globe. All judging is done digitally so our judges don’t know the identity of our entrants. It takes a majority of the judges’ votes to be featured in the magazine. See our list of judges.

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Joanna Concejo, Poland Paul Garland ,United Kingdom Sonja Danowski , Germany Kieren Phelps United Kingdom Marco Palena, Illustrator, Italy Narjes Mohammadi (Hasmik), Illustrator, Co-Founder & Editor in chief of

Brightness Magazine Sadegh Amiri, Co-Founder & CEO at Brightness Company

BEFORE YOU ENTER 1- Check that your work is eligible 2- Pick Your Category The S and M symbols next to each category title indicate if the work can be entered in the “Single” or “Multiple” category. 3- Prepare Your Entry Form Submission format: The category pages (6) indicate what format your work should be submitted in. Pages (7) contain more detailed information on file specifications and entry categories. 4- Translation If your work was released in another language, please provide us with an English translation. 5- Create Your Entry 6-Review and Submit Before submitting your entry, double check all written information and uploaded files. We will be unable to change the entries after the deadline. For advice on where to enter or if you have any questions about entering your work please send an email to brightnessmagazinee@gmail.com


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INTENDED USE FOR SUBMITTED ARTWORKS INTENT OF USE The Brightness competition is a non-profit event open to both amateur and professional artists from any country. The aim is to give artists the ultimate platform to develop their passion and career in the illustration sector. Finalists will benefit from exhibiting, and showcasing their work to art critics and art directors. Our aim at Brightness Magazine is to promote your art, and not to own it. You will continue to own all rights to your work. We are simply looking for you to grant us the rights to feature your art and promote you as an artist. Think of this as an exciting collaboration with other artists and a great way of creating a global cooperative movement in the illustration industry. More specifically, here is how we intend to use your work: We will publish your illustrations in March. We are also asking for your permission to feature your work on our websites and social media. Entry: Artworks will only be accepted if they are formatted in the following manner: 150 DPI, JPG or JPEG, RGB color, without watermarks. Each participant can submit his/ her illustrations in all sections. Our show is open to all art directors, graphic designers, photographers, illustrators and fine artists in all countries. Entry Fees: There is no entry fee. Entrant Eligibility: Each person who submits a design (“Entrant”) must be of legal age 18 or older. Material: Brightness encourages entries from all 2D and 3D artists regardless of their experience and education received in art, as well as their residence. This is an international competition and everyone is encouraged to participate.

CATEGORIES This competition will be judged within four categories: Children’s Book (M) Books (Teenagers and Adults) (M) Editorial (S) UNPUBLISHED (Self-generated personal, experimental and fine art work.) (S)

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KEY DATES Open for Entries: July 1, 2021 Deadline: December 30, 2021 Shortlist Announced: February, 2022

ARTWORK ELIGIBILITY: Artwork must be single or multiple works of original art derived from an original concept created by the entrant. The design can be a pre-existing piece of art (i.e. created by the participant before the announcement of this competition) that does not go against the prerequisites stated below. The submitted artwork must not contain obscene, provocative, defamatory, sexually explicit or any form of inappropriate content, as determined by the Brightness team in its sole and unfettered discretion. Brightness reserves the right to examine the original artwork and source material in order to confirm compliance with the Terms and Conditions.

REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES AND AGREEMENT: By submitting your artwork, each participant has confirmed you have met the following prerequisites: 1. The artwork is an original created solely by the entrant or the entrant group. 2. The artwork has a marketable title, free of encumbrances of any kind. 3. Brightness’s display and publication of the artwork on any media, including its end use, does not result in infringement, misappropriation or violation of the rights of a third party, not limited to privacy rights, publicity rights, proprietary rights, copyrights, trademarks and/or other intellectual property rights. 4. The artwork has not been incorporated as part of any contract, agreement or commission with any gallery, studio, institution or person, entered into by the participant, that restricts their ability to comply with these licenses, terms and conditions. If the participant becomes aware that they cannot grant the rights that are stated above then they should notify Brightness Magazine in a timely manner. By submitting your artwork, each entrant agrees to these Terms and Conditions.


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JOANNA CONCEJO AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR

Joanna Concejo was born in 1971 in Slupsk in Poland. Graduated in 1998 from the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan. Since 1994 moved to France, in the Paris suburb where she lives and works. In the late eighties, ten began working as an illustrator and artist. In 2000 selected for the Salon de Jeune Création in France, in 2002 invited to the Biennale of Contemporary Art in Busan (South Korea) and the following year at the Salon d’Art Contemporain de Chelles (France) 2000. It s’ followed by other solo and group exhibitions (Paris, Berlin, etc). In 2004 selected for the Illustrators Exhibition of Children’s Book Fair in Bologna and at the end of 2004 wins the prize Calabria Incantata “Abracalabria” Altomonte (Italy). The following year selected for the Biennial of Illustration “Ilustrarte” Barreiro (Portugal) in 2005, 2009, and 2013. Since participating in various collective exhibitions: “The Emperors New Illustration” (Bologna, 2005, exhibition dedicated to the work of J.Ch.Andersen), “Figures Future” - “Peter and Alice” (Book Fair Montreuil - France), “Blue Book” in Iran and the UAE, “Le immagini della fantasia” to Sarmede Italy (2008 and 2010, 2015). Also collaborates with the illustration school “Ars in Fabula” in Macerata and Scuola Internazionale d’Illustrazione in Sarmede in Italy as a teacher intervener.


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PAUL GARLAND ARTIST / ILLUSTRATOR

Paul Garland was born in Somerset, England. He studied for a 2 year Foundation in General Art & Design at Somerset College of Arts & Technology, an N.D. in Fashion Illustration at Epsom School of Art and a B.A.(Hons) Illustration at Plymouth University. He currently works from his studio in the North of England. As a visual story teller, he creates intensely colourful, conceptual illustrations using metaphors to convey often quite complex stories for clients worldwide. Paul’s work has gained multiple Awards from the likes of Society of Illustrators, American Illustration, 3x3, Luerzers Archive, Society of Illustrators of LA, the Association of Illustrators and the World Illustration Awards and more over a 25+ year career in Illustration. For the last year, Paul has increasingly been moving away from digital work in an effort to forge ahead in the world of Fine Art.


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KIEREN PHELPS ILLUSTRATOR

I gradually established myself as a freelance illustrator after I left Kingston in 1982. I mostly worked for magazines, and far less frequently a newspaper or book. Being commissioned by The Radio Times was always the most exciting as it had published all my Illustration heroes over the previous 40 years. I worked as a freelance Illustrator for 20 years. I started the Ba Illustration course at The University of Gloucestershire in 2005 and established its imprint The Pittville Press and its student publications. I began the Cheltenham Illustration Awards in 2006 publishing and printing the annual, touring the exhibition alongside an Illustrators symposium. The Awards continues to flourish and grow as a free and inclusive international celebration of narrative illustration. The undergraduate course emphasizes, storytelling and drawing two elements I consider essential to illustration. The MA Illustration I started in…. emphasizes narrative drawing, the development of visual methodologies for research and the self-defining of a personal creative practice by theoretical context and by collaboration. This structure also reflects my continuing illustration practice. I am retiring from my post as course leader of the MA this year. I am still supervising a Phd. I anticipate still doing a little teaching for a while and I am currently working (in my shed) on a book project which is complete nonsense and very serious.


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MARCO PALENA ILLUSTRATOR

Marco Palena, born in Atessa near Chieti, is an Italian illustrator who lives and works in Pescara, where he studied at the art school and attended the University of Architecture. He has participated to several exhibitions and he has received many awards and acknowledgements in Italy as well as abroad. Among them: Gold Award in the category Advertising, Excellence Award ‘Fine Arts Lyra’ and Toppi Awards (Overall Winner) all of the AI Italian illustrators Annual; Overall Winner New Talent and New Talent Advertising Category of the World Illustration Awards of the AOI; First Place at the Brightness Award. His works have been recognized in many important annuals, art books and international magazines. Among the publications: Communication Arts Typography (USA); Banzai La Revue (France); Brigitte Magazine (Germany); Brightness Magazine - Digital Journal of Illustration (Iran); the book “Julia Pastrana the Monkey Woman” (Logos Edizioni); ILLUSTRATI, magazine by Logos Edizioni (Italy).


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SONJA DANOWSKI ILLUSTRATOR

Sonja Danowski studied design and since then has been working as an illustrator and picture books artist in Berlin. Fascinated by the richness of every day’s visual impressions, she draws inspiration from real life by depicting details in order to create new compositions with fictive places and creatures in her drawings. In this way the scenes seem real but have never taken place like that in reality. Her detailed pencil, ink, and watercolor illustrations were selected four times for the Bologna Illustrator’s Exhibition and have won her several international awards, including the Golden Island Award from the Nami Island International Picture Book Illustration Concours and a Batchelder Honor from the American Library Association. What makes her especially happy is that her books have already been published in more than 20 languages. Sonja loves plants and animals and is interested in all sorts of arts and sciences.


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NARJES MOHAMMADI BRIGHTNESS CO-FOUNDER ILLUSTRATOR & AUTHOR Narjes Mohammadi was born in 1985 in Mashhad. She fell in love with drawing at her grandparents’ house while growing up in Mashhad. Narjes works predominately in the medium of painting and illustrating. Narjes completed a BFA in Graphic Design with distinction at the Shariati Technical College in Tehran in 2009, and then she delved herself into illustration by taking a two years course in Iranian Illustrators Society and then took a course at Fondazine Stepan Zavrel in Sarmede in 2017. She has been working professionally as an independent illustrator and editor in chief of Brightness magazine. She introduced her inspiration sources in this way: “As an Eastern artist, I’ve always inspired by nature as the first and most important point for artistic work as well as Iranian miniature heritages.” Narjes works has been published in a variety of books and magazines in Iran, Canada, Australia, Italy, Spain, Greece and Germany. Her illustrations have been selected in several exhibitions and festivals during last years like: Belgrade, Bologna, Illustrade, WhiteRaven, Hiiibrand,LittleHakka and COW. Since 2009 she has had solo shows and group exhibitions in Iran, Spain, Italy, Brazil, Germany, Ukraine, South Korea, China and Japan. She also established an online magazine (Brightness) as a portal to the world of illustration in 2016. Brightness Magazine was born from the need of a platform specializing in illustration as there were scarcely any.


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SADEGH AMIRI BRIGHTNESS CO-FOUNDER & CEO ART DIRECTOR Sadegh Amiri was born in 1985 in Tehran, Iran. He was graduated in accounting in 2008. Sadegh is a self-taught photographer. His favorite genre is documentary photography and his photos have been nominated for several prizes since 2010. Sadegh has participated in a couple of exhibitions around the world such as Russia, Greece and Iran, and in 2018, he was awarded by the Metro Photo Challenge in Russia. Sadegh has started several startups and businesses. In 2015, he thought of the first digital illustration magazine and after a year, he published the first issue of Brightness magazine in cooperation with Narjes Mohammadi in 2016. Since then, Sadegh has invested in Brightness Company along with launching different departments of Brightness. Brightness News agency for example particularly focuses on illustration news and covers related affairs from different countries. Brightness illustration award is also one of the best competitions in the illustration world with more than 4000 artists from 80 countries participated next to Bristu (Brightness studio) which designs Brigthness magazines, websites and other advertisement materials. Currently, Sadegh is planning to expand the company in the upcoming years.


OUR PARTNERS


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Illozoo is a visual communication agency representing a wide variety of talents and production studios in illustration, motion graphics, design and animation. The agency provides creative solutions to advertising agencies, publishing houses and corporations from all around the world. w w w. i l l o z o o . c o m

With over 450 creative featured, Cluster London Fairs has formed a community of practitioners, which it supports through a programe of monthly gatherings, career support, one-on-one development sessions, talks, seminars and workshops, as well as the opportunity to take part in an ongoing series of curated projects and more. Cluster is more than a fair; it is a joint venture, a share journey, creative safe house and exercise in community building. Extending its roots and opportunities, last year’s launched Cluster Artist-in-Residence programme aims to provide a tailored experience with a broad network of opportunities to counter the ‘one-size-fits-all’ logic that so frequently pervades our industry. Working from a studio in East London with specific equipment provided in response to the artist’s needs, residents will be given a custom designed programme of one-on-one mentoring sessions with industry professionals who will guide them through research and production, and help shape their concluding solo show. w w w. c l u s t e r - l o n d o n . c o m


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Gabriella Barouch Since beginning my path as an artist in 2001 I’ve been fortunate to work with clients such as the French post office, Le Monde newspaper, soft Gallery fashion, Dalton winery, Penguin books, Sabon luxury products and more. I taught two illustration courses at Lehigh university (PA, USA) in 2013, was chosen as artist of the season at Jerusalem season of culture 2012 and was a lecturer at Pecha Kucha at the same year. My debuted picture book “Maybe” written by Kobi Yamada won two gold medals and was translated to over 8 languages around the world. My work was exhibited around the world and has been showcased online at My Modern Met, Creative Bloq, Awwyours, TheChildrensBookReview, Book Page, Idn, Illustration Rally, Creative Boom, Picame, The Journal, The Jealous Curator, Art Attacks, Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast, Frame, Ycn, Ballad Of, Koikoikoi, Illustration Age, Illustrators Lounge, Trend Hunter, Partfaliaz, Lamono, Ladder And Key and more.


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In 2019, The Brightness - illustration - news Agency was founded by Sadegh Amiri and Narjes Mohammadi to cover any news and events related to illustration. This agency is a part of Brightness company .

Brightness Magazine is founded by Narjes Mohammadi (Hasmik) and Sadegh Amiri in 2016 as a digital magazine to present exclusive interviews with contemporary illustrators, who are so professional at their job with many valuable experiences which could help young artists. Alongside, it promotes current projects around the world with reviews and criticisms.

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Brightness Studio (BRISTU) is founded by Narjes Mohammadi (Hasmik) and Sadegh Amiri in 2010. BRISTU is a multidisciplinary creative team, working on a wide range of design. Creating solutions in all the areas, from Website and magazine design to product design.

The Brightness competition is a non-profit event open to both amateur and professional artists from any country. The aim is to give artists the ultimate platform to develop their passion and career in the illustration sector. Finalists will benefit from exhibiting, and showcasing their work to art critics and art directors.

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