Now accepting submissions for the Season of Giving Art Contest!


The 2020 Season of Giving Photo and Art Contest, benefiting Autism Society of Texas, is open to autistic photographers and artists, as well as those with a connection to autism. The entries will be displayed online and auctioned in our Season of Giving silent auction ending on December 4, 2020. Be aware we will not be able to take all submissions.

Please read the guidelines thoroughly and fill out this form to submit your artwork.

What are we looking for?
All entries must be:
• The original work of the entrant
• Non-infringing of the rights of others
• Respectful of the rights, sensitivities, and culture of persons depicted

Photography:
We are looking for original, striking images by autistic artists, or their friends and family, that will be donated to Autism Society of Texas to be in an online silent auction ending on December 4th to kick off Season of Giving. These images may reflect a range of topics and subjects. We encourage entries from all regions, in both rural and urban settings of Texas. Each photo submission must be accompanied by a brief description, as well as the name of the person who took the photo and their connection to autism. These photos will be part of the online Season of Giving silent auction.

Art:
We are looking for original artwork that will be donated to the Autism Society of Texas, and auctioned in the Season of Giving silent auction. Each artwork submission must be accompanied by a brief description, including dimensions of the artwork, (and frame dimensions if included in the donation), as well as the name of the artist and their connection to autism.

By request, we will provide a tax letter for in-kind art and photography donations which are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

DEADLINE:
All entries must be submitted digitally by 11:59pm US CST, Sunday, November 1st 2020. Up to 2 photographs and 2 pieces of art my submitted per person. While we will feature a large number of art & photography entries in our online Season of Giving silent auction, we will select just 6 finalists for the art contest.

JUDGING:
Entries will be judged on originality, composition, overall impact, and artistic merit. The story behind the piece may influence the judges’ decisions. Decisions made by the judges are final, we will not be able to take all submissions. The 1st round of judging to choose the top 6 entries for the Photo and Art Contest will take place that week after the deadline and semi-finalists will be notified on or before Friday, November 6th. We will make arrangements to get artwork at that time.

Public voting to determine the top 3 finalists will take place November 6th – 27th, with the top 3 winners being announced Monday, November 30th.

WINNING ENTRIES:
We will recognize the top 6 entries on social media. The artists of the top 3 entries will be featured in an article that will be on our website and newsletter, as well as on social media. All entries may be used by the Autism Society of Texas in printed publications, on any Autism Society of Texas web asset, in a slideshow, or in any other media, provided that all uses are accompanied by appropriate attribution to the artist. Entrants retain ownership and all other rights to future use of their photographs and art. The Autism Society of Texas holds copyright to the collection of photos and artwork that constitute the Autism Society of Texas Photo and Art Contest. The Autism Society of Texas shall have the right to verify, in its sole judgment, winner eligibility.

LEGAL CONDITIONS:
By entering the contest, you must agree to the 2020 Autism Society of Texas Art and Photo Contest Legal Conditions. Entry of photographs and art into the contest implies acceptance of these conditions, regardless of whether entrants sign a statement confirming acceptance.

QUESTIONS:
For questions regarding the 2020 Season of Giving Photo and Art Contest, please contact Abby Rodgers at abby@texasautismsociety.org.