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Belt Buckle Competition 2012

Award  /  03 Apr 2012
Published: 16.01.2012
Belt Buckle Competition 2012.
Bozeman, Mt
Management:
Bryan Petersen
DEADLINE: 07/03/2012
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Intro
(...) The 1st annual World Championship Belt Buckle Competition is a juried online exhibition inviting all one-of-a-kind, handcrafted, wearable examples in the belt buckle format including western, modern, fashion, narrative and conceptual. (...)
The 1st annual World Championship Belt Buckle Competition is a juried online exhibition inviting all one-of-a-kind, handcrafted, wearable examples in the belt buckle format including western, modern, fashion, narrative and conceptual. 60 finalists will be selected for the online gallery and an exhibition of prints at a Bozeman, Montana venue. The winning entry will win a cash prize and a World Champion title belt buckle. 

Conditions

1st Annual World Championship Belt Buckle Juried Online Competition

Media Criteria:
Inviting all one-of-a-kind, handcrafted, wearable examples in the Belt Buckle Format. All styles and interpretations welcome: Western, modern, fashion, conceptual, and narrative.

Awards:
The first place entry will receive a cash prize of $250 and a World Championship title Belt Buckle. The Second Place entry will receive $150, and Third Place will receive $100.
Up to 60 finalists will be included in this juried online exhibition. Printed Images of the Belt buckles will be on exhibit at a physical Bozeman, Montana venue.

Deadline:
Email submissions and payment must be sent by March 7th, 2012.

Online Entry:
A non-refundable entry fee of $30.00 payable through Paypal. Once you click on the submit button, it will take you automatically to PayPal.

Virtual Exhibit Opens:
April 3rd, 2012

Image Guidelines:
Contestants may enter up to three images. All entries should include the following information on the entry form: Artist's Name, title of work, date of completion, medium, size (Height x width x depth). 300 dpi JPG at least 8" in the largest direction. All image files should read: Last Name and image number.jpg or Last Name and Title of the Work.jpg. (ex. Smith_BigShiny.jpg)

By uploading my images to the contest, artists agree to allow the World Championship Belt Buckle Competition to use my image(s) for this online juried competition found at www.WorldChampionBuckle.com. I also give permission for The World Championship Belt Buckle Competition to include printed image(s) in a photo exhibition of the winning entries in Bozeman, Mt. The artists keep copyrights to their image(s), while World Champion Belt Buckle Competition maintains ownership and rights of the website. By entering the competition, artists give express rights for World Champion Belt Buckle Competition to exhibit winners and finalist's images in the Gallery section of WorldChampionBuckle.com, and Facebook.


Jurors:
Bryan Petersen of Bozeman, Mt.
Bryan Petersen received his B.A. in Metalsmithing at Montana State University in Bozeman, MT, and an M.F.A. in Metals, from East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Art teaching Beginning and Advanced Metalsmithing classes at Montana State University. He has taught at The Arthur Morgan School, Georgia Southern University, Arrowmont, Ghost Ranch, and The Bear Canyon School of Art and Craft. His work is published in Lark books, Fabulous Jewelry From Found Objects, Hollan Publishers book, Mixed Media Collage Jewelry: New Directions in Memory Jewelry, A&C Black's Jewellery From Recycled Materials, and Lark Books Iron Wire Jewelry.

Richard Helzer of Bozeman, Mt.
Richard Helzer received his MFA at the University of Kansas. His academic career Included the positions of Director and Metalsmithing Professor at Montana State University School of Art in Bozeman, Montana. A recent commission involved designing a sculptural gate at the Angelo Musco School, Catania, Sicily. He is currently the Special Programs Coordinator for the Pieve International School in Perugia, Italy. His work can be seen in Oppi Untracht's book, Jewelry: Concepts and Technology.
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