Mystification by Bethany Entzian
Thanks to everyone who submitted to the 2018 SNHU Art Exhibition Contest. This year’s entrants really stepped up their game, but the competition’s just getting started.
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. EDT to
Sunday, December 9, 2018 8:00 p.m. EDT
Starting November 28, the top submissions in each category will be entered into our web galleries for public voting. That means we need you to cast your vote, make your voice heard and most importantly – help support artists around the world!
We encourage you to share the gallery pages on your social platforms. If your submission is a finalist, then be sure to share your individual submission with your followers!
To view galleries and VOTE, click below:
NOTE: Voters are allowed only 1 vote PER category. All other votes will be removed from consideration.
Friday, December 14, 2018 Time TBD
First place winners in EACH category will receive:
Second place winners in EACH category will receive:
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.
VOID IN ANY JURISDICTION WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.
ELIGIBILITY: The Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) Art Exhibition Contest is open to persons 18 years of age or older at the date of entry within the continental U.S. Employees of Southern New Hampshire University are not eligible. This contest is subject to all applicable laws and regulations and is void where otherwise prohibited by law, rule, regulation or ordinance. One first place winner and one second place winner will be chosen for each of the five (5) categories.
HOW TO ENTER: The entry period for contest submissions runs from 8:00am EDT on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 until 11:59 p.m. EDT on Sunday, November 4, 2018. Eligible persons may enter by uploading their artwork via online submission form.
PRIZES: One (1) first place prize for each of five (5) categories consisting of a
$1,000 tuition scholarship to Southern New Hampshire University and a year Contributing Membership to the AIGA (see prize package above) will be awarded to five (5) entrants. One (1) second place prize for each of five (5) categories consisting of $500 tuition scholarship to Southern New Hampshire University and a year Contributing Membership to the AIGA (see prize package above) will be awarded to five (5) entrants.
All prizes are not transferable. Prizes may not be substituted for or redeemed for cash. Payment of all applicable federal, state and local taxes is the sole responsibility of the winners as noted in detail below. The estimated retail value of the first prize is $1,050, and $550 for the second prize. Any tax implications for scholarships and monetary value of the professional membership are solely the responsibility of the recipient. Winner will be required to complete an affidavit of eligibility, liability and release forms, W-9 with SSN, and such other documents as may be required. Scholarships will also be factored into financial aid award eligibility. SNHU reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value.
NOTIFICATION AND AWARDING OF PRIZES: The winner will be notified via email using the information that is provided at time of entry, by 11:59pm on or before Friday, December 14, 2018. Prizing will be coordinated between the winner and SNHU. SNHU shall not be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever that is suffered (included but not limited to, indirect or consequential loss) in the delivery of the prizes to the winners. Return of any prize or notification as "undeliverable," or failure to comply with these Official Rules, will result in disqualification. In the event a winner is not found, an alternate winner may be selected at the discretion of SNHU.
TAXES AND TAX REPORTING: All costs, taxes, fees, and expenses associated with a prize or the acceptance and use of any element of a prize not specifically addressed above are the sole responsibility of the winner. All federal, state, and local taxes on prize are winner’s sole responsibility.
GENERAL CONDITIONS: Prior to awarding any prize, SNHU in its sole discretion may require winners to sign a liability release, agreeing to hold SNHU and affiliated corporations and shareholders, directors, employees, agents and representatives of each of them harmless against any and all liability arising directly or indirectly from use of the submitted materials, or participation in the contest, or the prize will be forfeited. Decisions of SNHU with respect to the contest, including but not limited to selection of the winners, are final. Failure to comply with the contest rules may result in a participant’s disqualification, at the sole discretion of SNHU. SNHU reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify these Official Rules in any manner and at any time. SNHU reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to suspend or terminate this contest in any manner and at any time. By entering the contest, participant agrees to these Official Rules, agrees to be bound by the decisions of SNHU, agrees to forever release and hold harmless SNHU, its respective employees and agents from all liability, loss, damage, or injury from participation in this contest, including, but not limited to, use or misuse of the prize, and acknowledges that SNHU and their respective employees and agents have neither made, nor are liable for, any warranty or guarantee, whatsoever, express or implied, in fact or in law, with respect to any prize hereunder. These contest rules are governed by and shall be interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of New Hampshire. By participating in this contest, each entrant submits to the personal jurisdiction of the State of New Hampshire. The Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) Art Exhibition Contest is not sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Instagram or Facebook. By making a submission, you irrevocably release and discharge Instagram and/or Facebook, its employees, agents, and affiliates from all legal claims or disputes arising out of the Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) Art Exhibition Contest.
REPRESENTATIONS OF NON-INFRINGEMENT AND COPYRIGHT OWNERSHIP: By entering the Contest, each entrant grants Sponsor and its licensees ("Authorized Parties") a royalty-free, irrevocable and perpetual right and license to use, reproduce, distribute, display, and create derivative works of his or her entry and any information submitted with the entry, in connection with the Contest and promotion of the Contest, in any media now or hereafter known.
The entry in its entirety, must be a single work of original material taken by the Contest entrant. By entering the Contest, entrant represents, acknowledges, and warrants that the entry is an original work created solely by the entrant, that the entry does not infringe on the copyrights, trademarks, moral rights, rights of privacy/publicity or intellectual property rights of any person or entity, and that no other party has any right, title, claim, or interest in the entry. The entry must not, in the sole and unfettered discretion of the Sponsor, contain obscene, provocative, defamatory, sexually explicit, or otherwise objectionable or inappropriate content.
If the entry contains any material or elements that are not owned by the entrant and/or which are subject to the rights of third parties, and/or if any persons appear in the entry, the entrant is responsible for obtaining, prior to submission of the entry, any and all releases and consents necessary to permit the exhibition and use of the entry in the manner set forth in these Official Rules without additional compensation. If any person appearing in any entry is under the age of majority in their state/province/territory of residence the signature of a parent or legal guardian is required on each release. Upon Sponsor's request, the winner must be prepared to provide, prior to the award of any prize elements, a signed release from all persons who appear in the entry selected as the winning entry. Failure to provide such releases upon request may result in disqualification of the winner, the forfeiture of all interest in prizes and selection of an alternate winner.
INTERNET AND USE OF TECHNOLOGY: If for any reason this Contest is not capable of running as planned due to an infection by a computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of SNHU which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest, SNHU reserves the right at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the Entry process. SNHU assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of Entries. SNHU is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunctions of any telephone network or telephone lines, computer online systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email or Entry to be received by SNHU due to technical problems, human error or traffic congestion on the Internet or at the Website, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to participant's or any other person's computer relating to or resulting from participating in this Contest. SNHU IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR INCOMPATIBILITY OF ENTRANT'S HARDWARE, SOFTWARE OR BROWSER TECHNOLOGY WITH SNHU'S HARDWARE, SOFTWARE OR BROWSER TECHNOLOGY. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SNHU RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES OR OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. SNHU may ask any Entrant or potential Winner to provide SNHU with proof that such party is the authorized account holder of the email account associated with the Entry.
SNHU is not responsible for computer system, phone line, technical, hardware, software or program failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmission or network connections that are human or technical in nature. Use of automated devices is not valid for Entry. SNHU is not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate Entry information, whether caused by Internet users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this Contest or by any technical or human error, which may occur in the processing of the Entries in this Contest. Incomplete, unreadable, inaccurate, unintelligible or late Entries or Entries which otherwise do not comply with these Official Rules will be disqualified. All Entries, upon submission, become the sole property of SNHU and will not be acknowledged or returned and SNHU has the right to dispose of the Entries at SNHU's discretion. SNHU reserves the right to, in its sole discretion, cancel, modify or suspend the online portion of this Contest (or the entire Contest) should any computer virus, bugs or other technical difficulty or other causes beyond the control of SNHU corrupt the administration, security or proper play of the Contest, at which time, the selection of the Winner will be determined on the judging criteria mentioned above.