About application（Oversea Entry）
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The Paralym Art World Cup is an international art competition where people with disabilities from all over the world have an opportunity to show their artistic talents.
We announce a different theme each year in support of upcoming Tokyo Olympics/Paralympics in 2020.
Award winners will be invited for the award ceremony and reception party to be held in Tokyo in September 2019!
We look forward to receiving your application!
・You can be at any age and from anywhere in the world in order to apply. You must have a disability and able to provide a disability certificate or equivalent.
・You must read and agree to the application terms and conditions detailed below.
・You may choose to apply in a group (the applicant name will be an institution name) or apply as an individual (the applicant name will be your name).
Examples: Dance/Performance as part of ceremonies, parties, sports, musicals.
Please create artwork that express any form of “Dance/Performance” – for example, dancing with joy when you’re happy, plodding along when you’re sad, people’s emotions, or anything that you want to express!
〜 Message from Paralym Art Executive Office 〜
The theme for the Paralym Art World Cup 2019 is “Dance/Performance”.
“Dance/Performance” can mean many different things and can be observed all over the world – for example, sacred dance as a prayer, sports performance, dance in a social occasion, dance in a street etc,, “Dance/Performance” can express many emotions and perceptions as well as stories behind.
“Dance/Performance” can be based on everyday expressions, such as dancing with joy when you’re happy, plodding along when you’re sad.
We look forward to receiving your artwork, which express your emotions!
Februrary 1st 2019 – 31st May 2019
［1st Round ］
June 2019 – :by the Paralym Art Executive Office and Judges.
July 2019 – :by Judges, sponsoring companies, embassies.
［Announcement of Results］
September 2019: the winners will be announced on the Paralym Art World Cup website, and will also be individually contacted by the Paralym Art Executive Office.
※ Award winners’ original artwork needs to be delivered to the Paralym Art Executive Office.
The Paralym Art Executive Office will cover the shipping fee.
※ The winners will be contacted individually via emails or phone calls. Please provide the correct details of yourself or agents/representatives in your application.
One artwork per applicant (an applicant can be a group or an individual person)
◯ Size: Between A4 and A0 (841mm x 1189mm)
◯ Art Materials: Any materials can be used as long as the artwork is 2-dimensional such as colored pencil, oil pastel, watercolor, oil, paper cutting, woodcut, calligraphy, or embroidery.
※ Artwork must be digitally scanned. We do NOT consider the following applications if the surface of the artwork is rough that prevents from scanning, 3-dimensional artwork, or photography.
Please read and agree to the application terms and conditions prior to submitting an application.
※We only accept online applications through our Paralym Art World Cup website. If you do not have Internet access, you will need an agent/representative who can submit your artwork on your behalf.
※ Please provide a scanned/photo image of your artwork.
※ If the application is incomplete, it will not be considered for the competition.
※ Please ensure the scanned/photo image has the correct orientation.
※ Please upload the scanned/photo image of your artwork on our submission website.
※ No changes can be made to your application once it is submitted.
※ Our recommended file size is 1MB for uploading the scanned/photo image.
First prize: one person
Second prize: two people
Embassy Award: one person per country
Sponsor award: TBD
Judge award: depends on the number of Judges
※ The number of prizes may change, as the above numbers are provisional.
The award winners will be invited for the award ceremony and reception party to be held in Tokyo in September 2019. Extra prizes will also be provided to the award winners.
※ Our sponsoring companies may be interested in using the award winning artwork
Once the Judges are confirmed, their details will be available on the Paralym Art World Cup website.
① We only accept applications through the Paralym Art World Cup website. Please DO NOT send the original artwork to the Paralym Art Executive office as we do not consider applications by post.
② We do not consider applications that do not follow the guideline detailed above. Examples of such applications include the size of the original artwork being under/over the specified size, or a section of the application being incomplete.
③ Please create artwork based on this year’s theme: Dance
④ If sponsoring companies are interested in using the award winner’s artwork, the artwork may be printed on their products. We may ask the winner some modifications to the artwork in some cases. If any of the winners’ original artwork is sold, or if sponsoring companies produce profits by using the artwork, we will pay the artist accordingly. Please note that we will not return the winners’ original artwork.
⑤ Please ensure the copyright of submitted artwork belongs to at least one of the following: you, your organization, your guardian, or your agents/representatives.
The use of published artwork or someone else’s artwork are not considered original and are not eligible.
⑥ There may be secondary use of provided information during and after the Paralym Art World Cup.
⑦ Regardless of receiving a prize or not, submitted artwork may be presented on Paralym Art’s website or may be printed for the purpose of advertising its organization or its competitions.
⑧ We may ask trusted third parties to run part of the competition. They are under supervision of Paralym Art when handling personal information of applicants.
⑨ We are unable to respond to individual requests regarding the selection process.
Paralym Art Executive Office
【For Japanese Speakers】
Tel: (+81) 03-6436-0035
【For Non-Japanese Speakers】
※ If you would like to contact us in non-Japanese language, please send us an email at first. We will email/call you back.
※ Please note that above details may be changed without prior notice.
*Mark is a required item.
If you want to do multiple application in your group, please apply as many as the number of artworks.