Prize

Programme for Saturday 15 November, awards day at Assab-One, Milan:

2pm Show opens.

4-6pm Finalists’ performances.

6pm ‘Open jury session’, a public discussion on the role of internet in the artworld, moderated by Elena Sorokina and Lorenzo Benedetti, with other curators and artists.

7.30pm Awards ceremony. Benefits announced, the names of artists who will exhibit in this year's partner galleries.

86 works and projects on show, performances, catalogue copies are free.

The exhibition continues until 23 November, open daily 10am to 7pm. Assab-One, via Assab 1, Milan, Italy.

  • NEW Project Prize 4.000 €
  • Painting & Drawing Prize 4.000 €
  • Photography & Digital Graphics Prize 4.000 €
  • Video & Animation Prize 4.000 €
  • Installation, Sculpture & Performance Prize 4.000 €
  • Visitors Choice Prize 500 €

Benefits for artists participating in the Prize:
  • Viewbook - Portfolio website builder
  • Frattura Scomposta - Exhibition
  • Dino Morra Arte Contemporanea - Exhibition
  • InTour ZAK Gallery - Exhibition
  • LAP Public Art Award - Exhibition
  • Les Territoires - Exhibition
  • Site Specific - Exhibition and Residency
  • Spazio San Giorgio - Exhibition
  • Synap(see) - Exhibition
  • theformatgallery - Exhibition
  • Two Bronze Doors - Exhibition



Location

Two Bronze Doors - Exhibition
  • Final exhibition and awards night
  • Assab One, Milan, Italy
  • 15-23 November 2014

Selectors

Elena Sorokina is chief-curator of Celeste Prize 2014, 6th Edition

Past editions of Celeste Prize have been curated by

  • 2013 - Ami Barak (France)
  • 2012 - Katya Garcia-Anton (Spain)
  • 2011 - Eugene Tan (Singapore), Sara Reisman (USA)
  • 2010 - Julia Draganovic (Germany), Mark Gisbourne (UK)
  • 2009 - Mark Gisbourne (UK), Adrienne Goehler (Germany), Victoria Lu (China)


Terms

TERMS & CONDITIONS CELESTE PRIZE 2014, 6th EDITION


The deadline to enter works or projects has been extended to 30 July 2014.

These Terms & Conditions were published on 23 January 2014.


It’s simpler, faster and cheaper to submit online.

To submit online a work or a project:

sign-up or login http://www.celesteprize.com/eng_auth_login/ ; once in your verified, personal admin page click on the box ‘Celeste Prize 2014’, pay entry fee and begin to upload.


Art. 1 – AIM

The prize has been established to promote international contemporary art in the widest possible sense. There will be a final exhibition of 40 works and 3 projects, a catalogue of circa 70 pages which will contain illustations of finalists' works and critical texts, as well as 6 prize awards totalling 20,500 € in cash prizes. Awards night and exhibition of finalist works at Assab One, Milan, Italy, from 15 to 23 November 2014. 


Art. 2 - ELIGIBILITY

The competition is open to any person practicing art, either as a full-time or part-time professional or student, or as a self-taught artist from anywhere in the world. There is no age limit for applicants and the prize is open to all artists whatever their qualifications, with or without experience of public or private exhibitions. The prize encourages participation by artists at every level.


Art. 3 – PRIZES

Excellence in content, contemporary aesthetic, technique, and material is sought in the selection of works for the final exhibition. Works submitted to the prize must have been completed in the last 36 months, and do not necessarily have to have been exhibited before. There is no special subject, title or theme required for participating works, and they can range from being figurative to abstract, from conceptual to participatory to performance.


20,500 € cash prizes.

A two-stage selection process guarantees openess, clarity and legitimacy to selections and awards: firstly, a top, international panel of art critics and curators publishes its choice of finalist works, then the finalist artists themselves vote the award winning works at the final exhibition.


NEW - (A)  PROJECT PRIZE 4,000 €*

Artists are encouraged to present works which investigate relevant social, political, economic or personal themes today. Up to 10 works in any media can be included in a project for this new prize. Each project must consider an exhibition area of 6x6metres and the use of 6 linear-metre wall space. 3 Projects will be selected by the chief-curator Elena Sorokina for the final exhibition.


(B) PAINTING & DRAWINGS PRIZE  4,000 €*

Media accepted: oil, acrylic, vinyl, watercolor, graphite, pencil, ink, illustrations, printing in its various forms, etc. The work can have any form of support: canvas, paper, cardboard, wood, plastic, metal, glass, etc. Diptychs or triptychs are considered one work. There is no limit to the size of works accepted. 10 Works will be selected for the final exhibition by the ‘Painting & Drawing’ specialist panel.


(C) PHOTOGRAPHY & DIGITAL GRAPHICS PRIZE  4,000 €*

Media accepted: digital or analogue photography; computer graphic modeling; net/web art and software art presented in a 2D format; works in which several media are used, for example digital manipulations which include the use of painting or other forms of manual expression, collages, polaroids, mobile phone photographs, etc. Diptychs or triptychs are considered one work. There is no limit to the size of works accepted. 10 Works will be selected for the final exhibition by the ‘Photography & Digital Graphics’ specialist panel.


(D) VIDEO & ANIMATION PRIZE  4,000 €*

Media accepted for the video and animation: video, short film, time lapse, stop motion, any kind of animation 2d and 3d, any kind of combination between video, film and photography in motion (see video Art. 5. (B), for video formats). 10 Works will be selected for the final exhibition by the ‘Video & Animation’ specialist panel.


(E) INSTALLATION, SCULPTURE & PERFORMANCE PRIZE  4,000 €*

Installation works of any nature in any material, video installation, multimedia installation; sculpture – all materials are accepted (organic or inorganic); net/web art and software art presented in a 3D format with or without web streaming; works with an interactive basis and/or connection to electricity, motorization, light, sound art or video installation. Any kind of human or interactive performance, which may or may not include the use of any form of software and hardware. Live Media audiovisual performances can either be projected on screens or presented as a live audiovisual performance, sound art and all forms of participatory art. There is no limit to the size of works accepted. For finalist works, it might be necessary to adapt them to site-specific necessities. 10 Works will be selected for the final exhibition by the ‘Installation, Sculpture & Performance’ specialist panel.


(F)  VISITORS CHOICE PRIZE   500 €* - Visitors choose one work at the finalist exhibition.

*Celeste Prize has by Italian Law to hand over to the Italian state 25% of finalists’ prize money for tax purposes. This sum will be withheld by the Organizer from each first prize winner and all finalists who receive reimbursements.


Art. 4 – SELECTIONS & WINNERS

Chief-curator of Celeste Prize 2014, 6th edition

Elena Sorokina, Paris and Moscow


The jurors


Project Prize

Elena Sorokina


Painting & Drawing Prize

Daria de Beauvais - curator at Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France

Jelle Bouwhuis - curator at Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Andrea Bruciati - independent curator, Italy

Elena Sorokina - independent curator, Paris, France

Pedro Vélez - independent curator, Chicago, USA


Photography & Digital Graphics Prize

Katerina Chuchalina - curator at V-A-C Foundation, Moscow, Russia
Jonathan Lahey Dronsfield - independent curator and philosopher, UK

Solvej Helweg Ovesen - artistic director at Grosses Treffen, Berlin, Germany

Elena Sorokina - independent curator, Paris, France


Video & Animation Prize

Antonia Alampi - curator at Beirut Art Centre, Cairo, Egypt
N'Goné Fall - independent curator and founder at Gaw-Lab, Senegal

Natasa Petresin Bachelez - chief-editor, Manifesta Journal, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Elena Sorokina - independent curator, Paris, France


Installation, Sculpture & Performance Prize

Daniele Balit - independent curator, France

Andrew Hunt - director at Spacex, Exeter, UK

Mélanie Mermod - independent curator, Switzerland

Oscar Roldàn-Alzate - curator, Museum of Modern Art of Medellin, Colombia

Elena Sorokina - independent curator, Paris, France


What's NEW in SELECTIONS?

Celeste is constantly seeking to improve ways in which shortlisted artists are selected - not only to guarantee the quality of finalist works but also to ensure maximum openess and accountability in the process. To reach this goal, we have decided this year to create smaller, specialist panels in which curators with a track record in a particular media make selections for finalist works in that particular media.


FINALIST SELECTIONS

Each selector, in his or her prize category, chooses and publishes 10 works for the finalist shortlist. The 10 works which receive a majority of preferences in each prize category will go through to the final exhibition. There will be 10 finalist works in each prize category, except in the Project Prize category in which there will be 3 projects chosen by the chief-curator Elena Sorokina. In the event of there being an equal number of preferences for works in any prize category Elena Sorokina will decide which works will go forward to the final exhibition. If more than one work by the same artist is chosen as finalist by the selection panel, Elena Sorokina will decide if both or just one will go to the final exhibition.


WINNERS & VOTING

Only works present at the final exhibition can be voted for prizes. Each finalist will exercise one vote of preference in each of the 5 prize categories (Projects; Painting & Drawing; Photography & Digital Graphics; Video & Animantion; Installation, Sculpture & Performance). The voting will be confidential. No one may vote for themselves or in agreement with other finalists, to do so will result in disqualification. Voting slips will be named and checked by Celeste. Winners will be those artists who receive the highest number of preferences in their prize category. In the event of a tie during voting in any prize section, Elena Sorokina will decide which artist shall be the winner. Finalists unable to be present at the voting will be able to cast their vote in advance via email: info [at] celesteprize.com. Prizes will be given directly at the awards ceremony during the final exhibition.

A sixith prize, ‘Visitors’ Choice Prize’, will be awarded by the visiting public at the exhibition on the awards night.

All finalists' artworks, including those by prize winners, will remain after the awards ceremony and exhibition, property of the artists or of their legitimate owners.


Art. 5 – SUBMISSIONS & DEADLINE

Entry deadline is 30 July 2014, 8pm Italian time. This deadline hour and date is the last moment in which entry fees can be paid. Participants will have a further 7 days in which to upload their works and complete submissions.

There are two ways of submitting a work:

It's EASIER and more ECONOMIC to submit directly online.


(A) DIRECT UPLOAD ON WEBSITE

Entry fee: 50 € for each work (40 € for each additional work). 90 € to enter the ‘Projects Prize’ which includes upto 10 works on a specific project (70 €  for additional projects). Entry fees are not refundable. To submit: sign-up or login to your personal admin page in Celeste, click on ‘submit’ in the box 'Celeste Prize 2014’, pay your entry fee, and immediately begin to upload your artwork, description and statement. You can always return to finish upload, when you have completed all uploads click on 'confirm' to ensure your work is visible and among candidate works to the prize.


(B) BY POST/ MAIL

Entry fee: 80 € for each work (entry fees are not refundable). 120 € to enter the ‘Projects Prize’ which includes upload by Celeste staff of upto 10 works on a specific project.

Send to: Celeste Prize 2013, Via Sangallo 23, 53036 Poggibonsi (Siena), Italy.

Include the following:

1. A complete and signed copy of the Application Form (see below and print).

2. On CD/DVD (or as positive photographs and text): Curriculum Vitae or a short biography, preferably written in English, but other languages are also accepted; An image file of the work you wish to submit, including title and description.


Image specifications for all works (except videos):

Images can be uploaded onsite in JPG or PNG; we advise at least 2,500 pixels on the longest side, sufficient for reproduction in the prize catalogue if selected. It is possible to approve, or not, visualisation onsite of the image in high resolution. If you are applying by mail send images of your works on a CD in JPG or PNG format. We advise a document size of 21x29 cm at 300 dpi. Or send a photograph in positive format, minimum size 15x10cm, maximum 21x29cm (A4). Please indicate on the reverse of all photographs: name and surname, address, title of work, medium, dimensions (width x height) and year of execution.


Image specifications for videos, motion graphics, animation, and live media:

If you upload in vimeo.com and cross-link you do not have to send in your work. Send your video art work on CD-ROM or DVD Data, or upload on the website, in the following format: MP4, speed or data rate 2500 kbits/sec (for regular video) or 5000 kbits/sec (for high definition); there is no duration limit. If your work is selected for exhibition you will be invited to send a copy of the original art work with its full quality characteristics. It is necessary to send a still-photograph taken from the video for reproduction in the 2014 Celeste Prize Catalogue (above for photo characteristics).


Art. 6 -  METHODS OF PAYMENT

(a) Login http://www.celesteprize.com/eng_auth_login/ , enter your personal admin area and click on the box ‘Celeste Prize 2014’, pay for your entry with credit card via PayPal before you begin to upload artwork.

(b) Electronic bank transfer*:

Account name: Celeste Network

Bank name: Banco Posta

Branch: Poggibonsi (Siena), Italy.

IBAN: IT74 W076 0114 2000 0000 5409 079

Bic/Swift: BPPIITRRXXX

*Send your entry fee in € Euro currency, net, without transfer fees or commissions payable by Celeste on receipt. For bank transfers coming from outside-Europe you must ADD 10 € Euro to the entry fee.

You must state the following details when bank transfers are made:

1. Participating artist’s full first and family names.

2. Celeste Prize 2014 entry.


Art. 7 – TIMETABLE FOR SELECTIONS & EXHIBITION

(A)  30 July, 8pm Italian time  - last day for entries to Celeste Prize 2014.

(B)  15 September - publication online of selectors’ choices for the 43 finalist artists.

(C)  15 - 23 November - awards night and final exhibition at Assab One, Milan, Italy.


Art. 8 – TRANSPORT & TRAVEL

Each finalist will arrange and cover transport/insurance costs of his or her work to and from the final exhibition location, as well as any personal travel arrangements. Installation and hanging of works for the exhibition will be decided by the Organizer. Any construction or production costs associated with creating or setting-up installation or sculpture works will be covered by the artists themselves.


Art. 9 – CATALOGUE

A copy of the 70 page catalogue with illustrations of the finalists' works and critical texts written by members of the selection panel will be available free to every finalist, while participating artists will receive a discount on list prices (see ‘Catalogues’ page). Copies of the catalogue can be collected at the finalists’ exhibition or requested at info [at] celesteprize.com


Art. 10 – ACCEPTANCES AND COPYRIGHT

(A) By ticking online Celeste Prize’s ‘Terms & Conditions’ or signing the ‘Application Form’ (the latter if prize submissions are made by post), artists accept and are responsible for all that these 2014 ‘Terms & Conditions’ and Celeste Network’s website ‘Terms of Use’ contain and declare.

(B) All works appearing onsite and in print remain copyright and property of the artists who created them or the works’ legal owners. But artists expressely allow Celeste Network to use the images of works they upload in Celeste Prize for communication and promotion purposes only, to create the prize catalogue, to use in online pages in Celeste Network or other promotional material associated with the prize inside or outside Celeste's websites.

(C)  CDs, DVDs, CVs and any texts or catalogues submitted for the prize will not be returned, but archived by the Organizer.

(D) Those persons who upload text, images, or videos onto the prize website, and/or those persons who upload on behalf of participating artists, are personally responsible for the texts and for the visual content of the uploaded images. The Organizer reserves the right to remove any defamatory images or texts, he considers defamatory, unless these are motivated in writing by the artist. Artworks uploaded and presented to ‘Celeste Prize 2014’ and personal webpage relating to the artist will remain visible online and in use as described in (B) above, as part of the complete visual documentation of each prize submission and cannot be removed.

(E) Applicants to the prize authorize the Organizer Steven Music, Celeste Network and all those persons charged with working for them to handle personal data and images of creative work submitted to Celeste Prize, according to Italian Law - Legge 675/96 (the so-called ‘Privacy Law’) and successive amendments to it, D.lgs 196/2003 (Codice Privacy), for the purposes of insertion of information in databases and website. Any controversies will be argued and settled in the Italian legal forum. Personal data, images of creative work, or films and videos taken by the Organizer during the course of any event organized by Celeste Network, might be used by the Organizer to promote artists, other contemporary art events, web promotion, communications, and marketing without necessarily seeking another written consent from third parties.

(F) The Organizer retains the right to change the Terms & Conditions should the need arise.

Celeste Prize 2014, 6th  Edition

is organized by Celeste Network,

Via Sangallo 23,

53036 Poggibonsi (Siena), Italy.

Tel / Fax: +39 0577 1521988

info [@] celesteprize [.] com


APPLICATION FORM - Celeste Prize 2014, 6th edition

(only for postal entries)

If you wish to enter the prize by post complete and sign the Application Form and send it with all materials requested in Art.5 (B) of the 2014 Terms & Conditions.

1. I wish to apply to Celeste Prize 2014:

Name and Family name/Surname_________________________

Male/female__________________________________________

Postal address________________________________________

Place & date of birth (city & nation)_____________________

Place of work/study (city & nation)_______________________

Email and website_____________________________________

Telephone number/cell._________________________________

2. With the following artwork:

Title________________________________________________

Measurement (width x height x depth in cm)________________

Medium_____________________________________________

Support_____________________________________________

Year of execution______________________________________

If the work is a video, name author of musical credits_________

3. I wish to enter the following prize category(ies)

(make a cross beside) :

Projects Prize

Painting & Drawing Prize

Photography & Digital Graphics Prize

Video & Animation Prize

Installation, Sculpture & Performance Prize

4. I have attached the following documentation listed in Art. 5 (B) of Terms & Conditions:

Signed and completed Application Form, photographic or video materials, CV, receipt confirming payment of 80 € entry fee in which the Organizer uploads my candidate work, or 120 € to enter the Projects Prize.

5. Acceptances

1) I accept selections made by the members of the Selection Panel.

2) I accept the decision to award prizes to artists who receive a majority of preferences from other finalists.

3) I accept the selections made for catalogue illustration.

4) I have read & accept the ‘Terms & Conditions of 2014 Celeste Prize’.

Signed_________________________________

Date___________________________________

Send Postal Applications to:

‘Celeste Prize 2014’,

Celeste Network, Via Sangallo 23, 53036 Poggibonsi (Siena), Italy.

T & F +39 0577 1521988

E: info [@] celesteprize [.] com W: http://www.celesteprize.com

FAQ

By doing so, you support yourself and the collective effort of a network. Your work is instantly viewed in one of the largest, online arts networks worldwide, which brings visibility, promotion and sharing of your work to arts professionals around the world. The network exists thanks to the contribution made by your prize entry fee.
Money from prize entries is immediately redistributed to pay for programming and administering the network, as well as paying for awards and logistics associated with organizing the prize. In recognition of this crucial role and the need to maintain its circularity, as organizers, we work to make the network as inclusive, as open, and as functional as possible for all members.
 
We believe our ethos of active redistribution of entry fees to the network, is not only the most advanced way of carrying forward a self-sustainable cultural project today, but as we move forward, it brings new and unforeseen benefits to members. We have achieved all this to date without a major economic sponsor. Instead, we continue to rely on subscription fees from artists and the technical sponsorships which partners are willing to offer.

The Celeste Prize is an international contemporary art award organised by Celeste Network in which artists from allover the world can participate. 
To enter the prize you must be a member of Celeste Network.
The Terms and Conditions are published every year at the end of January. In the Terms and Conditions you will find all the information required to enter the prize, selection panel members, the name of the curator, prize voting by finalist artists, the prizes, and details about the final exhibition.
Premio Celeste is an Italian contemporary art prize in which Italian artists can apply, as well as international artists if they are either living or working in Italy at the moment.
 To enter the prize you must be a member of Celeste Network.


The Terms and Conditions are published every year at the end of January. In the Terms  and Conditions you will find all the information required to enter the prize, selection panel members, the name of the curator, prize voting, the prizes, and details about the final exhibition.


Celeste Prize and Premio Celeste are two different prizes!
 They have different curators and selection panels, as well as different dates and location for the final exhibition. It is possible to participate in both prizes with either the same or different works.

Celeste is constantly seeking to improve ways in which shortlisted artists are selected - not only to guarantee the quality of finalist works but also to ensure maximum openess and accountability in the process. To reach this goal, we have decided this year to create smaller, specialist panels in which curators with a track record in a particular media make selections for finalist works in that particular media.

Selection of finalist works
Each selector, in his or her prize category, chooses and publishes 10 works for the finalist shortlist. The 10 works which receive a majority of preferences in each prize category will go through to the final exhibition. There will be 10 finalist works in each prize category, except in the Project Prize category in which there will be 3 projects chosen by the prize's chief-curator. In the event of there being an equal number of preferences for works in any prize category the chief-curator will decide which works will go forward to the final exhibition. If more than one work by the same artist is chosen as finalist by the selection panel, the chief-curator will decide if both or just one will go to the final exhibition.
• PRIZES ARE VOTED BY THE FINALISTS: there are five prize categories in which 43 finalists express their preferences during the final exhibition. Only works present at the final exhibition can be voted for prizes. Each finalist will exercise one vote of preference in each of the five prize categories. The voting will be confidential. No one may vote for themselves or in agreement with other finalists, to do so will result in disqualification. Voting slips will be named and checked by Celeste. Winners will be those artists who receive the highest number of preferences in their prize category. In the event of a tie during voting in any prize section, the curator will decide which artist shall be the winner. Finalists unable to be present at the voting will be able to cast their vote in advance via email: info [at] celesteprize.com. Prizes will be given directly at the awards ceremony during the final exhibition.

There is a sixth prize:
• VISITORS PRIZE which is voted by the public present at the exhibition on the awards night.
For more details see Term and conditions

In addition to Celeste Prize the network organizes an annual photography prize on a specific theme called 'Visible White Photo Prize'. Registered users can participate by paying an entry fee depending on the terms and conditions of the open call.


It is important to follow the theme of the call when choosing the work to submit and understand the way in which your work is to be presented.


Depending on the type of call, you can enter either a single work or a project that includes up to 10 works. The first work that you entered is the one that will represent your project.
 For further details see the terms & conditions of the open call you wish to enter.
To participate in the prizes and calls you must be a registered user in Celeste Network.
 Once logged in, at the center of your personal admin page click on the box corresponding to the prize or call you want to join, then click on 'Join' and choose the method of payment for the entry fee (you can pay directly online or via bank transfer). The entry fee is non-refundable. Entry fees allow Celeste Network to pay prizes, cover all exhibition, curatorial, catalogue and administrative costs. 


Once your payment has been confirmed you will find in the call box the button 'Enter work'. If you pay by bank transfer it normally takes three working days for us to verify your payment, after which the 'Join' button will be substituted by the 'Enter work' button.

PRIZE: At this point you can submit your work online. You can submit more works for an additional fee. If you submit your work by mail Celeste staff will upload your work and text on the site for an additional fee (see Terms and Conditions).


CALLS: At this point you can submit your work online. Calls are either free or have an entry fee. You can submit one work or up to ten works in a project. If you wish to submit more works there is an additional fee. If you submit your work by mail Celeste staff will upload your work and text on the site for an additional fee (see terms and conditions).

There are two ways to submit your work:

• Online via your personal admin page in Celeste Network, which is the cheapest and fastest method.

• By mail at an additional cost for each work. If you submit your work by mail Celeste staff will upload your work and text on the site for an additional fee (see terms and conditions).
There are two methods of payment:

• ONLINE WITH CREDIT CARD via PayPal - Login to www.celesteprize.com , enter your personal admin page and click on the box ‘Celeste Prize’ or for calls click on the graphic box with the calls' name, pay for your entry with credit card via PayPal before you begin to upload artwork. Choosing this method of payment you can submit your prize/call entry immediately.

• ELECTRONIC BANK TRANSFER - For bank transfers we need three working days to verify your payment before activating your prize or call entry.  Send your entry fee in € Euro currency, net, without transfer fees or commissions payable by Celeste on receipt. For bank transfers coming from outside-Europe you must ADD 10 € Euro to the entry fee.
You must state the following details when bank transfers are made:
a) Participating artist’s full first and family names.
b) Celeste Prize / or name of the call you are entering.
See terms and conditions for bank details.

There are two ways to enter your work, the fastest and cheapest way is online:

• DIRECT UPLOAD ON WEBSITE 
 To submit: sign-up or login to your personal admin page in Celeste, click on ‘submit’ in the 'Celeste Prize’ or Call box at the centre of the Admin page, pay your entry fee (either online by credit card, or via bank transfer), and immediately begin to upload your artwork, description and statement. You can always return to finish upload, when you have completed all uploads click on 'confirm' to ensure your work is visible and among candidate works to the prize. Entry fees are not refundable.

• BY POST/MAIL 
Send your images, text and entry fee or receipt of electronic bank transfer to: Celeste Prize 2013, Via Sangallo 23, 53036 Poggibonsi (Siena), Italy.
Include the following:
1. A complete and signed copy of the Application Form.
2. On CD/DVD (or as positive photographs and text): Curriculum Vitae or a short biography, preferably written in English, but other languages are also accepted; An image file of the work you wish to submit, including title and description.
Entry fees are not refundable.
For entries sent via post/mail we refer to the postal stamp date with reference to the deadline.

WORKS
Once your payment is confirmed you can proceed with submission of your work.
Login, at the centre of the Admin page click on the prize or call box you wish to enter.
On opening the box click on 'Upload your work' and follow upload steps. If you still find the button "Join "you have to wait, it means that we have not verified your electronic bank transfer payment yet.

IMPORTANT: When you have completed upload of images and text, and saved your work,  in order to publish your submission online you have to go back and confirm your work by clicking on the 'CONFIRM' button;  if you don't confirm your work it won't be published online. Once you have confirmed the work, you can not change it, if you wish to make any changes you need to write to our staff .


PROJECTS
Begin by logging into your personal admin:
1.  Select the graphics box ‘Celeste Prize’ in the area ‘Prizes & Calls’.
2.  Select ‘Enter your project’.
3.  Insert details of your project (title, statement – if in the statement you wish to add titles to the works you upload do so in the order in which you upload the works.
4.  Select ‘Next page’ and upload the first work which will be the one which presents your project.
5.  Select ‘Next page’ and upload one by one all other works in the project using the button ‘Add work’ or ‘Add video’. If you have already uploaded the works in ‘Artworks’ (‘Manage’ > ‘Artworks’) and wish to carry them over into the project select the button  ‘Add from Artwork’.
6.  Select ‘Complete upload’, check the preview and if all is correct then select ‘Confirm’.
To enter a video you need to first upload the video file on Vimeo https://vimeo.com/ (you will need to create a free account in Vimeo).
 Once your upload in Vimeo is completed you need to copy the URL of the link of the video and return to the page in Celeste in which you are uploading your video, and paste it in the space provided.


For the purposes of submission to the prize, your video file should not exceed 500 MB.
  The original version of your video will be requested if it is selected for the prize final exhibition.

There are five sections in the Prize:
Project; Painting & Drawing; Photography & Digital Graphics; Video & Animation; Installation, Sculpture & Performance. 


See Art. 3 of the Terms and Conditions for a listing of accepted media in each prize section. 


Here are three common areas of confusion: 

• Non-photographic collages should be entered in the Painting & Drawing section.

• Mosaics should be entered in Installation, Sculpture & Performance section.

• Works with a photographic base to which other techniques such as painting, drawing, collage, etc. have been added, should be included in Photography & Digital Graphics section.

No specified dimensions are requested, but we recommend a minimum size of 2500 px on the longest side in 300 dpi. When you upload your file image you can choose whether you wish to show it also in high resolution.  We ask for good quality images to do justice to your work and also to allow us to have the file on hand in case your work is selected for reproduction in one of Celeste's catalogues.

You can enter as many works as you wish.

PRIZE: Each paid entry is valid for one work entered in any one of the four prize sections. This year there is a new prize category 'Project Prize' in which you can submit upto 10 works/videos.

€ 50 / single work in any of the following prize categories: Painting & Drawing; Photography & Digital Graphics; Video & Animation; Installation, Sculpture & Performance.
€ 90 / project (upto 10 works/videos) in the prize category: Project

If you purchase two single work entries you can choose to enter the works in any of the four prize sections, either both works in the same section or in different sections. For entry fees and discounts for multiple entries see Article 5 of the Terms & Conditions .

CALLS: Depending on the call you enter (some calls are free to enter some are paid only) you can upload one work only or in the form of a project (up to 10 works included).
PROJECTS
In addition to single works, from this year it is possible to present upto 10 works in the new Project Prize category. Projects can be in any media or technique, and don't have to follow any particular theme.

DIPTYCH / TRIPTICH
can be submitted as a single work.
Each prize entry fee for a single work allows you to submit one image of one work in any of the prize categories except the Project Prize – if this work is a diptych, triptych, you can create a Portfolio in your personal page (it is free) with details of your work, then copy the link of the Portfolio into the statement which accompanies the work you wish to submit to the prize. In this way selectors will be able to view all images of your work.

Remember, the image of the work or project you submit, if chosen by the Selection Panel, is the work which will go to the final exhibition - not necessarily all works which make up a final work or project will be invited to the final exhibition as installation and hanging of works for the exhibition will be decided by the curator and the organiser on the basis of available exhibition space.

The deadline hour and date is the last moment in which entry fees can be paid (the deadline is not referred to the upload of artwork).
The date which appears by the artwork is the moment in which it has been confirmed and published online.
Participants who have paid before the deadline but have not completed their submission, have a further 7 days in which to upload their works. The above rules apply even when deadlines are extended.
Bank transfer payments usually take three working days to clear. Once we have verified payments we activate your account and the possibility to upload your work. For payments made directly online via PayPal, the activation is immediate.

Yes, for both prizes and calls there are exhibitions for the selected works in real locations. In addition to this, Celeste Network's web platform hosts online exhibitions of all works submitted to prizes and calls. 
Yes, every year we publish a 100 page catalogue for Celeste Prize and one for the Premio Celeste. Each of the two catalogues include reproduction of the 40 finalists' works, text and statements, critical texts, special mention for the shortlisted works selected by the selection panel. 
It is also our policy to reproduce the previous year's winning works in the catalogue as a record of what happened. The reason for this is that the catalogue is published for the final exhibition, but winners are voted during the course of the exhibition, after publication of the catalogue.
The catalogue of each prize is published a few days before the final exhibition and is available at the final exhibition location. It can also be ordered online. A free copy is given to every finalist artist.