See.me has recently launched and in celebration, is offering $125,000 in prizes and grants for member artists.
See.me is a global community of photographers, designers, artists and musicians throughout the world.
See.me is brought to us by the same people (Artists Wanted) who held the giant art exhibition last year on the billboards of Times Square – Art Takes Times Square.
Here is a brief rundown of the awards and grants being offered. Each have their own set of qualifications and requirements.
- The Art Award
$7000 cash art grant plus a prestigious exhibition with SCOPE Art New York, 2013.
- The Photography Award
$7000 cash grant and a photography exhibition, along with promotion throughout the world.
- The Fashion Award
$7000 cash grant, publication in ID magazine, plus international art promotion.
- The Music Award
$7000 cash grant, production contract and worldwide promoting.
See.me also has additional artist awards for the above categories. These are detailed below.
Times Square Awards.
Each category has its own individual Times Square Award, which is quite similar to the Art Takes Times Square exhibition last summer. A video will be produced showcasing the winner’s art and be displayed on the huge billboards of Times Square for millions to see. Each winner will also receive a $5000 art grant and an online art feature. Anyone can participate in this event, whether they are a free or premium See.me member.
Story of the Creative
All premium members will be featured in The Story of the Creative, an annual publication. This publication only accepts entrants who apply before a specific deadline.
How to enter the See.me launch art contests
- First visit See.me and register to become a member for free. Select a username and enter a password, then click Save and Continue at the bottom. Choose one of the creative categories at the right. Add your artwork to your See.me portfolio, along with titles and descriptions.
- Under the Your Profile section, upload a profile picture, and enter a name, location, tagline, biography or art statement, and a website link.
- Your Passions
Enter a statement about your art related passions. A score is displayed at the upper right. The more points you have, the better the chance of being selected for a $5000 art grant and being featured in the next Times Square billboard exhibition. Gain points by completely filling out your See.me portfolio and sharing your portfolio at social networks.
Click the Share button to share your See.me portfolio with your Facebook friends and followers.
- Upgrading as a See.me professional member.
Upgrading to premium carries various benefits, including qualifying for various category awards and contests for a full year, priority in search listings, and inclusion in the book The Story of the Creative. The upgrade is regularly $70 a year, but currently See.me has a discounted rate of $50 a year. (Artpromotivate is not affiliated with See.me)
See.me Contest Submission Deadlines
The deadline for the See.me launch contests is Dec. 31, 2012. Submissions may be accepted after this date but will incur a late fee, up until January 29, 2013 (the Final Deadline).