*NEW* Up And Coming Framer Award

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*NEW* Up And Coming Framer Award

Post by fine-art-trade-guild » Mon 07 Oct, 2019 3:26 pm

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Up And Coming Framer Award - Guild Weekend 2020
Up And Coming Framer Award - Guild Weekend 2020
The Fine Art Trade Guild is owned and run by its members, and for the benefit of its members. These members share a common goal, which is to promote and encourage the best in art and framing.
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Re: *NEW* Up And Coming Framer Award

Post by fine-art-trade-guild » Fri 18 Oct, 2019 10:34 am

ColourMount Up and Coming Framer Award

This is a BRAND-NEW award which is presented by ColourMount in partnership with the Fine Art Trade Guild Weekend. It is aimed directly at any framer who has been working in the trade for less than five years.
It’s an entirely free-thinking competition, so you should go to town with your ideas and creativity. We’re not looking for ‘ordinary’ – we’re looking for concept framing, with the emphasis on design. This is your chance to try something you never do on a daily basis, and since ColourMount are supporting this competition, they will be looking for the creative and ingenious use of mountboard in your mount design!

The RULES

This is a freethinking competition, so you can choose to frame absolutely anything, so long as the finished piece falls within the following criteria:
• Maximum outside perimeter size of frame cannot be more than 2250mm
• Maximum Depth: 150mm
• Only ColourMount board can be used*
• The work can be carried out to any of the Guild’s framing levels
• The frame should be capable of being exhibited both on an easel, and on a wall.
• Notes on materials and techniques used, a short resume of you and your business, and a note of your social media tags, should be enclosed with your entry. Don’t forget to include your full contact details!
• Prior to sending out your entry, email ([email protected]) up to 12 digital images of your work in progress**. It’s essential to also include at least one photo each of:
(a) the finished frame
(b) the package ready for shipping
(c) you in your workshop
Please also attach your notes and resumé

*ColourMount will happily supply free to each entrant up to 10 sheets of ColourMount board to be used solely for the competition piece. Once you have completed and returned your entry form, you can contact [email protected] at ColourMount for more information.

**Your photos will be stored safely and may be used for an Art +Framing Today article and/or other promotional purposes, including promotional use by ColourMount.



THE DEADLINE

Entries must be received no later than 6th March 2020.
Pack securely and ship directly to ColourMount:
FAO James Braddock
Slater Harrison & Co Ltd
Lowerhouse Mills
Bollington
Cheshire
SK10 5HW
NB. ColourMount will arrange return to your nearest ColourMount stockist.

The Packaging
Must be secure, safe and sturdy. Must be able to be opened and re-opened quite a few times. PLEASE, no reams of bubble wrap and parcel tape! A tidy custom-made box would be preferable!

Who can enter?

All picture framers who have been less than 5 years in the trade. You could be an apprentice, a new business owner or you might have taken over an existing business. You do not have to be a Guild member. You just need to have been framing for less than five years.

How to enter?

Complete the entry form and information. Pay the entry fee in the Guild online shop. If you wish to enter more than once simply increase the number in your shopping basket. To claim your free ColourMount boards email your entry form to [email protected]

How will it be judged?

Entries will be judged by a panel from ColourMount along with the Chair of the Guild's Framing Standards and Qualifications Committee

Entry fee:
£18 members, £36 non-members including VAT.

What could I win?
• A £250 credit to buy ColourMount board at your local stockist
• One of the Guild's hand-made glass trophies to keep
• A bit of kudos
• A huge opportunity for self-promotion!

The boring but need to know stuff
• If you end up being a top three finalist, you agree to attend the Guild Weekend event and Master’s Dinner on Saturday 16th May, to collect your award, which will be presented by ColourMount.
• ColourMount and the Fine Art Trade Guild reserve the right to use images of any entry for promotion in A +FT Magazine, or in any other way they see fit.
• We promise to take the utmost care when handling entries, but sometimes accidents happen. Neither ColourMount nor the Fine Art Trade Guild can be held responsible for accidental damage to any entry.
• When you enter and pay the fee, we presume that you agree to all of the above!

Download your entry form here:
https://www.fineart.co.uk/awards-for-framers.aspx
The Fine Art Trade Guild is owned and run by its members, and for the benefit of its members. These members share a common goal, which is to promote and encourage the best in art and framing.
https://www.fineart.co.uk

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