Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Hints + Tips - Give Your Work The Best Chance


Theses days there are art and design calls for submissions every which you look, and there are still more popping up. With all these call-outs, there is a bevy of artists and designers appearing each and every day too. So, just how do you give your work the best chance at being selected, other than producing amazing work that is? Well....

1. Send your submission in on time, don't leave it to the last minute. Give yourself a few days before submissions close.

2. Check that you have all the relevant information that is being asked for. If they ask for a biography that's no more than 200 words, supply a biography that's no more than 200 words. This information should be clear and easy to identify as well.

3. When emailing submissions check to ensure that your images or other files are within the requested size limits.

4. Images that you submit of your work should be of the best possible quality.
Please avoid using your i-phone to take the photo your submitting of your work, unless it's a iPhone photo competition.

5. If the project has been running for a few years have a look at what work was selected in the past. Put your best piece forward that fits the call out and the type of brand/company for which the callout is for.

6. Don't hound those going through the submissions, this may make you stand out for all the wrong reasons.

7. Last but not least check your spelling, especially that of the names of the company or people your sending the submission to.

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