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In the online competition of

The Global Art Awards 2020

Open to Artists & Galleries worldwide

Winners announced live from Shanghai

on 21 November 2020

(parallel to The Shanghai International Art Fair)





Official Rules

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1.1 The Global Art Awards 2020 will be announced live from Shanghai on 21st November 2020 and is open to all artists and galleries worldwide. The awards is an online competition - it will be held parallel to the Shanghai International Art Fair 2020 and everyone is welcome to attend, although it is not mandatory. 

1.2.1 1st Round is nominations - closing on 1st November 2020. The shortlisted Finalists will be announced 10th November 2020. The Jury will reveal the shortlisted candidates will then be announced from the top 100 most voted artists that were nominated. The finalists will be judged by the jury panel who will attend the event and announce on November who the true winners are at the Global Art Awards ceremony attended by the government of Shanghai amongst the rich and famous, and press such as TV and Radio. Our system is fire-walled against bought votes - which is restricted and risk disqualification. 

1.2.2 You are allowed only to enter in one category for one artwork per paid entrant. If you wish to submit more than one, you will have to enter again and pay the fee for each artwork and each category. 

1.3 Entries must be the original unaided work of the entrant.

1.4 All online entries are subject to an entry and selection process.

1.5 Work will be considered using the following criteria - artistic sensitivity, technical skill, originality, visual impact and content.

1.6 All nomination entries has a participation fee. Non-refundable.

1.7 The jury decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

1.8 The Global Art Awards reserve the right to publish reproductions of the entries in the press, on television or on their websites for promotional purposes. The winners must agree to images of their art being used by The Global Art Awards and the prize sponsors for any promotional and marketing purposes. The artist retains copyright to the artwork.

1.9 Winners of each category will receive The Global Art Awards Trophy Award. Winners will be announced at the ceremony attended by international press, TV, Radio, and elite guests, amongst famous people in the industry. If the winner cannot attend the Awards, the trophy award will be send by postage (shipping costs not included). Winner will receive an intensive PR and Marketing promotional boost, amongst a title for life to claim as Best Global Artist 2020, and some categories have cash prizes too.

2.0 All prizes include press, promotion, interview, trophy award and announcement on social media.

2.1. Each participant can apply for more than one category.

2.2 The awarded winners will be announced live in Shanghai in a luxury venue at the Bund on 21st November 2020.

2.3 Shortlisted artists can book a seat to attend the Awards Ceremony. (Optional as it is not mandatory to attend in person)

2.4. The Judges’ decision is final and no correspondence shall be entered into. The winner will be advised by telephone immediately after judging takes place.

2.5. The announcement of the prize winner will be made at The Global Art Awards in Shanghai, parallel to the Shanghai International Art Fair 2020.

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