Awards

At least 40 artworks will be chosen for 5 months exposition at the luxurious Hotel de Rougemont and SPA 5* in Gstaad, Switzerland.
Each selected artist will present multiple artworks (minimum 3-5, possibly more). The final number of artists selected will be decided by the jury.

Awards:

1st Place: overnight stay at the hotel for 2 people and access to the SPA for the night of the Grand Exhibition Opening Event

2nd Place: overnight stay at the hotel for 2 people and access to the SPA for the night of the Grand Exhibition Opening Event

3rd Place: overnight stay at the hotel for 2 people and access to the SPA for the night of the Grand Exhibition Opening Event

Honorable Mentions: 100 $

Merit Awards: Free Entry to the next competition

Certificates of Participation

All accepted to the online exhibition artworks will be displayed with the creator’s link to website or social media and will receive an extensive promotion.

Сonditions

The theme is “Open”, show us your best artwork in any medium or style.

We would like to offer a maximum flexibility, you can win one of the money prizes (Honorable Mentions) without having to participate in the physical exhibition.

The artworks for the physical exhibition will be selected by the panel of Juries from the hotel under “Exhibition at Hotel de Rougemont”.

Important Dates:

Deadline to apply – May 3rd, 2024, midnight

Results announced on our website & start of the online exhibition: May 10th, 2024

Artwork selected for the physical exhibition must be shipped to Hotel de Rougemont before: May 29st. 2024

Exhibition Grand Opening Event at Hotel de Rougemont: June 8th, 2024

Artworks on Display untill: October 31st, 2024

Artworks shipped back / collected by: November 30th, 2024

Eligibility All artists over 18 years old may enter.

Mediasculptures and 2D works in all types of media, including photography. The hotel is very interested to receive outdoor sculptures that can be exhibited on the outdoor terrace for the entire time of the exhibition.

Format for applicationWe are accepting photo content, Video art is not accepted this time. You can enter the contest multiple times.

Dimensions – artworks must not exceed these dimensions together with the frame: L120 x H120 x W 5 cm

Indoor sculptures must not exceed these dimensions: 2 m high and 1,5 m large maximum, 100kg maximum

All the selected 2D artworks will be displayed on the walls and must have hanging wire.

Judging CriteriaCreativity, originality, unique and innovative execution, aesthetic impression, and overall original impact of the approach. As well as, quality of pictures, as the selection process is done online.

Jurors:

Yiju Yan, General Manager of Hotel de Rougemont

Licinio Sanches, General Manager Assistant & Sustainability Coordinator

Inna Wars, fine artist and art curator.

SalesIf a sale happens as a result of the physical exhibition a commission of 30% will be charged.

Administration Cost of Entry

Early Entry: Until March 31st: 70 USD for up to 5 artworks. From April 1st  to May 3rd: 110 USD for up to 5 artworks. Entry Fee is non-refundable. 

If you would like to participate in the contest and compete for money prizes (Honorable Mentions, Merit Awards), but NOT interested in physical exhibition, please add: “No Expo” in the “Artwork Price” field in the application form.

Image Requirements-

Image should not exceed 2MB.

– Image should be in jpeg format.

File should be labeled as Example: colors_john_smith.jpeg

– Image should be clear and in focus, this represents your work and it will be displayed / judged the same way it is received.

Please Request your Certificates of Participation by email, after results of the competition have been announced.

Important:

  • The artist is responsible for shipping costs of the artworks to and from our exhibition location. Please make sure to include package boxes that can be re-used for shipping back and prepaid return labels. Artwork received without prepaid return labels will not be shipped back. Drop-off and pick up in person are possible.
  • All 2D artworks delivered to the hotel must be wired for hanging
  • All 2D artworks delivered to the hotel must be ready for the exposition: framed or have their sides of the canvas painted
  • Please don’t send any unsolicited artworks to the hotel, before the judgement or after. Only the artworks selected and agreed with you in our communications by email will be displayed
  • All the artworks must be available for the exposition for the ENTIRE 5 months
  • First 3 Winners prize-Overnight stay at the hotel for the Grand Opening Event night can’t be used on other date or exchanged for money.
  • Influence Gallery and Hotel de Rougemont ensures care and custody of the works received, however we decline any responsibility for damage to the artworks, theft or loss by the courier and during the detention of the works. The artist is the only one responsible for taking an insurance for artworks during the entire period of physical exhibition, including the delivery.

By sending your application, you agree to the conditions stated above.

Use Bitly: for long Web addresses please use Bitly to shorten your link
Use Converters: to convert your video (MP4,MPEG, AVI and other files) into GIF format use converters, for example like ezgif.com

Image and Video Requirements
– Video should be in GIF format only.
– Image should not exceed 2MB.
– Image should be in jpeg format.
– Image should not contain any frame or watermark.
– Image or video file should be labeled as your name and artwork name. Example: colors_peter_smith.jpeg
– Image and video should be clear and in focus, this represents your work and it will be displayed the same way it is received.

By clicking accept, you, the applicant, agrees to allow Influence Gallery to use your images and videos for the following purposes: online exhibition, future contests marketing, promotional, and display purposes. You, the applicant, agrees to allow Influence Gallery to archive your image on our website and social media channels. All the provided information: your images, name and your social media channels or website or contact information, when applicable, will be available for public viewing on our website. The applicant shall maintain all copyrights of any image or content that they submit to Influence Gallery. Images shall not be resold, exchanged or copied. By participating in the Influence Gallery online contests, the applicant acknowledges their unconditional acceptance of the  Terms and Conditions.

Please click on the submit button to proceed to the payment page