2017 Creative Excellence Awards
2017-12-19 08:00:00Z - 2018-01-17 07:59:00Z
Submit work, or nominate your favorite artists – for Ello’s 2017 Creative Excellence Awards.
The 2017 Ello Creative Excellence Awards recognize the spirit and talent of creative vision. This initiative exists to honor art and artists living their purpose and elevating their work. It is a moment in time to celebrate the collective value in ideas, discipline, and execution. Whether it’s challenging unfortunate social norms, capturing life’s moments of epiphany, or advocating for positive change, Ello knows that art propels the world forward in a better direction.
Unlike other Artist Invites, Ello welcomes submissions from both artists and their fans. Submit your work and/or nominate an artist* you believe merits recognition for her or his work. Work can be in any of the following categories: Art, Illustration, Design, GIFs, Digital, Fashion, Photography, and Writing.
$2,500 — 2017 Female (or identifies as) Creative Excellence Award
$2,500 — 2017 Male (or identifies as) Creative Excellence Award
4 x $750 — Honorable Mention Awards
2 x $500 — Community Awards (as determined by the combined number of loves and comments on their submission).
Recipients will win artist grants to advance their creative pursuits in 2018. Each grant award winner will also be showcased on the Ello editorial homepage, featured in an interview and have a work purchased as part of the Ello Art Giveaway program.
Please help Ello celebrate creativity and creative community while we build a growing and sustainable movement built upon principles of artistry and integrity.
*Artist must have an Ello account at time of selection.
How to Enter:
Click the SUBMIT button above.
(1) three images in a single post that depict a single work or multiple works accomplished in 2017. If entering your writing, provide three short poems or one short story.
(2) a brief artist statement or a short statement about why the artist you’re nominating merits attention
Any Ello member can nominate any artist in a similar manner. Artists must have an Ello account to win. If you’re nominating an artist from another network, inform her or him, so she can make account to be eligible to win and make sure to include his or her name.
Only complete submissions will be approved.
• $2,500 — 2017 Female (or identifies as) Creative Excellence Award
• $2,500 — 2017 Male (or identifies as) Creative Excellence Award
• 4 x $750 — Honorable Mention Awards
• 2 x $500 — Community Awards (as determined by the combined number of loves and comments on their submission)
In addition, Ello will purchase a piece of work from all artists selected as part of the Ello Art Giveaway program and feature the top artists in the Ello Interview series.
Submissions will be reviewed by the Ello curatorial team and grant recipients will be announced on the Artist Invite. Community awards will be based on total number of loves and comments. We're excited to see the work.
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