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The Creative Divergents Showcase is open to anyone, internationally.
All subjects, styles, and media are welcome. A submission can include written content, a video file, an audio file, or up to 5 images.
$10 fee per submission.
IMPACT Showcase: One $300 (USD) award.
INNOVATION Showcase: One $200 (USD) award.
The top submissions from each showcase may also be featured in a printed catalog. Determined by creative vision, innovation, impact, quality, and overall impression.
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Creative Divergents is a few things: an online showcase, a competition, an experiment, a creative networking site… Some of the things it has been founded on include an appreciation for people willing to push boundaries in creative ways, the desire to bring more attention to works that may not fit neatly into easily defined categories, a belief in the significance of dialogue, and an effort to make participation accessible by not asking you to pay an arm and a leg for the chance to possibly maybe have your work seen. And unlike most competitions, every submission receives exposure.
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You. Whether you consider yourself a professional or amateur artist, a mischief-maker, free thinker, activist, or just someone who likes to make and do stuff – anyone and everyone from around the world is welcome to participate. Groups, collectives, etc. can submit as well. If you are submitting a collaborative work, you are responsible for notifying any partners of the submission.
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What subjects/styles/media do you use? Surrealism, minimalism, abstraction, documentary, social commentary, anime, graffiti, photography, printmaking, painting, writing, sculpture, metal, wood, plastic wrap, interventionist art, performance, video, poetry, music, drawing, participatory, net art, economic, erotic, conceptual, installation, design… Do what you do and share it.
The only limit: Your submission should have been created within the last two years.
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For the current competition, a jury panel will determine one award recipient for each showcase: $300 for the IMPACT Award and $200 for the INNOVATION Award. Hopefully, the award amount will continue to increase in future competitions. The top submissions from each showcase may be featured in a printed catalog as well.
The IMPACT Award supports creative works that promote positive change, audience engagement, or dialogue.
The INNOVATION Award supports creative works that demonstrate innovation in some way.
For both showcases, award recipients will be determined by creative vision, impact, innovation, quality, and overall impression. The jury panel reserves the right not to give a showcase award. Engagement with submissions through comments, favorites, and views are taken into consideration – so look around and participate!
Previous Award Amounts
$1,000 – Summer 2012
$1,000 – Winter 2011
$1,000 – Summer 2011
$1,000 – Winter 2010
$500 – Summer 2010
$250 – Winter 2009
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Nope, sure isn’t. Multiple strong submissions could even contribute to you winning. But remember, it’s about quality, not quantity.
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Absolutely! If you want one of your submissions to be considered for both showcase awards, you will need to enter it as a separate submission to each showcase.
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There is a $10 fee per submission. A submission can include written content, a video file, an audio file, or up to 5 images.
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Please take a look in the right column of the page for the current deadline and other dates. You are strongly encouraged to submit sooner rather than later, as your work will have more time to receive exposure, ratings, and comments. Any submissions received after the deadline listed will be entered into the next showcase. A showcase must have at least fifty submissions for an award to be given. If a showcase does not reach fifty submissions, those submissions will be considered along with the submissions in the next showcase for an award.
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No. Once sent, your submission cannot be altered. Double check and make sure you have it how you want it before you hit that “send” button!
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You must be registered and logged in to leave ratings or comments. Simply go to the very bottom of the page. You’ll see a place where you can register and log in. You can also log in under “Post a Comment” when you are looking at a submission.
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All submissions prior to 2014 have been reposted by Creative Divergents. To have your previous entries associated with your current account, go to Claim Account.
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Creative Divergents allows you to submit your own images, audio, video, text and other content (“Submission(s)”) provided that you do so strictly in accordance with the following agreement. By uploading (or otherwise submitting) Submission(s) to Creative Divergents, you:
- grant Creative Divergents a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, limited license to use, publish, reproduce, display, distribute, use for promotional purposes, and sublicense for cross-promotional purposes such Submission(s), either through print, online, or other media;
- represent and warrant to Creative Divergents that you are the original creator of the Submission(s);
- represent and warrant to Creative Divergents that you created such Submission(s) within the two years prior to submitting;
- represent and warrant to Creative Divergents that you own or otherwise control all rights to such Submission(s) and that use and disclosure of the Submission(s) by Creative Divergents (including, without limitation, publicizing the Submission(s)) will not infringe or violate the rights of any third party.
Basically, you’re agreeing that the work you’re submitting is your work. You’re allowing Creative Divergents to show it off, and you still retain the rights to it and may do anything else you want with it. The submission fee is non-refundable.