1.1 The 2023 Kennedy Prize (“Prize”) of $25,000 (“Prize”) will be awarded to one eligible entrant’s art work (“Work”) and the winning Work will be acquired by the Kennedy Arts Foundation (“KAF”) from the winning entrant (“Prize Winner”) on payment of the Prize to the Prize Winner’s nominated bank account.
1.2 The winning Work and Prize Winner will be announced at the exhibition opening on Fri 1 September 2023 (“Exhibition”) at RSASA Gallery, 1st floor institute Building corner North Terrace and Kintore Avenue (“The Gallery”).
1.3 Works selected, will be available for sale during the Exhibition and online through the KAF website, subject to the winning Work being withdrawn from sale on announcement of the Prize Winner.
2.1 Each entrant may submit three (3) Works, however entrants resident in South Australia may submit up to four (4) Works. An entry fee is required for each Work.
2.2 Entrants must be Australian citizens, resident in Australia for twelve (12) months or more in the last eighteen (18) months immediately prior to the Entry Closing Date and currently residing in Australia.
2.3 To be resident in South Australia, an entrant must have been resident in South Australia for twelve (12) months or more in the eighteen (18) months immediately prior to the Entry Closing Date and currently residing in South Australia.
2.4 Entrants must be over the age of 18 by the Entry Closing Date.
2.5 KAF reserves the right to request evidence from entrants to determine whether an entrant is eligible to enter the Prize and KAF’s decision on the eligibility of an entrant is final.
2.6 Board members, volunteers and employees of KAF and their families are ineligible to enter the Prize.
2.7 The entrant represents and warrants that their Work is the entrant’s sole original Work and the entrant possesses unencumbered title to the Work.
3.1 Entrants must complete the entry form (Entry Form) available from www.kennedyprize.com.au (Website).
3.2 Each completed Entry Form must be submitted to the KAF before 5pm, Australian Central Standard Time, on the Entry Closing Date together with:
3.2.1 payment of the non-refundable entry fee of $50.00 inclusive of GST (Entry Fee). and
3.2.2 three (3) digital images of the Work, including one complete view of the Work and at least one detail view of the Work.
3.3 Entries received after the Entry Closing Date will not be considered for the Prize.
3.4 Entry will only be accepted through the website.
3.5 The Entry Fee can only be paid online through KAF’s Entry Form using the PayPal service.
3.6 An entrant’s Entry Form will not be considered to be received until payment of the Entry Fee is received by KAF.
3.7 Digital images of Works must be:
3.7.1 in .jpg format; and
3.7.2 of a resolution of no less than 300ppi or 300dpi in photoshop; and
3.7.3 less than 3,000 x 3,000 pixels per image; and
3.7.4 not of a file size exceeding six (6) megabytes each; and
3.7.5 named in following naming convention: title of work.jpg (e.g. artworktitle.jpg or art-work-title.jpg).
4.1 The Work must be a painting and must:
4.1.1 not exceed the dimensions [h] 1.8m X [w] 1.8m including any frame. Multiple panels may be accepted where these constitute a single entry and the total dimensions do not exceed [h] 1.8m X [w] 1.8m including any frame(s);
4.1.2 be in a condition which is safe to handle;
4.1.3 be completed within the 24 months immediately prior to the Entry Closing Date; and
4.1.4 be painted in any medium (e.g. oil, acrylic, watercolour, mixed media, pastel painting);
4.1.5 be accompanied by an artist’s statement of 350 characters (including spaces) or less; and
4.1.6 be based on the theme of beauty.
4.1.7 Not exceed a total weight of 20KG.
5.1 KAF shall appoint a judging panel (“Judging Panel”).
5.2 The Judging Panel will view the digital images of each Work and select finalists’ Works to be included in the Exhibition (“Selected Works”).
5.3 The Judging Panel will then view the Selected Works in person before selecting the Prize winning Work.
5.4 The decision of the Judging Panel is final. There will be no appeal from the Judging Panel’s decision.
5.5 KAF and the Judging Panel reserve the right to not award the Prize.
5.6 KAF and the Judging Panel reserve the right to exhibit, or not to exhibit, any Work at their absolute discretion.
5.7 In the case of a tie or the unlikely event where the Judging Panel’s deliberations are undetermined an appointed member of KAF may exercise a casting vote.
5.8 In the absolute discretion of the members of KAF, KAF may choose any number of the Selected Works (but not including the Prize winning Work) for inclusion in the Exhibition at The Gallery. Any such decision by KAF is final and there will be no appeal from KAF’s decision.
6.1 The entrant must ensure that Selected Works be delivered to The Gallery at least two (2) clear days prior to the start of the Exhibition and be:
6.1.1 available for display throughout the Exhibition from 02/09/2023 to 17/09/2023 inclusive at The Gallery at no cost to KAF;
6.1.2 professionally presented and suitably framed for display;
6.1.3 clearly marked on the back of the Selected Work with the entrant’s name and address, title and date of the Work;
6.1.4 securely packaged to ensure safe transport to and from The Gallery. The packaging must be clearly labeled and suitable for re-use by The Gallery for the return of the Selected Work or transportation upon Selected Work’s sale;
6.1.5 available for sale during the Exhibition and after the Exhibition through the KAF Website.
6.2 KAF reserves the right to exclude Works from being considered for the Prize if in the opinion of KAF the requirements set out in clause 4 are not met.
6.3 Freight or any other charge incurred in the delivery and/or return of the Selected Work will be borne by the entrant.
6.4 The entrant will arrange for the delivery and collection of their Selected Work at their own cost.
6.5 Any Selected Work not collected by the entrant after 12 months of the Exhibition closing will become the property of KAF and KAF will be able to dispose of the Selected Work as KAF thinks fit, at KAF’s discretion and at the entrant’s cost.
7.1 The entrant must agree on the Entry Form for their Selected Work to be displayed for sale at the price nominated on the Entry Form during the Exhibition and/or through the Website by KAF at KAF’s absolute discretion.
7.2 30% commission will be charged by KAF on all Selected Works sold during the Exhibition or through the Website by KAF.
7.3 KAF will have the first option to purchase any of the Selected Works at the price nominated by the entrant on their Entry Form.
8.1 All Selected Works (except the Prize winning Work) are eligible to win the People’s Choice Award (“PCA”).
8.2 KAF reserves the right to exhibit, or not to exhibit, any Work at their absolute discretion whether through the Website or otherwise.
8.3 Voting for the PCA will be open to the public attending the Exhibition up to and including Thursday 14 September 2023.
8.4 Each individual may only have one (1) vote. KAF may disregard any vote or votes which it considers in its absolute discretion to be a duplicate vote.
8.5 The Selected Work with the most votes will win the PCA.
8.6 The PCA winner will be announced on Friday 15 September 2023 at 6pm.
8.7 The PCA winning Work may be reproduced, at the absolute discretion of KAF, as a limited edition print, signed by the entrant, available for sale through the KAF Website at a set price per print plus postage and handling to be determined by KAF. After administrative and production costs the PCA winner will receive 60% of profits of the sale of the limited edition print.
8.8 The result of the PCA is final with no review.
9.1 Finalists and Foundation’s Choice artists irrevocably grants to KAF an irrevocable global non-exclusive perpetual licence, including all intellectual property, copyright and moral rights, to reproduce the Selected Works in print and electronic form for any purpose including for the promotion of the Prize and future Prizes for no fee.
9.2 The artists’ copyright and moral rights will be respected.
9.3 Copyright authorisation will be sought from the relevant entrant should KAF receive an external request (e.g. from an institution or a publisher) for reproduction of a Selected Work.
10.1 To the extent permitted by law, neither KAF nor The Gallery will be liable for any loss or damage to Works or suffered by any entrant.
10.2 Where KAF and/or The Gallery are liable for any loss or damage to Works or suffered by any entrant, KAF and The Gallery will only be liable to the extent which they caused the loss or damage.
10.3 To the extent permitted by law, the entrant must indemnify and keep indemnified KAF and The Gallery and their officers, employees, contractors and agents against any action, claim, liability, cost, expense, loss or damage suffered or incurred by KAF or The Gallery (as the case may be) arising out of or in connection with an act or omission of the entrant.
10.4 To the extent permitted by law, the entrant must release KAF and The Gallery and their officers, employees, contractors and agents from any action, claim, liability, cost, expense, loss or damage suffered or incurred by the entrant arising out of or in connection with an act or omission of KAF or The Gallery.
10.5 KAF and The Gallery are not responsible for the insurance cover of Works.
10.6 Each entrant is responsible for insurance cover of his or her Work.
11.1 Following the selection of finalists by the judges, KAF members reserve the right to select any other submitted Work as their personal choice.
11.2 Foundation Choice Works will not be eligible for the Prize or PCA, however all other Terms and Conditions apply.
12.1 All Selected Works are eligible to win the Hanger’s Choice Award (“HCA”).
12.2 Voting for the HCA is by the Hanging Team
12.3 Each individual may only have one (1) vote. KAF may disregard any vote or votes which it considers in its absolute discretion to be a duplicate vote.
12.4 In the event of a tie, the Head Hanger will cast an extra vote to decide the winner.
12.5 The Selected Work with the most votes will win the HCA.
12.6 The HCA winner will be announced after artworks are hung.
12.7 The result of the HCA is final with no review.