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Lorena Cassady

3 Days Ago

Is It Gauche, Forbidden, Or Acceptable To Enter Your Own Contest With An Image?

I think I saw a brief discussion on this somewhere but can’t remember anything definitive. Thanks in advance for input.

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Jessica Jenney

3 Days Ago

I know others who submit to their own contests.It's NOT forbidden. It's really up to you how you feel about it. Or you can use your own image on the front page of the contest.

It's clear that many run contests to promote themselves so...

 

Lorena Cassady

3 Days Ago

Yes about using one's own image on the front page of the contest, but I believe the only option is to use an image you import from the outside, so there is no click-through to the image in your gallery. That's why I started to consider making the image an entry. Thanks for your quick response and info!

 

VIVA Anderson

2 Days Ago

gouache xoxoxo/I'm a pedant!

 

Floyd Snyder

2 Days Ago

Considering there is not really all that much value in winning a contest, why not avoid even the appearance of an impropriety?

You know if you win your own contest, someone is going to get ticked off. It just seems human nature these days.

 

Drew

2 Days Ago

Your art is OVER THE TOP! I will vote for it!
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Janine Riley

2 Days Ago

Do it. You are here to advertise - or why even bother .
Contests can be found by Google searches, so you do want to be included as part of that " mini gallery " of a particular theme.

It just makes no sense to invest that time otherwise. Contests can be quite the headache to hold the entries to your criteria standards.

If I hold a contest , then I enter. It is just not that easy for many of us painters to mass produce images, we often only get to add a few a year.

I also vote generously in contests that I hold - and not for myself.

Contests can often lead to sales and your time is worth investing in yourself.

Best wishes !

 

Mike Savad

2 Days Ago

The only time it was really bad was when a lady entered her own stuff. Then kicked everyone else out, then made it into a jury only, won then gloated she won her own contest. As long as you don't break your own rules. Or you are a judge to your own picture, I don't think anyone would notice.


----Mike Savad

 

Janine Riley

2 Days Ago

Lol. Or make it so obscure that no one else can enter ;

A bare lightbulb , on a rainy night , in front of a blue door - on St. James st. in Key Largo.

 

Doug Swanson

2 Days Ago

Why not? It would be a bit cheesy if it's a judged contest with you as the sole judge, but otherwise a vote of your peers seems fine. There's no cash involved and very little fame, so I guess contests are mainly exposure and diversion.

 

Mike Savad

2 Days Ago

I've seen that. Show me your painted image of a seagull, against a yellow background, next to a red and blue ball, it must be done with a palette knife and must have been made some time this month.

I think the contest person is often shocked when they get 2 dozen entries for the thing they wanted, thinking their thing was totally unique.


----Mike Savad

 

Phyllis Beiser

2 Days Ago

I always enter my own contests. However, if for some reason I am in first place, I remove my image right before the contest is over.

 

Shelli Fitzpatrick

2 Days Ago

I see no problem with it. It is really not much different than us being able to vote for our own images.

I enter contests mostly to get more exposure and that happens whether I win or not. Why would I blame you for wanting the same?

 

Lois Bryan

2 Days Ago

Completely agree with Janine. We are here to make sales .. and we make sales by promoting ourselves. Add it. If you win, so much the better ... and if you do, promote the win everywhere you can think of !!!! This is the business side of the fun stuff we get to do, and the business side is important!!!!

 

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