一等奖 1名 奖金 6万元人民币
二等奖 2名 奖金 3万元人民币
三等奖 3名 奖金 1万元人民币
优秀奖 10名 奖金 5000元人民币
佳作奖 54名 奖金 3000元人民币
Call for Papers:
(International) Environmental Sculpture Ceramic Art Contest
"The Cup of Ruci Town of China”, Ruzhou, China
Ⅰ. Institutional framework
China Ceramics Industry Association
Henan Sculpture Institute
The People’s Government of Ruzhou
Publicity Department of the Municipal Committee of Ruzhou
Ruci Electronic Commerce Industrial Park Management Committee of Ruzhou
Ruzhou Ceramic Society
The contest is open to all artists throughout the world. Sculptors, potters, literary creators, freelance artists, art institutions and college or university art creators can all participate individually or collectively.
Ⅲ. Exhibition intention requirements
Ruci Town of China is located beside the Yanhedian ancient kiln site in the south of Ruzhou City. The Mangchuan River runs through the entire town from west to east. Since ancient times, there has been a saying: “10-mile-Mangchuan River, 10-mile Kiln Factory”. The town is also famous for its historical and cultural heritage, and rich ceramic mineral and water resources.
In recent years, in order to celebrate and develop the historical and cultural heritage of Ru Kiln, the Municipal Party Committee and Municipal Government of Ruzhou has been far-sighted with the development concept of “making art ceramic popularized and ceramics high-end”, inheriting the concept of “culture+technology+industry+tourism+leisure” and adhering to the concept of having the three major industries converged.
The total planning area of the town is about 12 square kilometers, with a total investment of 3.5 billion yuan. The Shanghai Tongji University and Tsinghua University were employed to conduct overall planning of the town. The Ruzhou Investment Corporation, Henan Sanjian and China Liuye used the “PPP” model for investment and construction, and the famous operation team CYTS operated professionally. The township follows the structure of “multiple groups on both sides of the strait”. Many venues, like the Ruci Museum, the Ruzhou Art Museum, the Rutie Culture Park, the Henan Provincial Ceramic Product Supervision and Inspection Center, the Visitor Service Center, the International Pottery Village, the Ancient Kiln Site Park, and the Ruci Master Garden, the Creator Source, the Mangchuan River water ecosystem, the Rural Homestay Complex, etc, have been arranged in an orderly manner to build a rich and colorful cultural experience. The town cooperates with the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Central Academy of Fine Arts, the Chinese Academy of Fine Arts, Jingdezhen Ceramics University, Zhengzhou University, Pingdingshan College and other scientific research units to accelerate the integration of production, study and research, attracting high-level talents to settle down here and innovate and start businesses.
In the process of construction, Ruci Town of China was successively appraised as "Henan Provincial Key Cultural Industrial Park", "Henan Cultural and Technological Integration Demonstration Base", "Provincial Grade Garden Complex", "Henan Cultural Industry Demonstration Park", "Henan Province Service Industry Park" and "Henan Youth Innovation and Demonstration Park". In August 2017, the town was successfully rated as one of "the second batch of nationally characteristic towns". In December 2017, the town was awarded the honorable title of “the Ruci Town of China” by the China Ceramic Industry Association.
The International Environmental Sculpture Ceramic Art Contest is open to all throughout the world and invites artists to participate in the cultural construction of the Ruci Town of China. The work focuses on the theme of "Tianqing Dream • Ruyao as the Queen", which embodies China as the birthplace of porcelain, and Ruzhou as the head of the Five Famous Kilns in the Northern Song Dynasty --- the spirit of Chinese civilization in the Ruci Town of China. The emphasis is placed on thematic sculpture creation of various cultural landscapes within the Ruci town of China in order to create the sculpture works with the characteristics of ceramic art, which can be seen as a logo and landmark.
Ⅳ. The procedure and details
The contributors need to register online (if internet access is not available for you, please contact the office of the Arts Committee). Each creator may submit 1-3 works for the selection of the Arts Committee; fill in the registration form uniformly formulated by the Organizing Committee and provide corresponding supplementary materials. (The relevant forms and instructions can be downloaded from the website of the Henan Sculpture Institute http://www.hnsdsxh.com or downloaded from the official website of the Ruci Town of China http://www.rucixiaozhen.com). Contributors are requested that the electronic version of the registration form and the photographs of the works, personal photos, and ID cards (both front and back sides) be sent to the Organizing Committee e-mail: email@example.com before April 30, 2018; The artwork should have clear description; the assembly work should have clear installation drawings; the resolution of the electronic version of the picture should be above 300 DPI; the picture of the work shall be in JPG format (without any textual information), and the name of the picture file shall be named according to the creator's name, work’s title, specifications, and material format (eg: Milong “Discus Thrower”) , height:152cm, Bronze .JPG); The registration form must be filled in clearly with no missing items; foreign exhibitors (except Chinese) are invited to fill in the form in English; submitted materials will not be accepted overdue.
Before May 20, 2018, the Organizing Committee will select from all submissions based on the registration information. The results of the evaluation will be announced on May 25, 2018. The selected creator should send a small demo of the sculpture (about 50 centimeters) to the organizing committee office before June 30, 2018 to participate in the exhibition of outstanding works. Finalists in the semi-finals are exhibited and finalized.
Ⅴ. Work requirements and Award setting
ONE: work requirements:
1. Instruction: ① title, design concept, creative ideas instruction ② mass, material and suitable environmental conditions
2. Works: ① it has to be original; ② the creator owns all intellectual property of the work; ③ the creative idea is novel and unique; ④ the works need to be beautiful, artistic and able to integrate into the outdoor environment; ⑤ the works should have enforceability, security and permanency.
TWO：Award setting （before tax）
First prize, one candidate, bonus:￥60,000
Second prize, two candidates, bonus: ￥30,000
Third prize, three candidates, bonus: ￥10,000
Excellence award, ten candidates, bonus: ￥5,000
Good works award, fifty-four candidates, bonus: ￥3,000
1. the award-winning works are created by the contributors themselves and submitted it to the Organizing Committee for selection. The size of the demo is 50-80 cm. The material of the demo should be consistent with that of the sculpture.
2. The Organizing Committee will issue honorary certificates to winners.
ONE: two submission methods:
1. Send the works to the e-mail box:firstname.lastname@example.org; the subject is marked like this: the Cup of Ruci town of China
2. Submit the works by registered letter or have a delivery in person.
Mailing address: The Organizing Committee Office of the Cup of Ruci Town of China Ruzhou Environmental Sculpture Ceramic Art Contest, Room 303, Creator Source, Industrial Cluster District, Wangsong South Road, Ruzhou, Henan Province
Recipient: Zhang Fang
TWO: other required materials: copy of ID, the work registration form signed or stamped by the author (could be downloaded on the official website, passport (if you are not Chinese).
THREE: the works and demos will be collected by the Organizing Committee Office.
Ⅶ. Intellectual property and copyright notice
(1) After submitting the works, the organizers have the right to disseminate, exhibit and publish the works.
(2) The work has to be original. Designers should promise that the submitted works is first published and will not insult others’ intellectual property (copyright, trademark, patent, etc). If any dispute occurs due to breach of these terms, all legal liabilities and losses will be undertaken by the contributor, and the Organizing Committee has the right to withdraw bonuses and honorary certificates.
(3) All contributors are deemed to have agreed and accepted this statement with no need to confirm in writing or other ways.
(4) All disputes related to the event are conducted under the terms of the relevant laws of the People’s Republic of China and resolved in Ruzhou. The Organizing Committee has the final power of interpreting the event.
Ⅷ. Contact methods
The Organizing Committee Office of the Cup of Ruci Town of China Ruzhou Environmental Sculpture Ceramic Art Contest, Room 303, Creator Source, Industrial Cluster District, Wangsong South Road, Ruzhou, Henan Province
Telephone: +86 18736076260 Hu Xiaorui
+86 15836967850 Zhang Fang
Attachment: The Rigistration Form