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This one comes to mind--http://www.nospec.com/


On Tue, Jun 9, 2015 at 10:02 PM, Kathleen Garness <[log in to unmask]>
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> I agree, Emily, that those are, at best, the desperate attempts of a
> non-profit for 'creative' self-promotion, and at worst, an unfortunate scam
> that continues to devalue the time and work of artists. I used to be
> routinely approached by organizations that hoped I would donate artwork to
> their silent auction. (Most people have no idea how much time and study
> goes into each of our pieces, not to mention costs for frames, etc.. But
> we've explored this thread)
>
> No, I am not aware of any such organizations but can surely ask around.
>
> Good luck!
>
> Kathy
>
> On Jun 9, 2015, at 8:18 PM, Emily S. Damstra wrote:
>
> Hi everyone,
> Today, a well-meaning person on Twitter kindly alerted me to this t-shirt
> design contest, suggesting that I might like to submit an entry:
> http://www.iccb-eccb2015.org/content/t-shirt-design-contest. There are
> several guidelines and the organization holding the contest reserves the
> right to alter the winning design. The person who takes the trouble to
> follow all of these rules and submits the winning entry is compensated
> with.....(drum roll).... a free t-shirt. Of course, all the other people
> who put in the time and effort to submit an entry get nothing.
>
> This type of contest, I believe, exploits and devalues artists. I don't
> mean to single it out; there are NUMEROUS similar exploitative contests out
> there, large and small, and for quite some time now I've been meaning to
> post a message to this Listserv about the issue. For the most part, I don't
> think the organizers of the contests realize that they aren't being fair to
> artists.
>
> First, I'm wondering if anyone knows of an artist/illustrator/designer
> organization that has taken the trouble to come up with a list of
> guidelines for organizations who want to solicit illustrations/designs
> without exploiting creators. I keep wishing I knew of a authoritative site
> to which I could direct contest organizers when I come across contests like
> the one I mentioned above.
>
> Second, especially if no such site already exists, I'm wondering if it
> would be appropriate for the GNSI to come up with a list of guidelines and
> suggestions for organizations to follow if they would like to treat
> creators fairly. These guidelines could be posted at the website so we
> could all direct people's attention to them when the need arises. I'd be
> happy to contribute my thoughts, and I'm sure many of you have ideas on
> this subject. I have no idea how difficult this might be!
>
> To be clear, I'm not criticizing artists who enter these types of
> contests; we all do what we need to do. But I'll bet everyone who has put
> in the time to submit a contest entry and lost or won little more than
> "exposure" wishes that things might've been done differently.
>
> Your thoughts?
> ---
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> natural science illustration
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