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Guide to Award Levels

  • The requirement is to move from one award to another
  • A starting point is bronze, followed by silver and onto gold then Platinum
  • Mentors may recommend certain options to take you through to the next level
  • Number of images is determined by your project and decisions you make re outcome
  • Your Mentor will assist you to make these decisions
  • It is recommended you maintain a copy of your process from beginning to end
  • This can be done with a diary, either visual or with drawings, ideas or comments
  • Within the higher levels, it is important to review and refer to other artists who have done similar things to what you are proposing
  • Use references where appropriate
  • If unclear how to write up references in your statements, please ask
  • Opportunity will be given to you around writing artist statements and concept statements during your process at all levels
  • Consider developing unique ideas and try to prevent repetition within your work
  • Good straight images, can often have more appeal than the overuse of filters and other effects - the KISS (Keep it Simple) filter does still apply
  • Always ask if unsure
  • Think about your work and how it may best be presented, even to the number of images
  • Go and look at some of the galleries around your area (and elsewhere) to see how the work is portrayed, the size of each piece and the spaces surrounding them
  • Think about your own work within a gallery space and consider number of works and sizes. Think about grids, putting images together to make one image or projection, with images flowing through each other on a wall.  Many options are there to consider
  • But remember, it is not expected you need to provide these options, just mention it in your final statement. Dreaming big is allowed.
  • COPYRIGHT: The rules of any competition/exhibition (And therefore CAPA) clearly state the requirements of the entrant to have the right to use any material such as music, poetry, quotations etc and that appropriate credits are included at the end of any such production/exhibition. It is the responsibility of each artist/Applicant to ensure that they are legally entitled to use whatever content is contained within their portfolio, and that there are no legal impediments to the inclusion of such material. The artist/applicant, by applying for one of the levels of CAPA indemnifies APS and the Association against any claims whatsoever arising from their entry.
  • Neither APS nor anyone involved in administering CAPA accept any responsibility in the event of disputes or litigation relating from the submission of their portfolio.
  • Copyright of all original works will remain with the artist/Applicant for CAPA.
  • In the artistic world, titles, slogans, images, music and so on are automatically copyrighted. 
  • You actually need a statement that you were able to buy or get permission to use the music, poetry etc.
  • There is plenty of Copyright free material on the Internet.