I read through the forums, finding countless artists lamenting the fact that their wonderful art fails to sell. It's obvious to me, as someone with a marketing background, that it's often a failure to promote. Good promotion isn't taught in schools, and most people don't seek the skill out.
The point of this contest is to sift out the people who are best at self-promotion, so those who are not have a variety of marketing campaigns to study.
Voting is open to everyone, and everyone is encouraged to solicit votes in whatever ethical way they can. Friends, family, fans, coworkers, and colleagues of participating artists are encouraged to do the same for the artists they support.
The only rule is to get as many people as you can to vote for your work, while still staying in the bounds of good ethics. Artists can submit their five best pieces of art.
Each participant may submit 5 images.
1) Votes may be cast by any visitor to FineArtAmerica.com (members and non-members).
2) You may only vote once per image.
3) You may vote for as many images as you like... but only once for any given image.
This is a special type of contest. The contest administrator has chosen to award Fine Art America gift certificates as the prizes!
In order for this contest to become active, you must vote for it, below. Every five days, our system tallies the votes for all of the inactive contests that are hoping to award gift certificates. The contest with the most votes wins... and then immediately begins!
This contest will be awarding the following prizes: