Maria Lassnig was very good at painting and drawing her feelings. She called these self-portraits 'body awareness' paintings. Do you draw the butterflies in your stomach, your frustration when you drop your ice cream on the ground, or the happiness you feel riding your bike on a sunny morning? Enter the contest and draw or paint a self-portrait showing how you feel, just like Maria Lassnig.
How to enter the drawing contest #Lassnigbyme:
a. Entrants submit a photo made by him/her/them* to their personal Instagram or Facebook channel (or both)
b. tag @stedelijkmuseum in the comments section (caption)
c. include #Lassnigbyme in the comments section (caption)
2. Contest timeline
The drawing contest opens on June 3, 2019. All entries must be shared no later than July 28, 2019 at 23.59. By sharing a photo of the drawing that meets entry conditions each entrant agrees to these official rules and guarantees that the submission meets the conditions. The drawing contest is determined by the quality of the drawing and the creativity of the maker (entrant) and thus not by chance or luck.
Employees of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (and their housemates/relatives) are not eligible to enter the drawing contest.
4. Submission requirements
Drawings that do not meet the following requirements may be disqualified.
Drawings must be shared in digital format. The photograph of the drawing may be taken with a digital or analogue camera (scans of negatives or printed photos are also permitted). All digital files must be 5 MB or smaller, and submitted as JPEG, JPG, PNG or GIF format. The photo must be at least 1,600 pixels wide (landscape photo) or 1,600 pixels high (portrait photo).
Drawings made one year before the date of the submission deadline, or that have been submitted to a previous contest or published by other media, are not eligible.
Image manipulation, or the addition or removal of certain image elements that alter the content of the drawing, is not permitted. Light image editing is permissible.
The entrant declares he/she/they is the creator of the drawing and, if applicable, hold the portrait rights. If the entrant is not the right-holder of the submitted drawings, the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam cannot be held liable.
The entrant gives the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam permission to publish the drawing (a so-called ‘right of use’—see Rule 9).
Pornographic and/or violent imagery will not be accepted. The jury reserves the right to refuse material.
The entries will be viewed according to the criteria listed below under ‘judging’.
The deadline for sharing entries on personal social media channels is July 28, 2019 at 23.59. Entries shared later will not be eligible for the drawing contest.
Each entrant may enter a maximum of five drawings.
Entrants must provide the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam with images without a watermark for publication purposes. A personal signature is allowed.
1 winner of the first prize will be selected from all entries. In addition, there is also 1 winner for the 2nd prize and 3 winners for the 3rd prize. The winners are selected by Beatrice von Bormann, curator of the Maria Lassnig exhibition, based on two criteria: creativity (50%) and quality of the drawing (50%).
6. Announcement of the winners
The names of the winners will be announced on August 5 on the social media channels of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and published on https://www.stedelijk.nl/en/special/art-competition-lassnigbyme. The winners will be notified via their social media channels.
The 1st prize winner has the privilege of being the last person to visit the exhibition Maria Lassnig – Ways of Being on Sunday August 11, 2019 and will turn off the proverbial lights. The 1st prize winner may also invite 9 friends or relatives on Sunday August 11, 2019 to the museum. They will be welcomed at 17.00 at the Paulus Potter entrance and receive drinks and refreshments at the Zadelhofcafé. From 18.00 to 19.00 they will be the last visitors to the exhibition, and will receive a guided tour. The event ends at 19.00 when the museum closes.
The 2nd prize-winner gets to see his/her/their* work printed on five Stedelijk Museum canvas totes.
The three prize-winners of the 3rd prize receive an appelstrüdel, Maria Lassnig’s favourite pastry.
The prizes are non-transferrable and cannot be exchanged for money.
8. Publication permission
By taking part in the contest, each entrant gives the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam permission to reproduce, distribute, display and use the photo of the drawing in any medium to promote the drawing contest including, but not limited to: publication online on the social media channels and website of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.
The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam may publish a submitted entry online; this doesn’t mean it has been selected as the winner.
When the drawing is published, the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam will always state the entrant’s name (or the name as stated on his / her social media account). The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam processes the personal data of contest entrants. This data relates to the name, date of birth and any other personal information provided by entrants via their social media account. See our privacy statement for more information.
9. Publication permission of third parties
If the entrant is not the owner (right-holder) of any material or element included in the photograph and / or the drawing, or if the rights are held by third parties and / or if people are depicted on the drawing, the entrant is responsible for acquiring all necessary permissions to publish the drawing prior to submitting the drawing. If the drawing depicts minors, a signature from one of his / her parents is required.
At the request of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, each entrant is obliged to submit all signed declarations of all individuals depicted on the drawing and/or of the owner of material included in the submitted drawing to the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam within seven days of receipt of the request, to reproduce, distribute, display and use the drawing to promote the drawing contest, in any medium including, but not limited to: publication online on the social media channels and website of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.
In the same way, at the request of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, every entrant must be able to provide a written, signed declaration from the person who holds the copyright to each sculpture, statue, painting or other artwork, object or copyright-protected material that might be depicted on the submitted drawing within seven days of receipt of the request. With this declaration, the copyright-holders give permission to the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam to use the drawing as described in this document.
Finally, the entrant must, at the request of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, be able to provide a written, signed declaration from the owner of every item of private property depicted in the submitted drawing within seven days of receipt of the request, as described above.
10. Limitation of liability
By taking part in the contest, each entrant declares that it cannot hold the Stedelijk Museum and its partners, affiliated enterprises, subsidiaries, advertising agencies, agents and their employees, officials, directors and representatives liable for claims, losses and damages resulting from participation in the drawing contest or related activities as well as from the acceptance, use or misuse of the prize, to the extent permitted by the law.
The entrant indemnifies the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam from all claims from third parties which are related to the submission.
Entries are invalid if the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam determines that the drawing is not original, the drawings are unreadable, the drawings are incomplete, damaged, heavily manipulated, copied, incorrectly produced or obtained by means of fraud or theft.
Entrants agree that a) they abide by these official rules, b) that these conditions are governed by Dutch law and any disputes will be submitted to Amsterdam District Court, c) the decisions of the judge regarding this contest are definitive and binding, d) if the entrant wins, the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam may use the winner’s name, photograph, likeness and/or voice in any (promotional) materials relating to the drawing contest or future activities, without approval.
Any costs, taxes, charges or surcharges resulting from the prize to be won are the responsibility of the prize winners. If the prize is not accepted by the winner, the Stedelijk Museum may or may not give the prize to another entrant, at its own discretion. The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam reserves the right to check the validity and originality of each submission and entrant and to disqualify them when they are not in accordance with these official rules. If the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam fails at any time to maintain its rights, this does not mean that it also renounces its rights.
The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam reserves the right to change the contest conditions at any time.
12. Right to postpone or cancel
If for any reason the drawing contest does not run as planned due to infection by computer viruses, bugs, worms, trojan horses, fraud, technical problems or other reasons over which the Stedelijk Museum has no control and which affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or the course of the competition, the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam reserves the right to disqualify entrants and / or cancel, end, adjust or postpone the contest.