Terms and Conditions
These terms and conditions regulate the participation to Mitologie Digitali contest to be produced by Contemporary Matters as operated by M.I.A. Multicultural and Intersectional Art APS a not-for-profit private limited association registered in Italy, (from now on referred to as the “Organizer”). It is recommended to read, with maximum care, each item of the following terms and conditions. Your entry and participation in Mitologie Digitali implies your full acceptance of each item herein.
Note to entrants
Mitologie Digitali is owned by the Organizer. All proceedings from entries, or other Organizer’s activities, are employed exclusively for managing the competition, as well as organizing exhibitions and other events which are deemed suitable to M.I.A. Multicultural and Intersectional Art APS’s object of raising global attention to art and technology. As a not-for-profit private limited association, the Organizer does not benefit in any way from the revenue raised through entries or other related activities.
1. Entry conditions
1.1 To enter, participants must fill and submit the online Registration Form.
1.2 Entries are presented by individual artists or collectives. When entering collectives, there is an appropriate section of the online Registration Form that must be filled with details of all contributing artists. The Organizer holds no responsibility in case of any misrepresentation of a collective or partnership if, at the entry stage, this form has been filled incorrectly.
1.3 Artists and/or Collectives may enter up to 7 artworks. Two works may be submitted with each entry costing EUR 30,00 for 2 submissions, EUR 40,00 for 3 submissions, EUR 50,00 for 4 submissions, EUR 60,00 for 5 submissions, EUR 70,00 for 6 submissions and EUR 80,00 for 7 submissions.
1.4 Works having already won previous competitions are eligible as long as the entrant retains ownership of the work.
1.5 Submissions of digitalized work which is realized with traditional techniques or means such as pen and ink, watercolors and oils must show a relevant artistic manipulation by computer software in order to be accepted.
1.6 The Organizer accepts works of lens-based photography provided that the work itself shows significant forms of digital or other manipulation.
1.7 Creation of Works implies the use of digital devices such as computers, smartphones, tablets and digital cameras. Physical artworks are only acceptable if the concept or execution of the work represents a significant factor of a digital element.
1.8 Specifications for entry:
• Video, VR, 3D, and XR works: the entrant shall provide a link to the works via Vimeo or YouTube or YouKu in HD. Entries with sound are eligible only if the entrant owns the copyright to the sound used. Permission must be granted and credit given when the sound is created by another individual.
• Work that is site-specific must indicate the place where it was installed.
• Immersive Environment: please upload single image files or video suitable to the work.
1.9 The Organizer does not account or have any liability for any participants’ bank fees and charges that may result in currency conversion and currency transaction by the participating bank or institution.
1.10 The payment of the entry fee should be made via Stripe. To pay by bank transfer, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
1.11 Call for Entries will be open from August 22, 2022 and will close on October 20, 2022.
1.12 Call for Entries deadline may be extended at the discretion of the Organizer.
2. Artworks selection
2.1 Contemporary Matters’ selectors will choose works for the 2022 Mitologie Digitali Long list which will be announced on October 28, 2022.
2.2 Mitologie Digitali Jury Panel will select the prize winners. The Winners will be announced on November 7, 2022.
2. The Organizer will notify each successful entrant at the email address specified on the Registration Form. Unfortunately there will be no notification in case your work has not been included in the Long list.
2.4 Entrants may at any time, before October, notify the Organizer at email@example.com if they wish to remove their work(s) from the competition after submission. Please note that once a work has been submitted, the entrance fee cannot be refunded, even where the work is subsequently removed (whether by the Organizer or the entrant).
3. Entrant’s responsibilities
3.1 The entrant(s) must be the creator/s and author/s and have complete ownership of each work they wish to enter. The Organizer is not and cannot be held responsible for any misrepresentation of a collective or partnership in case the entry form is not thoroughly filled in and with all contributing artists full names.
3.2 The entrant(s) has/have the right and full authority to make the entry available to Mitologie Digitali.
3.3 Each entry must not feature any content that is considered infringing, threatening, false, misleading, abusive, harassing, defamatory, pornographic, obscene, scandalous, inflammatory, or profane.
3.4 Each entry must not contain any material that could constitute or encourage conduct which would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise offend against any other law.
3.5 Each entry does not violate any third party’s copyrights (and associated rights), trademarks, design rights, or other intellectual property rights. It also doesn’t violate anyone’s privacy rights or violate any third party’s contract rights.
3.6 The entry should not include:
• Trademarks owned by third parties.
• Names, likenesses, voices or other characteristics identifying celebrities or other public figures, living or dead.
• Material for which the entrant has not purchased or secured the rights to use, such as stock images.
• Copyright materials owned by third parties.
• Material which contains any commercial content that promotes any product or service unless the relevant rights owners have given the appropriate written consents.
• Materials substantially derived from existing artworks and therefore perceived as violating the intellectual property rights of the creator of that artwork without consent of that creator or artist.
• In the event any such consent either has not been obtained and/or are not provided to the Organizer, the Organizer has the absolute right to remove the entry. In the event of any artistic reason for including such type of material, entrants have to provide details that demonstrate how the work was created.
3.7 The entrant shall fully indemnify and keep indemnified and hold the Organizer harmless against all and any claims, demands, loss, damages, liability and costs (including legal expenses) that the Organizer suffers or incurs as a result of, or in connection with, any violation by the entrant of the terms stated in the above mentioned clauses 3.1-3.6. In that event, works subject to any claim or demand shall be temporarily removed from the competition waiting for a final judgment of such claim.
3.8 The Organizer, shall, without any liability to the Participant, reject entries that are in conflict with these Terms or otherwise violate any applicable law or may otherwise be deemed by the Organizer which has the right to remove any entries that engage in inappropriate behavior that may damage the reputation and standing of Mitologie Digitali, or if the Organizer has other concerns about the Participant or the Participant’s work.
3.11 By entering the competition, the entrant agrees and acknowledges to become a member of the M.I.A. Multicultural and Intersectional Art APS association and to contribute to the realization of its cultural activities.
4. Intellectual property
4.1 By entering the competition, entrants do not transfer or surrender the copyright or other intellectual property rights in their work. If selected for the longlist or named a finalist or winner, artists may be asked to grant royalty-free worldwide rights to the Organiser, to reproduce, distribute, display reproductions, whether in whole or part, in any media now or hereafter known, and unrestricted rights to use all statements made in connection with the competition and in a way that the Organiser considers suitable, without the incidence of any liability for the Organiser.
4.2 Longlisted, shortlisted and winning artists may also be asked by an authorised party delegated so by the Organiser to reproduce, distribute, display, and create derivative works of the qualifying work in connection with the competition, associated events and shows as well as promotion of the competition, in any media now or hereafter known.
4.4 Winning and finalists’ works may be used in press releases for events and shows associated with the Organiser from time to time.
5. Judging and determinations
5.1 The Organizers’ Liability: M.I.A. Multicultural and Intersectional Art APS does not exclude or limit its liability for personal injury or death caused by its negligence or for fraudulent misrepresentation or any other liability that may not, by law, be limited or excluded. The Organizer accepts no liability in relation to an entrant’s participation (or inability to participate) in the contest, including without limitation any use made by a winner of (or inability to use) the Prize, to the maximum extent permitted by law.
5.2 If the contest cannot be executed at all or as planned and the failure or delay is caused by circumstances beyond the Organizer’s reasonable control, including, technical problems, earthquake, extreme climate, pandemic, and other acts of God, riot, sanctions, embargoes, war, strike, failure of transportation and/or public telecommunication networks, the Organizer will not take any risk, and no prize of any sort for such contest will be granted.
5.3 M.I.A. Multicultural and Intersectional Art APS’s determination and decision on all matters will be final and no correspondence will be entered into. Any dispute or situation not covered by these Terms and Conditions will be resolved by Mitologie Digitali’s management in a manner it deems to be the fairest to all concerned and, subject to the following section, that the decision will be binding on all entrants.
6. Applicable laws and jurisdiction
6.1 This contest and these Terms and Conditions shall be governed by Italian law, and the parties submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Italian courts in relation to any disputes arising between them under or in relation to the competition and these Terms and Conditions.
6.2 If any part of these terms is found to be unenforceable as a matter of law, all other parts of these Terms and Conditions shall be unaffected and shall remain in force.
7. Data protection
8. Winners’ details
8.1 The Jury Panel’s verdict is final, private and not subject to any queries or public investigations. The Organizer will not enter into any correspondence regarding the jury panel verdicts.
8.2 All the articles of these Terms and Conditions, are accepted by participants when submitting the completed online Registration Form. Entrants also agree that their images, photos, names and voices can be used in order to publicize the selection’s result, and or for advertising exhibitions, the Organizer, or third parties indicated by it have no additional liability during the legal period of copyright protection.
8.3 All doubts and/or questions derived from the present selection process will be resolved by the Organizer, always keeping the current norms of consumer protection. There will be no resource of any type behind the Organizer’s decisions.
9.1 The display of artworks at events will always be determined in consultation with the artist.
9.2 The Organizer assumes no responsibility for any incorrect, inaccurate or incomplete information, whether caused by website users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in Mitologie Digitali. The Organizer assumes no responsibility if an entry cannot be viewed or run as intended for any reason, and particularly: infection by computer viruses, bugs, technical failures, unauthorized intervention and tampering.
9.3 Everything on the Website is provided “as is” without warranty of any kind, including but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for purpose/use or non-infringement. The Organizer, its parents, affiliates, subsidiaries and related companies, as well as its advertising or promotion agencies, are not responsible or liable for any damages or losses arising out of any contestant’s access to and use of the website (www.mitologiedigitali.com).