1. Binding Agreement
In order to enter the Contest, you must agree to the Rules. Therefore, please read these Rules prior to entry to ensure you understand and agree. You agree that submission of an entry in the Contest constitutes agreement to these Rules. You may not submit an entry to the Contest and are not eligible to receive the prizes described in these Rules unless you agree to these Rules. These Rules form a binding legal agreement between you and Search4Genius with respect to the Contest.
2. Sponsor
The “Art Contest” is sponsored by Search 4 Genius.
3. Art Contest Period
4. How to Enter
a) Online: This method of entry will be available by visiting our website at www.search4genius.in and following the directions provided.

b) Complete by filling out the form > then Complete Payment > After payment Submit Work (Image of your artwork, Your picture with your artwork and sign your artwork) on email id contest@search4genius.in from your registered E-Mail ID.

Note: Each participant can submit only one Artwork and you have to make a video of your artwork, It will be asked only at the time of final results. 
5. Payment of Entry Fee
Payments are made online through Razor Pay and the artist does not need to have a Razor Pay account in order to make payment. The payment option is located on the entry form. The fee for the contest is INR …………. NOTE: There Will Be No Return of Any Entry Fees in any case.
6. ART Work
a) The Art Work (Drawing, Painting, or Sketching) to be submitted can be in two sizes – A4 or A3.

b) If you’re using a canvas, make sure to leave a 2-inch gap on all sides for stretching.
7. ART Work Material or Medium.
For this contest’s artwork, you can use any medium or material.
8. Image Preparation
Before you start the submission process, make sure you have all of your Artwork ready. Online submissions in form of images are the only way to get your work in. 

The following requirements must be met by digital image files:

a) Write your name on your Artwork (It is mandatory and don’t write your name digitally).

b) Art Work and a photo of you holding it in your hands must be submitted in the form of an Image.

c) Size of the image should be no longer than 20 MB (maximum size of one mail is 20 MB)

d) Do not send images of your artwork that has been framed or contains watermarks or any kind of editing.

e) Digital Artwork is not allowed.

f) This contest does not accept any previously submitted artwork.
9. Winner Notification
On or about the 6th December 2021 the Sponsor will announce the winners along with all eligible entries received.  The odds of being selected depend on the number of entries received. The promotional items (if applicable) and award certificates will be emailed, no later than the 15th of the next month. In exceptional cases of Pandemic or other situations, this may be exceeded. 
10. Awards
a) First, Second, and Third place winners will be selected from each Group. They will receive prizes according to their position.

b) Top 10 Winners apart from the above will receive Gift Hampers.

c) All Participants who have submitted their artwork according to guidelines will receive an E-Certificate of Participation.

d) Selected Artwork will be featured on Social Platforms (Like – website, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, newspapers, etc.)

e) The images provided under the awards and prize section may differ from the actual and they are subject to availability.

f) Due to the current Pandemic situation, reward or prize delivery could be delayed. All winners will be notified in this situation.

g) After verification, the winners will get their awards and prizes. If a winner fails to comply with the verification requirements on time, they are disqualified from the competition.
11. Judging Criteria
Submitted Artwork will be judged based on the following elements of artistic expression:

a) Interpretation and the clarity of the work, to the viewer.

b) Creativity, uniqueness, and originality of the depicted category.

c) Quality of artistic composition and overall design based on the category.

d) Color and tone. Balance of image within its space.

e) Overall impression of the art. What is the effect of the artwork in general and as a whole?

f) Overall, does the artwork stand on its own as a complete and outstanding work of art?

g) It must follow all the rules & guidelines of the contest.
12. Decisions of the judges are final and binding
If In the event there are not enough eligible entries, not all prizes will be awarded. If a potential winner is unable for whatever reason to accept their prize, then Search4Genius reserves the right to award the prize to another entrant.
13. Privacy
Entrants agree and acknowledge that personal data submitted with an entry, including name, mailing address, phone number, and email address may be collected, processed, stored and otherwise used by Search4Genius and its affiliates for the purposes of conducting and administering the Contest. All personal information that is collected from parents, guardians, teachers, non-profit leaders, and after-school programs on behalf of Entrants is subject to Search4Genius’s Privacy Policy, located at: https://www.search4genius.in/privacy.aspx
14. Publicity
By entering the Contest, Entrants agree to participate in any media or promotional activity resulting from the Contest as reasonably requested by Search4Genius at its expense and agree and consent to use of their name and/or likeness by Search4Genius. Search4Genius will contact Entrants in advance of any Search4Genius-sponsored media request for interviews.
15. Warranty And Indemnity
Entrants warrant that their Artwork is their own original work and, as such, they are the sole and exclusive owner and rights holder of the submitted Artwork and that they have the right to submit the Artwork in the Contest and grant all required licenses. Each Entrant agrees not to submit any Artwork that: (a) infringes any third-party proprietary rights, intellectual property rights, industrial property rights, personal or moral rights, or any other rights, including without limitation, copyright, trademark, trade names, industrial designs, patent, trade secret, privacy, publicity, or confidentiality obligations; or (b) otherwise violates applicable state, federal, or local law.
16. Elimination
Any false information provided within the context of the Contest by Entrant concerning identity, mailing address, telephone number, email address, ownership of right, or non-compliance with these Rules or the like may result in the immediate elimination of the entrant from the Contest.

17. Use Rights
Artists that submit work to the Search4Genius for the contest and have any of their work selected for inclusion in the contest agree to the following:

a) That Search4Genius be granted usage of the chosen artwork for display, marketing, and promotional purposes for that, and for any future Search4Genius themed art show(s) /contest and that usage of that image is limited to Search4Genius press releases, event presentations, Art Gallery, Online articles, Online graphics, Search4Genius Online slide shows, Search4Genius Online presentations, Search4Genius Online event materials and for use on Search4Genius Art Gallery Online website.

b) The artist also acknowledges that Search4Genius may keep an archive of the selected artwork for historical purposes and as a record of previous themed events. The archive will be accessible to the general public and will be restricted to the Search4Genius website (www.search4genius.in)

c) Each image will be credited with the Artist Name and Image Name by Search4Genius.

d) All images contained herein or attached to this website are the property of the artist and the artist retains the sole copyright and all applicable rights to said images. No images may be copied or downloaded from this website.

e) By submitting this form, you grant Search4Genius a non-exclusive, permanent license to publish photographs of your artwork for the purpose of advertising this Art Contest and your work, as well as to generate sales as a result of this promotion.
18. General Conditions
In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Art Contest is impaired in any way for any reason, including, but not limited to fraud, virus, bug, worm, unauthorized human intervention, or other technical problem, or in the event the Art Contest is unable to run as planned for any other reason, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, the Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, either (a) suspend the Art Contest to address the impairment and then resume the Art Contest in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules or (b) terminate the Art Contest and, in the event of termination, refund all entry fees paid. The Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Art Contest or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to damage the website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Art Contest may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages (including attorney’s fees) and any other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Failure by the Sponsor to enforce any provision of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.
19. Changes in Rules
Any change or update in fee, date of the contest, prizes will be notified on the website or social media platforms.
20. Release and Limitations of Liability
By participating in the Art Contest, entrants agree to release and hold harmless the Sponsor, and each of their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, other companies associated with the Art Contest, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, shareholders, representatives, and agents (the Released Parties) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Art Contest or receipt or use of the prize (including any travel or activity related thereto), including, but not limited to: (a) any technical errors associated with the Art Contest, including lost, interrupted, or unavailable Internet Service Provider (ISP), network, server, wireless service provider, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone, cellular tower or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties; (b) unauthorized human intervention in the Art Contest; (c) mechanical, network, electronic, computer, human, printing, or typographical errors; (d)application downloads, (e) any other errors or problems in connection with the Art Contest, including, without limitation, errors that may occur in the administration of the Art Contest, the announcement of the winner, the cancellation or postponement of the event and/or the flyover, if applicable, the incorrect downloading of the application the processing of entries application downloads or in any Art Contest-related materials; or (f) injury, death, losses or damages of any kind, to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrants participation in the Art Contest or acceptance, receipt, or misuse of the prize (including any travel or activity related thereto). Entrant further agrees that in any cause of action, the Released Party’s liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in the Art Contest, and in no event shall the entrant is entitled to receive attorney’s fees. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Art Contest. Entrant waives the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.