Who can apply?

Classes or groups of students (5-7 persons) of  high schools (private or public) of San Francisco and New York cities and surroundings areas, i.e. San Francisco Bay Area and State of New York.

How much does it cost to apply?

Application is free.

What are the categories?

There are 2 categories: works of art from San Francisco (City and Bay Area) students and work of art from NewYork (City and State) students.

Does any work/supporting text need to be translated?

When entering, any supporting text needs to be written in English.

Where should we submit our work?

You can enter your work in the “submission” section of the web-site, using your password and following the instructions given in the e-mail confirming your registration as a partecipant in the contest.

Is there a limit to the number of entries that we can submit?

Every class or group may submit up to three entries.

Do I have to submit all of my entries at once?

No, you can submit entries separately at any time up until the contest deadline of March 25, 2015.

What should I do when entering multiple images pertaining to the same project?

If your project is being presented in the form of several images, these should be combined in a single document (for example, a pdf file, a composition of pictures in a single image file, etc.)

What can be entered?

Any project created for a school or class group assignment.  Personal unpublished work not realized and submitted through a partecipating high school cannot be accepted in this competition. 
The work must be completely original and not utilize content owned by another copyright holder unless the entrant has been granted specific usage rights. If a student project is selected and documentation of specific usage rights cannot be supplied, the project will be disqualified. The www.pisanromanesquemeets.it website, it’s owner and the Società Storica Pisana are not liable for any copyright infringement on the part of the entrant, and will not enter in any copyright disputes.

What kind of work I can submit?

What you should submit:

  • Paintings
  • Drawings
  • Graphic designed projects
  • Photographs are okay, as long as you are the author and the owner of the photos (if they include recognizable persons,  you must obtain their written consent and include with your submission)
  • Images or clips using computer animation programs
  • Videos
  • Works in mix media
Recently, I have really gotten into wood carving. Can I submit a sculpture?

Because entries must be submitted online, not all types of artwork can be accepted. If you are able to scan your work and upload it via your computer, the scanned image will be eligible for submission.

We have just finished our artwork. Now what?

Great, we will be very excited to see it! Now, it’s time to submit your piece  using  our online submission form. Click HERE, and follow the instructions.

Ok, I think I submitted my student’s / our project, but I’m not certain. How can I know for sure that our submission worked?

After you submit an entry, you will be redirected to a confirmation page and within 2-4 days you will receive a confirmation e-mail that your submission has been received. If you do not see this message, you can try to submit again or contact us directly at submission@pisanromanesquemeets.it.

What should I do if I don’t receive an registration confirmation email?

Please leave at least an hour to receive your confirmation email.
Check all mailboxes especially junk before contacting us.

How does the judging process work?
  1. Five judges view the entries and the supporting information and mark the work ‘yes’ or ‘no’ for shortlisting.
  2. The judging criteria for Shortlisted work are: * Effectively meeting the objectives outlined in the contest rules * Strong use of creative ideas * Excellent technical execution, plus some additional judging criteria still to be defined.
  3. Entries must have three ‘yes’ votes to be shortlisted.
  4. The judges vote among the shortlisted artworks and decide the winner and the honorable mention for each category (San Francisco and New York)
What should I do if I don’t receive any confirmation e-mail for my registration / submission / e-mail message?

The www.pisanromanesquemeets.it staff answers to any registration request, entry submission and e-mail. If you don’t receive any return e-mail within 2-4 days, you can try to submit again or contact us directly at submission@pisanromanesquemeets.it.

I still have more questions. Who can I ask?

Any and all additional inquires can be directed to info@pisanromanesquemeets.it. You can expect a return email  within 2-4 business days.