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1. ELIGIBILITY: 3 Palms Public Art Award is only open to Artists who are at least 18 years of age at the time of submitting an Entry. Participation in 3 Palms Public Art Award is void where prohibited by law. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.

2. ARTIST ENTRY AND ENTRY FEE: To enter 3 Palms Public Art Award the Artist must agree to these Rules and also must agree to the Artist Agreement relating to submission of content to the 3 Palms Public Art Award website. By submitting an Entry the Artist agrees to be bound by and comply with these Rules. An Artist must also pay a one-time non-refundable fee of 9 euro/submitted artwork. The fee can be paid as described on the on-screen instructions upon submission.

3. SPECIFIC RULES FOR ARTISTS REGARDING ENTRY: The following rules apply to Artists' submissions of their Entry to 3 Palms Public Art Award :
Each Artist may submit up to 5 artworks.
Only original Entries are eligible for submission. The Artist is responsible to ensure that the Entry does not infringe on any third party's proprietary rights!
The Artist must currently own the Entry, or otherwise have the rights and ability to exhibit the Entry and subject the Entry to all restrictions and commitments made by these rules.
3 Palms Public Art Award reserves the right to document 3 Palms Public Art Award and all associated displays and events and reserves the right to use this documentation for any purpose.
3 Palms Public Art Award bears no liability to the Artist or relating to the Entry.
The Artist commits to participating in 3 Palms Public Art Award in keeping with the spirit of 3 Palms Public Art Award as described on the 3 Palms Public Art Award website.

4. VOTING: 3 Palms Public Art Award will be judged by public vote as described on the 3 Palms Public Art Award website. Voting round begins with the beginning of the submission round and ends exactly 2 months, at 12 AM, UTC +2, after the submission round will have been finished to give the late entries enough time to collect votes. Voters must register with 3 Palms Public Art Award as described on the 3 Palms Public Art Award website. Voters will be instructed to vote for their favorite Entries. Individuals must be 16 years or older to vote. The use of robotic or automated devices for voting is prohibited! If multiple votes from same IP for one entry is detected, the related entry will be banned from the competition!

5. WINNER SELECTION: At the end of the voting round the entrant with the best voted entry will be the winner, and so on. Each entrant only can win one of the promised prizes. In the unlikely event of a tie, the prize moneys of the related rank and the following rank(s) will be added up and splitted and paid out in equal parts. The winners will be announced by email. Also see page 3 Palms Public Art Award TIMELINE

6. PRIZES: Prize moneys will be paid out to the submitters as described above under article 5. The prize money amounts as stated become binding as soon as the number of entered works exceeds the number of 300. Otherwise article 8 will come into force.

7. SPECIAL JURY AWARD: A double-page artist feature in Who's Who in Visual Art . Vol. 2017 and two further features in HIMMELBLAU ArtCompass will be granted to the three best entrants from the ArtDomain jury's point of view.

‚Äč8. EXCLUSION CLAUSE: In the case of inadequate participation, the organizer derserves the right to close the contest after advance notification. In this case the organizer reserves the right to adjust prize moneys on a percentage basis, just dividing up the total sum of received fees.

9. GENERAL CONDITIONS: All federal, state and local taxes regarding the received prize moneys are the sole responsibility of the winner. By acceptance of prize, all winners agree without limitation to the use of his/her name, user name, photograph and/or likeness for publicity purposes without any additional compensation, except where prohibited by law. Artist agrees to be bound by these Rules and the decisions of 3 Palms Public Art Award, which are final and binding in all matters related to 3 Palms Public Art Award . By participating in 3 Palms Public Art Award, submitter agrees that 3 Palms Public Art Award and its respective affiliates, agents, directors, officers and employees have no liability whatsoever for any injuries, losses or damages of any kind relating to or arising from 3 Palms Public Art Award or resulting from participation in 3 Palms Public Art Award, the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any Entry, or technical, hardware, software or telephone failures of any kind, cost or unavailable network connections, fraud, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions, whether caused by 3 Palms Public Art Award, users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in 3 Palms Public Art Award or by any technical or human error which may occur in the processing of submissions which may damage a user's system or limit an entrant's ability to participate in 3 Palms Public Art Award. By participating in 3 Palms Public Art Award, the submitter agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless 3 Palms Public Art Award and its affiliates, agents, directors, officers and employees from and against any and all liability, claims, suits, actions, losses and expenses, including costs and attorney fees, relating to or arising out of any claim or demand of any kind or nature which any person or party may make against 3 Palms Public Art Award based upon or arising out of the Entry, the submitters participation in 3 Palms Public Art Award, or any other claim or demand relating to 3 Palms Public Art Award. 3 Palms Public Art Award may prohibit a submitter from participating in 3 Palms Public Art Award or winning a prize if, in its sole discretion, it determines that said submitter is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of 3 Palms Public Art Award by cheating, hacking, deception or other unfair participation or voting practices or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrants or 3 Palms Public Art Award's representatives. 3 Palms Public Art Award's decisions and the decisions of the 3 Palms Public Art Award Board are final on all matters relating to 3 Palms Public Art Award and the subject matter of these Rules. 3 Palms Public Art Award may prohibit a submitter from participating in 3 Palms Public Art Award in its sole discretion. 3 Palms Public Art Award is not responsible for typographical or other errors in the offer or administration of 3 Palms Public Art Award, including but not limited to errors in the advertising, Rules, selection and announcement of the winner and distribution of the prizes. 3 Palms Public Art Award reserves the right to terminate or amend 3 Palms Public Art Award, including but not limited to the right to terminate or amend 3 Palms Public Art Award in whole or in part, at any time without notice, if any factor, including without limitation virus, bugs, or non-authorized human intervention, interferes with its conduct as contemplated by these official rules. In case of dispute, an Entry will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of Entry. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet Access Provider, online service provider or other organization (e.g., business, educational institute, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.
CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF 3 Palms Public Art Award MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, 3 Palms Public Art Award RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK REMEDIES AND DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS' FEES) FROM ANY SUCH ENTRANT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION

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