1. The Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize™ (“The Waterhouse”) is awarded by the South Australian Museum Foundation Incorporated (“SA Museum Foundation”). All artists are encouraged to enter including international artists. Staff from the South Australian Museum, the SA Museum Foundation and people involved with the administration or judging of the Waterhouse are not eligible to enter.
2. The subject for “The Waterhouse” is natural science, which for the purpose of the competition deals with our natural world and the sciences associated with it. For example; biology, geology, astronomy, chemistry and physics. It also includes natural history.
3. For postal entries only, artists must submit a CD containing one colour image of their work, per category. Each image shall be of high quality and approximately A4 size. Files should be saved in JPEG or TIFF format. Accompanying this, the artist must submit a completed and signed Entry Form and a non-refundable administration fee. CDs will not be returned.
4. Entries must be posted or delivered to The Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize, South Australian Museum, North Terrace Adelaide 5000, or uploaded to www.thewaterhouse.com.au no later than 5pm ACST, Friday 10 May 2013. Faxed or emailed entries will not be accepted.
5. Each artist may submit one work only per category, completed after January 2012. Artworks which are photographs, digital works or inkjet prints are not eligible in any category.
6. Works in Categories A and B must not exceed 2m x 2m (including frame). Artworks must be supplied ready for hanging: flat D rings are preferred.
7. Works in Category C must fit through a standard door when assembled (0.9m x 2m). Works must not have one dimension greater than 2m in length. This will include any supports if supplied. The SA Museum Foundation may supply or arrange certain display furniture at its discretion.
8. Entrants in the Youth Art Prize must be aged 16–25 at the time of close of entries. Maximum one entry per person. Entries in this category must fit the criteria of category A, B or C. An entrant in the Youth Art Prize cannot also enter in the major prize categories and is not eligible for the overall prize. However,an artist of any age is welcome to enter the main prize categories instead of the Youth Art Prize if they prefer. Entrants in the Youth Art Prize are eligible for the People’s Choice Award.
9. The judges will select finalists’ works for exhibition from the image provided and each finalist shall be notified accordingly. Inclusion of finalists in the exhibition and the manner of exhibiting of each included work shall be at the sole discretion of the SA Museum Foundation.
10. Finalists’ works that are selected for exhibition must be sent to the South Australian Museum in person or by courier at the artist’s expense and must be free of all charges. The SA Museum Foundation will not pay any expenses. The selected works must arrive between Monday 1 July and Friday 5 July 2013, between 10am and 5pm. All works submitted must be as represented in the photograph provided by the artist. If the work differs from the photograph submitted, or exceeds the size limits, the work will be ineligible for a prize.
11. The SA Museum Foundation will not be responsible for any loss or damage of works in transit. Artists are advised to arrange suitable insurance for transit. Works that arrive damaged will not be exhibited and the artist notified accordingly.
12. The SA Museum Foundation will insure all works while in its custody. This will be to the value of the sale price less commission stated in the Entry Form. The South Australian Museum Foundation will not be responsible for uninsured loss or for loss or damage exceeding the insured amount.
13. The exhibition will be open from Saturday 20 July 2013 until Sunday 8 September 2013 from 10am to 5pm daily.
14. The artist agrees that all works exhibited shall be for sale. The sale price indicated in the Entry Form shall apply and shall remain fixed for the duration of the exhibition. Artworks entered as a series of panels or objects will be sold as an entire work. The SA Museum Foundation will charge 33.3% commission on all sales (which shall be deducted from the indicated sale price).
15. The overall winning artwork of the Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize will be acquired by the SA Museum Foundation. All other prizes are non-acquisitive.
16. The entries will be presented anonymously and judged purely on their artistic merit. The judges’ decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
17. The prize winners, except the winner of the People’s Choice Award and the Dr Wendy Wickes Memoriam Prize, will be announced on 19 July 2013. The People’s Choice Award will be announced on the Artists’ evening (attendance by invitation) at the South Australian Museum, on Thursday 29 August 2013.
18. All works entered must be available for the duration of the exhibition. Selected works may travel interstate at the conclusion of the exhibition in Adelaide. They will tour at the expense of the SA Museum Foundation. The artist or purchaser must arrange for collection of their works from the South Australian Museum at the end of the tour, at their expense.
19. By entering, the artist consents to images of their works being reproduced, and their biographical information and/or photograph being used by the South Australian Museum and/or the SA Museum Foundation, and their agents, without additional compensation.
20. The artist warrants that their entry and any other works and materials submitted are original, are the property of the artist and do not infringe any third-party rights. The artist shall, at any time requested by the South Australian Museum, execute such documents and do such acts as may be reasonably required to perfect the rights granted to them by these Conditions. By entering, the artist further agrees to indemnify and hold the South Australian Museum, the South Australian Museum Foundation and their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, parents, subsidiaries, successors, and assigns, harmless from any liability or damages of any kind, including legal fees and costs, resulting from any claim of infringement or other proprietary right of any person or entity.
21. At the conclusion of the exhibition, all unsold works not touring must be collected from the South Australian Museum, Adelaide, on Monday 16 September or Tuesday 17 September 2013, between 10am and 5pm. If any works are to be returned by courier, this must be arranged by the artist or purchaser (as applicable) at their expense.
22. Any works not collected within the time specified shall be dealt with in accordance with the Unclaimed Goods Act 1987 (SA).
23. The SA Museum Foundation is the sole owner of the information collected from the entry forms and any other information submitted, and will not sell, share, or rent this information to others except for the sole purpose of advertising or promoting the Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize.