You must be of legal age or with parental permission to participate in the art contest. Artists can be international. No membership or fees are required to participate. Artist should be aware that the Be a Giraffe campaign is a Whistleblowers of America educational and advocacy activity to raise awareness about workplace cultural positivity.
With your application, you should include your resume/CV, a short artist statement, and contact information details. If you have any social media, please include these links. Any misrepresentations of the art or artist will result in disqualification.
Submission is an agreement for potential publication and further cooperation with Whistleblowers of America in its Be A Giraffe campaign. The winner will be recognized on materials and may be invited to participate in future events showcasing the campaign.
Except where prohibited by law, entry submission grants Whistleblowers of America the right in perpetuity to reproduce, publish, use, edit, adjust, modify, abridge, condense, sublicense, and excerpt such artwork and/or comments in any way, in any and all media, without limitation and without additional compensation to the winner. The submission of any artwork to the Competition further constitutes winner’s consent to irrevocably assign and transfer to Whistleblowers of America any and all rights, title, and interest in and to the artwork, including, without limitation, all copyrights. Whistleblowers of America may publish and/or promote the artwork or a portion of it. Selection creates a confidential relationship between the winner and Whistleblowers of America or any of its respective affiliates or subsidiaries.
Artwork must be the original work of the Entrant, may not have been previously published, may not have won previous awards, and must not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property, or other rights of any person or entity. If the photo of the artwork contains any material or elements that are not owned by the Entrant and/or which are subject to the rights of third parties, the Entrant is responsible for obtaining, prior to submission of the photo, any and all releases and consents necessary to permit the use and exhibition of the photo by Whistleblowers of America in the manner set forth in these Official Rules, including, without limitation, name and likeness permissions from any person who appears in or is identifiable in the artwork. If any identifiable person appearing in the photo of the artwork is under the age of majority in their state of residence, the parent or legal guardian is required to provide permission. Whistleblowers of America reserves the right to request proof of these permissions in a form acceptable to Whistleblowers of America from any Entrant at any time. By submitting a photo of artwork, the Entrant (or, if an eligible minor, their parent or legal guardian) warrants and represents that they and/or any persons appearing or who are identifiable in the photo consent to the submission and use of the photo in this Competition, and to its posting on website in connection with the Competition. Entrant agrees to fully indemnify and defend Sponsor and the Competition Entities from any and all third-party infringement claims that may arise out of its breach of these representations and warranties.
The winner of this contest agrees that the art work presented to this organization is their original creation and relinquishes all ownership and licensing rights to Whistleblowers of America (WOA) who may, at its discretion, use the art work for whatever legal purposes it deems fit, including copyright and trademark protections.