All skill levels and experience are welcomed in the World Jade Symposium; this is a celebration of Jade Arts and Culture. We will all be learning and sharing with each other in the online forum during the carving period. The exhibition will present the world a fine collection of contemporary jade carvings, showcasing the variety of beautiful jade, artistry and voices from around the world. There are two different categories open for artwork submission: Sculpture and Jewelry.
A single category registration fee is $100. A second registration fee is only $50. You may only submit one entry per category. Each registration fee entitles an artist to:
Carve your best with a great bunch of fellow artists
Showcase themselves and their artwork to a global audience.
Network and share ideas with other carvers around the world in a great online forum
Free full pass into the live conference and exhibition in Vancouver, November 21st to 23rd, 2014
The World Jade Symposium DVD of the exhibition
The World Jade Symposium booklet
The artist is free to select any jade (jadeite or nephrite) to use for their submission(s). If any artist is looking for a special stone, The World Jade Symposium has a beautiful collection of jades available for purchase. There are specimens of all shapes and sizes from Dease Lake, Yukon and Kutcho Creek jade deposits. All proceeds from sales help support the event and exhibition. Please see “Jade Page” on the website.
Each Artist must, entirely by their own hand, design, carve and finish their submitted jade work without direct assistance. The WJSA will research if there is any contention.
Other materials may be incorporated into submitted jade artwork, only if they are fabricated and constructed by the submitting symposium artist themselves. These secondary materials must support the overall theme of the predominantly jade artwork.
Carving deadline is October 31, 2014 (Pacific Time).
Images of your finished artwork must be submitted. Late entries will not be accepted. Each carving must be photographed and images must be submitted online to www.jadesymposium.com by midnight on October 31st, 2014.
List of all Artists’ images and requirements due:
A clear profile image that show the face of the artist
Up to six images of previous work
Photos of the rough jade material used for the jade artwork submission(s) (If the artist, for whatever reason decides to change the stone along the way, then these photos can be easily updated).
Photo of the artist in action
Photos of each finished artwork being submitted
Statement about (each of) your finished works(s)
N.B. All the digital images are best in high resolution. Photos of the finished jade art submissions must be a minimum of 300 dpi resolution and in a .jpeg format.
A panel of five Judges, acknowledged authorities on jade from around the world, will select the official winners in both categories. They will be using the following criteria;
Originality and Creative Use of Stone
Design and Style
Surface and Detail
Awards and prizes are handed out to the recognized artists in each category, Sculpture or Jewelry. There are also other awards for emerging artists, and the Carvers Award of jade and tools.
The “Audience Choice Award” welcomes the public to view the finished works in the online gallery. Here the online voting process will be made easy. It will require a valid email address. One vote per email/IP address is possible. The artworks will be showcased online in random order. The top 3 in both categories will be recognized.
By registering for the Symposium each participant agrees that any photos and artwork statements of submitted artwork may be used by the World Jade Symposium for promotional purposes.
When your artwork is sold, whether online, at exhibition, or as a direct result from the symposium marketing. The World Jade Symposium will retain a 25% commission fee on all sales and must be included in the sale price you are seeking. The artwork will not be available for the patron until the end of the exhibition. The artist will be paid as soon as any payment clears.
If you would like your artwork to be showcased as part of the collection in the Vancouver WJS Exhibition, all works must be couriered, posted or personally delivered to:
World Jade Symposium (exact shipping address to be announced)
All artworks must be securely packaged and delivered free of charge with a return pre-paid freight ticket. No payment will be made be either World Jade Symposium Association (WJSA) for freight or any other cost associated with delivery or return of artworks.
All care and no responsibility will be accepted by WJSA for artworks accepted. WJSA will have in place insurance for the period an artwork is in our care, after delivery and prior to return to the artist. As the value of artworks is unknown, some limits and restrictions may apply to our insurance therefore artists are urged to arrange insurance of their own.
If you require you artwork to be suspended while on display then it must be delivered with the necessary attachments. Artworks will be displayed at the discretion of the curatorial team at WJSA. While the organisers will do everything practical to follow your suggestions we cannot guarantee such request will be met fully.
If your work is expected to weigh more than 20 Kgs, is bulky in shape or requires specialized suspension or stand, please contact, Brian Matheson at firstname.lastname@example.org. In the event an oversized or heavy installation incurs additional installation costs, then the WJSA reserves the right to ask the artist to pay those costs.
An independent judging panel will preview all entries before the exhibition date. Depending on the numbers of submissions for the exhibition, entries may need to be pre-selected.
In the event a purchaser offers a price different from that indicated by the artist, then the artist will be contacted by WJSA with the offer.
Unsold artworks will be couriered after the exhibition period. In the event your artwork is sold we will return any prepaid courier tickets your payment.
Incorrect entry procedure or failure to observe conditions of entry may, at the discretion of the organisers, disqualify an entry.
N.B. The $100 registration fee is for one category either Sculpture or Jewelry. You may enter both categories if you wish. Registration for a second category is 50% off.
You can pay with a credit card, debit card or bank transfer by clicking the paypal button below.
Canadian carvers, please use an bank e-transfer. RBC payee: email@example.com
Single category registration: $100 (CDN)
Double category registration: $150 (CDN)
Email your profile photo and up to 6 photos of your previous artworks if you wish to add to your profile page firstname.lastname@example.org
The website will be updated next month to allow each artist to update their own profile page
1.By registering the participant agrees to the rules set out by the World Jade Symposium. World Jade Symposium reserves the right to amend these rules at any time. 通过注册 ，参与者同意由世界玉石研讨会所制订的规则。世界玉石研讨会保留随时修改这些规则的权利。
2. The World Jade Symposium is not responsible for postage/shipping delays. 世界玉石研讨会对邮资/运送的延误不承担任何责任。
3. If the participant fails to comply with rules all rights of the participant hereunder shall cease and terminate. There will be no refunds. 如果参与者不遵守规则，参与者的如下所有权利均应中断并终止。不退还款项。