Passion to Perform
Art Competition 2012
Yamana Gold is one of the world's leading gold mining companies, with operations and projects based throughout the Americas. The passion to perform is at the centre of our entrepreneurial culture and business strategy, constantly motivating over 8,500 colleagues who are committed to delivering value through Yamana Gold's core principles:
- Respect for the environment and our communities.
- Safety of our colleagues
Our strategic focus is to develop, construct and manage assets in a dependable manner and we contribute to the sustainable development of the regions and communities in which we operate through significant investments in local infrastructure, technology, health and education. At Yamana Gold, we consider investing in the quality of life of our workforce and their families to be very important.
"Passion to Perform" is a competition which celebrates the success of Yamana Gold, and we are looking forward to engaging creatively in a way that reflects our company's diversity and core values.
We invite you to create a work of art entitled "Passion to Perform", inspired by our company and core principles. Please use this title as a guide only; there is no need for literal interpretation or for entrants to feel restricted by any artistic spirit or flair.
The submitted artworks can be in the form of paintings, photography, sculptures and drawings.
Winning submissions will be displayed on a range of communication materials, as well as in our corporate offices in Toronto, Canada.
The following three prizes will be awarded. First prize $6,000, second prize $2,500 and third prize of $1,000.
The judges have been invited from a range of backgrounds;
- Representative from the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO)
- Members of the Board of Directors, Yamana Gold including the CEO
- Mrs. Jane Marrone, artist and competition founder
The competition is open to any person practicing art. The initial entry is online, followed by a second round of short listed works before final selection.
The panel of judges will initially review initial entries through an online digital submission process. Following this, approximately 35 short listed artists will be invited to deliver their actual works through a regional collection process sponsored by the company.
Only works that are short listed from the initial digital submission will be reviewed for final judging. Notifications and instructions on the regional collection process will be sent to the short listed artists only via email.
12 October: Deadline for online email entries, by 5pm EST.
26 October: Results of initial entry, including short listed notices and instructions on mailing of works are emailed to artists by this date.
November 2: Results of final round of judging and award notices
RULES AND CONDITIONS OF ENTRY
Works entered must be an original composition created by the entrant. There is no maximum size or specific dimensions for the work.
Entrants should submit digital images of the art work in PC compatible jpg file(s) with a resolution of 300 DPI or higher. The website for digital submissions is http://form.jotformpro.com/form/21866982290969
All entrants will be required to agree to the waiver and disclaimer found in the electronic submission form in order to enter the competition.
All of the short listed works will be transported to the corporate offices of Yamana Gold in Toronto, Canada, using regional collection centres set up by the company with reputable courier firms. The cost of shipment and insurance of the short listed entries will be borne by the company.
The entrant must specify the price of works in the online registration form as part of the initial online entry. This price will form the 'catalogue selling price' (in the event the corporation wishes to acquire the work). This price is independent of shipping and insurance which will be borne by the company.
Notwithstanding the foregoing paragraph, submissions that are awarded any of first, second or third prizes become the property of Yamana Gold and none will be returned.
All artists and participants by applying to the competition, agree to participate in media interviews and any other public relation events to promote their work and the competition.
Any questions regarding the art competition, please write to email@example.com