OCW 2022 Art Contest

You can compete in OURF's 2022 Orangutan Caring Week Art/Video Contest.

Fantasy superheroes seem to be all the rage these days as seen in an explosion in movies and interest over the last several years but our Orangutan Caring Week theme this year will focus on REAL LIFE, hard-working orangutan superheroes who are dedicated to caring for, protecting and saving orangutans and their rainforest homes.

Orangutan Superheroes: You inspire us. You give us hope!

The theme this year is: "Orangutan Superheroes Don't Wear Capes" and all entries should have the theme considered in their creations.


Here are the contest details and rules:

Purpose:  The Art Competition is a way for the Orang Utan Republik Foundation to celebrate Orangutan Caring Week, acknowledge the orangutan superheroes who save orangutans, and inspire people that care about orangutans to express their creativity. 

Eligibility: Open to all artists or creatives around the world who care about orangutans including students, college students, and the public. It can be an individual or a team (for videos).


1) There shall be two categories: Graphic Arts and Short Video format. Must be in landscape format.

2) Participants are allowed to submit one piece of art in each of the two categories.

3) The artwork must be an original piece, completed solely by the participant.

4) Graphic Arts Category

a) Original media allowed includes pen, pencil, markers, paints, oils, charcoal, watercolors, canvas, paper, and computer graphics.

b) AI Art Generated (ie, text to art) will not be accepted.

c) All entries shall be scanned at 600dpi or photographed (not exceeding 5 megabytes) to be submitted.

5) Short Video Category

a) Videos can be created with professional cameras, digital cameras, smartphones, or other digital equipment including video editing software.

a) All video clips must not exceed 30 seconds, not including the 5-second title screen.

b) All entries must be saved and submitted as .mp4 files

6) Artwork must be related to the Orangutan Caring Week Theme (in 2022 it is “Orangutan Superheroes Don’t Wear Capes”)

7) Additional Specifications for the contest are to be followed.

a) Artists must first register by sending an email to contest@orangutanrepublik.org with the following information: full name(s), mailing address, social media addresses, and mobile phone number/WhatsApp, including the category(s) of art to be submitted.

b) Graphic artwork and video clips must be sent to contest@orangutanrepublik.org and should also be posted on the participant’s Instagram, Facebook, and Youtube channels with hashtag #orangutancaringweek #pekanpeduliorangutan, #orangutansuperhero.

c) Using 100 words or less, the artist must describe how the artwork represents the OCW 2022 theme in the email being sent with the contest submission.

d) Videos MUST contain captions and address the theme of the competition. Videos that do NOT match the theme will be disqualified from the competition.

e) Video entries that are not in English must include English subtitles.

f) Graphic and video entries MUST be original and never published in any other competition before.

g) All information presented in the video must be cited, giving credit to the original source. Plagiarism of any kind will result in disqualification. IF CHOSEN AS A FINALIST, you must submit a list of your sources, properly cited.

h) You must have full copyrights to the submitted material, including sound effects and music if used. No copyrighted materials (music, images, etc.) may be used for this contest unless you own the copyright or have a license to use the material for this contest. Written permission must be obtained and provided upon request for all copyrighted materials.

i) Competition submissions must not include any endorsements of products or services, or any obscene, violent, racist, religious, political or defamatory content. 

j) Submissions may also not be accepted into the contest if the submitted video clip features an identifiable individual who has not given their consent to appear or if the image features advertising or trademarks which would otherwise require OURF or its partners to obtain permission to use.

k) Recognition and prizes will be given to the lead producer and all those listed as co-producers on submission.

l) Incomplete entries or entries that do not comply with the formal specifications will be automatically disqualified.

8) Judges will use grading criteria based on 

a) Relevance to the Theme- Development of theme through creativity/in compliance to the theme

b) Visual Effectiveness/Overall Appearance- Evidence of thorough planning and

c) Originality- Uniqueness of idea

d) Message- Clearly describes the artist’s intent for the piece of art

9) The judges for the contest will include:

a) Alexandra Saunders - Wildlife Conservation Artist - https://www.alexandrasaunders.com/about 

b) Harvey Jordan - Art Exhibition Curator

c) Mary Lou Nicolai - Art Teacher and Watercolor Artist

10) OURF will begin accepting submissions on October 1, 2022; the Deadline for submissions will be 23:59 PDT on November 1, 2002. Judges will begin their work on November 3, 2022; Winners will be announced on November 15, 2022, during Orangutan Caring Week. 

11) Graphics and videos that’s been selected in the competition belong to OURF;  OURF may reproduce, distribute, and display publicly the video without future compensation. The copyright of the materials submitted for this competition remains with the respective participants. 

12) Each entrant grants the OURF and its partners the right to use, reproduce, reprint, distribute, perform, display, or exhibit the submitted materials for advertising, publicity, educational and promotional purposes on their website, at conferences, or at any other venues, crediting the copyright owners. 

Prizes: Each category will have a 1st – 3rd place cash prize. 1st place - $500, 2nd place - $250, and 3rd place -$100.

Note: OURF will coordinate with the winning artists to determine the best way to transfer the cash prize.  The only compensation for submitting a graphic or video is the opportunity to be awarded a prize if the entry wins. OURF will not pay additional compensation nor be liable to the artist under any circumstances.  By accepting the prizes, winners agree to hold OURF and all employees & volunteers harmless against any and all claims and liability arising out of the use of such prizes. The winner assumes all liability for any injury or damage caused by participation in the contest or use/redemption of any prize. However, the winner must certify the funds from the award will not be used or disbursed to anyone knowingly having ties to terroristic organizations

OURF has the right to alter contest rules if required by circumstances.

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