Organizer: Cultural Affairs Bureau, Taichung City Government;
Organizing Committee of the 28th Da Dun Fine Arts Exhibition of Taichung City; Preparatory Office of Taichung Fine Arts Museum
i. All domestic and foreign artists.
ii. Participants can apply to multiple categories, but only one entry per category is allowed, and the same work cannot be submitted repeatedly across categories.
iii. Artworks submitted must not violate the Copyright Act and related laws through plagiarism, imitation, commissioning, forgery, or copyright infringement on other's work. In the event of the above, the violator shall bear the legal liability. Moreover, the organizer reserves the right to disqualify him/her from the competition and forbid him/her from participating in the subsequent Da Dun Fine Arts Exhibitions for the next three years; any awarded prize, trophy, medal, and/or certificate shall be recalled.
iv. Entries must be works created personally by the participant on 2020 or afterwards. Works (including works that form part of a series) that have won awards or been shortlisted in open calls for entry and competitions (excl. school competitions) are not eligible for submission.
v. Art creations with secondary editions (such as prints, sculptures, digital art, etc.) shall not be regarded as different works due to modification or partial adjustment, and shall not be repeated in the competition.
IV. Artwork categories: There are 11 categories, i.e., ink wash painting, calligraphy, seal engraving, glue color painting, oil painting, watercolor painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, crafts, and digital art.
V. The competition comprises two stages: preliminary review and final review. The entries will not be judged if they do not meet the requirements of these Rules and Regulations.
i. Preliminary Review: Applications can be made either online or on paper.
(i) Online Application: Participants are required to complete the application on the official website of the Da Dun Fine Arts Exhibition (https://www.dadunfae.taichung.gov.tw/) between April 1 and April 15, 2023. Incomplete online forms and failed image uploads will not be accepted.
(ii) Paper Application:
1. Please fill in your personal information (including Declaration and Data Protection Declaration) and artwork information in detail in the application form. Please provide the application form and 2 photos through CD or USB. Please make sure each artwork image is clear and each file is 2-5MB. The file format must be JPEG. Please rename the documents with your name and title. Incomplete documentation and incomplete forms will not be processed.
2. Once the completed application form and artwork photos are ready, please send the CD or USB package to the Visual Arts Division, Cultural Affairs Bureau, Taichung City Government at 8F, Hui-Chung Building, No. 99, Sec. 3, Taiwan Boulevard, Xitun Dist., Taichung City 407610 by registered mail. Please mark on the envelope: "Application for Preliminary Review in ________ Category of 28th DA DUN FINE ARTS EXHIBITION OFTAICHUNG CITY".
(iii) Please refer to the information on entries for the preliminary review in "VI. Artwork Specifications" for the specifications and quantity of photos/printouts for the competition.
(iv) All information, photos, CD or USB, and impression copies will not be returned after review. Please keep a copy before sending.
ii. Final Review: Please submit the original work to the Taichung City Dadun Cultural Center at No. 600, Yingcai Rd., West Dist., Taichung City 403411.
(i) For participants who pass the preliminary review, the list of finalists will be announced on the website of the Da Dun Fine Arts Exhibition.
The organizer will send a letter to notify the finalists to submit their original work(s) for final review. Failure to submit the work(s) within the deadline shall be deemed as withdrawal from the competition.
(ii) All original works must be scrolled or framed. If the work is sent by mail or couriered, please pack it securely. The participant shall be responsible for any damage incurred during the shipping process. Please
refer to "VI. Artwork Specifications" for the entry specifications for final review.
(iii) The original entries will be collected and signed off by the organizer.
Receipts will then be issued to the participants, who must use these receipts to claim their works. The list of winners will be announced on the website of the Da Dun Fine Arts Exhibition and winners will be
notified by the organizer.
(iv) CD or USB will not be returned after review. Please keep a copy before
iii. Da Dun Prize: The first-prize winner in each category must submit three additional works for reference (refer to VI. for specifications), and the conveners of the jury in each category will jointly select 5 winners of the Da Dun Prize, which will be announced at the award ceremony. The recipients of the Da Dun Prize must attach a certificate of authenticity and a letter of authorization for use of the artwork, which will be kept by the Cultural Affairs Bureau, Taichung City Government. All rights to the 3 work will belong to the organizer.