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updated sat 30 nov 96


Steven Goldate on wed 13 nov 96

Dear Ceramics Friends,
this is a note to remind you that entries for CerCoN, the 1st Ceramics
Competition on the Net are closing on Dec. 31st 1996.
Please find copies of the Conditions of Entry and an Entry Form
Web address for the competition is as below.
Best wishes,
Steven Goldate
Competition Organiser



PS If you are a US citizen and are unable to send the entry fee as an
International Money Order to Australia (as requested on the Entry Form)
please simply include a $5 bank note in your application.

Steven Goldate on wed 13 nov 96

CerCoN -1st Ceramics Competition on the Net

Artsource brought you the world's first Virtual Ceramics Exhibition, now
CLAYNET brings you the world's first Ceramics Competition on the Internet.
Entries are called for from potters and ceramic artists from all over the
world, whether on-line or not. The competition will be judged by submitted
images only, so slides and photos need to be of the best possible quality.

More and more ceramic artists are appearing with sites on the Web, so a
ceramics competition on the Web seems a natural extension of this
development. But not only are we seeing more artists on the Web, the Internet
is becoming more and more an integral part of many people's lives. Tomorrow
the Net will be as natural and accustomed to us as TV is today. We are also
seeing an emerging new class of Virtual Ceramics or CyberCeramics, 3D images
of quasi ceramic objects, which open new worlds for contemplation and
inspiration. While this is still relatively new, other exciting developments
are emerging, such as VRML (Virtual Reality Modelling Language), which I'm
sure will soon find applications in ceramics as well.

All entries to CerCoN will be displayed on CLAYNET. Selected entries will be
part of the CerCoN Competition Virtual Exhibition, which will run for an
unlimited time. Runners up will also get the opportunity to have their work
displayed for a limited time.

Looking forward to your entries,
Steven Goldate

Conditions of Entry

1. CerCoN is an international ceramics competition on the World Wide Web.
Any style of work is acceptable, providing it is predominantly ceramic
and original in concept and design.
2. The judge Kevin Murray, Writer and Crafts Curator, will select 30 entries
from the scanned image, which will form the basis of the CerCon Ceramics
Competition Virtual Exhibition, which will be on-line in Febuary 1997 and
of unlimited duration.
3. Three winners will receive prizes of computer and Internet related
products (software, magazine subscription, books etc. -yet to be
4. Runners up will be displayed on CLAYNET for a limited time.
5. All entrants will be notified of the judge's selection by the end of
January 1997, either via e-mail or snail mail where necessary. No
correspondence regarding selections will be entered into.
6. Entrants are requested to send 2-3 best quality slides or paper photos of
one recent work not previously exhibited on the Internet, marked with
artist's name, dimensions and title of work. These should be: front view;
rear view; detail (optional). Slides and photos will be donated to a
local university for inclusion in the ceramics dept. slide library,
unless the artist explicitly wishes them to be returned. Do not send
originals. It is also possible to send the images as JPEG or GIF on disk or
7. Entrants are also requested to send a Curriculum Vitae and statement
about their work.
8. Entry forms, slides/photos etc. are to arrive in Australia by 31st
December 1996. Late entries cannot be accepted.
9. A small entry fee of $US 5 or $AUS 8 will be necessary to cover costs of
the competition. Any surplus funds will be donated to the Sudden Infant dea
Research Foundation.
10. By entering the competition, the artist agrees to the conditions of

Slides, photos, CVs & statements & entry fee should be sent to:
CerCon, PO Box 287, Elsternwick 3185, Victoria, Australia
Queries to:, Fax: -61-3-9524 2495


CerCoN Entry Form


First Name_____________________________________

Address ________________________________________



Telephone_______________ Fax:____________________


Title of Work_____________________________________


Technical Details__________________________________

I declare the depicted work to have been made by me. I give the competition orga

I use PC_______ Macintosh________ No computer_________

I enclose________Slides/Photos, Curriculum Vitae & Statement.

I enclose $US 5 (International Money Order) or $AUS 8 (cheque) entry fee

(Payable to Steven Goldate).

By sending this form, I agree with the Conditions of Entry


Print form and send with all other documentation by 31st Dec. 1996 to:
CerCoN, PO Box 287 Elsternwick 3185, Victoria, Australia

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