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Mentor of the Year Competition

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About the competition

Do you have a mentor that has impacted your art career? Chances are you would not be the professional artist you are today without someone in your life to help push you, inspire you and help you grow. Show your mentor how much you appreciate their efforts by nominating them to be Professional Artist’s Mentor of the Year.

Professional Artist will recognize three standout mentors in the June/July issue – one will be named Mentor of the Year and two will receive honorable mentions.

And for a limited time, everyone who nominates a mentor will get a free digital copy of The Psyche of an Artist pocket guide!

Submissions will be accepted through midnight EST March 16, 2018. Select participants will be notified by March 23, 2018.




Official Rules

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  • By submitting your entry into Professional Artist’s Mentor of the Year Search, you agree to the rules listed below and affirm that you are 21 years of age or older and a legal resident of the U.S. or Canada.
  • No fee is required to participate the Professional Artist’s Mentor of the Year Search.
  • Only one entry per person.
  • All photo submissions must adhere to the following guidelines:
    • Submissions must be original photos taken by the participant.
    • Participant must hold all rights associated with submitted photos.
    • Photos cannot contain explicit material such as explicit nudity, violence, sex, guns or skulls.
  • By participating in Professional Artist’s Mentor of the Year Search, participants agree to the following conditions:
    • Turnstile Publishing Company has the right and permission to use, publish, reproduce and exhibit in any form and manner whatsoever any and all photos/information submitted into Professional Artist’s Mentor of the Year Search.
    • Turnstile Publishing Company does not need participant’s consent or approval of the finished product or products, and the copy or other matter that may be used in connection with the photographs/information, so long as the use is of a lawful purpose.
    • Turnstile Publishing Company may use any and all photos/information submitted into Professional Artist’s Mentor of the Year Search in print advertisements appearing in its publications, printed sales materials, promotional materials for Turnstile Publishing Company events, video, electronic broadcasts and signage utilized in trade shows and events.
    • Participants further agree to release and discharge Turnstile Publishing Company, its agents or third parties, and all persons acting under Turnstile Publishing Company’s permission or authority, from any liability by virtue of any blurring, cropping, distortion, alteration, optical illusion, or use in composite form, whether intentional or otherwise, that may occur or be produced in the processing of the images, as well as any publication of the images, including without any limitation any claims for libel or invasion of privacy.
  • Selections are based on the sole discretion of the Professional Artist’s Mentor of the Year Search judging panel. We reserve the right to reject work for any reason.
  • Any photograph reproduced will include a photographer credit as feasible.