Alliance for Metal Clay Arts Worldwide

Calendar of Exceptional Work 2020

AMCAW members are invited to participate in our first calendar of exceptional work, a 2020 calendar which will be available for sale in September 2019.  Produced in a limited edition of 1,000 copies, this will be a collector’s item and will showcase the very best work from the metal clay community.  Only AMCAW members may enter photographs to be considered for inclusion.

Each page of the calendar will feature three images of work, together with a short description of how the piece was made and/or what inspired it. Artists will also be able to include their website and/or social media site addresses. One piece will be selected for the cover of the calendar. In total, we are looking for 37 images, so competition will be strong.

Your initial photographic entry will be used to select images to be used in the calendar. If your piece is selected, you will be required to send a print quality image of the piece by 10 June using the specifications below. Please, only enter a piece for consideration if you can meet this requirement by our 10 June deadline.

We can only accept professional quality images of exceptional work. This can be jewelry, body adornment, a decorative or a functional item. Each artist will be able to enter just one image for consideration. Photographs taken using a mobile phone will not be large enough for our printing requirements.

If your piece is chosen from the initial entry, we will require you to send a large, high resolution image suitable for full color printing. Please make sure you will be able to provide a high-resolution image, no smaller than 30cm on the longest side, at 300dpi and no smaller than 30MB, in either JPG or TIF format, by 10 June 2019. Please ensure you can provide a very large, high resolution image before you submit a piece for consideration.

Deadline for Entering
The deadline for entering your image is 19 May, 2019; however, don’t delay entering! We will only be accepting a total of 100 images for consideration, so the call for entries will close as soon as 100 entries are received.

Photograph Standards
The only thing the jury will see when making their deliberations will be your entry photograph. It is vitally important that your photograph represents your work in the very best way possible. Here are the rules for submitting your photograph: 
  • Use a high-quality photograph with a plain, uncluttered background and no additional props (plants, rocks, etc.) 
  • Do not show jewelry on a model. 
  • Jewelry must be complete and ready to wear.
  • Details of the piece should be clearly visible in the image. 
  • The photograph must be in focus and well lit. 
  • Images initially entered should be 300-dpi, JPEG format and no larger than 4MB. If your piece is chosen from the initial entry, we will require you to send a large, high resolution image suitable for full color printing. Please make sure you will be able to provide a high-resolution image, no smaller than 30cm on the longest side, at 300dpi and no smaller than 30MB, in either JPG or TIF format, by 10 June, 2019.
  • Only one photograph may be entered per person. 
  • Do not list your name, company name or logo or any other information that may identify you in your photograph. 
How to Enter
You will need to set up an account with ArtCall.  It’s free, you will just need to set up your account with a username and password.  If you have already used ArtCall to enter a challenge, just use your existing login information. 
  1. Please read the terms and conditions before entering
  2. Set up an account by clicking the blue Register button in the upper right corner. You must be a member of AMCAW to register and submit.
  3. Click the green Login button in the upper right to enter your information and upload your photographs.

Here is a short video to learn more about using ArtCall.