HARC Awards Official Rules

Entries must be postmarked and received by the dates stipulated on each Art Discipline’s “Call for Entries” Information published on this site and in the appropriate media. For questions about deadlines, Official Rules or any other additional information about The HARC Awards, please email HARC at applications@harcfoundation.org .  

The HARC Awards creative arts competitions are open to emerging creative artists who have never previously been honored with an award, financial stipend or recognition of any kind for the creative artwork submitted.  

2.  The work submitted must be unpublished or not previously performed or exhibited in or by any public, private or government forum or entity.  

3. The work submitted must be original and the sole creative effort of the individual(s) submitting it.  

4.  Entries are limited to one per category, per creative artist.  

5.  The competition is only open to American citizens or legal residents.  

6.  HARC cash awards and presentations are not transferable.  

7.  Entries must include a One-Page Essay that describes why the cash award is needed and how the proceeds will be utilized.

8. The HARC Foundation is not responsible for any entries received in damaged condition or not received by the deadline stipulated for current year art discipline competitions.    

9.  The HARC Foundation cannot acknowledge receipt of entries, nor return submitted entry materials. Lists of award recipients are available for art discipline competitions and notification dates and information are supplied with details for each HARC Award “Call for Entries”. Such notification will be provided upon request to individuals who provide a self-addressed, stamped envelope mailed to: The HARC Foundation, P.O. Box 11596, Marina del Rey, CA 90295.  

10.  The decisions of the judging committee are final and binding. Applicants, as a condition of entry, agree not to contest or challenge the results of the competition. 

11.  Winners are solely responsible for any Federal, State or local taxes.  

12.  Winners must sign an affidavit and provide documentation stating their compliance with rules 1-5 above and return it within 21 days of receipt of Award notification or forfeit their Award.  

13.  Entry and acceptance of any award constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law) to use recipient’s name, likeness, hometown and their winning creative entry for publicity purposes related to The HARC Awards competition, programs and Award Presentation Events without further remuneration.  

14.  Entrants retain all rights to their creative submissions.  

15.  Employees and immediate family members of The HARC Foundation Board of Directors, Advisory Board or Advisory Council may not enter the competition.  

16.  Entries that are not winners in one competition year may be submitted in future HARC Award competitions providing they fulfill the current year requirements and specifications.