Terms & Conditions

Please read these carefully.

  • Work submitted must be your own, and you must hold all moral and intellectual property rights to that work.

  • Works must be available for collection and return within the UK. Works collected for second round selection are loaned at your own risk and New Contemporaries discretion due to space and budget limitations - if this is the case we will ask for further documentation. Inadequately packed works will not be accepted. Regrettably any costs associated with failed collection or delivery attempts will be passed on to you.

  • Only works selected for exhibition will be covered by our insurance.

  • All selected works need to be available from the time they are submitted until the close of the final exhibition. If works need to be released from our storage other than for the exhibition this will be at your expense.

  • New Contemporaries will manage all sales of selected work during the exhibition period.

  • New Contemporaries is registered under the Data Protection Act 1988. Your details will remain confidential and will not be disclosed to third parties.
  • The decision of the selectors is final and New Contemporaries cannot enter into further discussion about the selection. Unfortunately, we cannot offer any feedback on submitted applications.
  • If an applicant is found to be ineligible, or their submission is not shortlisted or selected the entry fee will not be refunded. Regrettably duplicate payments, incomplete applications or applications that are not submitted before the deadline cannot be refunded.
  • If you experience problems with the online submissions during the application period, please contact submissions@newcontemporaries.org.uk within 2 days of the submission deadline.


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New Contemporaries 2021 Submission Guidelines