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Terms and Conditions - NTU x Vieunite Art Prize 2022

About the Competition

This is the first year of the NTU x Vieunite Art Prize, an award to celebrate and advance new and digital art. The theme this year is ‘Biophilia’ – the human instinct to connect with living systems and other living beings. Finalists will have their work publicly displayed on the new Textura digital canvas, a specially developed screen specifically designed for displaying static and moving art, and will have their work profiled on the Vieunite online community, a new application for sharing and selling your art. By entering this competition, you will join Vieunite as an artist and have your work licenced.

There is a prize of £1000 and a first generation Vieunite Textura canvas for first place, and £750 for second place, and £500 for third place.

About Us

Nottingham Trent University

Nottingham Trent University is home to the Nottingham School of Art and Design, one of the world’s leading art and design schools. From nurturing talent to daring research and collaborations that are shaking up the industry, we are breaking convention, and challenging the very ideas of what is possible for an art and design school. Inspired by a love for our craft, we are committed to pushing its boundaries into new territories.


Vieunite is an innovative system which combines an advanced digital canvas called Textura with an online community of art collectors. It provides artists with a contemporary and unique online platform to showcase and license their work. The display element of this system will have an integrated therapeutic element paired with an AI-based content engine. This will curate content likely to promote health and wellbeing in the viewer.

How Does Licensing Work?

On Vieunite, ‘Licensing’ is when an Artist allows someone to upload the Artist’s work onto a Textura canvas in exchange for the Artist receiving a fee. So, it’s like selling artwork, except that there is no limit to the number of licences that an Artist can sell.

The Theme

The theme of this year’s competition is ‘Biophilia’. This is the human need for connection with living organisms such as plants, animals, and fungi. Viewing images of nature can significantly improve mood, health, and wellbeing.

When you are making your work, you might want to depict real organisms, or perhaps invent your own. You might consider a broader connection with natural systems like the climate and geology of the planet, or our place within the solar system.

You might find it useful to consider how being in nature makes you feel. For instance, when you feel connected with a living system such as a wilderness, a park, a riverside or hillside, you may feel a sense of: awe, nurture, refuge, mystery, growth, rest, or even risk.

You might choose to portray something nameable, or to capture the colours, rhythms, movement, and dynamism of life in a more abstract way. It is completely up to you, with one condition: your artwork should celebrate a connection with life.

You may submit new work – or use this as an opportunity to submit and share existing work; which may need to be adjusted to meet the Artwork Specifications (see below).

Rules of Entry

  1. Entrants must be aged 16 and upwards.
  2. Work submitted must be the applicant’s own original artwork, and the applicant must be the legal copyright holder.
  3. Entrants must submit 3 pieces of work.
  4. Submissions should meet the Artwork specifications detailed below. Submissions in other formats may be rejected.
  5. Once submitted, the images and/or videos cannot be edited in any way, though they may be withdrawn.
  6. Once applications have been received, Vieunite will create an Artist account for entrants.
  7. Vieunite will notify applicants of the outcome of the award via email.
  8. All decisions of the judging panel are final.

Artwork Specifications

Images or videos can be produced in any way and from any media, whether digital or physical, or a combination of the two. For instance, the artwork could be a painting which is then scanned or photographed. However, the artwork is created it must be submitted using one of the two digital formats below.


Container (file format) JPEG
Compression Baseline
Colour Mode RGB
Width 1920 (1080 for portrait)
Height 1080 (1920 for portrait)
Aspect Ratio 16:9 (9:16 for portrait)

NOTE: If your images do not meet the above requirements you can download an image editing guide here.


Container (file format) MP4, AVI or MPG
Compression MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, XVID or H.264
Width 1920 (1080 for portrait)
Height 1080 (1920 for portrait)
Aspect Ratio 16:9 (9:16 for portrait)

  • It is the responsibility of the entrant to ensure that all media files meet the Artwork Specifications and that the content of the work is legible.
  • Film submissions are accepted. Videos must be under 5 minutes in duration, excluding any end credits.

General Terms and Conditions

These terms and conditions govern participation in The NTU x Vieunite Art Prize 2022 to be produced by Vieunite as operated by Allsee Technologies Limited (from now on referred to as the "Organiser"). We recommend the reading, with maximum care, of each item of the terms and conditions below. Full acceptance of each item is a requirement of your entry and participation in The NTU x Vieunite Art Prize 2022.

  1. For an application to be considered the Entrant must complete all elements of the application process.
  2. Each piece of artwork must be the original work of the Entrant.
  3. The Entrant must be the sole copyright holder of the artwork.
  4. Each entry made by the Entrant must be free from any threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, explicit, or profane content.
  5. Each entry made by the Entrant must not infringe any person’s rights of privacy.
  6. The Entrant must be aged 16 or older on the 1st June 2022.
  7. The Organiser cannot be held responsible for any misrepresentation made by the Entrant.
  8. Entries will be listed (be visible) on the Vieunite platform at the sole discretion of the Organiser.
  9. Entrants retain the full copyright of artwork.
  10. Entrants who have their work listed on the Vieunite platform may:
    • Choose to license their work in exchange for a fee within the limits supported by the app, or:
    • Choose to allow licensing free of charge.
  11. If work is limited to the platform only, then it is only visible within the Vieunite app, and will not be displayed on the Textura canvas or any other screen or surface except during the promotion, judging and display of the competition entries.
  12. The Entrant may remove their work from the Vieunite platform at any time, but any artwork that has already been licensed and published to a Textura canvas will remain visible to licensees.
  13. In the event of licenses being sold from the Vieunite platform on or before 30/09/2023 the Entrant will receive 100% of the license fee.
  14. From 01/10/2023 onwards Vieunite will retain a 10% of the license fee as a commission. The remaining 90% of the fee is remitted to the Entrant.
  15. All work listed on the Vieunite platform will be analysed by the AI content engine for its therapeutic and biophilic attributes.
  16. The Entrant may remove their work from the Vieunite platform at any time, but the AI content engine will retain the data associated with its analysis.
  17. The Entrant may close their Vieunite account at any time. Vieunite will not retain any personal data associated with the account. Closure of the account will withdraw the Entrant from the competition.
  18. The Organiser reserves the right to disqualify any piece of work at any stage of the competition if the Entrant has not adhered to the rules of entry or terms and conditions.
  19. The Entrant agrees unconditionally that the Organiser may reproduce any works free of charge for the purposes of marketing, promotion, merchandise, discussion, and education in direct connection with the NTU x Vieunite Art Prize in all media worldwide.
  20. The NTU x Vieunite Art Prize judging panel will select the prize winners.
  21. Each artist can only win a single prize.
  22. The decisions of the NTU x Vieunite Art Prize judges are final.
  23. In the event of the Organiser receiving more than 100 entries, a Longlist of 100 entries will be selected by two of the judging panel.
  24. Notification to successful entrants will be made individually by the Organiser via the email address provided through the application process. Artists whose works have not qualified for the Longlist may not be individually notified.
  25. Prizes are paid in UK Sterling. The Organiser does not account or have any liability for any bank fees and charges that may be levied to the Entrant in currency conversion and currency transaction by the participating bank or institution.
  26. Call for Entries is open from 1st June 2022 until 30th September 2022.
  27. Call for Entries deadline may be extended at the discretion of the Organiser.
  28. We regret that we do not have the resources to provide feedback.
  29. Any matter arising from the competition should be addressed to the Organiser: