Call for Submissions

In conjunction with its upcoming exhibition Gustave Doré: Master of Imagination, the National Gallery of Canada is seeking black & white illustrations, inspired by Gustave Doré’s graphic artwork, for the tale of Bluebeard



What You Need to Know

Submissions received before 5 p.m. ET on September 10, 2014, which adhere to the Terms of Use, will be uploaded to the Website Virtual Gallery, and also placed on display as part of the Didactic Exhibition, which will take place from June 12 to September 14, 2014.

 Terms of Use   Submit an Illustration
  • To participate in the Website Virtual Gallery and the Didactic Exhibition, you must be 18 years or older.
  • Submit a digital image of an original artwork with a minimum size of 1920px by 1080px, at a minimum resolution of 72 DPI (JPG, JPEG, PNG and maximum 1.5MB)
  • Your submission must depict a key moment from Charles Perrault’s Bluebeard story, which was illustrated by Doré.
  • Your artwork has to be an original. If your artwork includes images from popular culture, like the image of a famous person, an album cover or a company logo, you have to prove that you have permission to include it in your artwork; otherwise, your submission will be disqualified.
  • You must include your name, a brief artist’s statement and your email address along with your submission. 
  • All artists who submit an eligible illustration before 5 p.m. ET on September 10, 2014 will be entered into a draw which will take place September 15th, 2014 for a chance to win the following prize:  a complimentary 1 year Individual Membership to the National Gallery of Canada

Charles Perrault
Seventeenth-century French writer Charles Perrault is famous for his fairy tales derived from ancient folk tales. They were first published in 1697, under the title of Tales of Mother Goose. The best known of his stories include Cinderella, Puss in Boots, The Sleeping Beauty and Bluebeard.

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