What difference does it make if I upload works by two different artists on the same form?
We don't want to make things difficult for the entrants, but we have to manage a huge amount of data, match up the entries to the appropriate categories, send the finalist certificates to the finalists, and send the awards to the eventual winners. Keeping the individual artists separated makes managing the data much less confusing and less likely to be messed up.
We really appreciate the extra time you take to help make things as easy as possible on our end.
Who can enter a cover?
Honestly, we don't much care who fills out the form or pays the fees. We do insist that the information be that of the specific artist so we know where to send our awards. We also provide lovely certificates for the finalists, so we need correct email addresses.
As long as you complete the entry and upload forms as though you were the artist, it's okay with us if you want to do this. Oh, the one piece of information that can be yours is the contact email. This is the email which will receive the upload instructions.
How do I rename my entry file?
You could find a kid to help you. But, if you can't locate a crumb cruncher, here's how you do it.
First, make sure the file is in jpeg or jpg format. If it is not, that is if the file doesn't have a .jpg or .jpeg at the end, you will have to convert it to that format.
Now that you have a jpg file, open it. Select "save as." A dialog box opens with a suggested filename. Your operating system won't let you just save it with the same name, because it wants a different one. In the suggested filename, type in the category code (available in the category descriptions in the rules), add a hyphen then type in the full title of your work. Make sure the file type is jpg or jpeg. Click on "Save". It should save a copy of your cover under that name. There will now be two copies of the cover: one with the original name and one with the new name.
Simpler method: Open your file manager. Find the file. Right click, select Rename. Type in the name and return. The file will be renamed.
Pay attention to the category code. If the code is not correct, your cover won't be put in the correct category.