We at Choice believe in supporting the arts and more specifically, the artists who have dedicated their lives to bringing amazing artwork into the world. As artists ourselves, we understand that mere “exposure” doesn’t pay the rent, and so we’ve compiled some funds in order to put cold hard cash in the hands of the top rising artists on Choice.

We hope this on-going contest will deepen your enjoyment of Choice and the value it brings you. Keep on creating! We're so excited to see what you submit next.

Last updated April 10, 2021.

How It Works

Every Sunday at 12:00am PT (GMT-7), we will rank all artists on Choice in descending order of the total number of choices they earned during the previous calendar week.

Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three eligible artists. In the event of a tie in the number of choices earned, the eligible artist who reached the choice total earlier will be chosen.

Prizes

The following prizes will be awarded weekly:
All prizes are in USD. Winners will also have the opportunity to be featured on the Choice Instagram account @choice.app.

Frequency & Period

The weekly artist contest will run every week from 12am PT Sunday to 11:59pm PT Saturday (GMT-7), except when otherwise indicated here (e.g, in the case of a superseding contest).

Please refer to this section in the future to confirm that the contest is presently active.

Entering the Contest

In order to participate in the contest, you must submit your artwork to Choice.

Here’s how to do that:
Once your art has been submitted, it must be published before others can “choice” it. Not all submitted art will be published, but one good way to increase your chances of publication is to swipe right on your own art (and encourage your friends to do the same). Unpublished artwork can be reached from your Choice artist page or from the “Artwork” tab by tapping the header and switching the dropdown from “Published Art” to “Unpublished Art”.
You’ll get a push notification when your piece is published, which opens it up to be “choiced” by the community. In the meantime, you can continue to submit more artwork by repeating the steps above.

From the moment your artwork has been published, any choices it earns will count toward your choice total for that week’s contest. Because of this, growing your collection of published artwork on Choice is one of the best ways to increase your chances of winning.

Winning Strategies

Submit only your best artwork. If you flood the unpublished content pool with subpar work, our Tastemakers are less likely to pay attention to you. Submit great stuff, and they’re likely to follow you and pay more attention when you submit new work.

Submit your pieces ahead of the contest period. If you want to crush the week, you’ll want to make sure your pieces are already published and ready to be choiced by the time Sunday rolls around. Submit a couple days early to give a little buffer time.

Focus on one week at a time. You just need to be on top for one week to win a prize. Focus your efforts (e.g., art submission, outreach to your supporters, etc.) around a specific week to build the momentum you need to top our leaderboards.

Get your followers involved. The quickest way to boost your choice count is to ask your friends and fans to find you on Choice and choice your art. For example, you could announce on your Instagram that you’re competing on Choice this week and that they can download the app and choice your content to help you win. Screenshot your artist profile for a nice visual and to indicate what they should search to find you on Choice.

Look out for yourself on the “rising artists” list. You can get a good idea of where you stand in the weekly contest ranking by keeping a close eye on the daily leaderboard in the “Artists” tab, which gets updated every morning. 

Build out your artist page. Artists with completed profiles tend to get more choices. Once you’ve submitted artwork, you can access your artist page by tapping your profile photo in the top-left corner of the stack and then seleting “My Artist Page” at the top of the list of links which appear.

Eligibility

All artists with published art on Choice and who are associated with an active user account are automatically entered into the contest. No purchase or opt-in is necessary.

Choice may at its sole discretion determine the eligibility of a given artist or user to participate in the Contest and/or receive any prize or other consideration. Any violation of our terms of service (found in the app under “Settings”) may result in your disqualification for the current and/or future content periods.

Repeat Winners

Artists are ineligible to win two weeks in a row. If you have won any prizes in the previous period, you will be ineligible for any prize in the current period.

Tastemaker Disqualification

Tastemakers are a special group of users who are responsible for publishing the best content submitted to Choice. In consideration of the facts that (a) publication is a prerequisite to earning choices, and (b) many Tastemakers are also artists on Choice, Tastemakers will not be eligible to win the weekly artist contest.

If a current Tastemaker wishes to gain eligibility for the contest, they must relinquish their Tastemaker status at least 4 weeks prior to the contest term in which they intend to participate. Additionally, they will not be eligible to regain Tastemaker status for 4 weeks after the last content term in which they won a prize.

Payout of Winnings

If you are the recipient of a prize, you will receive an email by the Tuesday following the contest period at 9pm PT (GMT-7). The email will be sent from contest@choice.app and will be sent to the address you provided at time of registration. You must comply with the instructions in the email in order to receive your cash payout.

Other Legalese

“Contest” refers to Choice’s Weekly Artist Contest, as defined here.
“Agreement” refers to the terms defined on this page.
“You/Your” refers to any individual with a Choice user account associated with an artist page on the platform.
“We/Us/Our/Choice” refers to the company Choice Inc. d/b/a Choice Technologies Inc. in California.“Winner” refers to any individual who wins a prize in the Contest.

1. Participation. By participating in the Contest, you agree that You have affirmatively reviewed, accepted, and agreed to be fully unconditionally bound by this Agreement, and You represent and warrant that You meet the eligibility requirements. In addition, You agree to accept the decisions of Choice as final and binding as it relates to the administration of this Contest.

2. Applicable Law. This Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. It is void where prohibited by law. 

3. Original Work. By entering this contest, You represent and warrant that all submitted content associated with your artist page is an original work, and does not violate any third party’s proprietary or intellectual property rights. If your artwork infringes upon the intellectual property right of another, You will be disqualified at the sole discretion of Choice. If your artwork is claimed to constitute infringement of any proprietary or intellectual proprietary rights of any third party, You shall, at your sole expense, defend or settle against such claims. You shall indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Choice from and against any suit, proceeding, claims, liability, loss, damage, costs or expense, which Choice may incur, suffer, or be required to pay arising out of such infringement or suspected infringement of any third party’s right.

4. Prizes. No prize substitution shall be permitted except at Choice’s discretion. Prizes are non-transferable. Any and all prize-related expenses, including without limitation any and all federal, state, and/or local taxes, shall be the sole responsibility of Winner. No substitution of prize or transfer/assignment of prize to others by Winner is permitted.

5. Rights Granted by You. By entering the Contest, You understand and agree that Choice, anyone acting on behalf of Choice, and Choice’s licensees, successors, and assigns, shall have the right, where permitted by law, to print, publish, broadcast, distribute, and use in any media now known or hereafter developed, in perpetuity and throughout the world, without limitation, your entry, name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness, image, statements about the Contest, and biographical information for news, publicity, information, trade, advertising, public relations, and promotional purposes without any further compensation, notice, review, or consent. 

6. Winner Notification. Choice shall have no liability for Winner’s failure to receive notices due to spam, junk e-mail, or other security settings or for Winner’s provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information. If Winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, or fails to complete instructions required to claim the prize in the time frame allotted, the prize may be forfeited and an alternate Winner selected. Receipt by Winner of the prize offered in this Contest is conditioned upon compliance with any and all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. ANY VIOLATION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES BY WINNER (AT CHOICE‘S SOLE DISCRETION) WILL RESULT IN WINNER’S DISQUALIFICATION AS WINNER OF THE CONTEST, AND ALL PRIVILEGES AS WINNER WILL BE IMMEDIATELY TERMINATED.

7. Rights Reserved by Choice. Choice reserves the right, in its sole discretion and at any time without prior notice, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest. Additionally, we reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the operation of the Contest or the Choice website or violates this Agreement. Any attempt to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such an attempt be made, Choice reserves the right to seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law.

8. Limitation of Liability. By entering, You agree to release and hold harmless Choice and its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers, and directors from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, claim, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from: (i) Your participation in the Contest and/or Your acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize or any portion thereof; (ii) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunction of any computer, cable, network, hardware, or software, or other mechanical equipment; (iii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions, telephone, or Internet service; (iv) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Contest; (v) electronic or human error in the administration of the Contest or the processing of prizes.

8. Disputes. THIS CONTEST IS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, WITHOUT RESPECT TO CONFLICT OF LAW DOCTRINES. All claims and disputes arising under or relating to this Agreement are to be settled by binding arbitration in the state of California or another location mutually agreeable to the parties. An award of arbitration may be confirmed in a court of competent jurisdiction. Additionally as a condition of participating in this Contest, You agree that any and all disputes that cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances shall You be permitted to obtain awards and You hereby waive all rights to, punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorney’s fees. You further waive all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

9. Severability. In case any provision in this agreement shall be invalid, illegal or unenforceable, the validity, legality and enforceability of the remaining provisions shall not in any way be affected or impaired thereby and such provision shall be ineffective only to the extent of such invalidity, illegality or unenforceability.

10. Privacy Policy. Any information collected for the Contest is subject to the Privacy Policy stated on the Choice website at www.choice.app/privacy.

11. Sponsor. This Contest is sponsored by Choice Inc., which is located at 547 45th Ave. San Francisco, CA 94127 USA.

12. Independent Status. This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with any other companies or platforms including but not limited to Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter.

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