Art on the River’ Call to Sculptors

Art on the River’ Call to Sculptors

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Deadline: 06.03.17 Entry Fee: Free Winner: $1000

The City of Dubuque is preparing for the 12th edition of Art on the River! Over the years we have had many established and upcoming artists exhibit their work on the Mississippi Riverwalk and this year we would one again like to invite sculptors to submit work for consideration by our experienced panel of jurors.

Our current stipend is $1500. Best in show will be awarded $1000 and people’s choice $500.

Each piece is for sale but must remain part of the Art on the River display for the entire year. The City functions as a gallery and will take a commission on each sale to fund future exhibitions.The City Council approved the creation of the Art on the River outdoor sculpture project In November 2005, and approved a budget of $300,000 over the next 10 years for this innovative initiative.


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Brave New World: 57th Venice Biennale

Brave New World 57th Venice Biennale

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Deadline: 12.03.17 Entry Fee:Free Winner: artists will have the opportunity exhibit their work during the 57th Venice Biennale, Italy.

Selected artists will have the opportunity apply and exhibit their work during the 57th Venice Biennale, Italy. The exhibition will be held in  May – Aug. for 4 months in Palazzo Corner Spinelli, on the  3rd floor in Arte Ponte gallery space, located on the Grand Canal.  All artists working in all mediums are welcome to apply here.   Copy of the guidelines is available here.


UTOPIA versus DYSTOPIA: Abundance. Freedom. Peace. Our model of a perfect society has been continually updated over the five centuries since Thomas More wrote Utopia, but those three elements are always central. In our contemporary world, UTOPIA has been recreated by science fiction; visionary business plans and political talks that promise to “change the world”. However, perhaps the most influential must be the use of art, our creative expression to highlight how a UTOPIA could –or should – look like.

So is utopia within our grasp? Carefully selected Artists will offer their views on how a perfect world may look like.  And critique of what is/was lost; as well as a group of hopeful voices that shout out that all is NOT lost.

These exhibitions endeavors to provide a platform for a diverse pool of artists, who influenced by their own culture, personal history and environment have succeeded in creation that invites us to ponder, converse and hopefully act. The regions of the Asia Pacific, Middle East , Africa and the Caribbean come to us bearing gifts:  gifts that make us look from a different perspective, and to show us how our world is still full of wonder.


Artists focused on their career via networking with art professionals (curators, museums and collectors), wishing to gain recognition and increased awareness of their work and seeking inspiration to further their art, should apply. Due to the high demand among artists and volume of applicants, ARTE PONTE has a strong curatorial vision for the exhibition as a criteria in the selection process.

Artists are invited to submit work with a strong curatorial link to the theme. Any media, technique or genre are welcome to apply.  Only unique art created during the last three years will be accepted.

How to apply?

Please read the guideline document carefully, before applying. You will find all your questions answered, regarding wall size availability, what the package includes and logistics.

For information about exhibition fees  read the guidelines, or email


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BigPicture Natural World Photography Competition

BigPicture Natural World Photography Competition

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Deadline: 15.03.17 Entry Fee: 25 USD for up to 10 single image submissions in any category, 15 USD for one Photo Series submission 3-5 imagesWinner: $5000 + will be featured in the annual exhibit at the California Academy of Sciences

BigPicture encourages photographers from around the world to contribute their work to this competition that will both celebrate and illustrate the rich diversity of life on Earth and inspire action to protect and conserve it through the power of imagery.

Chaired by award-winning conservation photographer Suzi Eszterhas, this competition welcomes high-quality nature, wildlife and conservation images and is open to all photographers around the world.

There are seven categories:

• Terrestrial Wildlife
• Winged Life
• Landscapes, Waterscapes & Flora
• Aquatic Life
• Art of Nature
• Human/Nature
• 2017 Series: Aerial Photography

The objective is to remain faithful to the original experience, and to never deceive the viewer or misrepresent the reality of the natural world. Localised adjustments should be used appropriately.

There are no limits to the number of times you may enter the competition. Entrants are limited to up to 10 single image submissions per registered email address and may register an unlimited number of email addresses.

Entrants retain ownership and all other rights to submitted photographs.

Entry fees: 25 USD for up to 10 single image submissions in any category, 15 USD for one Photo Series submission (3-5 images).


Open to all photography enthusiasts and professionals alike worldwide.


The Grand prize winner will receive 5,000 USD for the best overall image and will be featured in the annual exhibit at the California Academy of Sciences.

The first place winners of the seven official categories will each receive 1,000 USD and also have their winning images featured in the annual exhibit. Up to 6 additional finalists will be awarded a certificate of recognition for each category, with the exception of the Photo Essay category. The Photo Series category will have one First Place awarded.


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Alternative Processes Competition

Alternative Processes Competition

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Deadline: 12.03.17 Entry Fee: $35 for up to 5 Images Winner: 35-40 Selected images will hang in the SE Center’s main gallery space for approximately one month with the opportunity to be invited for a solo show at a later date

Alternative Processes, he SE Center is looking for all forms of Alternative and Antique processes, albumen to ziatype, photographers of all skill levels and locations are welcome. Digital source images are acceptable if converted to negatives and processed in a historical technique and digital reproduction of alternative technique works, either for further processing or presentation, is acceptable, photographers of all skill levels and locations are welcome.

Eligibility: All photographers regardless of location, age or skill level.

Fees $35 for up to 5 Images, $5 for each additional image up to 10.

Exhibition Details:  35-40 Selected images will hang in the SE Center’s main gallery space for approximately one month with the opportunity to be invited for a solo show at a later date. Openings are timed to coincide with the Village of West Greenville, Greenville, South Carolina’s textile mill village turned arts district, First Fridays, a celebration of art, food and music. Participating artists that can attend have the opportunity for a Portfolio Review by SE Center Director Michael Pannier on the following Saturday morning (reservations needed). 

Selected images must be matted and framed up to 20 x 24” to professional standards, white mat with simple black metal or wood frame unless prior approval has been obtained. The Center reserves the right to reject any piece not framed to our standards. To avoid shipping costs & headaches, the SE Center for Photography will print your photographs for you upon acceptance. For $15 per image, we’ll print on archival paper and after the show either return the print to you ($15 additional for shipping) or you may choose to donate the image to the Center’s flat file for future access to collectors.

The SE Center for Photography will mat & frame your images at no charge, using our selection of 11×14, 16×20 or 20 x 24 black, metal frames with white, archival mats and conservation clear glass for the exhibitions assuming it will fit one of our standard mats.

The Center realizes Alternative Processes frequently involve alternative presentation techniques and will work with exhibitors  to accommodate exceptions for this show.

Sales: The SE Center encourages sales during exhibitions and retains a 40% commission on work sold. The artist receives 60% of the sale price.  If a print is sold it will be ordered from the photographer at the time of sale.

Copyright: Artist retains all copyrights to their own images. Artists whose work is chosen for exhibition inclusion grant the SE Center for Photography permission to use images for promoting the exhibition, artist, or SE Center and its programs, and current and past exhibitions. Images may be placed on social media for promotion and features. Artists grant usage as stated without further compensation.

Lodging/Transportation: The SE Center does not provide lodging or transportation for artists participating in an exhibition. The SE Center is 16 miles from GSP International Airport and we can provide suggested lodging options in the area.


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Communication Arts Photography Competition

Communication Arts Photography Competition

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Deadline: 10.03.17 Entry Fee: $40 Winner: the winning entries will be distributed worldwide in the <em>Communication Arts</em> Photography Annual, in print and digital editions, and on

Enter the most prestigious competition for creativity in photography, the Communication Arts Photography Competition. Any photograph first published or produced from March 2016 through March 2017 is eligible. Selected by a nationally representative jury of distinguished designers, art directors and photographers, the winning entries will be distributed worldwide in the Communication Arts Photography Annual, in print and digital editions, and on, assuring important exposure to the creators of this outstanding work. As a service to art directors, designers and art buyers, a comprehensive index will carry contact information of the photographers represented.

Each winning entrant will receive a personalized Award of Excellence, milled from solid aluminum, and award certificates issued for firms, individuals and clients.

CA’s Award of Excellence is one of the most-coveted awards in the industry. If chosen, winning places you in the highest ranks of your profession.

What to Enter
Any photograph first published or produced from March 2016 through March 2017 is eligible. Entries may originate from any country. Explanation of the function in English is very important to the judges. Submission of entries acknowledges the right of Communication Arts to use them for publication and exhibition.

Photography Competition Categories/Fees
These categories are judged by the Photography jury and will appear in the Photography Annual:

Advertising: $40 single entry/$80 series
Books: $40 single entry/$80 series
Editorial: $40 single entry/$80 series
For Sale: $40 single entry/$80 series
Institutional: $40 single entry/$80 series
Motion/Cinematography: $90 single entry/$180 series
Self-Promotion: $40 single entry/$80 series
Unpublished: $40 single entry/$80 series
Student Work: $20 single print entry/$40 print series/$45 single video entry/$90 video series

Late Fees
Entries must be registered no later than Midnight (Pacific Standard Time), March 10, 2017. Entries registered after that date require a late fee of $10 per entry. No entries can be registered after March 24, 2017.

Each photograph is a single entry. A printed piece with several photographs must have a dot or some other mark indicating which specific single photograph is to be judged. If a single photograph isn’t indicated, the entry will be disqualified.

Campaigns or series are limited to five photographs. If the entry has more than five photographs, indicate which five are to be judged. If this isn’t indicated, the entry will be disqualified.


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Art Olympia 2017 International Open Art Competition

Art Olympia 2017 International Open Art Competition

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Deadline: 15.03.17 Entry Fee: General submission: 60 USD for 1 image, 100 USD for 2 images, 140 USD for 3 images<br /> Student submission: 40 USD for 1 image, 70 USD for 2 images, 100 USD for 3 images Winner: $120000

Art Olympia is an open art competition held as a biennial event with the goal of discovering talented artists around the world and supporting their activities. It aims to promote exchanges of the world’s various cultures through arts. Artworks of approximately 180 pieces (80 pieces from Japan and 100 pieces outside of Japan) will be selected and undergo a final review in Tokyo by a panel of great judges invited from around the world.

Art Olympia seeks two-dimensional artworks which can be representational or abstract; oil, acrylic, watercolour, pastel, mineral pigments, print, charcoal, digital/multimedia art, mixed media, photography, etc. (calligraphy, video, sculpture, and group/ collaboration works are not accepted).

Art Olympia embodies the following three concepts:

• Connect – Art Olympia would like to establish a worldwide hub of art and culture which would meet and connect domestic artists to international artists.

• Discover – Art Olympia will collect artworks from all over the world and invite domestic and foreign art experts as jurors. A variety of jurors from different cultural and historical backgrounds will broaden the possibility of recognising talented artists.

• Create – Art Olympia aims to encourage and inspire artists creating the next generation of art and a new aesthetic sense of beauty. The exchange of culture through Art Olympia will stimulate artists to grow beyond their borders.

Each artist is limited to three images. In addition to the General CategoryArt Olympia has set the Student Category to support young artists.

Entry fee:

General submission: 60 USD for 1 image, 100 USD for 2 images, 140 USD for 3 images
Student submission: 40 USD for 1 image, 70 USD for 2 images, 100 USD for 3 images


Open to artists from all over the world.


For All-Entrants Category, the first prize winner will receive 120,000 USD, the second prize winner 30,000 USD, and the third prize winner 20,000 USD along with the Art Olympia original trophies. The forth prize winner will receive 3,000 USD, the fifth 2,000 USD, and the sixth 1,000 USD.

For Student Category, the first prize winner will receive 20,000 USD, the second 10,000 USD, and the third 5,000 USD along with the Art Olympia original trophies. The forth prize winner will receive 3,000 USD, the fifth 2,000 USD, and the sixth 1,000 USD.

There are also special prizes from Art Olympia in addition to the first to sixth prize. Ten special prizes from the jurors for All-Entrants competition and Student competition will be awarded to the works whichever each juror scores the highest.

All of the 180 finalists will receive cash prizes, have their works displayed at the exhibition and will have exposure on an art magazine, and will be listed on the original pictorial records of works as well as the Art Olympia website.


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YICCA International Contest of Contemporary Art 16/17

YICCA International Contest of Contemporary Art 16:17

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Deadline: 15.03.17 Entry Fee: 40 Euro Winner: 3,000 Euro

Moho Art Association is pleased to announce the YICCA International Contest of Contemporary Art 16/17 and calls for works by artists from any part of the world.

The competition’s aim is to promote the enrolled artists, giving them chance to join the international market of contemporary art.

YICCA is a huge opportunity for the artists, which can win one of the two cash prizes — 1st place: 3,000 Euro, 2nd place: 1,000 Euro. A total of 18 artists will also be selected for participation in the 2017 YICCA exhibition, to be held in a European city in May, next year.

All kinds of art works are accepted, including video, installations and performances.

The contest is open to all artists or groups of artists and professionals from any country. There are no special qualifications required for entry.

YICCA was founded in 2009. The decision of its foundation was taken under the great influence of new ways of making and thinking art that recently have discovered many surprising and unusual forms of art.

YICCA International Contest of Contemporary Art 16/17 Subscription Fee

The subscription fee is 40 Euro.


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Recycle 2017: National Juried Art Show NYC

Recycle 2017 National Juried Art Show

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Deadline: 12.03.17 Entry Fee: Early Bird – $45/3; Final Deadline – $65/3; $5 each additional image Winner: $3000 in cash prizes will be awarded including $1000 Best in Show Gold US Only

The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition is excited to announce our 3rd annual national juried art show, ‘Recycle 2017’. Our prestigious juror is once again Harriet Taub, Executive Director of Materials for the Arts, one of the largest reuse centers in the U.S.

The exhibit runs May 13 – June 18, 2017.

We are seeking to exhibit sophisticated two- and three-dimensional art created in the re-use genre. As well as looking for skill in the use of material, we want to see art that demonstrates the importance of conserving our limited natural resources. We look for how well the medium relates to the upcycling movement and how fully the artist’s intention or concept is presented and realized. Entries must incorporate at least 50 percent of repurposed, recycled, or reused materials.

This call for submissions is open to all residents of the U.S. and its Territories 18 years of age or older. This is a juried exhibition for artists working in all traditional and non-traditional 2-D and 3-D media, including film/video when part of an installation. All artwork must be original in concept, design and execution. All work should be non-utilitarian in nature. This is a fine art exhibition.

$3000 in cash prizes will be awarded including $1000 Best in Show Gold.

Ours is a truly unique gallery—a massive Civil War-era warehouse on the Red Hook waterfront in Brooklyn, NY. Its enormous space affords us the opportunity to exhibit really huge work, and we welcome it. We will be using 8,000 square feet for this show, and look forward to exhibiting artist’s work from all around the country, work in all sizes, subjects, and media, except film (it’s almost completely wide open).


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Lucerne Festival 2017: Soundzz.z.zz…z

Lucerne Festival 2017 Soundzz.z.zz…z

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Deadline: 10.03.17 Entry Fee: Free Winner: 5,000.00 CHF (total fee for artists) Production budget of 10,000.00 CHF (as the upper limit on expenses)

The Kunstmuseum Luzern and Lucerne Festival seek out new, unconventional projects that are equally rooted in the realms of the visual arts and of music. Both of these institutions firmly believe that image and sound complement each other in highly sensory and inspiring ways. Therefore, they are sponsoring the “Soundzz.z.zzz…z” Competition, which is intended to explore the fertile meeting ground between sounds and images, artistic expression for the ears and the eyes, music and the visual arts.

The competition is aimed at artist/s (single artist or teams) who are asked to develop a new project at this intersection between music and the visual arts. The key is an interest in the interaction between both disciplines. The form is left open to candidates. Examples of what we are looking for might include an intervention, an initiative or special action, a work of performance art, a performance presentation, a concept that evolves during the course of the Festival, a series of performances, or another kind of event or happening. The site or venue is therefore open and to be chosen by the applicants, but it needs to show coherence with the project.

The central theme for Lucerne Festival in 2017 is “Identity”: Who am I? The theme involves issues relating to nationality, culture, gender, religion, and much more. The project must have a reference to the theme “Identity”, references to the Festival programming and to the exhibitions at the Kunstmuseum are not expected but are possible. The project should be self-sufficient and exist on its own terms.

The competition is open to highly skilled musicians and visual artists. There are no age limits or residential requirements. Single artists or teams of two or three artists can apply.

Cash award of 5,000.00 CHF (total fee for artists) Production budget of 10,000.00 CHF (as the upper limit on expenses)

Travel expenses and costs of accommodation in Lucerne will be covered up to an agreed amount. Artists will also receive a per diem during their stay in Lucerne. There is no additional performance fee.

The prize cash award will be paid immediately after the winner/s is/are selected. Half of the production budget will be paid once the project has been chosen. The other half will be paid subject to a statement of costs after the realization of the project. For this purpose, receipts for all expenses incurred are necessary. Fees for third parties will not be incurred.

Both institutions, the Kunstmuseum Luzern and Lucerne Festival, will attempt to provide technical support for on-site execution of the project when possible. Details regarding such support must be arranged in advance.


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COLLIDE International Award

COLLIDE International Award

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Deadline: 10.03.17 Entry Fee: Free Winner: CHF 15,000 and a two-month residency at the lab during 2017

Established in 2011, Arts at CERN, the official arts programme of the European Organization for Nuclear Research in Geneva, engages with art at the cutting edge of scientific research. In the second year of a successful collaboration with FACT – Foundation for Art and Creative Technology in Liverpool – we are proud to announce the sixth edition of COLLIDE International Award’.

Arts at CERN and FACT joined efforts in 2016 in order to influence an international and flourishing scene of art and science. Furthermore, the collaboration was established to provide excellent opportunities to explore crossovers and dialogs between artists and scientists at CERN.

COLLIDE International Award welcomes proposals from artists from any country who are inspired by the ground-breaking research environment at CERN. From all the applications received one artist will be selected to receive a prize of CHF 15,000 and a two-month residency at the lab during 2017. Moreover, the prize comprises a following one-month residency at FACT, the UK’s leading media arts centre, to further develop the awarded proposal and to move into a funded production.

COLLIDE is a unique opportunity for artists to spend dedicated time in one of the most important laboratories in the world, where crucial questions about nature are addressed. Ultimately, COLLIDE proposes to transform the way art and science encounters are understood, to encourage a deep and critical understanding of art and science collaborations, and to challenge new modes of dialogue and enquiry across disciplines.

As the cradle of the World Wide Web and home of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), CERN is an eminent centre of science and technology with great relevance in the culture of today. As an international centre of excellence in these fields, CERN is an inspirational place for artists and creators of any kind to explore and extend their research in the compelling scientific field of particle physics.

FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) is the UK’s leading media arts centre based in Liverpool, bringing people, art and technology together. FACT harnesses the power of creative technology to inspire and enrich lives through a wide ranging programme of exhibitions, research and innovation, and community-led projects. FACTLab is FACT’s experimental laboratory, a collaborative environment for interdisciplinary practice-based research and production operating at the crossroads between art, science and technology.

The competition is open to artists of any nationality or age. Their proposal should reflect upon encounters between art and science, and offer challenging methods of collaboration and enquiry between artists and scientists at CERN. The scope of this proposal should also consider a second developmental phase at FACT, where the artists will have the opportunity to expand their research and test its applications through FACTLab’s facilities and engagement with a wide range of communities. The ultimate goal for the residency will be the research and development of new concepts in laboratory contexts.

COLLIDE Open Call for Entries encourages the participation of artists interested in the ideas described above, complying with any of the following criteria:

  • Artists interested in the cultural significance of fundamental research and scientific knowledge.
  • Artists working with scientific ideas, technology and concepts as inspiration for their work.
  • Artists engaging with an innovative discourse on contemporary culture, following ambitious standards of creativity.
  • Artists demonstrating an active interest in the institutional visions, research methodologies, and cultural engagement of CERN and FACT.
  • Artists pushing the traditional forms of collaboration between the artistic and scientific fields, approaching science and research from diverse angles of enquiry, and asking innovative and provocative questions in this respect.

COLLIDE International Award grants an artist with a fully funded residency at CERN and FACT. The artist will spend the first two months at CERN, Geneva, followed by a one-month stay at FACT, Liverpool (not necessarily consecutively). The period of the residency will be defined after the announcement and it will occur not later than October 2017.

An individual artist or collective will be the recipient of the award. Two honorary mentions will be selected among the finalists.

The award for the winning artists comprises includes the following conditions:

  • 15,000 Swiss Francs as a research and development award.
  • Allowance for two months at CERN, Geneva and one month at FACT, Liverpool.
  • Travel costs and accommodation within a fixed budget for the three months of the artistic residency at CERN and FACT.
  • If a collective is awarded the prize shall be shared between the members and up to three members can take part in the residency.

Each of the two honorary mentions will be invited to make a two day visit to CERN in 2017. Dates and planning of the visits will be coordinated in advance and curated by CERN’s art experts. With them the artists will gain access to some of the main experiments at CERN as well as meeting different scientists for dialog and research related practice.


During the residency the awarded artist is expected:

  • To work with a scientific partner at CERN, and with the teams of Arts at CERN and FACT during the residency, exploring ideas and research and interacting with various communities in each location.
  • To conduct interventions, talks and/or workshops during the residency, including CERN and FACT staff, as well as other relevant communities such as artists, scientists, and academics.
  • To communicate the creative process and research developed during the residency through social media platforms, a blog or similar, in order to reach global audiences.
  • To meet regularly with the CERN scientific partner and curators of CERN and FACT, in order to discuss the process of artistic research, exploration and discovery, and to additionally work with other scientists.
  • During the residency at FACT, to establish conversations and explore collaborations with scientists and academics from Liverpool University and Liverpool John Moores University.
  • To communicate regularly with the teams at Arts at CERN and FACT to develop the proposal and ensure its satisfactory completion during the residency.
  • The main scientific language used at CERN and FACT is English, therefore it is essential to speak English fluently.
  • The full period of the residency at CERN and FACT must be completed.

A new COLLIDE production scheme will support the projects developed during the residency. During the residency the artist will be expected to develop the awarded proposal with the support of CERN and FACT curators. Following the residency the artist will be invited to submit a final proposal that will be considered for artistic production. A curatorial committee will be appointed to review and approve the art production, which will be supported with a budget of up to 50,000 €. It is expected that the production is completed during the six months after the residency. The final production will be included in a final touring exhibition in 2018-2020.


  • The deadline for applications is 10 March 2017.
  • The Jury of this edition is composed of a panel of experts.
  • The jury board will meet during the first week of April and the results will be announced that week.
  • The decision of the jury is final and allows no further communication. The acceptance of the prize constitutes the acceptance of these conditions.

Artists intending to apply shall submit a proposal adhering to the criteria of the call. The proposal should describe, in detail, the project that the artist intends to undertake during the residency at CERN and FACT. The proposal should be accompanied by a filmed statement (no longer than five minutes), defending the relevance of the intended project.

All documents must be submitted in English. The jury will not review incomplete proposals.


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