Your files will be included on this web site to be viewed by curators.As the CCA Alumni Gallery is a volunteer effort of the CCA Alumni Council it may take a little time for us to upload your images to the web site.
PLEASE FOLLOW THE SPECIFICATIONS OR YOUR WORK WILL NOT BE ABLE TO BE INCLUDED ON THIS SITE.
VIDEO AND SOUND FILES ARE ALSO LISTED BELOW
There are no entry fees You may send up to 3 pieces of work.
(The 3 pieces may be in different categories. For an example: 1 piece in the painting category, 1 piece in the illustration category and 1 piece in the sculpture category.)Writers:
You may send up to 3 pages of writing total and you can break that up however you want--excerpt of a play, a story, an essay, or simply 3 poems (Send as a Word document). You may send in video or sound also. (see specifications below).
WRITERS MUST ALSO SEND A THUMBNAIL GRAPHIC FOR THE VIEWER TO CLICK ON (We need a separate thumbnail for each page): The size should be 100 x 100 pixels. BE CREATIVE: For example, your photo is certainly a simple starting point. A photo of your book cover or an interesting page. Create digital files of your work
1. Save the files as RGB (not CMYK)
2. JPG format
3. Maximum size: 640 pixels wide x 480 pixels high at 72 dpi.
If you do not have photo editing tools on you computer, use the FREE online photo reducing tool at reducephoto.com How to Title your email:
Your Name_Category.jpg How to title your files:
Your Name_Title of work.jpg Attach your files to an email and include
1. Your Name
2. "Title of Your Work"
3. Media (oil, acrylic, pencil, ink, lithograph, wood, silver etc.)
4. Size of your work
5. Date created
6. Category (see category list below)
7. Selling price of your work (optional)
8. Your email address
9. Your phone number
10.Your mailing address
11.Your web site address (optional)
12.Your blog address (optional)
13. Plus any other pertinent comments about your work (optional)Categories:
Writing (See Writing specifications below)
Anything else you learned at CCA
Please do not send any work that is not available for an exhibit. If a piece that you have sent us becomes unavailable, please email us with a replacement file, and be sure to tell us which piece of art to remove from your gallery images.
If your work is accepted to be included in an exhibit, it will be your responsibility to have your work framed or made ready for display. You will also be responsible for packing your work and paying for shipping costs both ways. Email your files to: firstname.lastname@example.orgPreparing your video files
You will need to supply a preview image for the video, which will be displayed when the video is not playing. A still image from the video would be best.
You must convert your video file into FLV/Flash video format (.flv file extension). This will allow it to stream from within the website instead of opening an external player, and will allow any viewer to see the video, regardless of whether or not they have Quicktime/Windows Media Player/Real Player etc. installed. FLV format is also what YouTube uses for their videos.
You can either download one of a several free programs to convert your files, listed below, or use Zamzar
, which is an online file conversion site. Zamzar is the fastest way to convert to .flv, but does not offer the flexibility and control of the other programs.
Mac users can use ffmpegX
to convert video from Quicktime and other formats into FLV. This is a free, open-source program that is simple to use. See Troubleshooting ffmpegX if you are having problems. Or try VisualHub, which is free to try out and cheap to buy.
PC users can use Riva Encoder to convert to FLV format. This program is free to download and simple to use. OJO FLV converter is another option, the program is free to try and cheap to purchase.
When converting your video with either of these programs, the following settings are suggested:
Video size = 320x240 pixels
Video format/codec = FLV (Sorenson Spark)
Video bitrate ~ 224kbps
Audio format/codec = MP3
Audio bitrate ~ 32kbps mono
The maximum file size of your video should be 48MB --- which translates to being about 25 minutes, at the bitrate we suggest. You can up the bitrate if you want, in order to get higher quality videos, as long as the file size remains under 48MB.Preparing your sound files
The audio file that you upload must be in a specific format so that it can be played from within your website. The file must be an MP3 audio file with a bitrate between 32kbps and 160kbps and a sample rate of 44100 or 22050.
We recommend that you use Audacity to convert your audio files to the correct MP3 format. It's both free and easy to use, don't you just love Open Source software?
Of course, you can also use expensive audio programs like Peak for MacOS or Soundforge for Windows to create this type of MP3 file.