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Q: Is entry free? A: Entry is completely free. It costs us to manage the entries and have them judged.
Q: How do artists benefit? A: The artists are given major representation in the form of having been printed in a Ballistic Publication, which has already helped many find work or assist them when going for interviews. An example of this can be seen with EXPOSÉ being used to identify and hire people comes from Chris Sloan, Senior Art Editor for National Geographic. Chris is a member of the CGNetworks community and uses EXPOSÉ to find artists to produce illustrations for National Geographic magazine (article).
Q: Do artists get a royalty? A: While other Ballistic Publishing authored books pay royalties to authors, compilations like d'artiste and EXPOSÉ, do not and cannot pay call for entry artists for the non-exclusive right to show their images. It has been calculated that the total potential royalty per artist turns out to be similar in cash value to a book, which we give all artists. The benefits of free entry, a free book and representation to the worldwide CG industry far outweigh any objections raised - which is why our Call for Entries have attracted over 7000 entries per book worldwide.

Other publications charge a fee to enter images, where artists get nothing and the proceeds of the book only benefit the individuals creating the book. We have built a system where everyone wins:

•  Free entry with no limits on the number of entries means that everyone can enter.
•  Featured artists are given a free copy of the book .
•  Ballistic Publishing are delivering high end, high quality, mass exposure to studios worldwide where recruiters are using it to find talent.
•  Artists are using Ballistic Publishing books to showcase their work when finding jobs by showing employers that their work has been published in the world's leading digital art publication.
•  Some featured artists go on to be authors of Ballistic Publishing books. John Wallin, Rob Chang, Linda Bergkvist and Philip Straub became the first authors of the D'Artiste series by Ballistic Publishing.
•  Proceeds from book sales go towards supporting the digital arts community - CGSociety, CGChallenges and more.
•  There is nothing like seeing your work in print in the world's leading digital art publication. Artists continue to rave about their work being published!
Q: So if artists don't get a royalty, what renumeration do they get? A: Artists accepted into d'artiste: Matte Painting 3 are given the choice of a free copy of the book when it is published, or a copy of the Limited Artist's Edition (leather bound) collectors book at a heavily discounted price. Most artists have opted for the Artist's Edition, as it is an honor to be published in a d'artiste book.
Q: Can I send you a CD with all my images on it? A: No. Please use the online submission system.
Q: Can I upload low resolution JPGs first, then if you accept my work, send you the high resolution artwork? A: No. Please submit the full resolution image using the online submission system.
Q: I'm having trouble submitting artwork, who should I contact? A: Email submissions@ballisticmedia.net
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