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GENERAL REQUIREMENTS APPLYING TO SOCIAL SECURITY BUILDING AND U. S. MARITIME COMMISSION MURAL AND SCULPTURE COMPETITION CLOSING DATES FOR ENTRIES IN COMPETITIONS Competition Closing Date U.S. Maritime Commission June 1, 1940 Social Security Building - Sculpture September 3, 1940 Social Security Building - Mural October 15, 1940 The announcement of awards in the competitions will be made by the the Section of Fine Arts to the winning competitors as soon as possible after the jury reaches a decision. Competitors should note that the time required for unpacking entries, jury meetings, photographing of entries, opening of envelopes and announcement of results of the competitions to all competitors requires approximately three weeks. SUBMISSION OF DESIGNS AND MODELS All designs or models must be submitted with carrying charges prepaid or they may be delivered in person to the section of Fine Arts, Public Buildings Administration, Federal Works Agency, 7th and D Streets, S. W., Washington, D. C., on or before the date of the close of each competition. All competitors must signify their intentions of entering on or more of these competitions by applying for blue prints to the Section of Fine Arts at the above address. All information, except blue prints, necessary to the competition is contained herewith. COMPETITIONS ARE ANONYMOUS The designs or models must not be signed. Each entry must be accompanied by a plain sealed envelope containing the artist's name and address. These envelopes will be numbered when received with the same number as the entries they accompany and will remain unopened until after the designs are chosen for award. After the competition awards have been made all designs will be returned, C. O. D., to the artists or, upon request, will be held in the office to be called for in person. Any artists may submit as many series of designs or models required in each competition as he desires. A sealed blank envelope containing the artist's name and address must be attached to every entry. If no entries are submitted of sufficient merit to justify an award in the opinion of the Sections of Fine Arts, no contract will be awarded and all designs will be returned to the artists. The Government shall not be liable to the competitor for the use of any person of any idea, plan or design expressed or executed by the artist in connection with the work. Reasonable care is assured while the entries are in the possession of the Government but no liability is assumed by the Government therefor nor will it be responsible for entries while in transit from or to the competitors. The Government shall be under no obligation to show, exhibit or preserve any work of the artists. 8
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