Venue: Mansfield Library
Work media: On January 1st, 2020, works that have been published in 1924 will enter the public domain and will no longer be protected by copyright. The Mansfield Library seeks original two-dimensional art works, sculptural works, or motion picture works that will directly borrow from a newly-minted public domain book in its physical collections.
Work size or duration: Two-dimensional works must be no larger than 36" H x 24" W x 1.5" D. Sculptural works must be no larger than 36" H x 18" W x 18" D and must be able to stand unsupported on a flat surface. Films should be a minimum of 7 minutes in duration to a maximum of 10 minutes in duration.
Entry requirements: Prior to creating or submitting work, entrants must take a brief tutorial on the public domain. Please click here to take the tutorial.
Event timeline: Films will be shown beginning 7 pm on Tuesday, April 21st at the opening event and award ceremony. Artwork will be set up and displayed beginning at 5 pm on Monday, April 20th through 5 pm on Friday, April 24th.
Entries Due: 11:59 pm Saturday, March 7th, 2020
Selection process: Ten works in total, regardless of format, will be selected for inclusion in the festival according to how well an individual work satisfies the requirements listed above. From these ten works, a jury will select the top three based on creative execution of the requirements. The top three works will be awarded the following prizes:
The top three works will be awarded at the opening event and awards ceremony during the evening of Tuesday, April 21st.
Notification to student artists and filmmakers: Friday, March 13th, 2020
Accepted artwork and films: Two dimensional works will be displayed on standing easels provided by the Mansfield Library. Three dimensional works will be displayed on tables provided by the Library. Films will be displayed using Library equipment in the Learning Commons.
Delivery of works: Accepted artwork and films should be delivered to Tammy Ravas, Arts and Media Librarian, Rm. 323 Mansfield Library by 5 pm, Monday, April 20th.
Pickup artwork by: 5 pm, Friday April 24th.
Note: By submitting your work to the festival, you acknowledge that you are displaying your artwork at your own risk. The Mansfield Library is not responsible for damage or theft of artwork.
Contact for event: Tammy Ravas, Arts and Media Librarian and Copyright Coordinator, 406-243-4402 or tammy.ravas [at] umontana.edu
Listed below are 12 novels, short story collections, and play scripts that were first published in 1924, and are physically located in the Mansfield Library. These items will enter the public domain on January 1st, 2020. Please explore them by clicking on the links for more details and then check them out from the library. If you are a student at UM, and are considering submitting a work for the Public Domain Student Art and Film Festival please choose one of these books to adapt for your work.