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FAQ

How can I get information about Emerge/Evolve 2018?

I'm having trouble with the online application process.

Can I enter Emerge with just one piece, or will you require an overview of my work?

If I enter several pieces of work, should they be similar to each other, or should I strive for variety?

Can artists from outside the United States participate?

My piece is a sculpture made of 50% Bullseye glass and 50% steel. However, the glass component is the focus and most important part of the piece. Does my piece qualify?

My piece is a vessel that sits on a removable wooden pedestal. Considered together, the wood is about 60% of the piece and the glass vessel is about 40%. Does my piece qualify?

I'm doing rollups, and I hire a gaffer to blow out the pieces for me. Do these pieces qualify?

Can I win more than one award?

How many people will enter Emerge/Evolve and how many finalists will be selected?

What criteria do the jurors use?

How does the online jurying process work?

Can a team enter? Can team members also enter individually?

What kinds of slumping molds are allowed for functional pieces?


 How can I get information about Emerge/Evolve 2018?

The most complete information is in this section of the Bullseye website. If you would like to receive Call for Entry postcards, email your request to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


 I'm having trouble with the online application process.

All questions about the function of the online application should be sent directly to the people at CaFÉ, who administer the online application service for us. You can contact them at http://www.callforentry.org/ Questions about Emerge policy should be directed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


 Can I enter Emerge/Evolve with just one piece, or will you require an overview of my work?

You may choose to enter one piece or as many as six pieces in Emerge/Evolve.


 If I enter several pieces of work, should they be similar to each other, or should I strive for variety?

That is completely up to you. However, you may want to keep in mind that in past Emerge competitions, some jurors looked for consistency in one area (i.e. quality, form, or idea) when considering multiple entries from one person.


 Can artists from outside the United States participate?

Yes, the competition is open to artists worldwide.


 My piece is a sculpture made of 50% Bullseye glass and 50% steel. However, the glass component is the focus and most important part of the piece. Does my piece qualify?

Yes it does, because kilnformed Bullseye glass is the focus of the piece.


 My piece is a vessel that sits on a removable wooden pedestal. Considered together, the wood is about 60% of the piece and the glass vessel is about 40%. Does my piece qualify?

Yes it does, because kilnformed Bullseye glass is the focus of the piece.


 I'm doing rollups, and I hire a gaffer to blow out the pieces for me. Do these pieces qualify?

Yes, you may enter Emerge/Evolve if you hire a gaffer to blow rollups that use your design. You should mention the gaffer in your application in the space where the work is described. With his/her permission, The gaffer will be credited in the exhibition and photos of the work.


 Can I win more than one award?

Yes, it is possible to win a Gold, Silver, or Bronze Award in both the general and academic categories, as well as the Crossover Award.


 How many people will enter Emerge/Evolve and how many finalists will be selected?

We expect more than 300 people to enter. The jury will select approximately 40 finalists.


 What criteria do the jurors use?

The criteria our jurors use to evaluate work are:

  • Quality of concept and content
  • Quality of craftsmanship
  • Quality of design.

Jurors may also choose to be influenced by attributes that are important to them as individuals, such as originality or level of difficulty or aesthetics, for example.


 How does the online jurying process work?

Jurors score the online applications independently, without consulting one other, in a process that involves three rounds of judging. The first round of judging is purely visual. In the second and third rounds, jurors are given access to the artist statements and bios.


 Can a team enter? Can team members also enter individually?

Yes, teams are eligible to submit to Emerge. In filling out your application, please indicate clearly that the works submitted were created by a team. Team members may also enter additional works as individual artists by completing separate applications.


 What kinds of slumping molds are allowed for functional pieces?

Any molds, including Bullseye molds, are allowed.

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