Wednesday, 9 November 2016

2016 challenge art auction



Challenge Community Facebook Page:

8pm Tuesday 22 November – 8pm Friday 25 November 2016

Artists are invited to list their selected Challenge artworks for SALE. A photo album will be created for each artist with the description and details for each photo in the album. There is a small admin fee to list your artwork, but no commission is taken on any sales.

Each artist will have their own Photo Album on the Challenge Community Page (example from 2015)

Buyers are invited to place a ‘bid’ on artworks once the SALE BEGINS. Bidding must be in increments of whole dollars, not cents, and prices are in Australian Dollars (AU$).

Artworks for sale MUST be from our Challenge themes: 2014/2015/2016, and must have already been posted to the Challenge Wall.

Artworks are to be sold and posted UNFRAMED. Matting is optional.

Artworks may be originals or prints (type of printing must be specified – eg: giclée or standard Officeworks prints).

All payments and postage charges will be communicated solely between the seller and the buyer. The Facebook Page is simply a place to showcase ‘artworks for sale’.

Submissions to sell must be received by midnight Sunday 13 November.

Items for sale due in: Friday 18 November, midnight.
The Art Auction will open for viewing: Sunday 20 November up until auction.
The Art Auction will open for bidding: 8pm Tuesday 22 November – 8pm Friday 25 November.
This is all Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time (Sydney time).

Read details below and see our FAQ blog post for more information.



Listing Fee: 
$10 – to list 1 - 3 artworks
$2 per artwork thereafter
To be paid to PayPal account:
Please make payment at the same time you send in your listings.

There is no limit on the number of items listed, however, we do ask that you spend time choosing ALL the artworks you would like to sell, as they must be sent through as one batch. Only one print per listing is allowed for the auction, however, you're welcome to sell other prints privately to previous buyers, if they express interest.

Email Nicky (
  • the images (cropped and lightened) as JPEG ATTACHMENTS (less than 1MB) – NOT embedded in the body of the email 
  • a Word document with the following information for EACH image:

Title of artwork:
Challenge week, theme and year:
Name of artist:
Bidding start price:
Size dimension of illustration:
Original or Print, and Medium: (eg: watercolour, ink, oils, giclée print, limited-edition, archival paper, Office Works print)
Will send domestically (Australia): yes/no
Will send internationally: yes/no
Postage estimate (domestic only):
Preferred payment method/s: (bank transfer/PayPal for overseas)
Description of the artwork or a story behind it:
Preferred email address: (This will not be shared publicly)

We strongly recommend that you set your start price at the lowest price you are willing to receive for your artwork. We regret we cannot advise members on what price they should set.)

Australian sellers can work out domestic charges here:

International sellers can work out domestic charges through their own postal carrier.

Remember that all items must be sent in a way that will not damage the artwork, so you should also factor in the weight of strong card. International postage calculations are not required for the listing—these can be provided to international buyers directly if and when they inquire—either by commenting on the post, or via PM.

Once you have decided on your auction artworks, email Nicky ( the above information (word doc of title etc...) and artwork photos (jpeg attachments) by midnight, Friday 18 November.


Simply write your bid AU$ amount you would like to bid in the comments underneath the artwork photo. Buyers can outbid each other by placing a higher AU$ amount.

Bids are placed in comments section for each artwork photo

The final amount bid at the sale’s end will be the winning bidder.

The SELLER will then communicate directly with the WINNING BIDDER regarding payment and postage details by private FB Message or email.

Bids placed after from 8.01pm on Friday 25 November will be void.

Please read our FAQs for more information on selling. If you then have any further questions, do be in touch.


By listing your work in this ART AUCTION, you agree to the following terms and conditions.

1. Your artwork is your own and doesn’t infringe on any copyright or trademark. It is original or a quality print.

2. Your artwork has been previously posted to the Challenge wall as part of the 52-Week Illustration Challenge, in the years 2014, 2015 or 2016.

3. The artwork info you provide Challenge admin is accurate.

4. The seller is responsible for honouring the sale and posting the artwork within a week of receiving payment.

5. The buyer is responsible for honouring the sale and paying the seller within a week of purchase.

6. The 52-Week Challenge takes no responsibility for unpaid items or lost or damaged artworks. This will remain the responsibility for both the buyer and the seller and we regret that we cannot act as an intermediary at any time.

7. We regret that we cannot advise what members should charge for their artwork.


ORIGINAL artwork
The original artwork is traditionally created. It is either the original hand drawn, painted, inked, pencilled, collaged piece of work. Usually a higher end price because it is a one off original piece of art.

GICLEE print
Giclée has come to be associated with particular types of inkjet printing including processes that use fade-resistant, archival inks (pigment-based), and archival substrates primarily produced on Canon, Epson, HP and other large-format printers. They are quite expensive to produce which is why they cost more to purchase.

Limited edition means that there are only a certain number of prints created. (Edition quantity decided by the artist) Usually a giclée print, it is identical to the original and signed, dated along with its edition number. Example: if the Limited Edition print is 30, then each of the prints will have 1/30, 2/30, 3/30 etc... Once this quantity has been sold, no further prints will be produced, making it second to buying an original.

ORDINARY prints (eg: Officeworks)
These prints are done on regular printers and are not guaranteed to be archival inks. They may fade over time. They are quite inexpensive to create.


The 52-Week Illustration Challenge takes no responsibility for the sale, purchase, postage or use of artwork sold during this auction. Responsibility for all aspects of this sale remain with the Seller and Buyer. We cannot be held responsible for artwork going missing—this remains with the Seller. We regret we are unable to mediate at any time.

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