myartspace Announces Revisions to 2008 myartscholarship Competition

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myartspace.com, the premier online venue for contemporary art has revised the final closing deadline for submissions to its $16,000 cash scholarship award competition to December 16, 2008. The company has also introduced an "early registration" date of November 21, 2008 where student artists can win an iPhone and receive a complementary subscription to Premium Services for Artists.

myartspace.com, the premier online venue for contemporary art, has announced some revisions to its "myartscholarship" program launched earlier this year. Due to a large number of requests from educational institutions to extend the deadline, myartspace.com has decided to move the final deadline for entry and submission to December 16, 2008. The contest will now contain an "early registration" date of November 21, 2008. Students who have registered for the scholarship competition before early registration are granted a free 3-month trial subscription to premium services for artists, a paid service which supports a number of powerful additional capabilities not found in the standard subscription to myartspace. Early registrants will also be eligible to win one of two iPhones that will be given out on November 21, 2008.

Catherine McCormack-Skiba, founder and CEO of myartspace, noted, "The student artist remains a key source of creative energy for our online community. A large number of art programs have asked us to extend the deadline to give them a bit more time to get the word out about the scholarship program to their students. We want to be as inclusive as possible, and decided we could push out the deadline date while also being able to provide the scholarships before the end of the year to the winners."

myartspace.com launched their scholarship program -- "myartscholarship" on July 22 of this year. The scholarship program is intended for students who exhibits exceptional artistic excellence in all mediums of the visual arts including photography and video, both contemporary and traditional in nature. myartspace is providing a 3 scholarship prizes for undergraduate students and separately 3 scholarship prizes for graduate students. First place winners in each category are awarded a $5,000 cash art scholarship. Second and Third placement receive $2,000 and $1,000 respectively.

In order to be considered for a myartspace scholarship, the artist must be a member of myartspace. Membership is free and members can upload an unlimited amount of images, videos and music. Members must build and submit an online art gallery through a registration and submission process which is simple and straight forward. The deadline for early submission is November 21, 2008. The final deadline is now December 16, 2008. Scholarship winners will be notified by December 23, 2008 and a public announcement of winners will occur in early January 2009.

Students interested in signing up for consideration for a myartspace scholarship can find out more details by clicking to http://www.myartspace.com/scholarship.

About myartspace:
myartspace, the premier online venue for contemporary art, is one of the fastest growing and diverse communities on the internet. Its members include more than 40,000 artists, collectors, galleries and other art world professionals from across the globe, and it currently hosts the work of nearly 25,000 artists. Membership is free and artist can upload an unlimited amount of work including images, music and video. Myartspace is created and run by CatMacArt Corporation. http://www.catmacart.com.

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