Participating in many artistic web sites, I got accustomed to keep files of my artworks somewhere under 25 MB of volume in BMP, PNG, or (most often) in JPG formats. JPG files under 25MB (preferably without much compression) are good for printing and operable here at AW too in most cases, but one. When trying to upload files with my entries into different contests, I noticed that big files often hardly go through. It is not much of a problem – heavily compressed JPEG files look good enough in web. So I compress files of my entries until they are under 10 MB. They upload easily and visually are still good enough for AW contests. I think everyone can do the same in case of similar problem.
The only question is to the AW staff – shouldn’t you specify a recommended (smaller) size of files for contest entries separately from usual artwork files uploaded for printing?
.GOOD THEME FOR EMERGING ARTISTS TO WORK ON AS THIS IS WHAT THE ART JURORS LOOK FOR.
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