FAQ My girl with a pearl

What are the conditions for taking part?
You may only take part if you have completed the online form on the Mauritshuis website.

What criteria does the artwork have to meet?
Your artwork should be a unique free interpretation of Girl with a Pearl Earring. We welcome any type of creativity, but will not accept any work that may be regarded as shocking, offensive, or inappropriate in any other way.

What will the Mauritshuis be able to do with my artwork?
By sending in your work, you will be giving the Mauritshuis permission to put it on display and to publish it (at the museum, online, on social media and through other PR and marketing/communication channels).

The Mauritshuis may also use your personal details (given name, age, country) in the presentation at the museum, on the website and on social media.

When will I hear whether I’ve been selected?
The selected artworks will be shown in a digital frame in the Vermeer gallery at the Mauritshuis for a week. All entries will be visible on Instagram via the hashtag #mygirlwithapearl and on the Mauritshuis website.

If your artwork is selected for presentation at the Maurithuis, you will be informed by the museum, and you will be given free entry for two persons so you can come and see your work hanging at the museum for yourself.

What technical specifications does the artwork have to comply with?
We request that you submit your entry as a photograph, so no gifs or videos. You may send the photo as a JPG, PNG or PDF. The file should be no bigger than 5 MB and should be in portrait format.

What does it cost to take part?
Participation is free of charge and accessible to all (individuals and companies).

What is the closing date for entries?
Entries must be received no later than 15 January 2023.

Will collaborative entries be accepted?
You may submit a creation jointly with someone else. It will be regarded as a single entry, competing for a single place at the Mauritshuis.

What about rights?

By submitting your entry, you guarantee that it is your own creation and design, and that it does not infringe any rights held by other parties, such as copyright, design rights and trademark rights. This means that the Mauritshuis cannot be held liable for any infringement of these rights. The copyright on each creation will remain with the maker. By submitting the digital file, you will give the Mauritshuis permission to show and publish your creation.

What if I have more questions?
If you have any questions that have not been answered here, mail them to: mygirlwithapearl@mauritshuis.nl

The result of the competition is not negotiable.