How Can I Display My Art on Care2?
The easiest way is to simply load your images into a Care2 photo album. You, and your friends, will then be able to send your images as greeting cards.
While we receive numerous requests from artists to display their work in our E-Card catalog, we must limit this opportunity to qualified artists / images. Decisions to accept or reject submissions will be made by the Care2 E-Cards Content Selection committee. The Committee favors the following themes: Wildlife, Indigenous Peoples, Environment, Exotic Locations, Holidays, Animations.
- Artists must have proof that all work submitted to Care2 is their own, and be willing to sign a statement that they are the sole copyright owner.
- Submit quality images no longer than 331 pixels on the longest side with file sizes 70K or smaller (preferably 25K-50K). (We can help reduce the file size.)
If you are interested in joining this free program and meet the above qualifications, please contact us with the following information:
- Your name
- Your website URL (if applicable)
- Either the specific URLs of the images you wish to present (not just the website URL) or up to ten (10) images as attachments to your e-mail. All images must be smaller than 250K to be considered. Only digital images will be considered (no hard-copy).
Please note: This is 100% free. No financial exchange will be made by either party!
All content on the Care2 website is Copyright protected...but what exactly does that mean?
Copyright law is quite complex, but important to understand if you are an artist or intend to use someone else's artwork. Please refer to the links at the bottom of the page for more information.
Q: Can I use images or sounds on the Care2 site for personal use?
A: Not without the written permission of the artist. Most of the artwork in our card catalog has been generously contributed by the artists for use exclusively on our site. They have worked hard to create these images and sounds, and any unauthorized use is a violation of International Copyright Laws according to the Berne Convention. Many of these artists depend on sales of their artwork for their livelihood. Please follow the links to the artist's website and send him / her an e-mail request to determine if you may use a particular image.
Q: What are copyrights?
A: A copyright is the exclusive right, granted to "authors" under the U.S. Copyright Act of 1976, to copy, adapt, distribute, publicly perform, and publicly display their works of authorship, such as literary works, databases, musical works, sound recordings, photographs, and other still images, and motion pictures and other audiovisual works. Copyrights are immediately granted when a work is created. The artist does not have to apply for copyrights on his / her work.
Q: Can I add a link to Care2 from my website?
A: Yes - Please do! Click here for logos and other information.
Q: Where can I learn more about copyright law?
A: Please use the links below for more information:
Stanford University Libraries - Copyright Resources
US Copyright Office homepage