Harvey Experience – Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who can submit?
    • Any Fort Bend County resident that wants to share their experience during Hurricane Harvey.
  • How old do I have to be to submit?
    • There is no age minimum or maximum to enter.
  • What are the prizes?
    • There are no prizes because this is not a contest.  No one will be “judging” works.  This is a chance for residents who were affected by Hurricane Harvey to share their stories in multiple formats with the Community.
  • Can my work be “disqualified”?
    • If a work is submitted that does not relate to Hurricane Harvey, it will not be displayed.
  • Can I submit multiple entries
    • No.  Only one submission per resident is allowed
  • How long/short can my work be?
    • There is no length limit or requirement for literature.  However, because space in the exhibit is limited, we may have to excerpt long entries or display them digitally.
  • Are there any size limitations to creative works?
    • Creative works can vary in size, weight, and format.  We encourage all forms of creativity.  However, exhibition space may be limited.  If you are concerned your work may be too large for display, please contact us http://www.fortbendrecovers.org/contact-us/ 
  • Where do I find submission forms?
  • What do I do if my digital files are too large to submit?
  • What do I do if I have questions?
  • Is there a theme to the exhibition?
    • Yes, the theme of this year’s exhibition is Hurricane Harvey. We welcome a range of emotions.  Your “work” can show sadness, happiness, resilience…. it can be how you felt during the storm, or what you’re doing now to recover.
    • These works are intended to be viewed by the Community.  Therefore, works submitted must be appropriate for viewing by all ages of the general public. Any creative work that is of an overtly sexual, racist, violent, libelous, slanderous, demoralizing, accusatory, disturbing, or discriminatory nature is strictly prohibited.
  • Is collaborative work accepted?
    • Yes, collaborative work is accepted, as long as each creator is a resident of Fort Bend County.
    • Each creator must fill out a submission/consent form.  The information about the creative work (i.e. title of work, description, etc.) must be the same in each submission form.
    • You must indicate that the creative work was collaborative in on the submission form.
  • What should I do if someone submitted my images to you without my permission?
    • If you believe your work has been copied and posted on our website in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide us with the following information:
      • An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest
      • A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed
      • A description of where the allegedly infringed material is located on our website
      • Your address, telephone number, and email address
      • A written statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner or its agent
      • A written and signed statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the information in your notice to us is truthful and accurate and that you are the copyright owner or are authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner