Art as a Tool of Coming Out

Artistic contest | SUBMIT HERE | Deadline 28th June

Conditions of participation
Theme imposed: Art as a tool of Coming Out
Format of proof: A4, 70dpi. Be sure to keep an original 300dpi file.
Supports: Photography, Illustration, Painting, Collage …

Deadline for participation: June 28, 2017
Think of signing your works.

Send submissions to
Please include your full name, date of birth and place of residence.

By entering, you agree that your works are used in the promotion of the competition on all digital platforms in office. No Commercial use will be made outside that framework without explicit written consent from you first.

Process of selecting and allocating Prixe
Pre-selection of the works subject to Jury will by teams flanking the film. The jury then note the works of 1 to 10, note 10 being the highest. The works will then be ranked according to the average of points obtained.

The public will also express their votes on the same pre-selection, via Facebook, for traditional systems like .

The pre-selection will be arrested on June 30, 2017.
Voting will take place from 1 to 3 July 2017 (inclusive).
The announcement of the winners will be Tuesday, July 4, 2017.
The award ceremony will be Thursday, July 6, 2017.

Grand Jury Prize
A return Paris-Helsinki for two + 1 night hotel
book Tom of Finland XXL (Taschen)
A ToF print limited edition (Tom of Finland Foundation)

Grand Audience Award
A return paris-Helsinki for two
book Tom of Finland XXL (Taschen)

2nd to 5th choice of the Jury
book Tom of Finland, the Complete Kake Comics (Taschen)
From 6th to 9th choice Jury
book the Little book of Tom: Military Men  (Taschen)


“Tom of Finland” screening | 11th July | LA

Tom of Finland DIR: Dome Karukoski, 2017, Finland. CAST: Cast: Pekka Strang (Tom), Jessica Grabowsky, Lauri Tilkanen, Seumas F. Sargent, Niklas Hogner (above). Finnish/German/English with English subtitles, 115 min.

His unabashedly sexual drawings-featuring leather-clad studs of all stripes-shaped the fantasies and fetishes of generations of gay men, but who was Tom of Finland? This acclaimed film follows the life of the artist (born Touko Laaksonen), from the trenches of WWII through the repression of the 1950s to the explosion of gay liberation, which his artwork helped inspire. Moving and inspiring, this stirring biopic pays tribute to one of the great pioneers of erotic art, who happily called Los Angeles home during the latter years of his life.

Q&A Speakers:
Mark Alton Brown, Additional Dialogue, Tom of Finland film
Durk Dehner, President and Cofounder, Tom of Finland Foundation
Stuart Sandford, Resident Artist, Tom of Finland Foundation
S. R. Sharp, Vice President and Curator, Tom of Finland Foundation

Tuesday, 7p
DGA Theater One


Post-Screening Reception: DGA Atrium