PIPA Online 2012 begins tomorrow, friday, August 17th.
PIPA Online is the category in which the public votes here at the website, on their favorites artists.
Unlike the other categories – PIPA and PIPA Popular Vote Exhibition – in which only the four finalists can run for, on PIPA Online all the 2012 participating artists are invited to take part (although the participation is not mandatory).
This year PIPA Online presents two news: it will be decided in two rounds and will award the two artists who receive more “like” in their pages.
The voting period will proceed by the following schedule:
August 17th – Beginning of the 1st round
September 2nd – End of the 1st round
September 9th – Beginning of the 2nd round
September 23rd – End of the 2nd round
The artist most voted in the second round of PIPA Online will be named the winner of PIPA Online 2012 and will receive R$10,000 (ten thousand Reais).
The second most voted artist in the second round will receive R$5,000 (five thousand Reais).
In case of only one artist receiving more than 300 votes in the first round, he will be declared the winner and there will not be a second round.
If no artist receives more than 300 votes in the first round, there will not be a winner.
Like in 2011, each person can vote (“like”) in how many artists he/she wants to, but only once, and only in one of the sites (www.pipa.org.br or www.pipaprize.com). In case of pressing the “like” button again that will cancel the vote.
We will soon publish a video tutorial showing the step-by-step of how to vote in an artist.