ArtFields Jr. Art Competition

ArtFields Jr.

The Competition
This year, ArtFields Jr. is proud to announce the expansion of our Art Competition to include all of South Carolina.  Students in grades 1-12 are eligible to apply.  All student work submitted to the competition will be reviewed by a review panel. Selected pieces will be displayed through the month of April and will be judged during ArtFields 2017. ArtFields Jr. winners will be announced during the ArtFields Jr. Awards Ceremony on The Green, in Lake City, SC at 7:00 PM.  Student winners will be notified by phone or email if they qualified. Schools and families are encouraged to attend the ArtFields Awards Ceremony to support our developing artists.

 

How it Works:

Art Competition Rules:

  • The artist must be currently enrolled in grades 1 – 12 and be 18 years old or younger as of February 22, 2017.
  • The artist must currently attend an educational institute in the state of South Carolina including public schools, charter schools, home schools, private schools, etc.
  • Artwork should show off you and your artistic abilities. The artist’s submission must be original to and wholly owned by the artist in concept, design, and execution. The artwork should not infringe upon any third party’s proprietary rights, and must not violate any intellectual property laws. An entry that has been copied from an existing photo (not the artist’s own), painting, graphic, advertisement, or any other work produced by another person is not eligible.
  • Students may only submit one (1) 2-D or 3-D artwork using any media; for example, painting, sculpture, photography, drawing, mixed media, digital media, and installation art. Work entered must be in the original medium (for example, not a scanned reproduction or digitization of a painting, drawing, or other work).
  • Each submission will be submitted online through the ArtFields Jr. Slideroom Management System. Submission process will include a consent form.
  • All submissions must abide by the ArtFields Jr. competition rules or will be considered ineligible.
  • Submissions deadline is Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 11:59 P.M.
  • Accepted artwork will be displayed on the ArtFields website in an online gallery starting on April 3, 2017.
  • Students 18 years of age are eligible for the ArtFields and ArtFields Jr. Art Competitions but can only participate in one competition.

Judging Criteria:

  • Artwork will be judged using the following criteria (Artist Rubric):
    • Artist Statement
    • Interpretation and the clarity of the theme to the viewer
    • Creativity and originality
    • Quality of artistic composition and overall design
    • Technical ability
    • Overall impression of the art. What is the effect of the artwork in general and as a whole? Overall, does the artwork stand on its own as a complete and outstanding work of art?

Prizes:

  • There are 4 categories:
    • Primary: Grades 1-2
      • Monetary Awards
        • 1st Place $200.00 + Artist Prize Package
        • 2nd Place $100.00 + Artist Prize Package
        • 3rd Place $75.00 + Artist Prize Package
    • Elementary: Grades 3-5
      • Monetary Awards
        • 1st Place $200.00 + Artist Prize Package
        • 2nd Place $100.00 + Artist Prize Package
        • 3rd Place $75.00 + Artist Prize Package
  • Middle: Grades 6-8
    • Monetary Awards
      • 1st Place $500.00 + Artist Prize Package
      • 2nd Place $300.00 + Artist Prize Package
      • 3rd Place $200.00 + Artist Prize Package
  • Secondary: Grades 9-12
    • Monetary Awards
      • 1st Place $500.00 + Artist Prize Package
      • 2nd Place $300.00 + Artist Prize Package
      • 3rd Place $200.00 + Artist Prize Package

 

In addition to the category winners listed above, two “Student Choice” prizes will be awarded as determined by student votes – one winner from grades 1-6 and one winner from grades 7-12. Each of these winners will receive an ArtFields Jr. Prize Package during the ArtFields Jr. Awards Ceremony.

Also, teachers/persons indicated by winning artists in their application will receive a gift certificate and acknowledgements during the ArtFields Jr. Awards Ceremony. Winners & special presentations will be announced during the ArtFields Jr. Awards Ceremony on Saturday, April 29, 2017, on The Green, in Lake City at 7:00 P.M.

Dates to Know:

November 11 Art Submission Begins

February 22 Art Submission Deadline

February 24-March 8 Review Panel Selects ArtFields Jr. 2017 Competition Artwork

March 10 ArtFields Jr. Competitors Announced

March 14-31 Artwork Collected

April 10-29 ArtFields Jr. Artwork Displayed

April 21-29 ArtFields 2017

April 29 ArtFields Jr. Winners Award Ceremony from 5-5:30pm on The Green