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					                ALABAMA ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL BOARDS
         2010 STUDENT ART COMPETITION & LONG-TERM EXHIBITION
                             GUIDELINES

The Alabama Association of School Boards is proud to announce its first Student Art Competition to be held
Thursday, February 25, through Friday, April 16, 2010.

The First-Third Place Student Art Competition Awards Presentation will take place during a general
session of AASB’s Annual Convention in December.

Chosen entries will be displayed in the offices of the Alabama Association of School Boards, as part of a long-
term student art exhibition. The top three winners will receive a framed certificate and $100 gift cards. The first
place prize winner will also receive a $200 gift card for his or her classroom. All three top winners will be
recognized at AASB's 2010 Convention at The Wynfrey Hotel in Birmingham (roundtrip mileage to and from the
school district will be reimbursed but other expenses are not included).

The objectives of the competition are to promote student excellence and to recognize and encourage young
public school students who demonstrate talent in the visual arts.

REQUIREMENTS FOR PARTICIPATION
To qualify, participants must be currently enrolled in an Alabama public school, grades 3-12. Students may only
submit their original artwork, which is not commercially sold or owned.

QUANTITY
Each artist must submit one (1) work in any of the following media – all of which should be outfitted with screw
eyes, hanging wire or some other mechanism for displaying/hanging:
   o Sculpture (must have a flat enough surface to hang on the wall)
   o Drawing
   o Painting
   o Print
   o Collage
   o Photography
   o Other pictorial presentation

LONG-TERM EXHIBIT
Chosen entries will be displayed in the offices of the Alabama Association of School Boards, as part of a long-
term student art exhibition.

Award winning art work from this competition may be displayed at the 2010 AASB Convention in Birmingham
and will become part of a long-term exhibit in highly visible areas of the association’s office. The artwork may be
publicly seen during regular office hours, 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

STUDENT ARTWORK WILL NOT BE RETURNED
All entries/artwork become the property of the Alabama Association of School Boards. AASB values and
appreciates each entry but cannot store or return entries nor assume any responsibility for the loss of, or
damage to, submitted art before or after it arrives to the AASB office.

GUIDELINES
The entries must meet the following requirements:
   1. Only 5 entries per Alabama board of education will be accepted. (If and whenever possible, the board of
        education may locally honor the five selected students at a board meeting and ensure the winning
        entries are forwarded to AASB.) Board, school or school system sponsorship, however, is not required.
   2. Each entry must be the authentic work of the participating artist.
   3. All entries must be outfitted with screw eyes, hanging wire or some other mechanism for
        displaying/hanging and have a flat enough surface to hang on the wall.
   4. Artists must demonstrate imagination in concept and skillful use of materials.
   5. Paintings, drawings, photography and other pictorial presentations should be framed.
    6. No computer-generated artwork will be accepted, unless it is just a portion of a collage or if computer
        enhancement is used as part of the photographic process.
    7. All artwork must be no smaller than 8.5 inches in height and 11 inches in width and no larger than 24
        inches in height and 36 inches in width. Pieces that are too large and cumbersome will not be accepted
        into the competition.
    8. Mount artwork (exception is sculpture) on either white or black poster board or cardboard. The mounting
        paper should provide a 2- to 4-inch margin top and sides and a 4- to 6-inch margin on the bottom.
    9. Consider size and material used, for it’s the entrant’s responsibility to ensure the artwork arrives intact at
        the Alabama Association of School Boards, 4240 Lomac Street, Montgomery, AL 36106 by the April 16
        deadline. The AASB office hours are 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Central Time.
    10. All artwork must be appropriate for placement within a public space and may not contain any obscene
        or hazardous material. AASB maintains discretion on how it uses the artwork.
    11. Entry forms, which will be used to identify students’ artwork, should be securely mounted and centered
        on the bottom front of all art work on the 4- to 6-inch margin of the mounting paper.
    12. No written confirmation of receipt or judging results will be sent to teachers, schools or students. Boards
        of education that produced the top three prize winners will be notified by letter. The board is then asked
        to notify the student and his or her teacher(s). Everyone else should check AASB’s Web site,
        www.AlabamaSchoolBoards.org, for winners/judging results.
    13. The artwork becomes the property of the Alabama Association of School Boards.
    14. There is no fee to enter.

JUDGING
All artwork will be judged by a specially selected panel of two AASB members, a member of AASB’s staff and a
visual arts expert/professional.

Winning entries will be judged based on how well they:
   o Meet the stated guidelines; (20 pts.)
   o Demonstrate creative imagination (such as skillful and clever use of materials, design, lighting, media,
       etc.) (60 pts.)
   o Are presented in final form (neatness) (20 pts.)

Only the winning students’ board presidents and superintendents will be notified by late April and asked to
officially announce the good news to the students/teachers.

For More Information

If you have any questions that have not been answered here, please call or e-mail:

Tammy Wright at 334-277-9700 or twright@AlabamaSchoolBoards.org

				
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