Call For Entry

Students, grades Kindergarten through twelve, around the state of Maryland are invited to submit original works based on the theme “Why Art Is Important”. Up to 30 works will be selected by a panel of art education professionals to display in a professional style art show at The Enlighten Art Gallery. Top winners will also receive scholarships to art programs and instructors who help to submit winning works will receive special art sets for the classroom.

Eligibility

Students, K through 12th grade, in the state of Maryland

Work Requirements

- Each artist can submit one(1) work based on the theme "Why Art is Important"

- Works can be 2 or 3 dimensional, not exceeding 24" in any one direction

- 2-dimensional works not on canvas must be matted with black

- All entries must be original works. If violation of the works of others' is discovered, the entrant will be disqualified.

- Works are evaluated based on the following criteria:

- Craftsmanship based on age of applicant

- Originality & use of imagination

- Adherence to the theme

Timeline

Between Now & March 6th: Students in K through 12th grade will submit original works based on the theme "Why Art Is Important" to eart@cathayfutureus.com along with the students name, grade, school, work medium, and a title if the student wishes to have one, the teachers phone number in case of damage, loss, or late pick up.

Week of March 9th: Works will be selected to hang in the final show.

Between March 16th & March 20th: Works will be brought or mailed to the Enlighten Art Gallery at

The Cathay School (9400 Key West Avenue, Suite 100, Rockville, MD 20850)

March 28th, 4PM - 6PM: Youth Art Month Reception & Final Awards Ceremony

March 28th - April 18th: Exhibit will be on Display

April 20th - 25th: Artists or instructors should collect works.

Awards

1. All show participants will be recognized by the Maryland Art Education Association & Enlighten Art through various communication channels.

2. Grade Bracket Winners

K - 5, 6 - 8, 9 - 12

$150 to be used towards Enlighten Art Activities & An Awards Certificate

3. 2nd Place

$80 to be used towards Enlighten Art Activities & An Awards Certificate

4. 3rd Place

$25 to be used towards Enlighten Art Activities & An Awards Certificate

5. All Winners

An Awards Certificate & their works on display in the Enlighten Art Gallery

6. Instructors of the Grade Bracket Winners will receive special art sets for their classroom.