2012 “Art of Green Spaces” Contest Rules for Wake County Public Schools
The Project EverGreen/NC Art of Green Spaces Contest (AOGS) is open to elementary, middle and high school grade level arts education teachers and their students within the Wake County Public Schools System, by agreement and coordination with Ms. Elizabeth Grimes-Droessler, Sr. Administrator, Arts Education, WCPSS.
The AOGS Contest invites WCPSS Arts Ed students to create and submit a poster or other work of art that exemplifies their artistic skills expressing the theme of what the benefits of green spaces mean to them. Art entries selected by judges for Special Recognition will earn cash awards paid directly to their schools to support their arts ed programs. (See “CASH AWARDS PRIZES” section for details below).
2. CONTEST TIMING:
The WCPSS AOGS Contest begins March 10, 2012 and ends on April 27, 2012. All entries must be submitted on the AOGS Artworks Entry Form Web Page no later than April 27, 2012.
3. ARTWORK CATEGORIES, FORMATS, SIZE AND SUBJECT MATTER GUIDELINES
*Art: All art entries must be submitted in JPEG formats. Students may use any combination of arts supplies and/or photography or collage to create their arts poster. While no art format size standard is required, the AOGS Contest suggests 8.5″ x 11″ format would likely facilitate scanning flat art into JPEG formats most easily.
*Writing: Writing entries (poems, articles, stories, essays) should be in Word or PDF formats. Writing entries may not exceed 1,000 words.
*Dance and Drama: Dance & Drama videos must be uploaded to You Tube and the corresponding You Tube link address uploaded on the NC Art of GreenSpaces Contest Entry Form page for judging. Dance or drama videos must not exceed two minutes in length.
*Music: (Vocal and/or instrumental videos) Music videos must be uploaded to You Tube and the corresponding You Tube link address uploaded on the NC Art of GreenSpaces Contest Entry Form page for judging. Music videos must not exceed two minutes in length.
The rest is up to the student to answer one question: “What do green spaces mean to you?” “Green spaces” are defined as home lawns and landscapes, sports fields, golf courses, parks, gardens and other outdoor spaces.
4. HOW TO ENTER
WCPSS art education teachers should enter their students’ Art of GreenSpaces Contest entry files with complete student, arts teacher and school contact information uploaded on the NC Art of GreenSpaces in Schools Artwork Entry Page at: www.projectevergreen.com/nc/aogs
All entries must be submitted by April 27, 2012.
In order to insure accurate student art entries and judging, teacher notification and cash awards deployment directly to their schools, all entries must include all of the following contact information required with the art submission: full name of student, grade and school level (elementary, middle or high school), school address (city, state, zip code, county), school phone number and Arts Education teacher name and teacher’s school email address as well as art category and title of entry. Note: If entries do not contain all necessary information, entrant will be disqualified.
The arts submission must be the original work of the student entrant and not previously published. Submission must not infringe the copyright, trademark, privacy, publicity or other intellectual property rights of any person or entity. All entries become the property of Project EverGreen. Special Recognition entries will be required to grant Project EverGreen all rights, titles and interest in the submitted entry for use on its web page, newsletters, etc. We reserve the right to use the entry in all print and electronic media publicity and if applicable, may edit it for brevity and clarity.
5. WCPSS SCHOOLS CASH PRIZE AWARDS
WCPSS AOGS Contest student arts entries selected for Special Recognition in each of the arts categories from each of the elementary, middle and high school grade levels, earn cash awards for their schools in the amount of $250, paid directly to their respective WCPSS schools to help fund future school arts education programs. (In the event of more than one Special Recognition entry per school, the school award remains one $250. cash award).
All taxes, if any, are the responsibility of the WCPSS schools. Project EverGreen will not be responsible for any loss, liability or damage arising out of any winning school’s acceptance or use of the prize. All school prizes are guaranteed to be awarded. Each winning art entry teacher will be required to execute an affidavit of eligibility, and media use release (where permitted by law) within two (2) weeks from the date of the notification letter or an alternate winner may be selected. Entries will be judged during the week of April 30, 2012 and winners notified during the week of May 7, 2012.
6. WCPSS AOGS STUDENT AWARD CERTIFICATES
Special Recognition art entries will also receive Award Certificates and have their entries returned for in-school display and attendant community news articles. All other art entries receive Certificates of Participation commemorating their taking part in the NC Art of GreenSpaces Contest in the WCPSS.
The winners of the Contest will be determined by judging all the entrants’ submissions based on originality and a positive message about green spaces as defined above. Judge selection and all judging will be arranged and implemented by Ms. Elizabeth Grimes-Droessler – Sr. Administrator, Arts Education, WCPSS. Decision of the judges is final and binding on all matters relating to this contest.
8. SELECTION OF WINNERS: Special recognition award winners will be selected the week of April 30, 2012 and their teachers notified by email and/or phone by the week of May 7, 2012. Teachers will be required to confirm their students’ eligibility and the school cash awards release and payment authorization directions within two weeks of prize notification. Entry and/or acceptance of cash award prize(s) by participating schools constitutes permission for Project EverGreen and their agencies (if any) to use the winner’s art project, school name, address (city and state) and/or likeness for Project EverGreen’s website and WCPSS media publicity purposes without further compensation or authorization, worldwide and in perpetuity, in any and all forms of media, now known and hereafter devised, unless prohibited by law.
9. CONTEST TERMS & CONDITIONS
Project EverGreen is not responsible for lost, late, misdirected or illegible entries, lost connections, miscommunications, failed computer or telephone transmissions, other technical difficulties or failures. Sponsor is not responsible for any damage to user’s computer system from downloading/uploading any information necessary to participate in the contest or other technical difficulties or errors of any kind. Limit one entry per person. All entries become the property of Project EverGreen. Project EverGreen reserves the right to terminate or modify this contest at any time for any reason. In this event, winners will be selected based on entries received to date of termination.
10. NC ART OF GREENSPACES CONTEST CONTACTS
If you have any questions about Project EverGreen’s NC Art of GreenSpaces Contest in WCPSS, please address to either: