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SHOW GUIDELINES:

SHOW GUIDELINES: Please read these guidelines carefully and adhere to the competition requirements in each category and below.

  • Entry Limit:  No more than three entries will be accepted per student. Artwork may be completed at school or at home with the understanding that it is the student’s original artwork created within the past 12 months.
  • Artwork may be completed at school or at home with the understanding that it is the student’s original artwork created within the past 12 months.
  • Each student’s entry/s will be submitted with the registration form by February 23 at either campus.
  • Please mount artwork according to guidelines, but DO NOT frame any submissions
  • Acceptable mediums- Pencil, Colored Pencil, Charcoal, Chalk Pastels, or Oil Pastels
  • Compositions must be no larger than 20”x 20” and must be created on medium weight art paper, canvas, or a surface appropriate for the medium of choice. 
    • Art paper pieces need to be mounted to black matting. Please see instructions on the CVCS Charger Arts website! If your work is submitted on canvas or another sturdy surface, it will be displayed as is on an easel.
  • Acceptable mediums- Watercolor, Oil Paint, Acrylic Paint or Acrylic Ink
  • Compositions must be no larger than 20”x 20” and must be created on medium weight art paper, canvas, or a surface appropriate for the medium of choice. 
    • Art paper pieces need to be mounted to black matting. Please see online instructions on the CVCS Charger Arts website! If your work is submitted on canvas or another sturdy surface, it will be displayed as is on an easel.
  • Acceptable subjects- People, Animals, Still Life, Landscape
  • Color or Black and White accepted
  • Photographs must be a minimum of 8”x 10” or up to 20”x 20” mounted on foam core.  The mounting may not exceed more than 1 inch around the print. Prints may be mounted vertically or horizontally.  Foam core thickness should not exceed ¼.”
  • NO PHOTOGRAPH OR GRAPHIC ART WILL BE ACCEPTED UNLESS MOUNTED.
    • FOR PROPER MOUNTING, SEE PHOTOS AND DESCRIPTION on the Charger Arts website. 
  • Acceptable images- Digital Illustration and Digitally Enhanced Images
  • Graphic Art must be a minimum of 8”x 10” or up to 20”x 20” mounted on foam core.  The mounting may not exceed more than 1 inch around the print. Prints may be mounted in vertically or horizontally. Foam core thickness should not exceed ¼.”
  • NO PHOTOGRAPH OR GRAPHIC ART WILL BE ACCEPTED UNLESS MOUNTED.
    • FOR PROPER MOUNTING, SEE PHOTOS AND DESCRIPTION on the Charger Arts website. 
  • Acceptable mediums- wire, clay, metal, plaster, or wood (please ask if you have another medium you would like to try)
  • 3-Dimentional mixed sculpture mediums are accepted.
  • Materials may by carved, modeled, cast, welded, or formed.
  • No size requirements or display requirements for this medium.
  • 2-Dimentional Visual art that combines more than one medium in a single artwork.
  • Acceptable work- Collages or Assemblages
  • Artwork must be no larger than 20”x 20” and must be created on a sturdy surface appropriate for mixed media.
    • Art pieces need to be mounted to black matting. Please see online instructions on the CVCS Charger Arts website! If your work is submitted on a canvas or another sturdy surface, it will be displayed as is on an easel.

Artwork Submission Instructions

For ALL entries:

  • Do NOT sign or put your name on the front of your artwork/piece.
  • Do NOT frame any of the artwork submissions, but follow the instructions below.

Labeling on the back of your artwork or underneath your sculpture should follow this format:

                          Susie Smith (name)
                          208-845-2398 (phone #)
                          4th Grade (grade)
                          Photography (Category)
                          “Winter Wonderland” (Title of your piece)

WET Medium, DRY Medium, MIXED Media Mounting:

If your composition is completed on a canvas, cardboard, or other sturdy material, you do not need to mount your work! It will be displayed on an Easel as is. 

 f it is completed on art paper, you must mount it on BLACK matting or art board with a 1” border all the way around the piece. Hobby Lobby will cut the mat or art board to the right size for a $1 a cut. Other craft stores may offer similar services. BLACK only please (See below)

PHOTOGRAPHY & GRAPHIC ART Mounting:

Mount on foam core so photograph is flush with foam core. Photographs & Graphic Art can be mounted in a horizontal or vertical position. Foam core is not to exceed ¼” in thickness. Hobby Lobby will dry mount your photograph to foam core. 8x10 is $6, 11x14 is $8 and 16x20 is $11.

Top view of photo flush with foam core. No border on Photographs and Graphic Art!

SCULPTURES turned in as is- No base or mounting required