CONTEST RULES

ELIGIBILITY AND CATEGORIES
All participants must be students attending grades 1-12 in a public, private or home school in South Texas and may submit only one entry per category and no more than two entries per person.

GRADES 1-2, 3-5
-Wet Media (liquid applied with a brush)
-Dry Media (pencil, ink, marker, printmaking)
-Mixed Media (artwork that is made using two or more mediums ie. collage)

GRADES 6-8, HIGH SCHOOL: ART I-II, ART III-IV
-Wet Media (liquid applied with a brush)
-Dry Media (pencil, ink, marker, printmaking)
-Photography/Digital Art
-Mixed Media (artwork that is made using two or more mediums ie. collage)

Please note that entered works may be re-categorized at the Curator’s discretion if medium is incorrectly identified.

THEME AND WRITING COMPONENT
Entries should be based on the student’s interpretation of S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math). As part of Visionarios’ support of literacy and weaving art into class curriculum, students are required to submit a short written statement that describes the significance of their creation. Artwork submitted to the contest without a written statement will not be judged and therefore, will not be eligible to win an award.

PRESENTATION OF WORK
Entries must be sturdily mounted and preferably matted. Only framed entries must be ready to hand with wire or monofilament line securely attached. If framing work, please DO NOT use glass. Unframed works will be displayed using push pins. The entry must not exceed 30″ in length or width. A copy of the signed student entry form MUST be attached to the back of the work.

DEADLINE
Entries will be accepted
– January 30, 2020, 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
– January 31, 2020, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

No entries accepted prior to January 30th or after January 31st. Entries must be delivered to the Art Museum of South Texas, 1902 N. Shoreline Blvd. by deadline. Teachers should submit class work in groups, along with the original signed Student Entry Forms and other information listed under “Teacher Checklist.”

Please make sure to enter your information into the ONLINE TEACHER SUBMISSION FORM and submit it on the website before bringing your work to the Museum. Please call 361.825.3504 for assistance, if needed.

EXHIBIT AND PICK UP
Please do not submit work that cannot remain on exhibit for the entire cycle or throughout the summer months in the event the artwork is selected as a winner.By entering the contest, you are agreeing to keep your work on view at the Art Museum of South Texas without interruption. Entries are scheduled to be on display from February 23 to April 12, 2020 during normal business hours. Winning entries will be exhibited at the Museum during the summer of 2020 and will be kept at the Museum from the time of entry until the end of August 2020.  Non-winning entries may be picked up from April 15 through May 2 BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please call 361.825.3504 or email

AWARDS AND PRIZES

Award winners will be notified and prizes will be awarded at the Visionarios Family Day and Awards Presentation, February 23, 2020 from 1 to 3 pm at the Art Museum of South Texas.

The following prizes will be awarded for each of the the three media categories in elementary (dry media, wet media, mixed media) and each of the four media categories in middle and high school (dry media, wet media, mixed media, photography/digital arts).

By submitting work to the contest, participants enter into the following agreement:
Sponsors and/or their representatives cannot assume responsibility for theft, loss or damage of work submitted before or after the exhibit. No work may be withdrawn prior to the exhibition. We reserve the right to disqualify any entry that does not comply with the regulations of the competition. Signing the official entry form constitutes acceptance of stated conditions and permission to reprint work/winner’s photo for publicity purposes. 

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