Extended Deadline for entries: ATCC 3rd Annual Art & Essay Contest (Middle & High School)

For North Florida residents – Duval, Clay, Nassau, & St Johns Counties

The Amity Turkish Cultural Center in Jacksonville, FL, in conjunction with Global Connections are conducting their 3rd Annual Art & Essay Contest. The deadline for entries has been extended until February 10, 2012.

The contest is open to Middle and High School students, including home school students.

This year’s theme is: One million hungry in the world. What is your role?

Jacksonville awards are:

  • 1st place $250 gift card
  • 2nd place $150 gift card
  • 3rd place $100 gift card

Regional prizes: Trip to Turkey and more …

For more information and to enter your essay or art entry please visit the contest website: http://www.atccenter.org/contest/2011/index.shtml

ESSAY CONTEST RULES:

    Grades 6, 7 and 8 will compete in the Middle School Category. Grades 9- 12 will compete in the High School Category.

  • Essays must be original, unpublished, and written by one student.
  • Each sponsoring teacher may not submit more than fifty (50) essays in total.
  • Each essay should be no more than 1000 words. Each essay should be written in Times New Roman font, size 12, and should not have any images in the document.
  • Essays may be one of the following four types:
    • Persuasive Essay
    • Informative Essay
    • Narrative Story
    • True Story
    • Students may only submit one (1) essay (in any category) within the Essay section.  Students who submit work in the art section are still allowed (1) submission in the essay section.
    • Entries must be received no later than January 27, 2012.
    • For the Essay Contest Rubric please see Addendum 2.
    • Participants consent to transfer copyrights of their essays to ATCC. Submitted essays become the property of ATCC and as such may be used, copied and displayed by ATCC for promotional/informational purposes.
    • To submit your essay online, please go to our website www.atccenter.org/contest and follow the instructions. Please note that,online submission is the only acceptable method of submission and submissions via mail or email will not be accepted.
    • DISQUALIFYING FACTORS:  Essays may be disqualified automatically or receive lower scores if they lack any aforementioned criteria. Please follow the directions for each submission.

ART CONTEST RULES:

Grades 6, 7 and 8 will compete in the Middle School Category. Grades 9- 12 will compete in the High School Category.

  • Artwork can be submitted in virtually any media, including the following subcategories:

o    Drawing

o    Painting

o    Collage

o    Photography

o    Graphic Design

  • Students may only submit one (1) piece of artwork (in any medium) within the art section.  Students who submit work in the art section are still allowed 1 submission in the essay section.
  • All artwork must be two-dimensional.
  • Each submission must include a completed Consent Form (Addendum 9) signed by the student, sponsoring teacher, and at least one (1) parent or legal guardian.
  • All artworks must include an “Artist’s Statement” on the back of each work (No longer than 200 words).
  • Each submission must include, on the back of the piece:

o    Student’s Name

o    Student’s E-mail

o    Grade

o    School

o    City

o    State

o    Sponsoring Teacher’s Name

o    Sponsoring Teacher’s E-mail

o    District Superintendent’s Name

  • Artwork must be original, unpublished, and done by one person.
  • Submissions must be received no later than February 10, 2012.
  • General guidelines for all art submissions EXCEPT Photography and Graphic Design:

o    Traditional media categories include DrawingPainting, and Collage:  Original work must be 15” x 20” which in turn needs to bemounted or executed (not matted) on illustration board of equal size.

o     All images must be two-dimensional, original, and not appropriated from any other resource unless dramatically altered.

  • General guidelines for Photography submissions:

o    Photography work – includes color and black & white: approximately 8.5” by 11” photo paper.

o    Please do NOT frame and do NOT mount photography submissions.

  • General guidelines for Graphic Design submissions:

o    Graphic design work is defined as the use of computer media and innovative computer applications in art.

o    Original artwork must be 8.5”x11” only, and must be mounted on illustration board that is also 8.5”x11”.

o    Please DO NOT matt graphic-design work. Please only mount the 8.5”x11” piece on illustration board that is the same size as specified above.

  • DISQUALIFYING FACTORS:  Artwork may be disqualified automatically or receive lower scores if it lacks any of the above criteria. Please follow the directions for each submission.
  • For the Art Contest Rubric please see Addendum 1.
  • Participants consent to transfer copyrights of their artwork to ATCC. Winning art pieces become the property of ATCC and as such may be used, copied and displayed by ATCC for promotional/informational purposes.
  • Artwork from non-winning students will be returned upon request after the Awards Ceremony on April 7th, 2012. (Please provide a detailed address on the back of each submission that you want returned, as well as postage and packaging for the return of each piece). Non-winning students relinquish all claims to submitted pieces on May 7, 2012.
  • Please note that in the art section, if any one category does not receive enough submissions, ATCC reserves the right to not recognize any winners whatsoever in said category due to the lack of quality submissions in that category (as deemed by the professional judges).
  • Submit the artwork to:

   Amity Turkish Cultural Center Annual Art Contest

   4540 Southside Blvd STE 202

   Jacksonville, FL 32216

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A homeschooling mother of 5, home education advocate, and former classroom teacher. She is a writer, blogger, and poet. "I just want to encourage, and be encouraged. Inspire, and be inspired. Teach a little, and learn a lot," is her approach to life.

Lupe Tucker

A homeschooling mother of 5, home education advocate, and former classroom teacher. She is a writer, blogger, and poet. "I just want to encourage, and be encouraged. Inspire, and be inspired. Teach a little, and learn a lot," is her approach to life.