United We Stand Student Art Competition

United We Stand Student Art Competition

This visual art contest encourages young people to create artwork on the theme of the state motto “United We Stand.” Submissions will be judged in three categories—Photography, 2-D Visual Art, 3-D Visual Art—in four age groups: K-2nd, 3rd-5th, 6th-8th, and 9th-12th. Cash prizes will be awarded for 1st , 2nd, and 3rd places in each category.
Winners will be announced in early February.

Artwork, along with a completed entry form, can be dropped off at any Louisville Free Public Library location, from January 4 – 23, during regular hours of operation. Deadline for submission of all artwork is 4 p.m., on January 23, 2021. For library locations and hours, visit LFPL.org/branches, or call (502) 574-1611.



OFFICIAL RULES

By submitting artwork to the United We Stand Student Art Competition, entrants accept and agree to be bound by the official rules for participation. Any violation of these rules may, at the organizer’s discretion, result in disqualification. All decisions of the judges regarding this program are final and binding in all respects.

  1. ELIGIBILITY. Open to all K-12 students living in Jefferson County, KY
  2. ARTS CATEGORIES. There are three arts categories - Photography, 2D Visual Art, and 3D Visual Art.
  3. GRADE DIVISIONS. Students may enter in the appropriate division for their grade (Primary: Kindergarten- 2; Intermediate: Grades 3-5; Middle School: Grades 6-8; High School: Grades 9-12)
  4. HOW TO ENTER. Participants will need to drop off their artwork, along with a completed entry form, at any Louisville Free Public Library location, between January 4 & 9, 2021, during regular hours of operation. Deadline for submission of all artwork is 4 p.m., on January 9, 2021. For library locations and hours, click here, or call (502) 574-1611.
  5. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS. Only new pieces of artwork inspired by the current year’s theme may be submitted. Each entry must be the original work of one student only. An adult may not alter the creative integrity of a student’s work. Because the program is designed to encourage and recognize each student’s individual creativity, help from an adult or collaboration with other students is not allowed. Other individuals may appear in or perform a student’s work, but the work itself must be the creative product of one student only. Only one student may be recognized as the award recipient for each entry.
    Each entry must contain a title and include an artist statement. The artist statement communicates what inspired the work, how it relates to the theme, and the content of the work. Minimum 10 words. Maximum 100 words. The artist statement is as important as the artwork!. Plagiarized entries will be disqualified.
  6. FINALIST SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION. Each entry will be judged primarily on how well the student uses his or her artistic vision to portray the theme, originality, and creativity. The organizers make no restrictions on content or subject matter in artwork. A panel of judges will select finalists for exhibition and provide awards, to be announced on Monday, January 18, 2021. Under no conditions may parents or students contact judges to dispute the status/score of any entry.
  7. OWNERSHIP AND LICENSE. Ownership in any submission shall remain the property of the entrant, but entry into this program constitutes entrant’s irrevocable permission and consent that organizers may display, copy, reproduce, enhance, print, sublicense, publish, distribute, and create derivative works for the purposes of promoting this competition. The organizers are not responsible for lost or damaged entries. Submission of an entry into the United We Stand Student Art Competition constitutes acceptance of all rules and conditions.

MEDIA CATEGORIES

VISUAL ARTS include many art forms that are visual in nature. The artist (student submitting entry) is a person who captures his or her own thoughts and ideas to create a visual piece of art.

Accepted forms of 2D Visual Art include: Architecture, collages, photographic collages (multiple photos cut/ pasted), computer-generated image, design, drawing, flat metal etching/punch work, painting, and printmaking. Reproductions or enlargements of other artwork are not accepted. Pictures/paintings which would hang on the wall for display, even with some three-dimensional elements, should be entered in 2D Visual Arts.

Accepted forms of 3D Visual Art include: Carpentry, ceramics, crafts, dioramas, fiberwork, jewelry, kites, metal etching/punch work, mobiles, sculpture, and wind chimes. Reproductions or enlargements of other artwork are not accepted. (Pictures/paintings which would hang on the wall for display, even with some three-dimensional elements, should be entered in 2D Visual Arts.)

Accepted forms of Photography include: A single photo, panoramic, photomontage (one print of multiple original photos), a multiple exposure, negative sandwich, or photogram. Original black-and-white and color images are accepted.

All participants must also follow the Official Rules for Participation

Last Updated: 12/9/20