Tap into critical thinking skills to create art inspired by a theme
Receive positive recognition for their original works of art.
Students submit an original piece, inspired by the annual theme from one of the following six categories: Dance & Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography or Visual Arts.
The Special Artist Division is a non-graded division limited to students whose physical, cognitive or mental health challenges meet the guidelines in the American Disabilities Act. Qualifying students create their own artwork. But, they may receive non-artistic accommodation and assistance from an adult.
Students who qualify for the Special Artist Division may choose to enter in the traditional four grade divisions. Students will follow all general and arts category rules, but may submit an entry in the grade division most closely aligned to their cognitive or functional abilities. The student is then recognized and awarded as part of the general student population with regard to special needs or challenges