Contest Information

  • “All Together”
    NGMS Celebrates Cultural Diversity

    “Diversity is the one true thing we have in common. Celebrate it every day.” – Anonymous


    What is culture? According to Purdue University, “Culture is that which shapes us; it shapes our identity and influences our behavior. Culture is our ‘way of being,’ more specifically, it refers to the shared language, beliefs, values, norms, behaviors, & material objects that are passed down from one generation to the next.”

    "All Together”
    is the 2021 theme for the inaugural Cultural Awareness art competition.

    Basic Information: North Gwinnett Middle School will be holding an art program to celebrate our Cultural Diversity Week, which will be held February 22-26, 2021. Students should create an original work that connects to the theme: “All Together.”

    Arts Categories: There are three arts categories – visual arts, literature, and photography. Students are welcome to submit one or more entries.


    Requirements:

    • Students should include a title for their artwork and an artist statement.
    • Entries must be the original work of one student.
    • Students may not use copyrighted materials.
    • Plagiarism will result in disqualification.
    • Additional information for each category is listed below.

    Judging: All art entries will be judged on the following:

    1. Interpretation of the theme- “All Together”
    2. Artistic merit
    3. Creative merit
    4. Technical merit
    5. Student’s Choice: The student body will be allowed to vote on their favorite entry.

    Dates:

    • February 19, 2021: Final date to submit entries to Mrs. Stark (see reverse for details)
    • February 22-26, 2021: Student work on display in the media center for student voting.
    • February 26, 2021: Winners announced during morning announcements on the final day of the week.

    Contact Jenny Stark with other questions.

     

    Additional Information Regarding Each Category

    Literature Requirements & Submissions:

    • May be fiction or nonfiction
    • Prose and poetry are both allowed
    • Entries must not exceed 2,000 words
    • Entries should be typed in a legible font
    • Submit your literature entry with a completed entry form (scanned or photo will be acceptable)
    • Email your literature entry to Mrs. Stark at jenny.h.stark@gcpsk12.org. Look for a confirmation email

    Photography:

    • Must be an original black-and-white or color image
    • May be a single print or a collage
    • Mount the picture on some type of sturdy material (cardboard mat, poster board, etc.)
    • Submit photograph with a completed student entry form.
    • Submit your entry in person to Mrs. Stark in the media center. Digital students may drop off projects in the front lobby of the school.

    Visual Arts:

    • Must be an original print, drawing, painting, collage, photographic collage, sculpture, ceramics or computer-generated artwork
    • Mount the artwork on some type of sturdy material (cardboard mat, poster board, etc.)
    • Submit artwork with a completed student entry form.
    • Submit your entry in person to Mrs. Stark in the media center. Digital students may drop off projects in the front lobby of the school.

    Deadline:  February 19th at 4 p.m. - No late entries will be accepted.  Thank you for understanding.

    The Student Entry Form must be completed in its entirety.  Please submit a completed student entry form for each piece of artwork submitte.