YOUTH ART & WRITING COMPETITION
Final Deadline January 18, 2014
Winners will be published in F Magazine, showcased in a gallery, and attend Sitka Fine Arts Summer Camp!
Creative teens in grades 7-12 are invited to submit work in a number of categories in art or writing.
In March, the statewide winners of the 2013 competition will have their work showcased at at an Alaska gallery, and a public awards ceremony will be hosted. Winning artists will have their work displayed and writers will have their work read aloud by experienced readers and actors and the entire event will be streamed online for students who are unable to attend. For the fourth year in a row, the statewide art and writing winners will be published in an issue of F Magazine, and one writing and one art winner will be chosen to receive full scholarship and airfare for two weeks at the Sitka Fine Arts Summer Camp in Sitka, AK.
THE COMPETITION RULES AND GUIDELINES:
Students must be enrolled in grades 7-12 or be home schooled in an equivalent grade.
Entrants must be Alaska residents; entries from students studying outside the state are accepted.
$5 per entry. A student may enter as many times as they like, however, each entry is $5.
$10 per portfolio entry. Seniors are allowed to submit up to two portfolios of their work. Art portfolios must include 8 pieces of art, any medium. Writing Portfolios must include 4-8 different works from varying categories or from the same category. The word count for each piece submitted in a writing portfolio should adhere word count limits. The maximum length for a writing portfolio is 24,000 words.
Students who cannot afford or do not have access to funds to pay the submission fee, please let us know by emailing us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org; write “ASYAWC fee waiver” in the subject line.
Every student must fill out this form, sign it, and have their parent or guardian and teacher sign it in order to have their submission accepted. This form gives F Magazine the right to publish your work, your name and the school you attend, in our print issue and press releases. This form can be scanned and uploaded on the submission page, or can be mailed (postmarked) by January 18, 2014 to: F Magazine; P.O. Box 240224; Anchorage, AK 99524. The parental/guardian permission form can be downloaded here.
All entries are submitted to the judges without name, age, grade or city. For all entries, judges will be looking at creativity, originality, ability and overall composition.
THE DEADLINE HAS CHANGED! Final deadline is JANUARY 18, 2014 – midnight Alaska Standard Time.
Writing judges will do two rounds of judging and will make their final decisions of 1st, 2nd, 3rd place winners and runners ups no later than February 15, 2014.
Art judges will make their first round of decisions by January 31, 2014. Entrants then will be requested to mail their entries to F Magazine, with a post date no later than February 15, 2014. Entrants are responsible for the mailing and insuring of their art (F Magazine will be responsible for the mailing and insuring the return of art). The final round of judging for art submissions will be done no later than February 24, 2014. NOTE: If a student has sent their art work to another competition, the final round of judging will have to be based on their digital submission.
All finalists will be will be contacted via email, along with an invitation to the art opening and awards ceremony by March 1, 2014. The ceremony will be end of March, 2014. The actual placement of winners will not be revealed until the awards ceremony.
F Magazine publish winners in an upcoming issue of F Magazine.
PERMISSION TO PARTICIPATE
To be considered for the competition, students must submit a fully signed Parental/Guardian Permission Form and mail it to F Magazine; P.O. Box 240224; Anchorage, AK 99524, or upload HERE
ABOUT F MAGAZINE
F Magazine is an Alaska-based arts and culture publication. An Art House Resident Group of Out North Contemporary Art House, F Magazine is entirely volunteer owned and run. The mission of F Magazine is to bolster arts consciousness in Alaska by bridging the gap between artists and the general public.
F Magazine LLC, in conjunction with fhideout.org hosts a number of different annual competitions. These competitions are designed to raise visibility of Alaska’s arts, increase community engagement of the arts, and encourage artists to raise their own bar.
ART COMPETITION ENTRY
For art rules and guidelines, click HERE.
For art competition entry form, click HERE.
For parental permission form, click HERE.
WRITING COMPETITION ENTRY
For writing rules and guidelines, click HERE
For competition entry form, click HERE.
For parental permission form, click HERE.
Please note: This competition is no longer affiliated with the national corporate Scholastic Art & Writing competition. Finalists of ASYAWC, however, will be encouraged to submit their work to the national competition independently.