Re: [art_education] Art contests...are they worth the time and energy ?
- I agree...pick and choose the ones to enter and not let it drive the
curriculum! Certainly you can make a case for posters or other
contests used as a unit for design - working as a designer would
work...with parameters and the needs of the client in mind, etc.!!
I keep a bulletin board of all the opportunities that come in and
students are encouraged to check into ones that they really want to
Some great ones that are REALLY supportive of arts education
are "Wonderful Colorful World" by Sakura (manufacturers of Cray-Pas- I
won't use any other, gelly roll pens, etc) http://www.gellyroll.com/
and the painting contest sponsored by Royal Brush
although not a contest, one of the highest caliber venues to recognize
middle and high school student work is Scholastic...check and see if
your area has a regional sponsor which is easier than entering through
creatively, Linda in Oregon