The Student Visual Division of the Festival of Arts includes students from the Forsyth County Public School System as well as private schools in Forsyth County and is open to Grades K-12. Unfortunately, space limitations do not allow for additional student submissions.
The show is adjudicated and each level has its own set of cash awards totaling $6500 annually.
Each school in the Forsyth County system is allowed the following number of submissions and is given the following number of awards:
Elementary School Submissions: 10 pieces per teacher or 15 pieces per school if only one teacher.
Elementary School Awards: First Place, Second Place, Third Place, Cumming FUMC Award, Audience Choice, 15 Honorable Mentions
Middle School Submissions: 20 pieces per school
Middle School Awards: First Place, Second Place, Third Place, Cumming FUMC Award, Audience Choice, 15 Honorable Mentions
High School Submissions: 10 pieces per instructor
High School Awards: Best in Show 2D, Best in Show 3D, Cumming FUMC Award, Audience Choice, 15 Honorable Mentions
A note to all teachers: Teachers/Schools should submit only one piece from any single student. Students with multiple pieces will be disqualified from adjudication.
A note to high school teachers: In an effort to be in keeping with the educational level and artistic integrity being taught in the system, all high school entries should be original and reflect the student’s own artistic voice. We hope to encourage the creative efforts of the students and avoid any perception of plagiarism or copyright infringement by submitting copied images that were published and/or made by someone else. Pieces that are reproductions of pre-published images will be disqualified from adjudication.