2010/2011 Annual Children's Art Exhibition

2010/2011 Annual Juried Art Exhibition
Official Rules

Eligibility: Open to students in grades K through 12, living in the United States and Canada, except Crayola LLC employees and their immediate families, its parent, subsidiaries and affiliates, agencies and contest judges. Void where prohibited. Subject to all federal, state, province and local laws.

Artwork submission requirements: A student must create a piece of art and develop a written statement representing their interpretation and reflections on the theme, "Speak up for Creativity."  The written statement should be about the theme as shown in the artwork, and be 50 words or less. Artwork must be created using 2-D art materials. Artwork must not exceed 16” x 20” in dimension. Entries must be of entrant's own concept and creation, executed solely by the entrant. An electronic reproduction of the artwork must be electronically submitted in high resolution (at least 300 dpi). Originals or non-electronic submissions will not be accepted, and the submission must consist only of the artwork itself (e.g. do not submit a picture of the student holding the artwork). No name should be visible on the artwork submitted.  Artwork and submission materials not complying with these Official Rules, entries containing errors, or entries containing offensive or defamatory material, may be disqualified in the sole discretion of Crayola and/or the contest judges.

How to enter:  Entries may only be submitted by a student’s parent or teacher.  Entries will be accepted between 12:01 a.m. (ET) 9/1/2010 and 11:59 p.m. (ET) 12/8/2010.  Online entry is required through www.Crayola.com/artexpo.  To enter, a submitter must complete and submit electronically the entry form on www.Crayola.com/artexpo, and must follow the process set forth on the site for uploading artwork.  The must complete, and obtain a parent/guardian signature, on an Artwork Submission Permission Form (available at www.Crayola.com/artexpo) before submitting an entry.  The submitter must keep the original signed form for each entry until 5/31/11. Entries are limited to one per student.

Judging: Artwork will be divided by grades K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th. There is no maximum number of entrants per grade level. Entries will be evaluated by a panel of judges consisting of employees of Crayola LLC ("Sponsor") or independent judges selected by Sponsor.  The judges will judge work and make selections based on the following criteria: 1) Interpretation and use of the theme: "Speak up for Creativity" in the artwork 2) How the written statement describes the artwork and the interpretation of the theme 3) Visual Appeal 4) Originality 5) Age Appropriateness 6) Craftsmanship.

Finalists: Three submissions will be chosen from each grade. Finalists will be honored by having their original artwork framed, donated to, and exhibited at regional and/or national office of the Department of Education. Each Finalist will receive a plaque with a replica of the original artwork.

By authorizing the submitter to make this entry, the entrant grants to Crayola LLC, its licensees and assigns, a perpetual royalty-free, worldwide license to copy, reproduce and make derivative works from the submitted work and written statement, in whole or in part, for any purpose, in any media (printed or electronic) without additional compensation and without prior approvals.

If the student’s artwork is selected, entrant agrees to assign all copyrights and all right, title and interest in and to the entry and original artwork to Crayola LLC and to mail the artwork and the original signed submission form to Crayola Education Dept., 1100 Church Lane, Easton, PA 18044 by 1/11/2011.  Original artwork will become the property of Crayola LLC and will not be returned.

Notification: Finalists will be notified by 12/17/2010. All Finalists will be notified by the e-mail address provided by the submitter. If Crayola does not receive the original artwork and signed permission form by 1/11/11, another finalist will be chosen at Crayola’s discretion.

Additional Rules: Submissions will become the property of "Sponsor." Sponsor will not be held liable for non-authorized human intervention or for entries that are stolen, incomplete, late, lost, damaged, illegible, defaced, or misdirected due to technology. Sponsor may terminate, suspend, extend or modify the Rules and conditions of the Juried Art Exhibition. By entering this Juried Art Exhibition, entrants accept and agree to be bound by these rules. Entry constitutes permission to use student’s and teacher’s names and likenesses and student’s entry for commercial and/or publicity purposes without compensation or approval (except where prohibited by law) and for investigation of eligibility.

Finalist List: The finalists’ artwork will be posted on Crayola.com by 4/1/11. You can obtain a list of finalists by calling 1-800-CRAYOLA after 4/1/11.