Interfaith Partners of South Carolina (IPSC) is hosting an Art & Photography competition for pre-K-12th Grade, and College students in SC. Select images will be used in the IPSC 2020 Calendar. All images will be shown in the gallery at the IPSC Peace in the Park festival on September 29, 2019.
There are three themes to select from when entering the IPSC Art & Photography competition;
1) “A World of Diversity”
2) “Peace and Harmony”
3) “Love the Earth”
The IPSC Art & Photography competition aims to promote harmonious relations, dignity and respect of all people, recognizing and encouraging artistic talent among all faith communities. All students are welcome to contribute their unique and creative artwork, and winners from all age-categories will receive prizes at the “Peace in the Park” festival.
All submissions will be considered for inclusion in the 2019 Interfaith Calendar. Should your submission be selected, the original of your artwork/photography will be requested. Winning entries will also be invited to be displayed as part of a ‘traveling gallery’ at various religious spaces in the months following the Peace in the Park festival.
Prizes will be awarded in each division category:
Division 1: Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 2 (1st prize $50; 2nd prize $35; 3rd prize $20).
Division 2: Grade 3 to Grade 5 (1st prize $50; 2nd prize $35; 3rd prize $20)
Division 3: Grade 6 to Grade 8 (1st prize $75; 2nd prize $50; 3rd prize; $30)
Division 4: Grade 9 to Grade 12 (1st prize $100; 2nd prize $75; 3rd prize; $50)
Division 5: College students (1st prize $150; 2nd prize $100; 3rd prize $75)
Division 6: Group Artwork (any age) (1st prize $100; 2nd prize $75; 3rd prize; $50)
What form of artwork can I submit?
Students participate by entering one (1) piece of artwork or one (1) photograph, based on one of the competition themes. Artwork may be two dimensional or multidimensional (i.e. visual art; sculpture; photograph, craft, etc.)
How do I submit my artwork?
• Submit your artwork as a jpeg or pdf file.
• Artwork is to be original in concept and design, and may not violate any U.S. copyright laws.
• Sign the Artist & Parent Release Form provided on website.
• Submit a brief description of your artwork in your own words.
Important Note: if you submit a picture of any people, you MUST submit a release form in which all persons featured sign a release granting permission for their images to be submitted. Parental consent must be given for all children under 16. Download one of the release forms below, fill it out, then scan it to submit with your entry.
When must my artwork be submitted?
The final date for submitting artwork is Friday, July 12, 2019.
How will the artwork be judged?
Artwork will be judged by representatives of the IPSC Board, using the following criteria:
• Originality (30 points)
• Artistic Quality (30 points)s
• Effective Use of Color/Value (20 Points)
• Clever Approach to Theme (20 points)
Prizes will be awarded in each division category.
Which images will be selected for the 2020 IPSC Calendar?
All submissions will be considered for inclusion in the 2020 Interfaith Calendar. Should your submission be chosen for inclusion, the original of your artwork/photography will be requested.
Will my artwork be displayed?
Yes! Winning entries will be displayed in a Gallery at the “Peace in the Park” festival, September 29, 2019 at the University of South Carolina (USC) in Columbia. All images submitted will also be displayed at the Peace in the Park festival at USC (Columbia). Winning entries will also be invited to be displayed as part of a ‘traveling gallery’ at various spaces in the months following the Peace in the Park festival.
When and where will the winners be announced?
All winning entrants will be notified by August 12, 2019. The awards ceremony will take place at the IPSC Peace in the Park festival, September 29, 2019 at the University of South Carolina (Columbia).
Who do I contact if I need more info?
For more information on the Art Competition, IPSC’s “Peace in the Park” festival, or how you may participate in this event, please contact cheryln @ jewishcolumbia.org or birdy1502 @ gmail.com