NE Art Festival—Northern NJ
A host site is needed for this event. If your school would be interested in hosting, please email the ACSI office (student_activitiesNE@acsi.org).
Students will display artwork of various artistic media. All projects must be prepared according to the established guidelines and will be judged on the day of the festival. Students will have the opportunity to view the artwork of other students and meet fellow artists. Students in grades 3–12 from ACSI member schools may participate. The fee per entry is $10.00.
Categories of Competition
- Drawing—Black & White
- Graphic Design/Calligraphy
- Sculpture—3-Dimensional, shaped by the student
- Relief Sculpture
- Film Photography—Self-processed (grades 7–12 only)
- Film Photography—Commercially processed (grades 9–12 only)
- Digital Photography (grades 7–12 only)
- Fabric Art
- Paper Art
- Miscellaneous Art
- Mixed Media
- Computer-Produced/Enhanced Art (grades 9–12 only)
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