Student Art Show

 Origin Stories: Future Artists  is a celebration of student art inspired by popular culture from graphic novels to movies, music to television. Art may be of any static media including but not limited to drawing/illustration; painting; sculpture; and mixed media. A statement of artistic inspiration must accompany all entries.

Any violation of these rules may, at Pop Goes the Classroom’s discretion, result in disqualification. All decisions of the judges regarding this program are final and binding in all respects.

  1. ELIGIBILITY. Students must participate through a local school or youth development organization. A student may develop an entry in or outside of school.
  2. ARTS CATEGORIES. Art may be any static media including but not limited to drawing/illustration; painting; sculpture; and mixed media.
  3. GRADE DIVISIONS. Student entries will be grouped into divisions based on age and grade (Primary: Up to age 7; Intermediate: Ages 8-10; Middle School: Ages 11-13; High School: Ages 14+; Differently-Abled Artists: All ages welcome).
  4. HOW TO ENTER. Entries must be submitted by a representative from their school or youth development organization referred to as a “sponsor” such as an art teacher or program manager. Home school students may be entered by their parent who will act as “sponsor”. Sponsors will email one photograph of an entry to for first round selection. Please include the name of the artist, current grade, school district and school attending. All entries must be received by March 2, 2016. Semi-finalists will be selected for display at ASU’s Dev Con, May 7-8, to be held on the campus of ASU West where finalists and winners will be selected. There is no fee to enter the art show and attendance at Dev Con is also free.
  5. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS. · Only new pieces of artwork inspired by pop culture will be considered this includes but is not limited to inspiration from television, film, graphic novels, contemporary music, and genre fiction. · Each entry must be the original work of one student only. An adult may not alter the creative integrity of a student’s work. Because the program is designed to encourage and recognize each student’s individual creativity, help from an adult or collaboration with other students is not allowed except in the Special Artist Division. Only one student may be recognized as the award recipient for each entry · Each Finalist entry must contain a title and all entries must include an artist statement. The artist statement communicates what inspired the work, how it relates to the theme, and the content of the work. The statement must include at least one sentence, but may not exceed 100 words. · Use of copyrighted material is permitted as inspiration and must be referenced in the artist statement for consideration.
  6. FINALIST SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION. Entries are reviewed by a committee of volunteer arts education professionals on behalf of Pop Goes the Classroom. Entries will be judged primarily on how well the student uses his/her artistic vision to portray pop culture themes with an emphasis placed on originality and creativity. Under no condition may sponsors, parents or students contact judges to dispute the status of any entry. All decisions will be made by the judges representing Pop Goes the Classroom and are final.

The first round of judging will take place through review of photographs of entries. Finalists will be selected for display at Dev Con, May 7-8. Artists will be notified via email through their adult sponsors; and given details for art drop off for the event. Winners will be announced on Saturday of Dev Con and art will be available for student pick up on Sunday.

  1. OWNERSHIP AND LICENSE. Ownership in any submission shall remain the property of the entrant, but entry into this program constitutes entrant’s irrevocable permission and consent that Pop Goes the Classroom may display, copy, reproduce, enhance, print, sublicense, publish, distribute and create derivative works for Dev Con, West Valley Arts Council, the Arizona Consortium for the Arts and Pop Goes the Classroom purposes. None of the afore mentioned entities are responsible for lost or damaged entries. Submission of entry into the art show constitutes acceptance of all rules and conditions.
  2. PARTICIPATING ENTITIES. This program is administered by Pop Goes the Classroom and the Arizona Consortium for the Arts in association with Dev Con.
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