2017-2018 WABC JCL GRAPHIC ARTS GUIDELINES AND RULES

                                                                                                                                                                                                               

PLEASE READ THE GUIDELINES CAREFULLY

 FAILURE TO ADHERE TO ANY OR ALL OF THESE RULES MAY RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION.

*Please note, while the majority of the Graphic Arts Rules are borrowed directly from the National JCL guidelines, not all contests are the same; in most cases, except state specific contests, the National guidelines offer more contests (as we merge some contests to increase competition). When preparing for National Convention please reference the current year’s National JCL Rules provided to you with your registration.

 

All entries should be labeled according to the instructions below:

  1. YOUR NAME SHOULD NOT APPEAR ANYWHERE ON THE PROJECT.
  2. IT IS REQUIRED THAT A 3x5inch NOTECARD BEARING THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION BE ATTACHED TO THE PROJECT:
  3. TITLE/DESCRIPTION
  4. THE DIVISION/MEDIUM IN WHICH THE PROJECT IS BEING ENTERED (i.e. MOSAICS, WATERCOLOR, ETC.)
  5. THE GRADE IN WHICH THE ENTRANT IS CURRENTLY ENROLLED
  6. ANY ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WHICH MIGHT BE NEEDED FOR JUDGING (i.e. KIT USED, SOURCE OF PICTURE, STORY, MAP, ETC. AND ITEMS USED SUCH AS PATTERNS OR PURCHASED PARTS.)

NOTA BENE (the following are all grounds for disqualification):

  • Only projects made by the delegates present at the convention and properly registered may be submitted in the Graphic Arts Contests.
  • The art must have a recognizable classical theme.
  • It is the entrant’s responsibility to report the correct grade level and division/medium.
  • All projects must have been completed before Graphic Arts registration on convention day and since the final day of the last state convention.
  • Group projects will not be accepted.
  • Delegates may enter as many pieces as they wish, but ONLY ONE ENTRY PER MEDIUM/DIVISION MAY BE SUBMITTED PER PERSON (i.e. a delegate may enter one watercolor, one oil/acrylic and one colored ink per convention, but not multiples of any medium/division such as two water colors or a doll and a piece of jewelry as they fall into the same division).
  • This is not a computer contest; computers may only be used in the following categories,: Computer Enhanced Photography, Digital Media, and Multimedia.
  • Delegates will register their entries based on their current grade. THE FOLLOWING GRADE DIVISIONS WILL BE USED IN JUDGING: GRADES 6-8 AND GRADES 9-12.
  • Projects must be entered in the correct division/medium.
  • Projects will not be accepted for judging after the designated Graphic Arts registration time is over.

*The judges retain the right to move projects to more appropriate categories and to combine age groups in order to allow for the most competitive and therefore fairest judging. If you have questions or concerns about the judging please speak with the Graphic Arts Chair at convention (please remember that they are very busy) or speak with you sponsor after convention.

REMEMBER THE JUDGES WANT YOU TO WIN IN THE FAIREST COMPETITION POSSIBLE!

 

WA/BC CONTESTS

These contests are not available at the National Level, they are unique to our Delegation, however you may still enter your projects at Nationals adhering to their rules and regulations.

                                                                                                                                                                                                               

PICTOR ANNI: Artist of the Year

                A competition designed to encourage great quantities of the highest quality art!             

A prize is given to the artist in each age group, who enters the most art that also wins the most valuable ribbons. It is an objective, point based system, encouraging as many entries as possible, as well as entries of the highest caliber. The award is not a ribbon, but a special prize.

                                                                                                                                                                                                               

ARS FABULOSA: Story art/ Themed Art

A competition designed to encourage artists to think about new media and new ideas as well as encourage new artists to participate!

All art must adhere to and creatively convey the assigned theme. A description of the piece must be provided on the attached 3×5 note card, including how it is relevant to the assigned theme and what media were used as well as any other information relevant to judging. There will be one winner per age group. No computer generated material allowed. The piece can be two dimensional or three dimensional, but either way must be on a firm mat board base. You may use any materials, unless computer generated. For example the piece can be a watercolor, mixed media, a model, a sculpture, etc. If the piece is three dimensional it can be no larger than one cubic foot in dimension; if the piece is two dimensional it must be no smaller than 8 ½ x 11 inches and no larger than 16 x 20 inches. The award is not a ribbon, but a special prize.

THIS YEAR’S THEME:

CLEOPATRA

Think creatively, both in the subject matter and the media used; the judges will take these into account.

                                                                                                                                                                                                               

ARS ANNI: People’s Choice

                A competition where the winner is a piece voted the best by the convention attendees.

Each piece is assigned a number and the attendees vote on which piece is the best, in their opinion, using the assigned number. Whichever piece receives the most votes during the designated voting time, wins the competition. Votes must be submitted during the designated time and on the supplied ballot or it will not count. Pieces that were disqualified during judging will not be eligible to participate in this competition. There will be only one winner out of all the entries. The award is not a ribbon, but a special prize.

                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Category: FINE ART

  1. Watercolor (may include water markers done with a brush)
  2. Oil or Acrylic
  3. Black Pencil
  4. Charcoal
  5. Colored Pencil
  6. Pastel or Chalk
  7. Black Ink (may include block printing)
  8. Colored Ink
  9. Mixed Media (artwork that has more than one media used and is still two dimensional)
  • Do not enter groups of pictures as they cannot be judged fairly against single pictures.
  • All entries must be backed with a stiff mat board.
  • All entries must be two dimensional.
  • Entries may be matted, but projects with glass or frames of any kind will be disqualified.
  • Pictures (excluding the mat) may have a minimum size or 8 ½ x11inches and a maximum size of 16×20 inches.
  • Each piece of art must have a 3x5inch card with a title/description of the artwork, category and the entrant’s current grade level, the source of, or whether it is the original design of the entrant, must also be indicated.
  1. Digital Media (any art created using a computer, including but not limited to digital painting, digital sketching, and 3D modeling)
  • Pictures must be fully printed and attached to a stiff mat board with the index card label.
  • Pictures (excluding the mat) must be at least 8½ x 11 inches and no more than 16×20 inches.
  • This category is NOT accepted at Nationals. Do not bring artwork in this category to the NJCL convention expecting to be able to submit it.

 

*A student may enter ONE piece of artwork in each of the 10 Fine Art Divisions/Media.

 

N.B.  Delegates who will attend the NJCL convention should note that Black Ink and Colored Ink belong to a single category at the national level, Ink, which includes block printing.

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Category: HANDICRAFTS

  1. Mosaic
  2. Should be made on a firm background- not cardboard, unless paper tesserae are used. No matter what type of tesserae, THE ENTIRE SPACE SHOULD BE COVERED, INCLUDING THE BACKGROUND AREA, but using only one layer of the tesserae, do not build up or overlap the tesserae. Tesserae should be approximately the same size and thickness to give a fairly level finished product. They should be individual, separately colored pieces and firmly attached. Lines drawn to place the tesserae should not show, and there should be no lines painted on the surface of the finished mosaic. Remember that Roman mosaics were usually floor surfaces and meant to be walked upon, they were not just pretty pictures.
  3. Sculpture or Pottery
  4. Should be handmade only -no molds. Sculpture should be a figure of some sort, either done in the round, or a relief cut from flat surfaces. Pottery should be a container of some sort (vase, jar, urn, sarcophagus, etc.)
  5. Large Models
  6. Must be larger than One Cubic Foot. One cubic foot means that the model should usually measure more than 12-15 inches in any dimension. When appropriate a scale must be provided. Models should be actual three dimensional representations of objects, not flat pictures. Larger models are expected to be more accurate and intricate in detail than smaller models.
  7. Small Models
  8. Must be less than One Cubic Foot. One cubic foot means that the model should usually measure more than 12-15 inches in any dimension. When appropriate a scale must be provided. Models should be actual three dimensional representations of objects, not flat pictures.
  9. Decorative Stitching, Dolls, Jewelry or Other Textiles
  10. Entrants may choose to enter only one of the four media in this division.
  11. No kits or patterns may be used without major alterations and proper citations.
  12. Workmanship, creativity and neatness are essential aspects considered by the judges.
  13. Dolls:
  14. Entries may be a single doll or a group of dolls within a theme. Entrants are encouraged to complete as much stitching by hand as possible. The description or story of the doll(s) must be provided on the attached 3×5 note card.
  15. Decorative Stitching:
  16. Embroidery, weaving and sewing are included in this division. No textiles should be in framed glass. Work should be neat and uniform; flat, not puckered, with even and uniform stitches and with no knots or dark threads showing through the back. In cross-stitch, all the stitches should cross in the same direction. An explanation of the piece should be provided on the attached 3×5 note card.
  17. Jewelry:
  18. Should be handmade only.
  19. Other Textiles:
  20. Batiks, banners and t-shirts should be entered in this category. No textiles should be in framed glass. Work should be neat and uniform; flat, not puckered, with even and uniform stitches and with no knots or dark threads showing through the back. In cross-stitch, all the stitches should cross in the same direction.  An explanation of the piece should be provided on the attached 3×5 note card.
  21. Games or Miscellaneous
  22. Games:
  23. Must be entirely original; any copyright infringement is grounds for disqualification. All writing must be typewritten or handwritten very legibly in ink. . An explanation of the piece should be provided on the attached 3×5 note card.
  24. Miscellaneous:
  25. Projects may not be entered in the miscellaneous category simply to avoid disqualification in another category. Miscellaneous handicrafts are those which do not fall into the above categories (i.e. woodcarving, decoupage, scratch art, etc.)
  • Each piece of art must have a 3x5inch card with a title/description of the artwork, category and the entrant’s current grade level, the source of, or whether it is the original design of the entrant, must also be indicated.

*A student may enter ONE piece of artwork in each 6 Handicrafts Divisions/Media.

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Category: GRAPHICS

  1. Posters and Illustrated Quotations
  2. Posters:
  3. Must be 22x28inches. Posters must sell an idea, motto, or a slogan in an original and creative way. They must show relevance to Latin, Greek, JCL or the Classical past. Any Latin used must have a correct translation provided on the attached 3×5 note card.  (N.B.  Delegates attending the NJCL convention should note that posters is no longer a category at the NJCL Graphic Arts Show and has been replaced with a non-convention, digital contest.)
  4. Illustrated Quotations:
  5. Must measure 22×28 inches. They should illustrate a recognizable Latin quotation from an original Latin source, which must be cited and correctly translated on an attached 3×5 note card. The quotation itself must be incorporated into the project.
  6. Charts and Maps
  7. Charts:
  8. Must measure 22×28 inches. Depictions of Hades and floor plans of buildings are classified as charts. When appropriate a scale must be provided. Either Latin or English must be selected for the labeling and stay consistent, unless the entrant intends to use both languages on every labeled item. Must cite source of map.
  9. Maps:
  10. Must measure 22×28 inches. Maps show where. They may very in media and be multi-dimensional. When appropriate a scale must be provided. Either Latin or English must be selected for the labeling and stay consistent, unless the entrant intends to use both languages on every labeled item. Must cite source of map.
  • Each piece of art must have a 3x5inch card with a title/description of the artwork, category and the entrant’s current grade level, the source of, or whether it is the original design of the entrant, must also be indicated.

*A student may enter ONE piece of artwork in either of the Graphics Divisions/Media.

                                                                                                                                                                               

Category: CARTOONS AND GREETING CARDS

Cartoons and Greeting Cards

These two types are grouped as one division; meaning the entrant can submit a cartoon or greeting card, but not both.

  1. Cartoons:
  2. May be a single frame or a strip with a classical theme. The entry must be original and no larger than 3×8 inches. You must not use copyrighted material. All entries must be backed with stiff mat board. Humor and/or wit are taken into account when judging. No modern political cartoons. All Latin used must have a correct translation provided on the attached 3×5 note card.
  3. Greeting Cards:
  4. Must be 5×7 inches. They may be serious or humorous and written for any occasion. They must be original with a classical theme and use only Latin words. Do not use copyrighted material. Computer generated material on cards in NOT allowed. A translation must be included on the 3×5 note card, as well as a source if required, also an explanation of any special techniques used.
  • Each piece of art must have a 3x5inch card with a title/description of the artwork, category and the entrant’s current grade level, the source of, or whether it is the original design of the entrant, must also be indicated.

*A student may enter ONE piece of artwork in the Cartoon and Greeting Card Category.

                                                                                                                                                                                               

Category: PHOTOGRAPHY

  1. Traditional Photography
  2. Entries may be black and white, sepia or colored. Pictures may be no larger than 8×10 inches and on a hard mat back. The photo may be matted but may not be framed. Photos taken with a digital camera may be submitted in this category, but cannot have any modifications beyond what you could do with a traditional photo (e.g. no red-eye correction). The photo must depict a classical theme or portray a classical scene. Creativity, originality of subject matter and perspective will be taken into account when judging. The date and location of the photo must be provided on the attached 3×5 note card. Photo must be printed on photo weight paper.
  3. Computer Enhanced Photography
  4. Pictures may be no larger than 8×10 inches and on a hard mat back. The photo may be matted but may not be framed. Photos can be manipulated on the computer, but all changes should be documented and provided on a typed sheet attached to the back of the photo. The photo must depict a classical theme or portray a classical scene. Creativity, originality of subject matter and perspective will be taken into account when judging. Photo must be printed on photo weight paper.
  • Each piece of art must have a 3x5inch card with a title/description of the artwork, category and the entrant’s current grade level, the source of, or whether it is the original design of the entrant, must also be indicated.

*A student may enter ONE piece of artwork in either of the Photography Divisions/Media.

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Category: MULTIMEDIA

Audio/Visual

  1. Audio/Visual:
  2. The project must have been completed between the end of the previous WA/BC JCL Convention and the beginning of the current convention. The project should be on a DVD or CD (PowerPoint slideshow, Macromedia Flash presentation, etc.) and should run without any intervention from the start. The DVD must be able to play in a conventional, stand-alone DVD player. Specific instructions on how to run the program to play the project (i.e. the judges must open PowerPoint to view) must be noted on the DVD/CD case. The project must have been prepared only by the student(s) submitting it for judging. The maximum length for a presentation is 12 minutes. No credits, names or school names may appear anywhere in the presentation. Be sure to cite any pre-recorded video or audio (i.e., music, etc.) which is used (please note the copyright rules on the last page of the Graphic Arts Guidelines and Rules). Because of the nature of this contest, group entries are permitted. There are no grade divisions for this contest; all entries are judged in one group. The theme of the entry may be Roman history or culture, mythology, relevance to and/or promotion of Latin, Greek, JCL, or the convention theme.
  3. Judging criteria will be as follows: 1. Adherence to classical theme 2. Skillful development of the theme 3. Technical Quality 4. Content 5. Overall Impression
  • Each piece of art must have a 3x5inch card with a title/description of the artwork, category and the entrant’s current grade level, the source of, or whether it is the original design of the entrant, must also be indicated.

*A student may enter ONE piece of artwork in the Audio/Visual Category.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                               

COPYRIGHT RULES

Nota Bene: These rules are taken verbatim from the National Guidelines, as adherence to them is strict.

 

Do not use any copyrighted characters or ideas unless you submit a copy of written permission from the holder of the copyright as detailed below. If you use copyrighted material without permission, your project will be disqualified. This includes digital scrapbooks and multimedia projects.

  1. If the work or idea you want to use was first published after 1922, it is probably protected by copyright. You must obtain permission in writing and submit it with your project. We will accept e-mails. Start early. It sometimes takes months to get permission. If something published after 1922 is NOT copyrighted, we need written proof of that too.
  2. Fair Use is the right to use portions of copyrighted materials for purposes of education, commentary or parody. You may use or display digital images in connection with presentations. An educational multimedia presentation may include:

1)      up to 10% or 1,000 words, whichever is less, of a copyrighted text work, but no more than three poems by one poet, or five poems by different poets from any anthology.

2)      up to 10%, but no more than 30 seconds, of the music and lyrics from an individual musical work.

3)      up to 10% or three minutes, whichever is less, of a copyrighted motion media work (e.g. an animation, video or film image)

4)      a photograph illustration in its entirety but no more than five images by an artist or photographer or no more than 10% or 15 images, whichever is less, from a published collective work.

  1. For more detailed explanations, see :

http://fairuse.stanford.edu/Copyright_and_Fair_Use_Overview/chapter1/index.html

http://fairuse.stanford.edu/Copyright_and_Fair_Use_Overview/chapter7/7-b.html#3.

 

 

PLEASE READ THE GUIDELINES CAREFULLY

 FAILURE TO ADHERE TO ANY OR ALL OF THESE RULES MAY RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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