Art Competition Rules and Guidelines
General Rules for Participation —The first rule is to enjoy creating an original piece of art. Express yourself—what does “Morgan Hill Together” mean to you?
Eligibility — Students from Pre K-12 residing within the Morgan Hill Unified School District boundaries (including San Martin) are invited to participate. You do not have to be an MHUSD student.
Grade Divisions — Students may enter in the appropriate division for their grade (There are 5 divisions:
(1) Elementary Lower Preschool-Grade 2 (2) Elementary Upper Grades 3-5
(3) Middle School Grades 6-8 (4) High School Grades 9-12
(5)Special Artist: (Meant for Special Ed Students) All grades welcome. Contact us for more info.
How to Enter — Entrants must submit their window-artwork and filled student entry form at https://fs25.formsite.com/MHCF/Art/index.html
Entry Requirements — Only original pieces of artwork inspired by the theme may be submitted, and must be the original work of one student only. Please do not use copyrighted material. To encourage and recognize each stu-dent’s individual creativity, an adult may not alter the creative integrity of a student’s work.
Each entry may contain a title and include an artist statement (3rd grade upwards), stating what inspired the work and how it expresses the theme. (Maximum 100 words.)
Description of process & link to website help: Create original window art that reflects the theme “Morgan Hill Together”. Here are some links for ideas for window art.
Final Selection and Notification — Entries are reviewed by a panel of judges representing the sponsors of the competition: Morgan Hill Community Fund, Morgan Hill Unified Scholl District, Anaroebe Systems, El Toro Arts Commission, Morgan Hill Art School, City of Morgan Hill and MH Library, Culture and Art Commission. All decisions of the judges are final and binding.
Entries will be judged primarily on the interpretation of the theme, originality, creativity & emotional impact (one that communicates to the heart and spirit). Technique will be secondary to self-expression.
Winning entries will be announced on the MHCF website and on social media on July 4th, 2020, and awardees will be notified individually via email.
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 to display, copy, reproduce, enhance, print, sublicense, publish. The sponsors of the competition are not responsible for lost or damaged entries. Submission of en-try constitutes acceptance of all rules and conditions.