Art and Essay Contest
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Dear Student and Educator:

Raindrop Turkish House of Baton Rouge, in collaboration with the Atlas Foundation, presents to you an exciting program for students and teachers geared towards an interdisciplinary approach to enhancing several core skills in students no matter what discipline they may study.

High-school students (grades 9-12) are invited to submit an original work of art and/or a written composition on the theme of "1 Billion Hungry in the world. What is your role?"

(August 5, 2012. Baton Rouge, LA)



ATLAS FOUNDATION

Art and Essay Contest

                                                               The Theme: “1 Billion Hungary in the World: What is Your Role?”

Dear Educator:

Atlas Foundation presents to you an exciting program for students and teachers geared towards an interdisciplinary approach to enhancing several core skills in students no matter what discipline they may study. These core competencies include, but are not limited to:

Creative Problem Solving

Critical Thinking

Creative expression through the Visual Arts

Written and verbal expression through the Language Arts

Interdisciplinary Studies

High School students in East Baton Rouge Parish are invited to submit an original work of art and/or a written composition on the theme of following subjects:

Social Studies                                                  Language Arts

Visual Arts                                                      Economic

Culture                                                           International Affairs

Government                                                    Political Science

Sociology                                                        History

Program Objectives and Focal Points

  • To enhance civic engagement in youth;
  • To increase students responsiveness in solving global and local problem relating to intercultural understanding, tolerance, and respect toward others;
  • To increase students awareness of international issues;
  • To create ways for young people to think about helping their communities, affecting society at multiple levels;

Program participants:

High school students from East Baton Rouge Parish

Program Theme: “1 Billion Hungry in the World: What is Your Role?”


ESSAY CONTEST RULES

  • Grades 9, 10, 11 and 12 will compete in the High School Category.
  • Each sponsoring teacher must submit no more than fifty (50) essays in total.
  • Essays may be one of the following four types:
  • Persuasive Essay, Informative Essay, Narrative Story or True Story.
  • Essays must be original, unpublished, and written by one student, and must not exceed 1000 words.
  •    All essay submissions must be made online at www.atlaslouisina.org. Do NOT submit physical copies of your essays via mail. Be sure to submit your essay sufficiently in advance of the deadline so that any potential technical issues may be addressed.
  •    Students may only submit one (1) essay within the Essay Contest. Students who submit an essay are still permitted to enter (1) submission in the Art Contest.
  •    Each submission must include, on the back of the piece: the student’s name, grade, school, city, state, sponsoring teacher's name, sponsoring teacher's e-mail address and district superintendent’s name. Essays lacking the above criteria may be disqualified. The online submission form will require all of these details.
  •    Submissions must be received no later than October 20th, 2012.
  •    Winning essays become the property of the Atlas Foundation and as such may be used, copied and displayed by Istanbul Center for promotional/informational purposes.
  •    For the Essay Contest Rubric, please Essay Contest Rubric (Attachment 2).
  •    DISQUALIFYING FACTORS: Essays may be disqualified automatically or receive lower scores if they lack any aforementioned criteria. Please follow the directions for each submission.

ART CONTEST RULES

  • Grades 9, 10, 11 and 12 will compete in the High School Category.
  • Artwork can be submitted in virtually any two dimensional media, including the following subcategories:
  • Drawing, Painting, Collage, Photography and Graphic Design
  • Students may only submit one (1) piece of artwork (in any medium) within the Art Contest. Students who submit artwork are still permitted to enter (1) submission in the essay portion of the Contest.

·     Each submission must include, on the back of the piece: the student’s name, grade, school, city, state, sponsoring teacher's name, sponsoring teacher's e-mail address and district superintendent’s name. Submissions lacking the above criteria may be disqualified.

·     Each submission must include a completed copy of the Consent Form (Attachment 3) signed by the student, sponsoring teacher, and at least one (1) parent or legal guardian.

·    Submissions must be received no later than October 20th, 2012.

·    Winning art pieces become the property of the Atlas Foundation and as such may be used, copied and displayed by the Atlas Foundation for promotional/informational purposes.

·     Artwork from non-winning students will be returned upon request after the Awards Ceremony on November 15, 2012. (Please provide a detailed address on the back of each submission that you want returned, as well as postage and packaging for the return of each piece). Non-winning students relinquish all claims to submitted pieces on December 15, 2012- 1 month after the Contest Awards Ceremony.

·     For the Art Contest Rubric, please see Art Contest Rubric(Attachment 1).

·     Please note that the Atlas Foundation reserves the right to not recognize any winners whatsoever in said category should the category lack quality submissions (as deemed by the professional judges).

·    Art pieces should be submitted by mail to:

                   Submit the art work to:

                   Atlas Foundation

                   7712 Goodwood Blvd. Baton Rouge, LA 70806

General guidelines for all art submissions EXCEPT Photography and Graphic Design:

Traditional media categories include Drawing, Painting, and Collage: Original work must be 15” x 20” which in turn needs to be mounted or executed (not matted) on illustration board of equal size. The artwork will extend to the edges of the illustration board. All artworks must include an “Artist’s Statement” on the back of each work. All images must be two-dimensional, original, and not appropriated from any other resource unless dramatically altered. Artwork must be unpublished and completed by one person.

General guidelines for Photography submissions:

Photography work includes color and black & white works. Actual photos should be 8” x 10” only and must be printed on 8.5” x 11” photo paper. Please do not frame and do not mount photography submissions. All images must be two-dimensional, original, and not appropriated from any other resource unless dramatically altered. Artwork must be unpublished and completed by one person.

General guidelines for Graphic Design submissions:

Graphic design work is defined as the use of computer media and innovative computer applications in art. Original artwork must be 8.5”x11” only, and must be mounted on illustration board that is also 8.5”x11”. Please only mount the piece on illustration board that is the aforementioned size. Please do not matt graphic design work. All images must be two-dimensional, original, and not appropriated from any other resource unless dramatically altered. Artwork must be unpublished and completed by one person.

-        DISQUALIFYING FACTORS: Artwork may be disqualified automatically or receive lower scores if it lack s any of the aforementioned criteria. Please follow the directions for each submission.

-        Please check our website, at www.atlaslouisiana.org, for continuous updates, and email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with questions or comments.

AWARDS

  • The ward ceremony will be held on November 15, 2012, Thursday. The location will be announced in the website.
  • Winning students and teachers are expected to receive their cash prizes at the Awards Ceremony. Any winning students and teachers who do not take part in the Awards Ceremony forfeit their claims to any prize monies attached to winning placement in the Contest.
  •   Winning students and teachers who do not participate in the Awards Ceremony may request their awards certificates by contacting Atlas Foundation anytime. As outlined above, cash prizes may only be claimed by participating in the Awards Ceremony on November 15, 2012.

Art Contest Awards:

Students                                                                   Sponsering Teacher 

         1st Place: $200 of Gift Card                                        1st Place: $100 Cash

         2nd Place: $150 of Gift Card                                       2nd Place: $100 Cash

         3rd Place: $100 of Gift Card                                        3rd Place: $100 Cash

Essay Contest Award

Students                                                                   Sponsering Teacher

  •    1st Place: $200 of Gift Card                                     1st Place: $100 Cash
  •    2nd Place: $150 of Gift Card                                    2nd Place: $100 Cash
  •    3rd Place: $100 of Gift Card                                    3rd Place: $100 Cash