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NOTE: Please print or type. THIS ENTRY FORM MAY BE DUPLICATED.
Entry forms that are not filled out completely are subject to disqualification.
Sponsors: SWTJC Public Information/Phi Theta Kappa Eta Beta Chapter/SWTJC Humanities & Fine Arts/SWTJC Creative Writers Club

             OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM
30th ANNUAL SOUTHWEST TEXAS JUNIOR COLLEGE CREATIVE ARTS CONTEST
LITERARY DEADLINE: February 25, 2011 at 5 p.m.  VISUAL ART DEADLINE: March 11, 2011 at 1 p.m.
SWTJC Creative Arts Ceremony: April 28, 2011 at 6 p.m. Matthews Student Center, SWTJC Uvalde Campus.


NAME _______________________________________________________________________________


HOME ADDRESS (NOT SCHOOL) ________________________________________________________


CITY, STATE, ZIP ______________________________________________________________________


SCHOOL YOU ATTEND _________________________________________________________________


TEACHER’S NAME ____________________________________________________________________


SCHOOL PHONE NUMBER ________________________ HOME PHONE NUMBER _______________


TITLE OF LITERARY WORK _____________________________________________________________

AGE GROUPS (Please circle one): Pre-K & K      Grades 1-2     Grades 3-4      Grades 5-6       Grades 7-8  

Grades 9-10        Grades 11-12         College        Community         Special          Seasoned  
(Age 60 and over)

Please indicate below the category in which your entry should be judged by circling the appropriate category.

LITERARY CATEGORIES: Essay -- Open topic (open to grades 7 and up)        Poetry          Short Story

ART CATEGORIES:    Drawing with Color    Painting     Scratchboard     Pen & Ink     Pencil    Charcoal     

Computer-generated graphics
       Photography
(grades 7 & up)        Video Production (grades 7 & up) 

Mixed media
(college, community and seasoned divisions only)

Please submit art entries in a form suitable for display; however, to avoid problems in photographing winners,
please do not cover work with glass or plastic. If a transparent cover is necessary, make sure it is easy to remove.
Entrants are reminded to make their pencil drawings as dark as possible.
PLEASE DO NOT MAKE UP NEW CATEGORIES

NOTE: IN ALL CATEGORIES, ONLY ONE ENTRY PER ENTRANT IN EACH CATEGORY IS ALLOWED.

PLEASE READ ALL RULES, ATTACH THIS ENTRY FORM TO EACH ENTRY AND MAIL OR DELIVER TO:
Willie Edwards, SWTJC Public Information Officer, 2401 Garner Field Road, Uvalde, TX 78802-6297
FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL: (830) 591-7222


CREATIVE ARTS CONTEST

LITERARY RULES     LITERARY DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 25, 2011 AT 4 P.M.

1. All manuscripts must be TYPED ON A WORD PROCESSOR/COMPUTER (white paper only).
2. The name of the contestant SHOULD NOT appear on the manuscript.
3. A completed entry form cover sheet must accompany each entry. Be sure to indicate the appropriate age division and category.
To receive entry forms go to or contact/e-mail Willie Edwards, SWTJC Public Information Officer, at or call 830-591-7222.
4. Poetry may be written in any form, but MAY NOT exceed 150 lines.
5. Essays must not exceed 1,200 words. Entry in the essay category is limited to grades 7 and up.
6. Short stories MUST NOT exceed 2,000 words.
7. Contestants may enter more than one category, but may submit only one entry in each category.
8. Each school may submit only six entries per age group per category.

****WRITING ENTRIES WILL NOT BE RETURNED. PLEASE MAKE A COPY OF YOUR ENTRY BEFORE SUBMITTING IT.

Age divisions are: Pre-K and Kindergarten, grades 1-2, grades 3-4, grades 5-6, grades 7-8, grades 9-10, grades 11-12
college, community and seasoned (age 60 and over)

VISUAL ARTS RULES     VISUAL ARTS DEADLINE: MARCH 11, 2011 AT 1 P.M.

1. Visual Art Categories: Charcoal, Drawing with Color, Painting, Pen and Ink Drawing (one-color ink), Pencil Drawing, Photography, Scratchboard, Computer-Generated Graphics, Mixed Media (college, community and seasoned only) and Video Production (grades 7 and up, includes community and seasoned)
2. Divisions (age groups) are the same as the literary contest.
3. Entries must be submitted in a form suitable for display (For instance, mount entry on poster board, construction paper or matte board for easy hanging and in a size that is easy to handle). PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT FRAMED ART, because we can not display this properly.
4. Contestants may enter more than one category, but entrants in each art division may submit ONLY ONE entry in each category.
5. In the Photography contest, either color or black and white photographs may be submitted. Entries will be judged according to composition, treatment of subject, and other artistic qualities deemed appropriate by the judges. Photography competition is LIMITED to grades 7 and up.
6. A completed entry form must accompany each entry. The entry must be attached to the back of the piece of art.
7. ART CANNOT EXCEED THE FOLLOWING SIZE: 24" x 18" (This size includes the art and the matte).
8. Clip art from computer programs will not be accepted as a Computer Generated Graphic. Entries must be originals that have been designed by the entrant. Color or black and white entries accepted.
9. Videos may be submitted in VHS or DVD format. This is an open topic category, however, videos must be from 1 to 8 minutes long. This competition is limited to grades 7 and up.

Each school can submit only six entries per age group in each category.

Deliver all entries by mail or to the SWTJC Public Information Office in the E. Richarz Building on the SWTJC main campus in Uvalde . Questions??? Call 830-591-7222.

 

 

 

SWTJC Creative Arts Awards Ceremony

Winners in each division and category will be presented an award at the annual SWTJC Creative Arts Contest Awards Ceremony. The ceremony will take place Thursday, April 28, 2011 at the SWTJC Matthews Student Center located on the main campus in Uvalde. We will give first, second, third and fourth place awards in each division and category. A $20 cash prize will be awarded overall literary and visual arts winners in each age division. You will be notified by mail before the awards ceremony, if you are a winner. Traditionally, we do not tell you what place you have won. We save that for the ceremony!

The Palm’s Leaf

All winning entries will be printed in THE PALM’S LEAF, a publication featuring the SWTJC Creative Arts Contest winners. The 2010 magazine (last year’s winners) will be available to purchase at this year’s award’s ceremony. The 2011 magazine (this year’s winners) will be available to purchase at the 2012 award’s ceremony.

PLEASE NOTE: Although we will attempt in every possible way to care for and preserve your entry, Southwest Texas Junior College CANNOT be responsible for the RETURN of your entry. Entries will be saved in the SWTJC Public Information Office UNTIL August 31, 2011.
 

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