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Competitions: Scholastics

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Mon, 24 Aug 1998 22:02:34 EDT

Would like to know how some of you deal with the Scholastics Art Competition.
In my school district, there is a great deal of pressure to produce for this
event. I find that when the local competition is exhibited, there are a great
wealth of recognizable copies that are from photos, yet have been altered. I
realize that the rules in this competition say that other works can provide
inspiration but it is so disheartening to see this. The judges continually
look for the super realism and generally are the same judges....many are from
a prestigous private university. I so much want my students to continue
entering but the pressure to conform and the lack of originality make my
students question me why they can't copy? Many of the art teachers throughout
this region just teach for this competition...they will work on only several
drawings or paintings for an entire
semester. Help!!!!!!

  • Maybe reply: Betti P. Longinotti: "Re: Competitions: Scholastics"