I do agree with what Michal stated as well. Here in Texas we have the
VASE and Jr, VASE - Visual Arts Scholastic Event. It is great,
students are against themselves only. These students must be
interviewed and discuss their work. I think sometimes companies are
looking for free artwork so why not make a contest out of it. As far
as contest, I read the fine print. When students spend all that time
on it, send it off and dont get it back, no way.