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Re: [teacherartexchange] contests in general

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From: Diane Gregory (dianegregory2_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Fri Jun 15 2007 - 11:00:33 PDT


Hi Michel,

I had no idea some places throw the work away. How
terrible this must be to the child.

Diane
--- "M. Austin" <whest177@wheatstate.com> wrote:

> I don't do most of them, simply because I think it
> sends the wrong message
> to the kids when the company in question takes the
> artwork they want and
> then throws the rest of the artwork away. Since they
> would never do that
> with professional artists I don't think they should
> do it with student
> works. Some of them don't follow through with the
> "prizes". Some of them
> drastically alter the artwork to be what these
> untrained adults think of as
> "child art". Yes, it is great PR for the art program
> when they win, but I
> think it sends the wrong message to the students. I
> like the Crayola
> Dreammaker's contest - they return all unused art,
> and the art they do keep
> they send the child a plaque with a photo of their
> artwork. The artworks
> that are returned come with a certificate honoring
> the student for having
> been chosen. That is my .02 anyways.
> ~Michal
> 3-12 Kansas Art Teacher
> HS Digital Communications
> Technology Integration Specialist
> http://www.geocities.com/theartkids
> http://spotlight.digication.com/maustin
>
>
>
> > What are your opinions about contests in general?
> >
> > What are the pros and cons?
> >
> > Diane
>
>
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Dr. Diane C. Gregory
Associate Professor of Art Education
Director, Undergraduate & Graduate
Studies in Art Education
Department of Visual Arts
Texas Woman's University
Denton, TX 76204
dianegregory2@verizon.net
dgregory@mail.twu.edu

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