Well...I agree with you. But also I am so thanksful with some
organizations such as Sam Noble Museum of Natural History. Recently I have
submitted 100 works from my students, and without my request, they have
sent all the works they didn't select as finalists and futhure more, they
have sent winners works as well. Their prizes are not so monetary but they
have done their effort the best.
>From: Diane Gregory <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Reply-To: "TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group"
>To: "TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group"
>Subject: Re: [teacherartexchange] contests in general
>Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2007 11:00:33 -0700 (PDT)
>I had no idea some places throw the work away. How
>terrible this must be to the child.
>--- "M. Austin" <email@example.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
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