I was on the Scholastic Arts board in Kansas City before
I moved to New Mexico. At that time we charged $2 per entry (limit
20 per teacher) and $10 per portfolio. I understand that National
Scholastic Arts has really pushed what they charge the regions.
That is probably what is driving the regions to increase fees.
I too think it is a shame. I'm a fan of Scholastics in helping
drive quality programs. I think the only solution is to find
local sponsors to fund the programs.
Woody. Retired in Albuquerque
Joe Applebaum wrote:
> Hi all. Have you heard about The Scholastic Art Awards new policy on
> cost per student? I'm on our local steering committee and just found
> out that they will be charging $5 per piece and $20 per portfolio for
> entries. I was wondering what any of you feel about this. I have used
> this show along with our state show as a springboard for students
> interest, and of course a way for them to get excited about their work.
> I teach in a school district that has a wealthier community than many,
> so I'm sure many of my kids would enter. I have also taught elsewhere
> where the entry fee could be a problem for students. I think that this
> is going to preclude a lot of students from entering, and I'm sure some
> teachers won't want to bother with dealing with the money. Anyway, all
> responses will be appreciated, I plan on letting the national Scholastic
> folk know how you feel, along with art teachers from my region. Thanks,