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Re: Scholastic's new cost for entries


From: Dulcius (dulcius_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Thu Mar 03 2005 - 14:05:10 PST

Joe -
I was planning to enter student work in the Scholastic contest this year for
the first time, but decided not to when I saw the fee. I teach in an inner
city school, and pretty much the only way for the entries to happen would
have been for me to pay the fees out of pocket, not an option for me right
now! Thanks for letting the Scholastic higher-ups know how this will affect
many of us.
- Lydia Horvath
Toledo, OH
----- Original Message -----
From: "Joe Applebaum" <>
To: "ArtsEdNet Talk" <>
Sent: Wednesday, March 02, 2005 11:49 AM
Subject: Scholastic's new cost for entries

> 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,
> Joe
> ---