It was suggested that I have my K-6 art show judged. I told the offending
party absolutely not! My art show is for the students to show off what they
have accomplished. Each student submits 3 artworks, which I mat on colored
paper and hang. I have informational brochures with a listing of all student
artist's names. This show is meant to glorify all my students, not only
those who are "creative". It has always been very well received in my
> My district is all up in arms on how to handle displaying students work.
> Art teachers only want an Art Show, no ribbon, trophies, or money awarded.
> This is K-12, 30 teachers. The administrations feels that students
> should be awarded the above. Last year was our first district wide art
> show. All students were awarded a participation ribbon. Some elementary,
> not all, teachers feel that students that age should not be exposed to
> competiton, yet most of these students are in little league. Views and
> opinions wanted.