Youth Programs/ Young Artist

A three stage competition, each designed to support and encourage the development of artistic skills

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The Task

To produce one finished 2-dimensional, up to a maximum size of A2, unframed, piece of artwork based upon the theme, ‘Wild Nature’. We welcome artwork in the following mediums: Pen & ink, paint, collage or print making.

To accompany the submission, each entrant must provide a brief sentence describing the relationship of the artwork to the theme.

Pieces of artwork that are part of a current educational exam portfolio are not eligible for the competition, due to educational exam board regulations.

The Three Stages of the Competition

Local Heats

These are organised by local Rotary clubs between September and December. The winners of each age group are entered into a district competition.

Local Rotary Clubs can be found by using the club finder facility in the top left-hand corner of the Home Page of the Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland website www.rotarygbi.org.

District Competitions

These are organised by Rotary between January and February. The winners of each age group are entered into the national final.

National Final

This is organised by Rotary. One entry per age group from each district may be submitted by Monday 29th March 2021 to the Rotary Support Centre. The competition co-ordinator Caroline Evans young-artist@rotarygbi.org may be contacted for assistance.

Entrants need to complete an entry form, available from their local Rotary club and submit it along with their artwork, to the stage organiser, by the time specified.

The dates for local heats and district competitions will be determined locally. Entrants should check dates with their local Rotary club in the first instance.

Competition Guidelines

Task

To produce one finished 2-dimensional, up to a maximum size of A2, unframed, piece of artwork based upon the theme, ‘Wild Nature’

We welcome artwork in the following mediums: Pen & ink, paint, collage or print making

To accompany the submission, each entrant must provide a brief sentence describing the relationship of the artwork to the theme.

Pieces of artwork that are part of a current educational exam portfolio are not eligible for the competition, due to educational exam board regulations

Artwork will not be returned unless specifically requested, but winners’ entries will be retained for display at the Volunteer Expo at the beginning of May 2021.

Judges

Persons with appropriate skills, appointed by Rotary, will apply the judging criteria below.

Judging Criteria

Judges will consider technical merit; content and composition; imagination and style.

Only in exceptional circumstances and at the sole discretion of the competition organiser, will correspondence or discussion be entered into following the competition.

Prizes

At all stages of the competition, competitors will receive a certificate of participation. The national winners will be given an opportunity to participate in a vocational experience in a professional artistic context.

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