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Details regarding the Crayola Empowering Students Through Creative Leadership Art Exhibition:

Crayola National Art Exhibition
At Crayola, we believe that creative experiences inspire deeper understanding. Art offers a powerful way for students to connect with and understand others. This national art exhibition is an opportunity for students to explore their personal vision, confront their fears, become collaborators, and learn to balance priorities.

Create Original Artwork
Create Original Artwork This art expo is open to Pre-K-12th grade students. Submissions must be the student's original work and 2-D art, no larger than 16" x 20". Students are encouraged to title their artwork and share an inspiration statement in 50 words or less. Teachers are urged to share the creative leadership prompts on this poster to inspire students' work.

How To Submit
Teachers should submit a photograph or scan of the students' artwork to by Friday, April 6, 2018. At the completion of the judging process, finalists will be notified that their students' artwork has been selected, and where to send the original art for framing and exhibition.

Curated Collection
The curated collection of finalists' artwork will be donated to the U.S. Department of Education to become part of the permanent collection of children's art, on display in Washington, DC and the Department's regional offices.

Honoring Student Artists and Their Teachers

Each student finalist whose work is selected for the curated collection will receive $200 worth of Crayola products (retail value) and a plaque featuring a replica of the student's original artwork. Each finalist's teacher who submitted the artwork will receive $200 worth of Crayola products (retail value).

Judging and Notification
Entries must be of students' own concept and creation, executed solely by the student.
Artwork will be judged in these grade categories: (Pre-K, K) (1, 2) (3, 4) (5, 6) (7, 8, 9) (10,11, 12). There is no maximum number of entrants per submitter or student. Entries will be evaluated by a panel of judges selected by Crayola.

The artwork will be judged based on these four criteria:
1. Connect artwork to the theme: "Creative Leadership"
2. Create with visual appeal.
3. Present age appropriate critical thinking.
4. Respond to theme with originality.

Up to 30 students will be selected as finalists, with representation from each category of grades. By entering, the teacher and students' parents grant Crayola and its assigns a worldwide, perpetual license to reproduce and make derivate works of the entry. Finalists' teacher must submit the original artwork and complete and return the permission forms, an assignment of rights in the entry, signed by each entrant's parent or guardian by April 27, 2018. Crayola may terminate, suspend, extend or modify the rules and conditions of the Juried Art Exhibition. Finalist entries will be framed and donated to the U.S. Department of Education.

Submission Deadline to email artwork photos: Wednesday, May 9, 2018

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