Young Artists Showcase 2020: My Voice
The Santa Clara County Office of Education announces the 2020 Young Artist Showcase Competition.
This competition is open to public school students, grades Pre-kindergarten through 12th grade, in Santa Clara County. Student winners will have their artwork accepted into the permanent exhibit of student artwork located within the SCCOE office.
Theme - My Voice
This year's theme of "My Voice" encourages students to share their voice through their art.
"The only thing that matters is that you are original and find your own voice." - Odd Nerdrum
"The tongue can paint what the eyes can't see." –Chinese Proverb
"Keep making work even if you don't know what you have to say. You'll only find
your voice through the struggle." - James Jean
Artwork will be accepted in three (3) categories:
- 2D: Paintings, drawings, prints, works on paper, canvas, wood, cardboard, mixed media, film/analogue photography. Anything on a flat surface.
- 3D: Sculpture, installation, glass, metal, ceramics, mixed media with materials coming off the paper, etc. Anything three dimensional.
- 4D: New media, video, digital photography, illustration, graphic design, photo-shopped images. Anything created on a computer, digital camera, or screen.
- Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade teachers are encouraged to submit 2D, 3D or 4D student artwork for selection into SCCOE's permanent collection. Submissions are limited to one art work per student, and up to 12 submissions per school.
- All Santa Clara County public/charter schools, public preschool programs, and after-school public programs are eligible to participate.
- Preschool to 12th grade artwork will be submitted to SCCOE via an online submission form. Only one artwork submission per student accepted. School submissions shall not exceed 12 per school site.
- Submissions will be done through the Young Artist Showcase Submission Form found on www.artspiration.sccoe.org and will be available February 1 to March 12, 2020.
- An artist's statement shall be included with each submission. Students are urged to complete the "YAS 2020 Student Worksheet" to prepare for the artist statement questions in the submission form.
- Entries will be considered incomplete unless the artist statement is included with the artwork submission.
Suggestions on how to photograph and format your artwork to meet submission requirements:
- All images should be in jpeg, or tiff format, sized between 1000 and 2000 pixels, and
- Have a resolution of 300 dpi. Files should not exceed 3 MB in size.
- Guidelines for photographing and resizing your artwork
- Create a neutral background for your artwork with a sheet or blank surface. Do not have other objects in the frame with your work.
- For 3D work, think about what direction you want your sculpture to face. You can have 2 photographs on the same file to showcase another view of your work.
- Please combine the images into one file using a photo editing program. You may email additional photos, if needed.
- Proper lighting will help to project the beauty of your piece – use caution with flash or bright sunlight streaming onto the work.
- Focus carefully on your piece to send the best representation of the work.
- Please do not use Instagram or other filters to edit your work – the resulting color image may not be representative of the actual piece.
- For 4D work, if your file is too large, you may share a link to a Google File or YouTube. Insert this information in the "comments" of the submission form.
Judging Criteria for Selection into the Permanent Collection
Pieces will be judged on the following (not in order of priority):
- Expression - communicating the theme, an idea, or an emotion
- Imagination and creativity
- Effective use of media as related to content
- Visual impact (i.e., bold, strong)
- Originality (clearly not derived from other pictures, photos, comics, or other artwork, etc.)
- Skill in use of media and technique (use of watercolor, crayons, pencil, ink, etc.)
- Effective use of elements of art
- Effective use of principles of design
Winners will be announced online on March 27, 2020 and original artwork must be submitted to SCCOE shortly thereafter. Winners will be offered the choice of having their original work or a facsimile added to the permanent collection.
*If a student piece is selected for the Young Artists Showcase collection, it must be delivered to the Santa Clara County Office of Education for framing or photography.
2020 YOUNG ARTISTS SHOWCASE SELECTION PROCESS:
February 1 – March 13| Submissions of Preschool - 12th grade student artwork application
March 16-26 | Juried selection of student art work
March 27| Winners announced online
March 30-April 3 | Winners drop off original artwork to SCCOE
May 19 | Young Artists Showcase Celebration for all grades, 4:30 p.m., SCCOE
Young Artist Showcase 2020 guidelines, worksheets, and submissions forms can be found here:
Please share this information with teachers, school site administrators, and other interested colleagues.
For further details, please contact Esther Chong (Esther_Chong@sccoe.org).
Young Artist Showcase 2019
The Young Artist Showcase Celebration Highlight Reel
The Santa Clara County Office of Education announces the 2019 Young Artist Showcase Winners:
- Jamie Hong - My Giant Sunflowers (Blue Hills Elementary, Cupertino Union SD)
- Elijah McBee - The Trouble Boy from the Tree (Stocklmeir Elementary, Cupertino Union SD)
- Penelope Tai - Three of Us (Blossom Hill Elementary, Los Gatos Union SD)
- Steffi Yang - The Dream of Riding (Easterbrook Discovery, Moreland SD)
- Taphanie Tai - Christmas in the Moonlight (Blossom Hill Elementary, Los Gatos Union SD)
- Kate Chen - Summer Vacation Fun (Braly Elementary, Santa Clara Unified SD)
- Willy Ramirez Salgado - El Tauro (San Martin/Gwinn, Morgan Hill Unified SD)
- Ella Cheng - What I Love To Do (Cherry Chase Elementary, Sunnyvale SD)
- Ashley Venegas - Ocean Drip (Escuela Popular, Charter)
- Katelyn Hong - Growing Up Together (Blue Hills Elementary, Cupertino Union SD)
- Kai Etkin - Goal! (Covington Elementary, Los Altos SD)
- Lucas Li - My Dog and I (Meyerholz Elementary, Cupertino Union SD)
- Leslie Raiygoza - My Identity My Culture (Washington Elementary, San Jose Unified SD)
- Mia Perez - Fruit Dreams (Downtown College Prep Alum Rock Middle, Charter)
- Melissa Luong - Living in Repeat (Sierramont Middle, Berryessa Union SD)
- Jasiyah Riddley - Siyah 2.0 (Sunol Community, Santa Clara County Office of Education)
- Lynn Dai - Overcoming Adversity (Redwood Middle, Saratoga Union SD)
- Jidapa Leaokittikul - The Elephant in the Savannah (Price Middle, Cambrian SD)
- Mia Liu - Designing Dreams (Rancho Milpitas Middle, Milpitas Unified SD)
- Joanne Wu - Sea of Noise (Piedmont Hills High, East Side Union High SD)
- Catherine Wu - Aloof (Evergreen Valley High, East Side Union High SD)
- Gabriel DeLa Rosa - One Love (Sunol Community, Santa Clara County Office of Education)
- Dante Kirkman - Dare to Rise/It Takes a Village (Palo Alto High, Palo Alto Unified SD)
- Felix Manzo - Daily Mood (Sunol Community, Santa Clara County Office of Education)
- Abigail Santullo - In The Bubble (Palo Alto High, Palo Alto Unified SD)
- Maia Nantais - And Justice For All (Christopher High, Gilroy Unified SD)
Congratulations to all students who entered the 2019 Young Artist Showcase. The judges were impressed with the creativity, craftsmanship, and Your Art, Your Story. Keep on creating and making and submitting!
The Young Artist Showcase Celebration will be held on Tuesday, May 21st at 4:30 P.M. at the Santa Clara County Office of Education.