The South Carolina Department of Education Office of Transportation is seeking entries for the 2017 National School Bus Safety Poster Contest.
This year’s theme is “My Driver – My Safety Hero!” which emphasizes the important role the bus driver plays in keeping students safe on and around the bus. The competition is divided into five divisions based on grade level and is open to students in grades K-12. Entries must be received by the Office of Transportation by 4:30 p.m. on July 3, 2017, with winners announced in early August 2017.
First place winning posters in each division will be entered for judging in the National School Bus Safety Poster Contest, with judging held at the NAPT Conference and Trade Show in the fall of 2017.
The South Carolina Overall Contest Winner and first, second, and third place winners in each division will receive a plaque and a framed copy of their posters. Additionally, the Overall Contest Winner’s poster will be used to promote School Bus Driver Appreciation Week in February 2018.
The National Overall Contest Winner’s poster will be used to promote School Bus Safety Week in October 2018.
Full details and contest rules are available at http://ed.sc.gov/districts-schools/transportation/safety-information/promoting-school-bus-safety/ or by contacting the South Carolina Department of Education Office of Transportation at 803-734-8246.
The Office of Career and Technology Education is requesting student designs for the 2017 Education and
Business Summit (EBS). The theme for this year’s EBS is ConneCTEd and Ready: Creating Career
Connections. The winning design will be featured on printed and electronic conference materials for
2017. The student or student team with the winning design will be recognized at the opening ceremony
of the 2017 EBS on June 25, 2017.
The student designs must be submitted via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Wednesday,
January 11, 2017, by the career center director or high school principal. An entry form must accompany
each design. Student teams may submit a design; however, it must meet all guidelines outlined in the
Designs will receive confirmation of submission via e-mail within two business days. Submissions will
be assessed with a rubric and the winning design will be notified no later than March 1, 2017. For
questions concerning this process, please contact Rachel Rutledge, email@example.com, 803-734- 8438.
We are looking for a few good artists to submit flag designs to represent our state at the Youth Art Month Museum next year at the NAEA convention.
• Incorporate the national theme (United through Art) into the design.
• Include the name “South Carolina” somewhere in the design.
• Submissions can be in a vertical or horizontal format, however all flags will be displayed vertically in the Youth Art Month Museum.
• Creatively use images that represent SC or represent art.
• Include the words “Youth Art Month” if possible.
Each art teacher can submit up to three designs. An overall winner will be selected and made into the SC flag.
Each design must be submitted on the provided Entry Form.
The deadline for submitting ideas is Tuesday, January 17, 2017.
Submissions can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to Randall Clamp, A.C. Moore Elementary School, 333 Etiwan Avenue, Columbia, SC 29205.
For more information & access to the entry form, go to:
You must make your hotel reservation for the fall conference by October 27th. That is the cut-off date and there are NO EXTENSIONS.
Please make your reservations today. Garth Brooks is performing in town on Saturday night and possibly adding a show on Thursday and they are going to be accepting reservations after our deadline dates for other people.
REMEMBER — you MUST book by OCTOBER 27th to be guaranteed a room.
We are once again hosting the annual Student Film Festival at our conference. The call for entries and instructions for submission can be found at this link.
VOTE for the 2017 Women’s Caucus Juror/Convention Session Guest Speaker
Each fall, an artist is selected to serve as the annual Women’s Caucus Exhibition juror and special guest speaker for a companion NAEA Convention session immediately preceding the Exhibition session. Traditionally, nominated artists reside in the city where the upcoming NAEA Convention will take place. Earlier this summer, a call for nominations for the 2017 Exhibition Juror/Guest Speaker was extended to all Women’s Caucus members and a voting ballot was developed from these nominations. This year there is a list of 10 nominated artists. Voting will remain open through Sunday, September 18.
To review the list of nominated artists and cast your ballot, use this link: https://form.jotform.com/mphl75/NAEA_WC_Juror_VOTE
|2017 NAEA Women’s Caucus Artist Juror/Speaker WC Member Vote
Please click the link to complete this form.
Check out the September newsletter!
Help foster art in South Carolina Public High Schools with an evening to benefit the South Carolina Art Education Association. Meet Mary Whyte and the 2015 Art Educator award winner, Shannon Hopkins, while enjoying cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at one of Charleston’s premier restaurants, High Cotton.
The Columbia Jewish Film Festival provides meaningful, thought-provoking theatrical content with Jewish and inter-related themes while creating an enjoyable and exciting experience for all moviegoers. For the second straight year, we are inviting high school students to compete in a short film competition.
The short film competition is open to all high school students (grades 9-12) who are currently living in South Carolina. The film festival is seeking student filmmakers with diverse backgrounds and experiences. Filmmakers do not have to be Jewish to submit an entry. Films in any genre will be accepted, (e.g., fictional, documentary, news story format), using the theme Identity: It’s All About Me! Students are invited to explore this theme as a way to promote dialogue while addressing issues that are at the forefront of today’s headlines.
The winning films will be chosen by a panel of judges. Judging is based on creativity, overall quality and production, and execution of the film based on the theme Identity: It’s All About Me! Presentations of awards and screening of the winning films will be held at the Nickelodeon Theater in Columbia, SC on Sunday, November 6, 2016, at 3:00 pm.
Cash prizes will be awarded.
1st Prize is $500
2nd Prize is $300
3rd Prize is $200
Competition flyer and rules can be downloaded below
Contact: Patty Tucker
Columbia Jewish Film Festival
Dear Visual Art Educators,
On behalf of the Consortium for Gifted and Talented Education, I wanted to share with you an exciting opportunity to submit student work for the Gifted and Talented Conference program cover. The theme is “Forward to the Future!” Each visual art teacher in South Carolina can submit one entry. The student who is chosen as the winning entry will win a cash prize of $200 and the teacher will who submits the winning entry will receive a complimentary registration for the SCCGE 2016 Conference.
For more information concerning contest guidelines, please read the linked contest description. All entries are submitted to Joy Gray and must be received by October 1st. This is a great way to promote artistically gifted and talented youth. Please consider sending one entry to represent your school or pass this information along to someone who might be interested in this art contest opportunity.
Carrie Ann Power