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.
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 email@example.com 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:
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.
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
Where are the GREAT Art Teachers? They are out there and they need to be recognized! Now is your chance. It is time to nominate the peers that inspire you (as well as your students, parents, and community) for an SCAEA Award!
There are many different categories. So, look for the one that compliments your nominee’s strengths. Then, give them the lasting recognition they deserve for all their efforts!
The nomination process is painless! We promise! The deadline for nominating is August 10th. See the 2016 Call for Nominations for the details.
Make that special art teachers day and nominate them for an SCAEA Award today!!!!!!
Click this link to download the nomination information.
2016 Application for student scholarships is now available. The purpose is to identify, recognize, and financially assist an undergraduate or graduate student who seeks an undergraduate degree or graduate degree in art education/studio art, to increase an awareness of the need for quality art educators; to stimulate an interest in art education.
There are 2 scholarships:
$500 will be awarded to the institution of a student majoring in Studio Art or Art Education at any point in the baccalaureate program of studies before student teaching.
$1,000 Liz Smith-Cox Art Education Major Scholarship will be awarded to the institution of a college or university graduate or undergraduate student that is an Art Education Major at the student teaching or Graduate School Level.
Clink on this link for the application.
Rising Star Piccolo Spoleto celebrates artistically gifted young people. In its 8th year, the program gives young artists the opportunity to participate in the high profile venue of Spoleto USA Festival through its affiliation with Piccolo Spoleto.
The deadline is March 11, 2016. Please visit the links below for application rules and registration information.
This year’s NAHS/NJAHS Conference will occur on Saturday, April 23rd, 2016, at the Columbia Museum of Art from 9:30 am until 3:30 pm. A $10 registration fee includes admission, a veggie OR meat meal from McAlister’s Deli (please specify allergies, etc.) and an event t-shirt. If you weren’t included on the email that included the sign up spread sheet and other information, please email Olivia Thornton at OThornton@horrycountyschools.net so we can get you the correct information. The deadline to sign up is March 1, 2016.
The State Department of Education is putting together a standards writing team for the visual and performing arts. If you are interested in participating on the team please download the memo below.
Dept. of Ed Memo
Dear Lower Region Visual Art Teachers,
Join the South Carolina Art Education Association in celebrating the creative students and art programs of our state during Youth Art Month! These celebrations will occur in four regions across the state. The Lower Region celebration will include a week long art exhibition being hosted in Charleston, SC, from Saturday, March 5th–March 19th, 2016, with a closing reception on March 19th. Your K-12th grade students are invited to be part of this exciting celebration. Two elementary, middle, and high school winners will be selected from SCAEA member submissions to continue on to the State show. You may submit up to 4 pieces. Submission deadline is Thursday, March 3rd. Submission is free for SCAEA members; non-members must pay five dollars per work of art. If you would like to join SCAEA/NAEA you will find this information at http://www.scaea.org. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
SCAEA Lower Region Coordinator
South Carolina Art Education Foundation is a chapter of the National Art Education Association (NAEA), which advances visual arts education to fulfill human potential and promote global understanding.