Eligible students include, all students in grades 7-12 enrolled in public, private, and parochial schools or home-schooled students in the West Central Michigan Region (Counties of Allegan, Antrim, Barry, Benzie, Calhoun, Charlevoix, Chippewa, Clare, Clinton, Dickinson, Eaton, Emmet, Gratiot, Genesee, Grand Traverse, Ingham, Ionia, Iron, Isabella, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Kalkaska, Kent, Lake, Leelanau, Mackinac, Manistee, Mason, Mecosta, Midland, Missaukee, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oceana, Osceola, Ottawa, Roscommon, Saginaw, Shiawassee, Tuscola, Van Buren, and Wexford.)
Students that are entering artwork as an Individual entry must pay a $5.00 entry fee. There are 20 Individual entries allowed per teacher (these could come from one student or as many as 20 students. Students entering Portfolios (open to seniors only) must pay a $20 fee. There is no limit on the number of Portfolios per teacher.
Students that qualify for Free or Reduced Lunch can have their fees waived. The teacher or student would need to submit a letter from the school indicating the name or names of students that qualify for Free or Reduced Lunch.
All work must be submitted digitally, using www.artandwriting.org to register. Artwork must be submitted by 11:59 pm on December 15, 2015. All submission fees and signed forms must be received by Kendall by 5:00pm on January 6, 2016. Submission fees and signed forms can be mailed or delivered in person.
Kendall will post notification of award winning students of art submissions on Friday, January 8, 2016, 12:00pm. Notifications will be posted on the Kendall website www.kcad.edu/art-educators. Award-winning students of writing submissions will be posted on January 18, 2016.
The award winning work will be accepted on January 25 and 26, 2016 from 3:00 - 6:00pm. The original artwork for Individual entries, receiving American Vision, Gold Key and Silver Key awards will be exhibited at Kendall and should be delivered to Kendall. The artwork for Individual entries, receiving Honorable Mention awards will be exhibited digitally at Kendall. Portfolios receiving awards DO NOT need to be delivered to Kendall; they are exhibited digitally.
If you must ship your work to Kendall, it must be received by January 25, 2016 at 5:00pm.
Award winning work will be exhibited at Kendall College of Art and Design from February 9 to March 5, 2016.
The Awards Ceremony will be held on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at Fountain Street Church, 24 Fountain Street Northeast, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 at 4:00pm. The Awards Reception will follow the Awards Ceremony on Saturday, March 5, 2016, 5:00 pm at Kendall College of Art and Design.
Award winning work can be collected after the reception, or on Monday, March 7, 2016, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm or Tuesday, March 8, 2016, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm. If work must be returned to you by mail, please include instructions for return shipment (including pre-paid labels) in your initial shipment. All award winning work must be picked up at one of these scheduled times. ALL WORK REMAINING WILL BE DISCARDED – NO EXCEPTIONS!
Students will need email accounts in order to register online. Once the registration is completed online, a form will be generated. Print two (2) copies. Signatures are required from the student, teacher, and parent/guardian. Please firmly attach one copy of the entry form to the back of the piece. Give a second copy of the entry form to us when you deliver the work. Both forms must be signed.
If you have any additional questions, please feel free to email Nicole DeKraker with any questions.