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 art and/or writing as an Individual entry must pay a $5.00 entry fee. There are unlimited individual entries allowed per teacher. Students entering art and/or writing 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 art and/or writing must be submitted digitally, using www.artandwriting.org to register. Submissions must be completed by 11:59 pm on December 15, 2015. All submission fees and signed forms must be received by KCAD by 5:00pm on January 6, 2016. Submission fees and signed forms can be mailed or delivered in person.
KCAD will post notification of award winning students of art submissions on Friday, January 8, 2016, 12:00pm. Notifications will be posted on the KCAD 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 KCAD and should be delivered to KCAD. The artwork for Individual entries, receiving Honorable Mention awards will be exhibited digitally at KCAD. Portfolios receiving awards DO NOT need to be delivered to KCAD; they are exhibited digitally.
If you must ship your work to KCAD, it must be received by January 25, 2016 at 5:00pm.
Award winning art and writing 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 Award Ceremony will recognize both art and writing award winners. 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. Signatures are required from the student, teacher, and parent/guardian. Submit form with entry fee payment. If you are mailing your form and entry fee, send it to: KCAD, Attn: Nicole DeKraker, 17 Fountain St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.
If you have any additional questions, please feel free to email Nicole DeKraker with any questions.