Pick up your paintbrush, mallet, or camera and showcase your creativity!
Students in grades 2 through 12 are invited to submit photographs of original paintings, prints, sculptures, or photographs. Winning entries will be published in the Torrance Legacy Visual Arts Awards.
Students are invited to submit their finest creative work to help celebrate the great legacy of educator and creativity pioneer Dr. E. Paul Torrance, author of more than 2,000 tests, articles, and books.
Students may submit photographs of any 2D or 3D visual art, including without limitation painting, collage, printmaking, photography, sculpture, ceramics, or other related work. Submissions may focus on one of the following creative themes: Let Humor Flow, Keep open to the Snow, Digging Deeper, Lessons from Nature, Overcoming Obstacles, and Standing Alone. Students are encouraged to freely interpret these themes. Please note that you must submit a photographic representation of your work of art. Students may apply to both the creative writing competitions. Each student may submit only one submission for the category of 2D or 3D art or both.
Students in grades 2 through 12. Please note, participants need not be enrolled in gifted programs. Students will compete in one of four divisions: 2nd & 3rd grades; 4th & 5th grades; 6th, 7th, & 8th grades; or 9th through 12th grades.
We will begin accepting submissions on February 4, 2013. All submissions must be postmarked by August 15, 2013.
The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC); The National Association for Gifted Children Creativity Network; The National Association for Gifted Children Arts Network; The Torrance Center for Creativity and Talent Development; the Future Problem Solving Program International (FPSPI), Ignite Creative Learning Studio; Knox College, The Center for Gifted, a Northern Illinois University partner; and Scholastic Testing Service, Inc. (STS).
Rules, Submission Guidelines, and Tips
Please contact Stephen Schroth at 309-341-7347 or Jason Helfer at 309-341-7206 with any questions.
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