The Do's And Don'ts Of Entering A School Art Contest


The opportunity to enter a school art contest can be exciting for anyone who has a creative instinct. It's the opportunity to shine a spotlight on the art you work so hard to create. If you decide to enter a school art contest, consider the following do's and don'ts to make sure that you get the most you can out of the art contest.

Do Read All the Rules

Art contest generally come with a specific list of rules. Make sure that your kind of art qualifies for the school art contest before you invest a lot of time and energy in creating art for it. Next, read the rules carefully. Some contests require that a certain type of paints be used, while others have requirements about the subject matter to be painted.

Don't Try to Wing It

An art contest is your chance to really shine. Don't simply try to put something together and wing it at the last minute because you want to enter the contest. Take the time to plan for the contest and make a work of art that you are truly proud of creating.

Do Be Gracious Whether You Win or Lose

The best part of any art contest is the opportunity to come together as creative people and celebrate one another's work. If you win, don't adopt a smug attitude or let the victory go to your head. It doesn't necessarily mean that your work is the best. It means that the judges believed it deserved to win for its positive aspects. Stay humble, though, and be sure to acknowledge all the participants of the contest when you accept the win.

On the other hand, if you lose, refrain from expressing your anger or disappointment around the winners and other contestants. If you get emotional, try to excuse yourself because the moments when the winners are declared are for those who won the top spots in the art contest.

Don't Disparage the Winners

It's so tempting to be a sore loser when you see that artists are named as winners that you might feel didn't deserve the positions. Avoid the temptation to trash talk the winners. Even if you are just talking among the other people who didn't win, word can quickly spread to the winners as well as the contest organizers. It's poor form to trash others. Simply bite your tongue and complain at home to your parents and friends if you must. Don't express the anger at school.

Finally, keep in mind that the contest is judged by a certain panel or group of people. It is not the definitive word on your art. As long as you go into the contest with the attitude that you want to enter for fun and believe in your art no matter how it places in the final results, you are in the right frame of mind to get the most from the experience. 


26 July 2016

Creating Interior Decorations

Soon, I will be building a substantial addition onto my home. I’m adding a casual family room and a master bedroom suite onto my existing property. Because I want the new areas of my home to display my personality, I plan to create some artwork to hang on the walls. A couple of years ago, I made some beautiful pictures of horses while on a trip to the mountains. I plan to enlarge these pictures and place them in customized, rustic frames. On this blog, I hope you will discover fun, art projects you and your family members can do to beautify your home. Enjoy!