Center for Unsung Heroes ArtEffect Project

Ages:Middle School, High School

Type:Submission

Categories:Art, History, video

Scope:International

Registration Opens
Sep 15, 2019 12:01am
America/Chicago

Registration Closes
Apr 25, 2020 12:01am
America/Chicago

The ArtEffect Project, with cash prizes totaling $15,500, teaches students their power to effect positive change through creative storytelling that celebrates Unsung Heroes from history. LMC invites U.S. and international middle and high school students to submit high-quality creative visual arts projects. While LMC’s Discovery Award competition rewards in-depth research to uncover a new Unsung Hero, The ArtEffect Project emphasizes the creative interpretation of an LMC Unsung Hero’s story in a unique and compelling way. Students are encouraged to showcase their completed projects beyond the classroom walls in order to create positive community impact and inspire social action.

Winning projects may be chosen for display in LMC’s Hall of Unsung Heroes in Fort Scott, Kansas.

There is no size limit and the following media are acceptable:

  • Dry media 2-Ddrawing, photography, charcoal, graphite, pastels
  • Wet media 2-Dpainting, watercolor, acrylic, oil, printmaking
  • Digital/mixed mediaphotography, textiles, paper collage, graphic design
  • 3-D mediasculpture, ceramic
All entrants in any medium must submit an Impact Paper (minimum of 500 words to a maximum of 1,000 words) that addresses the following prompts:
  • What do you find inspirational about the Unsung Hero and why?
  • What is your vision behind your creative interpretation?
  • How did you share your project with your community? Please include photos and links as relevant to illustrate the reach of your project.

LMC seeks creative and unique visual representations honoring the legacies of Unsung Heroes who have created positive change in history by improving the lives of others. In addition to LMC’s executive leadership, the art competition’s judging panel is comprised of prestigious experts in the fields of art history, design, museum education, filmmaking, and theater. The following factors will be used to evaluate projects and determine final scores:
  1. Creative Interpretation of the Unsung Hero’s Story Finished work demonstrates thoughtful, self-directed and independent ideas that are personally relevant in exploring visually how the Unsung Hero created positive change in history by improving the lives of others through their actions.
  2. Project Quality The student’s mastery of the subject is apparent in the concept, composition and execution of the work, and reveals a sense of quality, attention to detail and time spent on the work. The final product demonstrates an understanding of and expertise in the medium being used and its capabilities.
  3. Project Impact The project’s design and execution demonstrates an intent to share the Unsung Hero’s story widely in order to raise awareness and create positive community impact. The student has documented the reach of his/her project in a clear and compelling manner.
This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Website: https://www.lowellmilkencenter.org/competitions/arteffect-project

Managing Organization: Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes

Contact:

artcompetition@lowellmilkencenter.org

Entry Fee: $0

Eligibility:
The ArtEffect Project is open to U.S. and international elementary, middle and high school students. Both individual and group projects are eligible. Projects must be entirely student-produced. Students who have received two prizes are no longer eligible.

Registration Opens
Sep 15, 2019 12:01am
America/Chicago

Registration Closes
Apr 25, 2020 12:01am
America/Chicago

Overview

The ArtEffect Project, with cash prizes totaling $15,500, teaches students their power to effect positive change through creative storytelling that celebrates Unsung Heroes from history. LMC invites U.S. and international middle and high school students to submit high-quality creative visual arts projects. While LMC’s Discovery Award competition rewards in-depth research to uncover a new Unsung Hero, The ArtEffect Project emphasizes the creative interpretation of an LMC Unsung Hero’s story in a unique and compelling way. Students are encouraged to showcase their completed projects beyond the classroom walls in order to create positive community impact and inspire social action.

Winning projects may be chosen for display in LMC’s Hall of Unsung Heroes in Fort Scott, Kansas.

Process

There is no size limit and the following media are acceptable:
  • Dry media 2-Ddrawing, photography, charcoal, graphite, pastels
  • Wet media 2-Dpainting, watercolor, acrylic, oil, printmaking
  • Digital/mixed mediaphotography, textiles, paper collage, graphic design
  • 3-D mediasculpture, ceramic
All entrants in any medium must submit an Impact Paper (minimum of 500 words to a maximum of 1,000 words) that addresses the following prompts:
  • What do you find inspirational about the Unsung Hero and why?
  • What is your vision behind your creative interpretation?
  • How did you share your project with your community? Please include photos and links as relevant to illustrate the reach of your project.

Criteria

LMC seeks creative and unique visual representations honoring the legacies of Unsung Heroes who have created positive change in history by improving the lives of others. In addition to LMC’s executive leadership, the art competition’s judging panel is comprised of prestigious experts in the fields of art history, design, museum education, filmmaking, and theater. The following factors will be used to evaluate projects and determine final scores:
  1. Creative Interpretation of the Unsung Hero’s Story Finished work demonstrates thoughtful, self-directed and independent ideas that are personally relevant in exploring visually how the Unsung Hero created positive change in history by improving the lives of others through their actions.
  2. Project Quality The student’s mastery of the subject is apparent in the concept, composition and execution of the work, and reveals a sense of quality, attention to detail and time spent on the work. The final product demonstrates an understanding of and expertise in the medium being used and its capabilities.
  3. Project Impact The project’s design and execution demonstrates an intent to share the Unsung Hero’s story widely in order to raise awareness and create positive community impact. The student has documented the reach of his/her project in a clear and compelling manner.

Awards

This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Participate

Website: https://www.lowellmilkencenter.org/competitions/arteffect-project

Managing Organization: Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes

Contact:

artcompetition@lowellmilkencenter.org

Entry Fee: $0

Eligibility:
The ArtEffect Project is open to U.S. and international elementary, middle and high school students. Both individual and group projects are eligible. Projects must be entirely student-produced. Students who have received two prizes are no longer eligible.

Deadlines

Registration Opens
Sep 15, 2019 12:01am
America/Chicago

Registration Closes
Apr 25, 2020 12:01am
America/Chicago