Celebrate “50” Art Contest – Ballots have been counted!
What an amazing turn out for the art contest. We had group entries from families, from groups of friends, from classes and from entire grade levels. Individual projects were made out of a variety of materials from cardboard to clay, to upcycled trash to colored pencils and paper. Group projects bloomed, danced, sparkled, shined, towered and stacked the deck. About 500 ballots were turned in, and every vote was counted. The winners are…
Individual Category: Each winner will take home a telescope today
Rainbow circles behind 50
Keira W., 5th Grade
Max S., 1st Grade
“Happy 50th” Eagle with nest
Lincoln I., 3rd Grade
Group Category: This group will take home an instant print camera and film
Wyatt G., 2nd Grade
Owen G., 1st Grade
Amelia G., Kindergarten
All Entrants: Will receive a Spirit Button
Thank you to everyone who entered. All entries will be displayed at the 50th Anniversary Festival & Jogathon on May 21st!
Enter your artwork of the number “50” for a chance to win a prize while also contributing to the decor of the school for the 50th Anniversary Celebration! In an effort to think GREEN, all artwork must depict the number “50” and incorporate at least one natural, recycled or recirculated material. There are 2 categories for entry:
- Individual Small Scale: Draw, paint, color, or create a small model of the number “50”. This must be created by the student alone without much intervention from adults. Class projects or work is totally acceptable as long as it’s the student’s artwork. No digital art please.
- Group/Family Large Scale: Create a 3D model of the number “50”. Feel free to make it abstract or literal, allow it to move or be sedentary, make it colorful or give it texture, but whatever you do, make it with the students and let them lead. Students must play a big part in creating the entry with the help of family or a group.
All students who enter will get a 50th Anniversary Spirit Button and the chance to win a prize. There will be 3 individual winners and 1 group winner.
Individual Small Scale Winners: 3 winners will each receive an Easy-View Telescope with 180x Magnification
Family Large Scale Winner: Zink Kodak PRINTOMATIC Digital Instant Print Camera with Kodak 2ʺx3ʺ Premium Photo Paper (50 Sheets)
All entries must be labeled on the back of all 2D projects and bottom of all 3D projects
Natural, recycled or recirculated item: __________________________________
When is the deadline?
Individual projects must be turned in by Tuesday, May 3rd.
Group projects must be in the MPR by Wednesday, May 4th
The STUDENTS! Judging will take place during school on Thursday, May 5th.
Can I help set up the entries for voting?
Absolutely. Email firstname.lastname@example.org . Help is needed the day before to attach individual entries to butcher paper and set up small models as well as assign each entry a number. Day of we need help hanging the butcher paper, bringing out the tables, and setting up the large scale group/family entries.
Will I get it back, and when?
Individual entries will be returned to classrooms before the end of the year as long as they’re clearly labeled. Group/large scale projects can be picked up at 7pm on May 21st after the 50th Anniversary Festival and Jogathon are over. Or they can be picked up from the MPR by May 24th. If they are not picked up by that time, they will be discarded.
Can there be anything else in the 50 besides the “50”?
Yes, but the point is to celebrate “50” so make sure the number is the star.
Where can I find a stencil for a large scale 50?
We have two different sizes in the Innovation Lab. You may use these to trace a 50 on your own cardboard or paper. Costco will allow you to take as much of the carboard separating items on pallets as you wish. Or you can use a completely different material!
What are some ways to make my “50” stand out?
Below are 50 ideas to think beyond the number, but the possibilities are endless:
- Be inspired by the 5 decades
- Be inspired by the 70’s
- Be inspired by the 80’s
- Be inspired by the 90’s
- Be inspired by the 2000’s
- Be inspired by your favorite sport or hobby
- Be abstract
- Be modern
- Be interpretive
- Construct a “50” that stands out
- Construct a “50” that moves
- Construct a “50” that shimmers
- Construct a “50” who speaks
- Construct a “50” that pays tribute to the school
- Construct a “50” that embodies STEAM
- Make it out of 50 items
- Make your own paint by using natural coloring found in nature
- Make an interactive “50”
- Make a 3D “50”
- Make it simple
- Make a “50” that represents pop culture
- Make an optical illusion “50”
- Make origami “50”
- Make a “50” out of something unconventional
- Recirculate parts from a broken toy
- Recirculate party decorations
- Recirculate fabric from old clothes
- Recirculate puzzles with missing pieces
- Recirculate game pieces from incomplete games
- Recirculate junk mail, old worksheets and flyers by cutting out shapes or dying colors
- Use paint, chalk, crayons, pencil, puffy paints, glue, modge podge, chalk
- Use cardboard, boxes, posterboard, cereal boxes, clean food containers, clean used bottles
- Use rope, twine, yarn, string, chords, cables
- Include a personal touch
- Include a representation of your culture
- Include history
- Include a surprise element
- Add a science component to your “50”
- Add working technology to your “50”
- Add engineering to your “50”
- Add artistic details to your “50” that make it special
- Add a math component to your “50”-*
- Use clippings from magazines to make a collage
- Use all natural materials found on a hike
- Use different kinds of materials, but keep monochromatic color scheme
- Draw your favorite character wearing a “50”
- Incorporate your favorite things
- Incorporate school pride
- Incorporate the past
- Incorporate the future
Can we see one more example collage?
Sure, here you go!