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CREATIVE ARTS FESTIVAL RULES AND GUIDELINES (pdf)

COURAGE – MAIN THEME THIS SEASON

Submissions for the Creative Arts Festival are based on our season and our theme of Courage.

  • OF MICE AND MEN
  • IN THE TIME OF THE BUTTERFLIES
  • TWELFTH NIGHT

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

Choose one of the following topics that you feel best reflects the focus of your entry/entries. This WILL NOT be the title of your piece. They are simply suggestions for focusing your work:

  • The Value of Friendship
  • To Act With Your Beliefs
  • Strength In The Face Of Pain

All submissions must include a cover page with the following information:

  • Your full name
  • Your school's name
  • The category that your submission falls into (Play, Short Story, Poem, Visual Art) and the grade that you are currently in (9, 10, 11 or 12)

Your contact information:

  • Your full mailing address
  • Your parent/guardian’s full name and their relationship to you (Father, Mother, Stepfather, etc.)
  • Your home phone number
  • Your cell phone number
  • An email address that we can use to contact you. This should be an e-mail address that you check daily.

- If you are submitting pieces to more than one category (Play, Short Story, Poem, Visual Art) each of your entries must have its own cover page.

- ALL of the above information must be included, for each entry, for your work to be eligible for the Creative Arts Festival contest.

Please see sample cover page and heading examples below:

Submissions will be judged based on two Grade Level Categories:
1) 9th and 10th grade
2) 11th and 12th grade

Send all submissions electronically to festival@primestage.com on or before March 8, 2019.

Criteria
  • All entries must have a title, centered at the top of the first page of your piece.
  • You may only submit ONE ENTRY FOR EACH CATEGORY. If you have more than one entry in any given category, your submissions will be disqualified for that category. So, give us your best piece.
  • YOU MAY NOT SUBMIT AN ENTRY THAT HAS BEEN SUBMITTED TO THE CREATIVE ARTS CONTEST IN PREVIOUS YEARS.
Play
1) No longer than 4 typed pages (single spaced & in 12 point Times New Roman)
2) Language is appropriate for all audiences
3) Heading at top left of every page, except your cover page.
  • Your Name
  • Submission Category
  • Grade Level
Short Story
1) No longer than 4 typed pages (single or double spaced and in 12 point Times New Roman)
2) Language is appropriate for all audiences
3) Heading at top left of every page, except your cover page.
  • Your Name
  • Submission Category
  • Grade Level
Visual Art (This includes, photography, sculpture & painting)
1) Visuals are appropriate for all ages.
2) For sculptures submit 8x10 pictures only, taken from all sides.

Judging
  • All submissions will be judged by members of the Prime Stage Teacher Advisory Council.
  • There must be a MINIMUM OF SIX ENTRIES submitted to each category. We reserve the right to eliminate a category if there are an insufficient number of entries.

PRIZES

Everyone who participates gets a discount on tuition to the Prime Stage Players.

FIRST PLACE WINNERS RECEIVE:

1) Two tickets to ALL productions for the 2019-2020 season.
2) Short stories, poems and plays will be given a staged reading by professional actors during our 2019-2020 season.
3) Visual art and sculpture will be put on display in the lobby during the 2019-2020 season.

SECOND PLACE WINNERS RECEIVE:

1) Two tickets to ONE production of your choice for the 2019-2020 season.
2) Short stories, poems and plays will be given a staged reading by professional actors during our 2019-2020 season.
3) Visual art and sculpture will be put on display in the lobby during the 2019-2020 season.

THIRD PLACE WINNERS RECEIVE:

1) A scholarship to Prime Stage Players
2) Short stories, poems and plays will be given a staged reading by professional actors during our 2019-2020 season.
3) Visual art and sculpture will be put on display in the lobby during the 2019-2020 season.

WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT THE SATURDAY, MAY 4 2019 PRODUCTION OF TWELFTH NIGHT.

If you have questions, please contact Linda Haston, Education Director, at lhaston@primestage.com

By submitting to the Creative Arts Festival, you give Prime Stage Theatre permission to produce a staged reading or production of your entry for one year.

CREATIVE ARTS FESTIVAL RULES AND GUIDELINES (pdf)


Eduction Program Funding

Our Education Programs are funded in part by:

The Grable Foundation, American Eagle Outfitters, The Laurel Foundation, Macy's, PNC Charitable Trust, Henry C. Frick Educational Fund of The Buhl Foundation

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