Art Contest

"Orion Nebula" epoxy resin by local artist Alizey Khan. Through her astronomical paintings and prints, she strives to study the visual properties of light, color and depth in outer space.  (source: http://reduxstudios.org/artists/alizey-khan/)

“Orion Nebula” epoxy resin by local artist Alizey Khan. Through her astronomical paintings and prints, she strives to study the visual properties of light, color and depth in outer space. (source: http://reduxstudios.org/artists/alizey-khan/)

What is STEM?” ART COMPETITION

Download What is STEM Art Competition – Details and Application

Entries due to The Citadel by January 29, 2014.

Winners will be announced at the Charleston STEM Festival kick-off event on February 8, 2014 in Liberty Square.

All entries will be displayed at the festival kick-off event on February 8 and then on exhibit at Redux Contemporary Art Center February 11-22.

See below for details.

WHO:  Any Lowcountry resident may submit a design entry as an individual or as a part of a group.

WHAT:  Submissions should be a work of art that represents your experience of or passion for STEM. Submissions may include but are not limited to: 2-dimensional or 3-dimensional pieces (3-d objects should be small enough to fit into a cardboard box of this size: 12” x 12” x 16”, 2-d pieces less than 16” x 20” and weigh less than 10 lbs.); videos; music; multi-media art.

Each entry must be accompanied by a written description of why the submission represents STEM to you. This statement should be directly written by the artist and reflect language appropriate to the artist’s age level. Descriptions may be handwritten or typed. The name(s) of the artist(s) should be included on the statement. Statements may vary in length up to a maximum of one page (one paragraph is recommended).

Submissions to the festival committee and pick-up of entries after the festival is the responsibility of the artist. Submissions may not contain perishable materials, be flammable or hazardous, and should not require an electrical outlet or heat source. Please note that the Charleston STEM Festival is not responsible and has no liability for maintaining the condition of the entry or ensuring that it is returned to you. Any entry not picked up by February 28, 2014 will become property of the Charleston STEM Festival.

WHEN and WHERE:  All entrees must be submitted by January 29, 2014 and can be sent or dropped off at: The STEM Center of Excellence at The Citadel, c/o School of Education, Room 309, 171 Moultrie St, Charleston, SC 29409.

Finalists will be announced February 1, 2014 and winners announced at the Charleston STEM Festival kick-off event on February 8, 2014 in Liberty Square.

COMPETITION CATEGORIES:   All entries will be placed into one of the following categories:

0 – 10 years (individual)

11 – 18 years (individual)

19+ years (individual)

Group submission (any age)

Each division will award 1st (valued at $100), 2nd (valued at $50), and 3rd (valued at $25), place prizes. A competition committee will select 6 finalists in each division and winners selected by a public vote.