Guidelines

 

Visual Art

 

CREATIVITY

Work that bridges seemingly distinct disciplines, blurs the boundaries of conventional expression.

  • Originality: self-originated work, no plagiarism is allowed

  • Innovation: displays an individualistic style; avoids overused ideas or concepts

CONCEPT MERIT

Work that expresses STEM concepts or utilizes STEM tools in an interesting and understandable way.

  • STEM concept(s) is apparent in the visual aspect of the work or have a short and concise statement to help explain/display the STEM concept(s) behind the work

  • Understandable concept: the combination of STEM subject and visual subject selection is effective; the selection and use of media(s)/material(s) appropriate to the artist intentions

TECHNICAL SKILL

Work that utilizes sophisticated technical skills to create something powerful and innovative.

  • Adequate application of skills in chosen media(s)

  • Visual Impact (i.e. forceful, subtle, vivid, etc.)

  • Organization: the work composition effectively demonstrates intentional design ( apparent focal point, organization of compositional elements, appropriate use of space, etc.)

  • Completeness & preparation

 

Writing

 

CREATIVITY

Work that bridges seemingly distinct disciplines, blurs the boundaries of conventional expression.

  • Originality: self-originated work, no plagiarism is allowed

  • Innovation: displays an individualistic style; avoids overused ideas or concepts

CONCEPT MERIT

Work that expresses STEM concepts or utilizes STEM tools in an interesting and understandable way.

TECHNICAL SKILL

Work that utilizes sophisticated technical skills to create something powerful and innovative.

  • Powerful personal voice/style

  • Intentional choices (vocabulary, structure, etc.)