Several competitions of the 5th Annual Plein Air Camp Hill Arts Festival are underway in 15 central Pennsylvania school districts. Students in grades 9 to 12 in public or private schools in the Capital Area Intermediate Unit and those home schooled are eligible to participate.
The Landscape Student Art Competition aims to inspire students about the Plein Air Art Movement, and is landscape-based or of the "outdoors." Subject matter for this juried competition can include architecture, figures, skyscapes, different geographic regions, seasons, weather conditions or creative interpretations and compositions.
Landscape Art Competition printable flyer
Teachers may enter up to five pieces per school in both the painting and photography category, or a maximum of two per student. No works will be accepted digitally. The physical work – photography or painting/drawing with a maximum size 24" x 36" in any direction – must be submitted for judging. Entries do not need to be matted.
Approximately 25 pieces of work will be nominated into the finalist collection, which will be professionally matted by the Plein Air Camp Hill Arts Festival. Finalists will be judged and awards given in both painting and photography categories:
Also new for middle school art students in grades 6-8! The competition is intended to remind students of warmer weather and getting back outdoors after a long winter. The winning design will be formatted for public painting during the event onto a full-size snow plow on main festival day. The student whose design is selected will receive a $250 cash award and certificate.
Digital and physical submissions will be accepted. Emailed digital submissions are due Friday, May 1. Physical submissions must be post marked by Friday, May 1. Entry designs will not be returned to students. There are no fees for student submissions.
Snow Plow Design Challenge printable flyer
Contact for both the above competitions is April Tichenor-Holtzman, mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org or (717) 901-2500, ext. 2532.
More to come on Youth Activities on the day of the festival, including the Youth Paint Out, Youth Quick Draw and Quick Shoot competitions, live music, demonstrations, workshops, food and more.