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K-12 Student Art Assessment & Virtual Exhibition

2024 K-12 Student Art Assessment & Virtual Exhibition Overview

As Florida's premier program for assessing student artwork, FAEA's K-12 Student Art Assessment & Virtual Exhibition program serves as a tool to help visual art teachers develop their art programs, foster performance in the classroom, and celebrate the artistic achievements of Florida's students, teachers, and school art programs. 

Only one entry per student is allowed, each submission must be created 100% by a single student (no group projects and no teacher embellishment), and content must be appropriate.

Be sure to read our complete submission guidelines and policies here.

 

Schedule, Deadlines, & Payment

  • October 1, 2023 - Submissions Open
  • February 11, 2024 - Submissions Close
  • March 3, 2024 - Signed Release Forms* & Payment Due

If your school district is paying for your entries, be sure to enter and generate your invoice and fill out your P.O. in time for the actual payment to reach the FAEA Office no later than March 3, 2024. 

*New this year: A signed release form is required to participate in the K-12 Student Art Assessment & Virtual Exhibition program. Artwork submissions without a signed release form submitted on time will not be adjudicated. See the submission guidelines and policies for instructions. 

 

Submit K-12 Entries

Selection, Judging Process, and Rubrics

Adjudication takes place in March, and results are sent out in April. The judging process is conducted virtually by a minimum of three judges who have received FAEA training in scoring artworks for exhibition. The jurors work independently of each other. All entries are adjudicated anonymously by the judges (artist name, school, and district are not visible to the judges).

Selection criteria is based on these 4-point rubrics:

Award/Score Classification

  • Award of Emerging Artist - score up to 3.0
  • Award of Merit - score of 3.0-3.4
  • Award of Excellence - score of 3.5-3.9
  • Award of Excellence with Distinction - perfect score of 4.0

Entries that receive an "Award of Excellence with Distinction" are featured in a virtual exhibition that highlights all artworks awarded with a perfect score.  Entries who received an "Award of Excellence" or an "Award of Excellence with Distinction" have their artwork in their school division's virtual exhibition (Elementary, Middle School, High School). 


 

2023 K-12 Student Art Assessment & Virtual Exhibition Winners

FAEA is happy to announce the winners of the 2023 K-12 Student Art Assessment & Virtual Exhibition! Congratulations to the winning students and their teachers! Thank you to Blick Art Materials, School Specialty/Sax, and Art Systems of Florida for sponsoring this year's award prizes.

Thank you to all of the students, teachers, and schools that participated during the 2022-2023 school year. 

Best in Show Winner

Olivia Tucker
The King, The Jester, and I
sculpture
St. Petersburg High School (Grade 10)
Teacher: Rachel Koral
Pinellas County

Best in Show Award Sponsored by Blick Art Materials

Elementary School Winner

Alex Bull
Spread Your Wings
sculpture
Brooker Creek Elementary (Grade 5)
Teacher: Shannon Livingston
Pinellas County

Elementary Award Sponsored by School Specialty/Sax

 

Middle School Winner

Levi Davis
Shroon in Magazine
mixed media
Howard Middle School Academy of Arts (Grade 8)
Teacher: Estelle Perez
Orange County

Middle School Award Sponsored by Blick Art Materials

High School Winner

Elizabeth Baggett
Popa's Lost Conversations
mixed media
Marianna High School (Grade 12)
Teacher: Jerri Benton
Jackson County

High School Award Sponsored by Art Systems of Florida


2023 Prize Structure and Sponsors 

Thank you to the sponsors of the 2023 K-12 Student Art Assessment & Virtual Exhibition!

Best in Show Award - Sponsored by Blick Art Materials 
Student receives $500 worth of art supplies
Teacher receives $1000 worth of classroom art supplies

Elementary Award - Sponsored by School Specialty/Sax & Patron Sponsor
Student receives $100 worth of art supplies
Teacher receives $400 worth of classroom art supplies

Middle School Award - Sponsored by Blick Art Materials
Student receives $100 worth of art supplies
Teacher receives $400 worth of classroom art supplies

High School Award - Sponsored by Art Systems of Florida
Student receives $100 worth of art supplies
Teacher receives $400 worth of classroom art supplies

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