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Junior Visual Arts

Onsite Only Competition

The Visual Arts competition provides students the opportunity to showcase their artistic talents and creative abilities. Each club may enter one entry in each category. This competition is designed to encourage creativity, innovation, reward outstanding craftsmanship, and reinforce the importance of fine arts.

Black & White Photography

Color Photography

Digital Art


Fiber Arts

Hand-drawn Anime


Mixed Media - more than one medium used



Quilling - paper or metal

Recyclable Art



Competition Guidelines

  • The Visual Art Identification Tag is included in the handbook. Print, complete in full, and attach to each Visual Art entry.
  • An individual may enter only one item per category per division; however, an individual may enter more than one category. Clubs are limited to one entry per category.
  • Easels will not be supplied.
  • All artwork must be submitted and displayed at the designated time.
  • Students must be registered for the convention in order to enter artwork.
  • Entries must remain on display until the designated time of pickup.
  • Although reasonable precautions to protect entries will be taken, National Beta will not be responsible for loss or damage. It is the responsibility of clubs entering the contest to collect entered items at the designated times.
  • Entries may not be inappropriate or explicit in nature.

Educational Connections

  • Visual Arts Standards
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Communication and Collaboration
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

Judging Criteria

  • Holistic style judging will be used to determine the award winners in the arts competition. Judges will use the following to determine the winners:

    Creativity – originality, innovation

    Composition – lines, simplicity, balance, color contrast, details

    Focus – degree of sharpness or softness, depth of field

    Lighting – exposure, direction quality, use of shadows, shading

    Technique – camera angle, paint strokes, application and experimentation of medium, texture

    Primary visual impact – subject matter

    Presentation – appearance, overall artistic appeal

    Degree of difficulty, complexity

  • Artwork size is not specified. Framing and matting of the artwork is not required.

  • Easels are not provided by National Beta.

Visual Arts Tag

Must be printed, filled out, and submitted with entry.

Print: Visual Arts Tag

Page last modified at: 01/31/2023

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