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Art Division

GENERAL GUIDELINES

Entries must be the sole work of the student and must have been started after the completion of

the previous International Student Convention. Students are encouraged to draw from their own

ideas for subject matter and composition. It is recognized that copying other artwork is one

method of learning but should not be presented as the original work of the student.

Entries must meet ALL A.C.E. standards as far as dress codes and suitable subject matter

are concerned. Violations of such standards will prevent the entry from placing. All entries

must be done in realistic style—no abstract, surreal, or cartoon styles. No artwork should

attempt to portray the face of Christ. No color-by-number paintings will be accepted.

Note: In ALL art categories, male and female contestants are judged together.

Checklist for Entries:

1. Entries must arrive for judging in satisfactory exhibition condition. (See framing.)

2. Judge's Forms (CF35, CF36)Three (3) copies for each entry must be completed and

submitted with the entry. THESE ARE FOR REGIONAL CONVENTION ONLY.

3. Entries must have a 3" x 5" card securely attached to the back with the following

information: category, student’s name, school name, customer number, school address, city,

state/province, ZIP/Postal Code.

Note to Sponsor: Be sure the contestant enters the correct category. Review the judging

criteria to see where points are given, and make sure the entry includes each point.

A.C.E. IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR LOST, STOLEN, OR DAMAGED ENTRIES.

Framing

All artwork must be enclosed in some type of frame except sculpture, woodworking, and

metalworking. Mat board may be used in conjunction with a frame, but is not considered a

frame itself. ARTWORK MUST BE READY TO HANG WITH WIRE HANGERS.

Packing

All contestants are responsible for the packaging, transporting, and proper handling of their own

artwork. Minor touch-ups are permitted. No entry may exceed 40 pounds in weight or three feet

in length, width, or height.

SCULPTURE (Male/Female)

NONPERFORMANCE EVENT

Entries in this category must be entirely hand built and can be made of any CLAY OR POLYMER CLAY. The use of slip molds or greenware available from ceramic or craft houses is not allowed. Slip molds may be used if the mold is made by the student, in which case, the mold must be submitted as part of the project. [NOTE: Some clay sculptures may require kiln-firing to protect the entry.] The entry may not exceed two feet in any direction (length, width, or height).

METALWORKING (Male/Female)

NONPERFORMANCE EVENT

Entries in this category must be made of METAL ONLY. Items may be made from any type of

metal. The student may use any type of power tool needed (nippers, welders, grinder, etc.) to

form the entry. Items may not exceed three feet in any direction (length, width, and height).

Craft items such as book ends, belt buckles, penholders, etc., are not acceptable. Weapons are

not acceptable (knives, swords, maces, axes, guns, etc.).

METALWORKING AND SCULPTURE JUDGING CRITERIA

Areas of Evaluation

Concept POSSIBLE POINTS

A. Definite purpose or theme (1-5)

B. Presented in original fashion (1-10)

C. Composition is not split into two independent sections (1-5)

Design

A. Size and weight in conjunction with purpose (1-5)

B. Area of space used has balance and harmony (1-5)

C. Edges of actual shape express thoughtful planning (1-10)

D. All parts in harmony with medium (1-10)

Technique

A. Construction and craftsmanship confidently expressed (1-10)

B. Textural effects (1-10)

C. Proper finish or glaze, either applied or natural (1-10)

D. Knowledge of and/or use of tools required (1-5)

E. Degree of difficulty (1-10)

Proper documentation submitted (1-5)

TOTAL POINTS (100)

WOODWORKING (Male/Female)

NONPERFORMANCE EVENT

TYPES OF ENTRIES

Wood Construction

Wood Turning

Woodcarving

Marquetry

GENERAL GUIDELINES

1. Projects must be made of wood. Any appropriate screws, hinges, fasteners, locks, slides,

glass, etc., that are required to bring the project to a functional completion are acceptable.

2. Any added mechanical parts (hinges, locks, slides, glass, etc.) will not be judged, but the

fitting of them to the project will be judged.

3. ALL work must be the sole work of the student, and projects must have been started after

the completion of the previous International Student Convention.

4. All entries must be accompanied by a pattern and a typed project report (double-spaced)

listing the steps of construction and tools used. Any variation from the pattern must be

explained in the report.

5. Any project wired for electricity must meet UL standards.

6. Projects may not exceed three feet in any direction (length, height, or width).

7. All projects must comply with Biblical standards of modesty and behavior. No weapons

of any kind are acceptable. No work should attempt to portray the face of Christ.

8. Craft items such as miniature toys or models or pre-cut kits are not acceptable.

WOOD CONSTRUCTION

Projects in this category must display at least two joinery techniques (Mortise-Tenon, Dovetail,

Butt, etc.). Contestants may use hand tools, power tools, or a combination of both. Some

examples of wood construction are a table, a chest, a shelving unit, etc. See wood construction

judging criteria.

WOOD TURNING

In this category, contestants must use a wood-turning lathe and any other associated tool. Any

method or combination of methods is acceptable. Projects may be one piece (e.g., bowl),

multiple pieces that are assembled (e.g., kitchen stool), or several pieces that form a set

(e.g., desk set). A project that has several pieces assembled must be at least 80 percent lathe

work. See wood turning judging criteria.

WOODCARVING

The use of power tools for cutting or roughing a piece is acceptable, but at least two-thirds of the

project must be hand carved. Projects may incorporate more than one form of woodcarving. See

woodcarving judging criteria.

MARQUETRY

Marquetry is inlaid work of various colored thin woods (veneers) to make a picture or design.

Marquetry on other projects is acceptable, but only the marquetry will be judged, and the piece

may only be entered in one category. See marquetry judging criteria.

WOOD CONSTRUCTION JUDGING CRITERIA

Areas of Evaluation

POSSIBLE POINTS

Choice of subject (1-5)

Project has a useful purpose (1-5)

Fitness for purpose (1-5)

Pattern/Project Report (1-10)

At least two different joinery techniques evident (1-10)

Appropriate joints used (1-5)

Accuracy of joinery (1-15)

Craftsmanship/overall construction (1-10)

Preparation for finish (1-10)

Application of appropriate finish (1-10)

Degree of difficulty (1-10)

Proper documentation submitted (1-5)

TOTAL POINTS (100)

WOOD TURNING JUDGING CRITERIA

Areas of Evaluation

POSSIBLE POINTS

Choice of materials (1-5)

Proportion (1-5)

Fitness for purpose (1-5)

Pattern/Project Report (1-10)

Craftsmanship (1-20)

Knowledge of and/or use of tools (1-10)

Fitting (1-10)

Preparation for finish (1-10)

Application of appropriate finish (1-10)

Degree of difficulty (1-10)

Proper documentation submitted (1-5)

TOTAL POINTS (100)

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WOODCARVING JUDGING CRITERIA

Areas of Evaluation

POSSIBLE POINTS

Choice of timber (1-5)

Choice of subject (1-5)

Pattern/Project Report (1-10)

Proportion (1-10)

Craftsmanship (1-15)

Accurate use of tools (1-5)

Attention to detail (1-10)

Textual effects (1-5)

Preparation for finish (1-10)

Application of appropriate finish (1-10)

Degree of difficulty (1-10)

Proper documentation submitted (1-5)

TOTAL POINTS (100)

MARQUETRY JUDGING CRITERIA

Areas of Evaluation

POSSIBLE POINTS

Choice of subject (1-5)

Pattern/Project Report (1-10)

Inlay choice enhances design (1-10)

Pleasing design pattern/realistic picture (1-10)

Craftsmanship (1-20)

Accurate use of tools (1-5)

Attention to detail (1-5)

Preparation for finish (1-10)

Application of appropriate finish (1-10)

Degree of difficulty (1-10)

Proper documentation submitted (1-5)

TOTAL POINTS (100)

PENNANT DESIGN (Male/Female)

NONPERFORMANCE EVENT

The Pennant Design competition entry is to show a creative graphic design of the ISC theme for

the given year. The student is free to use any graphic design program. The entry must not

violate the A.C.E. standards of dress and appearance as presented in these guidelines.

REQUIREMENTS

1. The entry must have been created since the last International Student Convention.

2. Only one student may participate in the design of each entry.

3. Any graphic design program may be used in the creation of the entry.

4. Color submissions onlyno larger than 9" x 12".

5. The student must submit a CD-ROM of the design with the entry in a high-resolution JPEG

format.

6. Scripture must be in the King James Version.

PENNANT DESIGN CRITERIA

Areas of Evaluation

Composition POSSIBLE POINTS

A. Distinct clarity in light and dark masses (1-10)

B. Color tones of graphics are balanced in hot and cool values (1-5)

C. Harmonious balance maintained throughout (1-5)

Rhythm

A. All components flow with meaningful continuity (1-5)

B. Technique convincingly conveys mood (1-5)

C. Composition leads to one focal point (1-5)

Logic

A. ISC theme clearly defined (1-5)

B. Accurate ISC location and dates (1-5)

C. Correct Scripture presented (1-5)

D. Graphics logically represent Scripture theme (1-5)

Handling of Media

A. Construction of subject is confidently expressed (1-5)

B. Contrast and dimension are effectively used (1-5)

C. Multiple textural/visual effects are used (1-5)

General Merits of Entire Presentation

A. Degree of creativity (1-10)

B. Artist delivers proof of his understanding subject (1-5)

C. Frame is in harmony with composition to enhance projects (1-5)

D. Artwork has a hanger (1-5)

Proper documentation and CD-ROM submitted (1-5)

TOTAL POINTS (100)


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