After a long deliberation, 19 finalists have been selected for the Arnold & Mabel Beckman Art Contest! The judging was based primarily upon the quality of art and adherence to the theme: Dr. Beckman's legacy and the world of science exploration. The website is now fully updated and has all information regarding the art drop-off and award ceremony here.
Overall, a "Popular Vote" ribbon will be awarded to one Finalist in the Junior division and one Finalist in the Senior division, along with Honorable Mentions, 3rd places, 2nd places, and 1st places. The "Popular Vote" award will be based off a voting poll on our Facebook page, where members of the public are invited to vote for their favorite pieces of artwork. Feel free to enter the poll, and encourage your family and friends to submit votes as well.
Lastly, there are a few clarifications regarding the art drop-off. Please do not worry about framing art, or submitting the written description with it. Make sure that your artwork is in line with the following submission guidelines:
- Artwork must be matted with a hard backing ex. cardboard, poster board
- Artwork must not be bigger than 30in by 30in by 20in
- For visual art: chalk, pastel, graphite, and related mediums must have a fixative spray
- For photos: no smaller than 1200 by 1800 pixels