2021 Guidelines

2021 Teen Arts Festival Guidelines


Below please find general guidelines and category specific guidelines for the 2021 festival.

General Guidelines

Participants
Participation is for students ages 13-19 who reside in Ocean County, NJ.
Platform
All Festival components will take place virtually. There will be no in-person events.
Ocean County Festival vs. State Festival
School registration for the NJ State Teen Arts Festival is separate from the Ocean County Teen Arts Festival. Schools will be notified in a timely manner after adjudication if they have been selected to showcase in the State Festival. Please note that details regarding the annual state festival have not been released at this time. This information will be shared as soon as it is made available.

Adjudication Guidelines - Performance Categories: Dance, Instrumental, Musical Theater, Drama/Theater, and Vocal

Group Sizes
Group sizes remain the same:
Large = 16+
Small = 1-15
How to Submit
Submission via an Unlisted YouTube link on Entry Form
Large Group Guidelines
Max 5 Groups per school per category
Max 1 submission per Group
Max length 10 min

All performance submissions will be adjudicated on content, not video production quality. Landscape recording recommended.
Small Group Guidelines
Max 20 Entries per school per category
Max 1 submission per soloist (soloist may appear a second time in a small group)
Max length 5 min

All performance submissions will be adjudicated on content, not video production quality. Landscape recording recommended.

Adjudication Guidelines - Creative Writing

Limits
Max 8 entries per school
Prose limit is 4 pages
Poetry limit is 4 poems or 4 pages, whichever is greater
How to Submit
Accepted formats: .doc or .pdf
Max file size: 1MB
Entries attached to Entry Form
Layout
Each page should contain the student’s: Name, School, Grade/Age, and page number

Adjudication Guidelines - Video

Limits
Max 3 entries per school
Max length 10 minutes per entry
Entries may be worked on by individuals or groups
How to Submit
Submission via an Unlisted YouTube link

Adjudication Guidelines - Visual Art

General Visual Art Guidelines
File names should be the student’s Name (example: johnsmith1.jpg, johnsmith2.jpg)
Max file size: 1MB per image
How to Submit
Entries attached to Entry Form
2D Limits and Formats
Max 20 2D entries per school
May submit 2 images per entry: once close up, and one distance view
Accepted formats: .jpg or .png
3D Limits and Formats
Max 5 3D entries per school
May submit 2 images per entry OR 1 360 walk-around video per entry. Please choose one format or the other.
Video submissions via YouTube Link only. Our database cannot support video file attachments. No commentary in video submissions. Max time: 1 minute
Accepted formats: .jpg or .png or unlisted YouTube link

Adjudication Conversation Guidelines

General Guidelines
Adjudications conversations are not guaranteed, however we will do our best to fulfill all requests.
Adjudication Conversation scheduling, whether in 1 block or separated, will be at the discretion and availability of the adjudicator.
Large Group Performance Categories
Conversations with the adjudicators will be limited to 10 minutes per category with the adjudicator, divided amongst all submissions from your school.
Small Group Performance Categories
Conversations with the adjudicators will be limited to 20 minutes per category with the adjudicator, divided amongst all submission from your school.
Creative Writing
Conversations with the adjudicators will be limited to 10 minutes with the adjudicator, divided amongst all submissions from your school.
Video
Conversations with the adjudicators will be limited to 10 minutes with the adjudicator, divided amongst all submissions from your school.
Visual Arts
Conversations with the adjudicators will be limited to 30 minutes with the adjudicator, divided amongst all submissions from your school

Workshop Guidelines

General Guidelines
Advance registration is highly recommended.
Out of respect to the workshop leader, please make every attempt to arrive on time.
To fully engage in the workshops, we encourage everyone to turn the video feature on.
Your school codes of conduct and/or respect while in a virtual environment apply to all Ocean County Teen Arts workshops.
You are representing your school during all workshops.