2022 Guidelines

2022 Teen Arts Festival Guidelines


Below please find general guidelines and category specific guidelines for the 2022 festival.

General Guidelines

Participants
Participation is for students ages 13-19 who reside in Ocean County, NJ.
Platform
Festival components will take place in both an in-person and virtual format. Virtual submissions must be turned in by March 11th at 2pm for adjudication.
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.
Virtual Submission Recommendations
For examples of virtual performance submissions, please refer to videos from the 2021 festival on The Grunin Center's YouTube page.
Film with a horizontal orientation
Frame the subject(s) in the center of the shot
Submissions should be filmed in one single shot from a static angle
Sound and picture must be clear, be aware of fans, AC/heat, or other distractions that can turn on during the recording
Each group submission must be its own video file
Performance videos should not be edited, please do not add music, graphics, titles, virtual backgrounds, or computer animation unless they are a part of the performance.

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
For virtual submissions of up to 2GB in size, please use https://wetransfer.com/ and send your file to estratton@ocean.edu
Large Group Guidelines
Maximum of 5 Large Groups may be submitted per school, per category
Each Large Group may submit 1 entry
Maximum length of each submission is 10 min

All virtual performance submissions will be adjudicated on content, not video production quality. Please see Virutal Submission Recommendations above.
Small Group Guidelines
Maximum of 20 Small Group entries per school, per category
Each soloist may submit only 1 entry, but may appear a second time as part of a separate small group.
Max length of each submission is 5 min

All virtual performance submissions will be adjudicated on content, not video production quality. Please see Virutal Submission Recommendations above.

Adjudication Guidelines - Creative Writing

Limits
Maximum of 8 entries per school
Prose: limit of 4 pages
Poetry: limit of 4 poems or 4 pages, whichever is greater
How to Submit
Accepted formats: .doc or .pdf
File name should include the student's last name, School, and either Poetry or Prose. Example: Smith-TRNorth-Prose
Max file size: 1MB
Entries attached to Entry Form
Layout
Formatting Requirements: Formatting Requirements:
• 8 ½” x 11” page in portrait orientation
• 1” margins on all sides
• Font: 12pt. Times New Roman
• Title at the top left of the page
• Page numbers at the bottom right
• Every entry must include in the upper right hand corner of the page:
Student’s Name
School and Grade Level
• No written comments should appear on the work.

Adjudication Guidelines - Video

Limits
Maximum 3 entries per school
Maximum length 10 minutes per entry
Entries may be worked on by individuals or groups
How to Submit
For submissions of up to 2GB in size, please use https://wetransfer.com/ and send your file to estratton@ocean.edu. If your submission is over 2GB in size, or you have any questions regarding the use of WeTransfer, please contact estratton@ocean.edu for assistance

Adjudication Guidelines - Visual Art

General Visual Art Guidelines
Virtual submissions file names should be the student’s name (example: erikstratton1.jpg).
Max file size: 1MB per image All artwork to be exhibited in-person must be provided to our staff by March 18th, and will be exhibited during the Festival from Monday, March 21st through Friday, March 25th, 2022. We will provide release forms to be signed for nominated work to be transmitted to the NJ State Teen Arts Festival.
How to Submit
Entries can be attached to the entry forms.
2D Limits and Formats
Maximum of 20 2D entries per school
Virtual submission may submit 2 images per entry: once close up, and one distance view
Accepted formats: .jpg or .png

All student work must:
• be two-dimensional (2D) artwork (painting, drawing, collage, print, mixed media, computer generated or photograph)
• be no larger than 18”x24”. A standardized label will be provided after your school registers and must be attached to the bottom right hand corner after your school registers
• show creativity and originality, composition, content, and technical skill
• follow copyright and plagiarism rules
3D Limits and Formats
Maximum of 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.
Virtual submissions may include up to 2 images per entry, or 1 360° walk-around video. Please choose one format or the other.
Maximum time is 1 minute, and no commentary may be included.

All student work must:
• three dimensional (3D) (ceramic, glass, plastic, wood, paper mâché, and mixed media)
• be no larger than 18”x24”. A standardized label will be provided after your school registers and must be attached or be placed close to the artwork show creativity and originality, composition, content, and technical skill
• follow copyright and plagiarism rules

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.