Educational Gallery Group, Inc. is looking for qualified creative professionals who are passionate about selecting the region's best teen art! We rely on jurors from across South Florida to identify and recognize the most talented teen artists.
For more than 90 years the national adjudication process has adhered to three (3) tenets: Blind Adjudication, Freedom of Expression, and the three criteria—originality, technical skill, and the emergence of a personal voice or vision. Past jurors have told us that serving as a juror is an enlightening and engaging experience.
Please take a few moments to fill out the form below. Awards staff will reach out with more details about the adjudication panels. Please note that space on the panels is limited, and some qualified applicants may not be selected as jurors this year.
How are the judging panels created?
Every year we split up the judging panels according to how many submissions are in each category and the amount of time/jurors we have to work with. We try to keep categories as separate as possible but will bring together like-categories with lower submissions to create fuller panels for our jurors. For example we always have a low amount of jewelry submissions and will add it onto our fashion panel with qualified jurors. On the flip-side, our photography submissions are substantial and we typically break it up into panels by grade so we would have a panel for grades 9 -10, grades 11-12 and a separate photography portfolio panel. Middle school submissions across all categories are usually judged together by a single panel.
All works are evaluated through a blind judging process based on originality, technical skill and the emergence of a personal vision or voice—the same three criteria since the program’s founding in 1923. Submissions are first judged on a regional level and then the top regional submissions are then evaluated on a national level by an impressive panel of creative-industry experts.
The last two weeks of January we will be welcoming renowned artists and educators from around Palm Beach and Martin County to join us for the Regional Art Judging. These artists are at the top of their fields, and they share in our mission of recognizing and fostering creativity.
For more than 90 years the national adjudication process has adhered to three (3) tenets: Blind Adjudication, Freedom of Expression, and the three criteria—originality, technical skill, and the emergence of a personal voice or vision. Last year our region had over 3,000 submissions , and only the top 5% are considered on the Regional Level for a Gold Key and the opportunity to continue onto the National Competition in NYC.
What are the Three Criteria?
Work that breaks from convention, blurs the boundaries between genres, and challenges notions of how a particular concept or emotion can be expressed.
Work that uses technique to advance an original perspective or a personal vision or voice, and show skills being utilized to create something unique, powerful, and innovative.
Personal Vision or Voice:
Work with an authentic and unique point of view and style.
What is Blind Judging?
All work is judged blindly, meaning the judge does not know what school the student attends, the student's name, race, gender, or any other information about the student. We ask that participants do not sign their artwork or include credits on their film & animation entries. Jurors are prompted before judging begins to let the moderator know if they recognize the piece being judged and in that case the moderator or a floating judge will step in.
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