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Illinois Music Educators Association Cover Art Contest 2012 Offi cial Rules


The Illinois Music Educators Association (IMEA), in cooperation with the Illinois Art Education Association, is seek- ing cover art entries from Illinois students, who are currently enrolled in a music class or music ensemble in grades K-12, for their publication, the Illinois Music Educator. The professional journal is sent to all IMEA members, college and university libraries in Illinois, and leaders in the music education profession nationwide.


The First, Second and Third Place Winners will be recognized and presented a plaque at the Opening General Ses- sion of the 2012 Illinois Music Education Conference held in Peoria on January 26, 2012. The top three winner’s artwork will also appear on the IMEA website for the balance of the 20101-2012 school year. The First Place Winner will be recognized in an assembly at their home school for their achievement and receive a personal framed copy of the journal cover for the Spring 2012 issue that features their artwork. All entries will be displayed in a gallery setting at the Conference in Peoria on January 26-28, 2012.


OFFICIAL RULES FOR THE JOURNAL COVER ART CONTEST


1. Any student in grades K-12 in any public or private school in Illinois, who is currently enrolled in a music class or musical ensemble, is eligible to submit ONE entry by December 9, 2011.


2. All entries must refl ect the theme “The Creative Mind.”


3. The maximum size of the design should be 11 X 14 inches. The actual cover art will be reduced to 5 1/2 X 7 inches to fi t below the masthead. Please send all artwork appropriately mounted on mat board so it can be displayed, to: Illinois Music Educators Association Publications Offi ce, 275 Hillcrest Drive, Macomb, IL 61455-7719.


4. The entry should be multi-color on white or off -white unlined paper.


5. Any art media such as tempera paint or markers may be used. Crayons, chalk or colored pencils are discouraged as they may not show up well for reproduction.


6. All entries will be assigned a number and judged on:


a. Carrying out the theme b. Eff ective use of color c. Creativity d. Craftsmanship, clarity and neatness


7. The First, Second and Third Place Winners will be selected by an independent panel of judges. The winner’s art- work will appear on the cover of the Spring 2012 issue of the Illinois Music Educator. All entries will be displayed at the 2012 Illinois Music Education Conference (formerly All-State) in a gallery setting.


8. Winners will be announced by January 7, 2012. Parents and teachers will be invited to the Opening General Session on January 26, 2012 and provided with a complimentary day pass for the Illinois Music Education Conference.


9. No artwork will be returned.


10. All artwork should be accompanied by an Entry Form found on the next page, containing all necessary contact in- formation, signatures of the parent/legal guardian, music teacher and art teacher. These signatures also grant the Il- linois Music Educators Association the right to use the winner’s name, entry and photograph for publicity purposes.


11. By entering the contest, entrants accept and agree to these rules and the decision of the judges which shall be fi nal.


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