Reflections Judging Guidelines
Summary of the Judging Guidelines
Judge each arts category separately by age division.
You can advance to Council up to the top 20% of each arts category per age division. These are given the Award of Excellence by your campus. Approximately the next 20% will receive the Award of Merit, about 30% an Honorable Mention, and the rest participation. Tell your judges the approximate number of entries for each award. These can be adjusted somewhat if needed but you need to stick to about 20% advancing to Council. You can go slightly over if they are all truly exceptional entries. If you have less than 5 in a category, only send one on if it is an excellent interpretation of the theme, exceptionally creative, and executed extremely well.
Interpretation of Theme: How closely the piece relates to the theme, based on the artwork itself and the artist statement – up to 20 pts
Artistic Merit/ Creativity: How creative and original the piece is in its conception of the theme and its presentation – up to 12 pts
Mastery of Medium: The level of skill demonstrated in the basic principles/techniques of the arts area – up to 8 pts