The following individuals have contributed their time and talents to make this year’s All-State competition successful
All State Chairperson
- Maggie Harlow-Vogt
- Teri Breck
- Andrew Pauli, Technology
AEI would like to invite you to participate in the Iowa All-State Awards Competition.
Since 1997, Art Educators of Iowa has been recognizing the state’s outstanding junior and senior art students, art educators and art programs. AEI requests members to nominate and submit their best junior and senior students’ portfolios. This is an opportunity reserved for AEI members. To become a member or to renew your membership, please email the AEI Membership Chair.
Students are nominated by their teachers, and then submit a portfolio of 10 digital images of their work and an essay on their artistic experiences. These portfolios will be judged and the top 20% will be selected as the 2014 All-State Art Team, which will be honored at the awards ceremony on May 3, 2014 and receive a $1000 renewable scholarship to the Kansas City Art Institute. The three top scoring schools, based on their top five individual portfolio scores, will be awarded All-State Art Programs.
This year we are working to make improvements to our online registration process. We appreciate everyone working through the kinks with us last year, and your feedback is helping us make the site better and the process smoother for everyone. We are working to have the program ready to test with a small group of teachers in December and to fully launch to begin accepting submissions sometime in January. Our submission deadline will be March 14, 2014.
To make submission a smoother process for you, I have included this year’s requirements below so you may begin preparing portfolios and essays now.
Last year’s portfolios were especially strong so we are excited to see the high quality work coming out of this year’s students. All-State is an opportunity to recognize students for outstanding work; it is the time, nurture, and support that individual teachers give students with potential that is most significant. Please, continue to participate and encourage other teachers in your district, region, and conference to become participating members. The more participants involved, the more students we can honor for their outstanding efforts. Thank you for your continued support and participation.
For more information or to become a member of the committee, contact email@example.com
The All-State Committee
Each portfolio submitted has a fee of $25.
The nominating teacher must be a member of AEI. For more information about membership or to become a member contact Jeanna Gerot at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to the membership page. Students will submit the following online:
- 10 images of 10 different pieces of artwork (no separate detail images) or 1 minute segments of video with dimensions, media and title. There is no longer a requirement to have 2 of them be drawings. The program will only accept images that are at a MAXIMUM of 480 x 640 pixels, so be sure to have them sized properly.
- Photo of self (same size restrictions)
- Student statement will have 3 parts (limited to 400 words each):
- Value of visual art in your life
- Experiences that have shaped or changed you as an artist