Express Yourself!

Facebook Creative Contests

Contests Run: January 22 - May 13, 2018

Most Facebook Likes Wins

$50 Gift Card!  

 

Contest Categories

Acting (1/22 - 2/4)

INDIVIDUALS & GROUPS | ANY GENRE OR STYLE | 5 MINUTES MAX

Dance (2/5 - 2/18)

INDIVIDUALS & GROUPS | ANY GENRE OR STYLE | 5 MINUTES MAX

Vocal Music (2/19 - 3/4)

INDIVIDUALS & GROUPS | ANY GENRE OR STYLE | 5 MINUTES MAX

2D Visual Arts (3/5 - 3/18)

PHOTOGRAPHY | DRAWING | PAINTING | GRAPHIC DESIGN 

INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC (3/19 - 4/1)

INDIVIDUALS & GROUPS | ANY GENRE OR STYLE | 5 MINUTES MAX

3D VISUAL ARTS (4/2 - 4/15)

SCULPTURE | MIXED MEDIA

CREATIVE WRITING (4/16 - 4/29)

ANY GENRE OR STYLE | 2 PAGES MAX

FILMMAKING (4/30 - 5/13)

INDIVIDUALS & GROUPS | ANY GENRE OR STYLE | 5 MINUTES MAX

 

 General Contest Entry Guidelines

  1. Follow @NJTeenArts on Facebook for Contest Announcements
  2. Post Contest entry to the NJ Teen Arts Facebook Page
    1. Include in Contest Post:
      1. Contest Entry File:
        1. Performance or Film (.Mp4 or Weblink)
        2. Visual Art (.JPG or Web Link)
        3. Creative Writing (.JPG or Web Link)
      2. Student Info
        1. Student Name 
        2. Grade
        3. School Name
        4. NJ Home County
        5. Title of Entry
      3. These Hashtags:
        1. #NJTeenArts #ArtsEdNow
      4. Corresponding Contest Hashtag:
        • #Acting
        • #VocalMusic
        • #InstrumentalMusic
        • #CreativeWriting
        • #Dance
        • #2DVisualArts
        • #3DVisualArts
        • #Filmmaking
  3.  Allow 24 – 48 hours for your contest entry post to appear on the New Jersey State Teen Arts Festival Facebook page: Facebook.com/NJTeenArts
  4. Once your contest entry post appears on the New Jersey State Teen Arts Festival’ Facebook page start sharing with friends

  5. Promote your post every day to gain likes! Most Likes Wins!

  6. On the 14th day the contest will end and the posts will be reviewed to calculate which has the most likes.

  7. If you are the contest winner you will be contacted via Facebook messenger to confirm your acceptance of the award, organize delivery of your $50 gift card and social media posts on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat will be made to announce you won the contest!

Contest Goals:

New Jersey State Teen Arts Festival is proud to announce the Facebook Creative Contests!

The Facebook Creative Contests are a series of 8 bi-weekly contests where NJ teens can win a $50 gift card by sharing their talents on the New Jersey State Teen Arts Festival Facebook page and promoting their post to receive the most likes.

Facebook Creative Contests have been established to:

1.    Connect all teen artists across the state of New Jersey in the performing, literary and visual arts to create a network to develop artistic working relationships.

2.    Advance awareness of the talents of these artists to their local communities and the State of New Jersey.

3.    Facilitate a rewarding environment where teen artists will develop the valuable skills of self-promotion.

4.    Further the creative pursuits and projects of New Jersey Teen Artists.

5.    Promote awareness and build excitement leading up to the New Jersey State Teen Arts Festival on May 30, 31 & June 1, 2018 at Ocean County College!

Facebook Creative Contests Terms of Agreement

Students and their Parents must accept and acknowledge that they are agreeing to the following when participating in the Facebook Creative Contests:

o   By participating in the Facebook Creative Contests students and their parents are giving permission to the New Jersey State Teen Arts Festival and Arts & Education Center to utilize and share your artwork, name, school/county information and social media profiles for promotional, media/press, and educational purposes.

o   That New Jersey State Teen Arts Festival is not responsible for any use of your artworks, writings or performances by outside sources not associated with the New Jersey State Teen Arts Festival program.

o   Students may enter all 8 Facebook Creative Contests but can only win (1) contest and forfeit your ability to win the remaining Facebook Creative Contests.

o   That New Jersey State Teen Arts Festival is not responsible for the number of likes your post receives and will not favor sharing one students work over the others.

o   It is the contestant’s responsibility to promote and share their contest entry post to gain the most likes to win the Facebook Creative Contests.

o   Your success in the Facebook Creative Contests has no effect on your local County Teen Arts Festival nomination to present your artwork, writing or performance at the New Jersey State Teen Arts Festival on May 30, 31, & June 1, 2018.

Contest Entry Requirements:

The following are the requirements and rules that students must follow for their contest entry post to be accepted and considered for submission to the Facebook Creative Contests:

  • Students must be 13-19 years old and a current New Jersey resident
  • Inappropriate images, content and language are prohibited.
  • All artworks and writings must be a contestant’s original work. Claiming another’s work as your own and plagiarism is prohibited.
  • Each contest entry post must meet the guidelines set for the specific contest category.
  • Students and their Parents acknowledge and accept the Facebook Creative Contests Terms of Agreement

Frequently Asked Questions:

Listed below are Frequently Asked Questions for the Facebook Creative Contests. 
Please review the contest guidelines to assure you’re a meeting the proper requirements for your contests entry post on the New Jersey State Teen Arts Festival Facebook page. If you have a specific question not listed below please send us a message at Facebook.com/NJTEENARTS via the messenger section.

Q. How do I win a contest?

A. Get the most likes for your contest entry post on Facebook! Make sure to share your post with friends to increase your likes!

Q. How are contest winners awarded?

A. Winners will be awarded a $50 dollar gift card to a major retailer. Winners will be contacted via Facebook messenger upon conclusion of the contest.

Q. Can I enter multiple contests?

A. You can enter as many of the contests as you would like! However, you are only able to win one contest. This is enforced to create fairness and allow other teen artists, writers and performers’ equal exposure and the opportunity to win contests as well.
Q. Are there any eligibility requirements to enter the Facebook Creative Contests?

A. Yes, but the only requirements are that all contestants must be a current New Jersey resident and be 13-19 years of age.

Q. When will contest winners be announced?
A. Winners for each contest will be announced after the deadline has passed and all contest entry posts’ likes have been audited. Once all posts’ likes have been audited the winner will be contacted via the Facebook account associated with the entry post. Once the winner responds and accepts the terms of the award they will be announced on all of our social media channels.

Q. Where do I enter my writing, performance or artwork for the Facebook Creative Contests?

A. The New Jersey State Teen Arts Festival Facebook page: Facebook.com/NJTEENARTS
Q, What if I do not have a Facebook account/profile?
A. If you do not have a Facebook account/profile we suggest you sign up for one! If that is not possible we suggest you have a friend, parent or family member with a Facebook account/profile post your contest entry to Facebook on your behalf. 
Q. Do I need to include a caption with my contest entry post?
A. Yes! Please refer to the Facebook Creative Contests submission guidelines for the detailed explanation of what to include in your caption.

Q. Why do you need to know my name, age, the school I go to and the county I live in?

A. It is the mission of the New Jersey State Teen Arts Festival to raise awareness of the Teen Artists in New Jersey and to connect all 21 counties in the state. By listing your Name, School and County we can make sure your local officials are aware of the positive affect the arts are having on your artistic development! Listing your age tells us you are 13-19 years old which is entry requirement.

Q. What are the required contest hashtags to include in my contest entry post?

A. Refer to the contest submission guidelines.

Q. I am entering a writing category with a 1 page limit, how do I know that it’s 1 page if it’s posted on Facebook?

A. Please save your 1 page document as a JPG File, and post to it as a photo.

Q. Will I be notified when my entry has been posted to the NJ Teen Arts Facebook Page?

A. Due to the number of entries it will not be possible to notify each student of their entry being posted. Please check back frequently to see if you entry has been posted so you can promote it to friends and family on Facebook!

Still have questions? Please send us a message on Facebook and we will get you an answer!