SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

1.    Follow Us @NJTEENARTS on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat to be alerted of the “EXPRESS YOURSELF!” online contest announcements.

2.    Once a contest announcement is made log on to Facebook to submit your contest entry post on the New Jersey State Teen Arts Festival’ Facebook page: Facebook.com/NJTEENARTS

3.    Upload your contest entry post in the appropriate file format

a.    Photos of Artwork should be in JPG or PNG file format

b.    Videos of Performance should be in MP4 or MOV file format

c.    Writings Should be saved in a JPG or PNG file format

4.    Include a caption with the following information:

a.    Contestant’s First Name (required) and Last Name (optional)

b.    Contestant’s Age (required) must be 13-19

c.    Contestant’s School Name (required) or “homeschooled” if a homeschooler

d.    Contestant’s Resident County in which they attend school (required)

e.    The following hashtags: #njteenarts #expressyourselfcontests

f.     The appropriate resident county hashtag: #atlanticcountynj #bergencountynj #burlingtoncountynj #camdencountynj #capemaycountynj #cumberlandcountynj #essexcountynj #gloucestercountynj #hudsoncountynj #hunterdoncountynj #sussexcountynj #passaiccountynj #somersetcountynj #mercercountynj #middlesexcountynj#monmouthcountynj #morriscountynj #oceancountynj #salemcountynj #unioncountynj #warrencountynj

g.    The specific contest hashtag for which you are submitting:  : #theatre  #musicaltheatre #vocalmusic  #instrumentalmusic  #specialtyart  #freeverse  #sonnet  #fiction #nonfiction #comedyscript #dramascript  #2Ddrawing  #2Dpainting #3Dvisual #digitalart

5.    Click “POST” once you’ve uploaded your photo or video and added the required and appropriate hashtags.

6.    Allow 24 – 48 hours for your contest entry post to appear on the New Jersey State Teen Arts Festival Facebook page: Facebook.com/NJTEENARTS

7.    Once your contest entry post appears on the New Jersey State Teen Arts Festival’ Facebook page start sharing with friends!

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

9.    On the 7th day the contest will end and the posts will be reviewed to calculate which has the most likes.

10. If you are the contest winner you will be contacted via Facebook messenger to confirm your acceptance of the award, organize delivery of your $25 gift card and social media posts on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat will be made to announce you won the contest!