CONTEST RULES & REQUIREMENTS

The following are the requirements and rules that contestants must follow for their contest entry post to be accepted and considered for submission to the New Jersey State Teen Arts Festival’ “EXPRESS YOURSELF!” online contests:

Contestants must be:

o   13 - 19 years of age

o   A current New Jersey Resident

   Contestant must accept and acknowledge:

o   By participating in "The EXPRESS YOURSELF" Contests you are giving permission to the New Jersey State Teen Arts Festival’ brand to utilize and share your artwork, name, school/county information and social media profiles for promotional, media/press, educational and any other purpose.

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

o   You may enter all 18 “EXPRESS YOURSELF!” online contests but can only win (1) contest and forfeit your ability to win the remaining “EXPRESS YOURSELF!” online 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 “EXPRESS YOURSELF!” online contests.

o   Your success in the “EXPRESS YOURSELF!” online 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 31, June 1 & 2 2017.

Contest Entry Requirements:

o   Inappropriate images, content and language are prohibited.

o   All artworks and writings must be a contestant’s original work. Claiming another’s work as your own and Plagiarism is prohibited.

o   Digital altering or manipulation of an entry in the 2D drawing/painting, 3D Visual and Photography contest categories is strictly prohibited. If any discover of such a manipulation is made your entry will be disqualified. There is a Graphic Design/Digital Creation contest category that students can enter such artwork.

o   Each contest entry post must meet the guidelines set for the specific contest category.