2016 PHB Homeschool Art Contest

PHB  Homeschool Art Contest!!! (2016)PHBART

I’m thrilled to announce I’m hosting my third, annual, nation-wide Homeschool Art Contest!  Here’s the details:

For Who:  Any child currently being homeschooled (either traditional or virtual charter school) in the continental U.S. in grades K through 8.

How to Enter:  

1) Read and abide by the Contest Rules.  Please click here to obtain the rules: Art Contest Rules (doc) OR Art Contest Rules (pdf)

2.) Create a work of art according to the theme: “SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY”.   Your artwork should also meet these requirements:

  • Art work must reflect the theme “SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY”.
  • Any homeschooled student in grades K – 8 can participate.
  • Must be on 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper
  • Art work can be done in any medium (pencil, crayons, colored pencil, paint, markers, etc.)
  • Art work must be created from the student’s imagination or through direct observation.  (No copying!  See contest rules for details.)

3.) Fill out and mail in your entry form and art work.  Please click here to obtain the entry form:  Entry Form ART Contest (doc) OR Entry Form ART Contest(pdf)

Deadline:  All entries must be post-marked by Saturday, April 30th, 2016.

Where to Send Art Work:  Please see Art Contest Rules (doc) or Art Contest Rules (pdf) for details.

Categories:   Entries will be separated into 3 categories:

  • Grades K – 2
  • Grades 3 – 5
  • Grades 6 – 8

Prizes:  1st, 2nd, & 3rd prizes will be given for each category.

1) 1st prize:

2.) 2nd prize:

3.) 3rd prize:

All entrants: will receive a certificate for participating in the contest.

Winner Notification:  Winners will be notified by email and announced on the Philadelphia Homeschool blog in mid May, 2016

Judging:  See panel of judges listed below (following the sponsors).

Special Thanks to the Sponsors who helped make this contest possible!

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The Old Schoolhouse Magazine: www.TOSMagazine.com  ST-Main-900x900-1

Imagine the frustration you would feel if you couldn’t access the right tools for a job you were expected to do.  Do you ever feel that kind of frustration with homeschooling?  Just as a carpenter needs tools, you need the proper equipment in your teaching toolbox. At www.SchoolhouseTeachers.com, you will find an abundance of inspiring lessons and helpful resources to fill your toolbox.  Do you need homeschool inspiration, support, or advice?  Discover www.TOSmagazine.com, a FREE digital magazine. On the go?  Read TOS on your mobile device with FREE apps at www.TOSApps.com.  Need homeschooling resources? Order a free Homeschool Welcome Basket. Let TOS supply the tools you need to squelch your frustration and boost gratification!

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Berean Builders provides K – 12 science written by Dr. Jay L. Wile specifically for homeschoolers.  The material is rigorous science but written in a conversational style as if Dr. Wile was teaching the student directly.  Most courses require no special purchases other than the textbook, answer book, household supplies for labs, and a blank notebook.  High school biology and chemistry do require some specialized purchases if you wish to complete all the experiments.
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Answers in Genesis: https://answersingenesis.org/1601_AnswersInGenesis_Logo_Spot306C_BookCentered
Answers in Genesis is an apologetics (i.e., Christianity-defending) ministry, dedicated to enabling Christians to defend their faith and to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ effectively. We focus particularly on providing answers to questions surrounding the book of Genesis, as it is the most-attacked book of the Bible. We also desire to train others to develop a biblical worldview, and seek to expose the bankruptcy of evolutionary ideas, and its bedfellow, a millions of years old earth (and even older universe).
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K Love: http://www.klove.com/klove

K-LOVE is a pioneer in the non-commercial, listener supported Christian music format. With over 446 signals across the United States, K-LOVE reaches millions of listeners each week and strives to deepen their relationships with Christ. K-LOVE features positive and encouraging music 24/7. Through the support of listeners, K-LOVE is committed to improving local communities by building strong partnerships with churches and other organizations. You can listen to K-LOVE in Philadelphia at 106.9, on our free app, or online at klove.com.

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Special Thanks also to the panel of judges who are helping to make this contest possible:
Georgia Franchetti:
Georgia Franchetti is a homeschooling mother of six.  She and her husband, Matt, met as children in a homeschool group and have been involved in the homeschooling community for most of their lives.  Georgia studied art at the Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts, and studied costume design at Temple University and Penn State.  She has worked as a summer camp art instructor, mural painter, and seamstress.  Always eager to try new things, Georgia has made jewelry, dolls, prom dresses, quilts, and has recently been learning to crochet.  She occasionally teaches homeschool art classes from her home.
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Abigail Fredette:
Abigail Fredette is a freshman at Drexel University studying animation and visual effects.  She has had over four years of rigorous artistic instruction, and aspires to be a professional animator in the film industry.  In her free time, she likes to draw and does freelance illustration for children’s books.  She has also had her work displayed in various galleries throughout the city of Philadelphia.  She loves pigeons, fantasy novels, and the Tuscan pesto chicken sandwich from Cosi.
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Sara Klein:CAM00383 (768x1024)
Sara is a wife and homeschooling mother of three.  Sara received her BFA degree from Tyler School of Art, Temple University where she studied Jewelry, Metals and CAD-CAM.   Her professional life included stints as a CAD-CAM modeler, designer and prototype creator.   However, none of these things could adequately prepare her for the challenge of motherhood…or homeschooling!  Sara currently runs a Classical Homeschooling community, tutors SAT students, teaches Sunday school, sings on her worship team and tries to find time to take a shower.  She still finds art in the beauty of the everyday.
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Anne Macha:Anne Macha
Anne Macha, BFA (Illustration, Arcadia University) is married with two children and lives in Philadelphia. Anne teaches art at a local school and has developed her illustration style through exploring art and design in diverse cultures.
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Julia Melone: http://themelones.blogspot.com/PB120081

Julia is an artist, wife, mother, homemaker, and Jesus-lover who has lived in Philadelphia for eleven years. She graduated from Tyler School of Art in 2006 and thrives on creativity in daily life. Her hobbies include writing, photography, handlettering, and spending time with her daughters. She and her husband blog very occasionally at http://themelones.blogspot.com.

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Delmalyn Vaughn:delmalyn

Delmalyn LaBrake Vaughn has a BFA from Kutztown University with a concentration in Communication Design.  She has completed numerous art courses at Main Line Art Center and Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.  Delmalyn has exhibited work in community art shows in Phoenixville, PA, Haverford, PA, and a juried show in Gwynedd Valley, PA.  She also has participated in and contributed paintings to various volunteer community art projects for non-profit organizations in Philadelphia, PA.   Oil, water color and acrylic are mediums of choice and she is always ready for any opportunity to spend time working in a studio with other painters!
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Kelly Wong:WP_20150226_002 (4)
 Kelly Wong has a background in architecture at Penn State University and has been teaching art classes for homeschoolers for 11 years. In her classes, she loves incorporating art history with introducing new skills and materials. She is currently the Costume Designer for ASH Theater Company in Philadelphia, PA. In her spare time, when she is not being asked questions by her 4 children, she enjoys investigating historical methods of clothing construction, fabric shopping, hand sewing and pencil drawing.
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I am not a judge on this panel but will be working as facilitator and contest coordinator. Here’s a quick bio of me:me1

Gwen lives with her husband and 4 beautiful children in Philadelphia, PA, and has been homeschooling for over 13 years.   In addition to writing weekly in her blogs, PhiladelphiaHomeschool and U READ Thru History (a free online homeschool history curriculum), Gwen has written three homeschool science curricula and has been busy at work on her first children’s novel.   A committed Christian, Gwen seeks to exalt Christ in all of her work.
Homeschool Writing Contest Posted by Gwen Fredette on March 31st, 2016

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