Youth Arts & Crafts Rules

Deadline to enter Sept. 1

Download this PDF label to attach to your project before entering 

The following categories will submit through the FlipGird Portal. 

  • Art Division: (Drawing, Painting, and Sculpture or Carving), Crafts Division: (Ceramics or Pottery, Handmade Jewelry, Needlework, Puppet or Stuffed Animal, Clothing / wearable art, Stenciled Item and Any Other Craft), Educational Division: (Poster), Woodworking and Metalworking Division: (Decorative and Rabbit or Cavy Equipment)

  1. Download Flipgrid to a mobile device or open on your computer https://flipgrid.com/marcsconvention 

  2. If using the app, join a grid by entering the appropriate Flipcode

    1. MARCS Convention Arts & Crafts Youth Contest FlipGrid Code: marcsconvention

  3. Click on the View Topics tab to select the category you want to enter 

  4. Record your video by tapping the green button with the plus symbol

  5. Record your video by pushing the red video camera button. If you need to re-record your video, select the trashcan button and select “start over”

  6. Once you have a recording you are ready to submit, select the triangular “play” button to review your video before submitting – this is your last chance to trash the recording and start over! If you want to submit the video, tap the green button with the check mark

  7. In the text fields, add your first name and last initial, and a title for your video. Then click the “Submit my video” button

  8. Once your video is submitted you cannot replace it. Please only submit one video.

Drop Book Upload Links

Creative Writing Division: Poem and Short Story: https://www.dropbox.com/request/py29sY4lw2qQfJojHL3L 

Photography Division: https://www.dropbox.com/request/Lwy7ze9LRTo134adARBu 

PURPOSE

To acknowledge excellence among youth members who create exhibits that show some aspect of the rabbit or cavy industry. These exhibits will be presented as a virtual video for judging.

 

RULES

1 Any youth hobbyist is eligible to compete. 

2 Exhibits must be informational or promotional of either rabbits or cavies and include a rabbit or cavy as part of their design.

3 A contestant may enter as many classes as they choose but may submit only one entry per class.

4 Each entry must be the work of the contestant and must have been completed in the 12 months prior to the MARCS National Expo. Exhibits will be required to have an entry label. Please print the label format provided and fill in the information requested.

5 Certificates will be emailed to all class winners and awards for national winners.

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DIVISIONS

Exhibitors will enter based upon age and class. Divisions: Junior (Ages 9 to 11 years). Intermediate (Ages 12 to 14 years), and Senior (Ages 15 -18 years).  There will be a class winner in EACH category per division.

These three class winners, along with the three class winners EACH in Division 

Example: ART division – Drawing, Painting and Sculpture or Carving will compete for National Winner in the Art Group.

 

Art Division: Drawing, Painting, and Sculpture or Carving

Please frame or mount drawings and paintings for clear videoing.

Crafts Division: Ceramics or Pottery, Handmade Jewelry, Needlework, Puppet or Stuffed Animal, 

Clothing / wearable art, Stenciled Item and Any Other Craft

Please display appropriately for video clarity.

Creative Writing Division: Poem and Short Story

These items will be scanned and uploaded or if typed uploaded. 

Scan the contest label first.

Educational Division: Poster 

Overall size should be 22”x28” mounted on a stiff backing and displayed Horizontally. A reference Card siting where information was gathered should be included and displayed on the back of the poster.

Video should start with a clear visual of the Contestant label and references. A clear complete visual of the entire poster followed by close ups of important points. 

Photography Division: Single Photo – Black & White or Single Photo – Color

Photos should be scanned in at the best resolution possible. Woodworking and Metalworking Division: Decorative and Rabbit or Cavy Equipment

Video should start with a clear visual of the Contestant label. A clear complete visual of the entire project followed by close ups of important points, such as joints, finishing’s, or craftsmanship.

For questions or help contact Sarah Gregory at gregorysk94@hotmail.com.