Creative Festivals 2013
Welcome to Creative Festivals 2013
SUBMISSION DEADLINE is April 1, 2013.
RIBBONS AND AWARDS
The Department of Christian Education will again have achievement level ribbons available, free of charge, for the second year of this pilot program. These participant ribbons (gold, silver, or bronze) can be given to each entrant, based on the score he or she received during judging.
For 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards, (the top three highest scores in each grade) the Department recommends the items listed on the 2013 Festival Awards Flyer (PDF), which are designed and sold by Kh. Erin Kimmett. If you decide to use this option, please order as early as possible to insure delivery in time for your conference. Bookmarks, magnets, and key chains should arrive within a few weeks while mounted icons are made to order and can take up to 6 weeks to receive.
IMPORTANT CHANGE: all writing and poetry entries should have the student's grade level typed in the upper right hand corner. Forms have been updated, but participants who may have used the old forms should double-check.
The following documents provide a look at the reasoning behind last year's changes to the Creative Arts Festivals:
- Creative Festivals Revisions: A Recap (Word)
- Creative Festivals Revisions: A Recap (PDF)
- Creative Festivals Revisions: A Retrospective (Word)
- Creative Festivals Revisions: A Retrospective (PDF)
Dear Church School Directors, Teachers, and Members of the Fellowship of St. John the Divine,
Welcome to the Creative Festivals website!
All necessary information is posted on the sidebar at right. We hope that you make use of the posters we have provided, as well as the theme song. These help “set the stage” for the children to think creatively. The lesson plans give MORE than enough material to help teach the theme—so do not feel obligated to use all that is offered. As the Bible is part of every year’s curriculum, doing art and writing with related lessons should give the children several pieces from which to choose their entries to the festivals. We also ask that you do more artwork and writing throughout the year, since spirituality is nurtured when students process what they’ve learned through creative expression. Post their work in your classrooms and in the hallways to surround our children with expressions of the faith. When the submissions of the previous year are returned, post them as well. Let’s transform our church school space into a place of spiritual growth.
For questions and comments, please email email@example.com.
Please note: The Department of Christian Education organizes the Creative Arts Festival which includes art, photography, poetry and creative writing. The Department of Youth organizes the Bible Bowl and the Oratorical Festival—for information on these, please use the right sidebar listings.