The 2021 NCCSA Elementary Fine Arts Competition is quickly approaching. As the NCCSA mentioned on March 1, this year’s competition has transitioned to an online format due to COVID-19 restrictions that would make it impossible to compete onsite in April. Most entries will be videoed and will need to be uploaded to the appropriate link in each category’s submission guidelines documents mentioned below.
Registration: The Master Registration Form will be submitted online again this year. The online form and fees must be submitted to the NCCSA State Office by March 25 to avoid late fees. Please review the Late Entry Requests section in the NCCSA Elementary Fine Arts Master Registration Letter if you wish to register entries after March 25 (but no later than March 29).
Submission Guidelines for Art, Music, Poetry Recitation, and Spelling: Each fine arts competition category has a corresponding submission guidelines document that must be followed when submitting the judging forms, performance videos, artwork photos, music scores, poetry recitation scripts, etc. Any entries that do not follow the instructions in the submission guidelines documents will not be judged.
Judging Forms: The elementary judging form submission process will be much different than the process for the 2021 NCCSA JH/SH Fine Arts Competition, so please follow the instructions listed in the registration letter and submission guidelines documents very closely. Elementary judging forms must be shipped to the NCCSA State Office no later than April 28.
Recording Structure and Technical Support: Because of the difficulty some schools may have if trying to follow the steps listed in the submission documents on a mobile phone, schools that record videos on a mobile phone/tablet will need to decide the best method to transfer file(s) to a desktop/laptop in order to easily rename and upload file(s) correctly. These steps can be completed on a mobile phone, but the NCCSA strongly encourages schools to use a desktop/laptop if possible. Files that are not uploaded to the correct location or are not named properly will not be judged. The NCCSA is unable to provide technical support to schools on how to record and upload entries. The NCCSA recommends consulting with your school’s IT personnel for all technical support-related questions.
All registration instructions have been sent to NCCSA member schools.