NorthEast Washington ESD 101

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2016 Regional High School Art Show


Please review the attached OSPI 2015-16 Art Show Instructions and Guidelines. Currently enrolled public high school students may submit one piece of artwork, that meets the guidelines, to their art teacher who then submits it to NEWESD 101. Only artwork by the regional winners will be forwarded to the state art show at OSPI. If you have questions you may email or call me (Sara Ballard,, 509-456-2715).




If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Anne Banks at or Sarah Davis at


ALL artwork submitted must be completely original!

  • If artwork is determined to be a copy, it will be disqualified from the show.

  • Do NOT submit any artwork that has been copied, replicated, or manipulated from published photographs, magazines or book illustrations or other artwork, including the Internet. If a photo is used, the original must be reviewed by the student’s teacher and approved to authenticate originality.

  • If there is any doubt as to the originality of a piece, the teacher should not submit it. The integrity of the teacher and student in submitting only original artwork is expected and appreciated.

  • By signing the Student Registration Form, students indicate their understanding of these rules (form available at:

  • All artwork submitted to the regional art show should be matted but not framed.


Special Education

Eligibility is determined by age (14-21), not grade placement. The student should have an Individualized Education Program (IEP) and be eligible for categorical funding in order to be placed in the Special Education judging category.


Special Education entries must be indicated on the Student Registration Form for the regional show and will be integrated with Regular Education and not identified as Special Education pieces.


Artwork for Sale

Students must be willing to sell their artwork in order to enter the regional art show.

ESDs, OSPI, and other state agencies/organizations (see below) offer several purchase awards ($200 maximum) at both the regional and state levels. Winning artwork will become a permanent part of the art collections of these agencies/organizations and will not be returned to the student.


Anticipated 2016 Regional NEWESD 101 High School Art Show Awards

  • Central Washington University—one $2,000 scholarship
  • Central Washington University—three $1,000 scholarships
  • Board of Directors Choice—one award of $200
  • Superintendent's Choice—one award of $200
  • Staff Choice—one award of $20
  • AVISTA Choice—one award of $200


Anticipated 2016 State OSPI High School Art Show Awards
  • Superintendent's Choice—one award of $200

  • Washington Art Education Association Award (WAEA)—one award of $200

  • OSPI Staff Choice Award—one award of $200

  • Five Judges' Choice Awards—five awards at $200 each

  • State Board of Education (SBE) Award—one award of $200

  • Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB) Award—one award of $200

  • Washington Association of School Administrators (WASA) Award—one award of $200

  • ArtsEd Washington—one award of $200

  • Association of Washington School Principals (AWSP)—one award of $200

  • Washington State School Directors’ Association (WSSDA)—one award of $200

  • OSPI Choice—one award of $200

  • Governor’s Choice—one award, non-monetary

  • "Honorable Mention" Award – Certificates will be given (no money awarded). Each ESD that does not receive one of the purchased awards will receive an "Honorable Mention" Award for the artwork that received the most points in that ESD.


Thank you. We look forward to another successful regional high school art show and look forward to your students participating.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call or email me (456-2715 or




Previous Year's Winners
2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008

Sara Ballard, Regional Art Show Coordinator
(509) 456-2715,