All Pre-K – 12th grade students enrolled in the Starkville Oktibbeha School District are invited to submit work to the Buzzy's Art Contest.

Important Guidelines for Online Submissions:
Student will submit a digital file of an original work of art in any of the following forms of media: 

  • 2D – Drawing, Painting, Collage, Mixed Media, Digital Art (Digital Art is work enhanced by or made using computer technology (programs such as Photoshop or Illustrator).
  • 3D – Clay, Wood, Paper Maché, Fiber (cloth/textile)
  • Photography – Digital or Print
  • Creative Writing – Short Story, Poetry

Guidelines for 2D, 3D, and Photography:

1. The actual artwork must be no larger than 30 inches by 40 inches (30"x40").

2. Artwork does not have to be framed but must be stable (not torn, crumpled, or falling apart). *If framed, please do not frame with glass.

3. Do not place any names, signatures, titles, or identifying labels on the front of your work or in the submitted photo of your work.

4. Each entry requires a separate submission.

5. Only one image is allowed per work entry.

6. Artwork image must be a Jpeg (jpg) file. Name the file the title of the artwork. For example AmazingPaintingofBird.jpeg

7. Image must be in focus and cropped to show only the artwork (for example do not show someone holding the work).

8. Artwork MUST be original to the student (no copyrighted characters are used). It's ok to be inspired by the world around you, BUT you should not directly copy someone else's idea. Please DO NOT submit works with characters from popular TV shows, cartoons, comics, movies, video games, sports logos, and websites including guided YouTube tutorials. If you created your artwork in a class for school, please tell us what class and the teacher who instructed you. Failure to credit sources will impact the juror's review and the ability for submitted artwork to appear in the final online gallery exhibit. For more on originality, refer to the sample judging rubric.

9. FOR PHOTOGRAPHY ENTRIES - No computer enhancements can be made to the submitted photograph. Enhancements include phone filters, special phone camera modes (ex. iphone portrait mode), or digital applications (apps). If digital technology is used as part of the artwork process, you should enter the work as Digital Art in the 2D category and be specific in your explanation of how you created the work and how your work is original. Digital Art is work made with computer technology (such as Photoshop, Illustrator).

Visit starkvillesd.com/news to download and review the judging rubrics for each category.

Guidelines for Creative Writing:

1. Each entry requires a separate submission.

2. Submissions can be handwritten or typed.

3. Submissions should be no longer than 5 pages.

4. Do not place any names, signatures, or identifying labels on the front of your work or in the submitted file of your work.

5. Submission files may be jpeg, doc, or pdf. Name the file the title of the writing. For example TheStoryofMyLife.pdf

6. If submitting a photograph of the writing, the image must be in focus so the juror can read the submission.

7. Writing MUST be original to the student (no copyrighted characters are used). It's ok to be inspired by the world around you, BUT you should not directly copy someone else's idea. Please DO NOT submit works with characters from popular TV shows, cartoons, comics, movies, video games, sports logos, and websites including guided YouTube tutorials. If you created your writing in a class for school, please tell us what class and the teacher who instructed you. Failure to credit sources will impact the juror's review and the ability for submitted artwork to appear in the final online gallery exhibit. For more on originality, refer to the sample judging rubric.

WAYS TO SUBMIT - This website is for online submissions, but there are two ways to submit. Please choose only one of the following ways to submit:

  • At School/Physical/In-Person - All student artists may bring their artwork and submission form to their school and deliver it to their teacher along with the completed entry forms. Students that turn in their artwork at school DO NOT need to submit online.
  • Online - If it is too difficult to bring your artwork to school, you may submit here on Submittable by completing all information on the online submission form, including your name, grade, school, homeroom teacher, category, title of art work, parent/guardian name and contact information, and the student's description of how the work was made. 

Due to the large amount of submissions, failure to follow any of the guidelines will cause elimination.

To see examples of work from previous Buzzy's competition visit: caad.msstate.edu/exhibitions/2021/buzzys-art-contest

Tentative TIMELINE:

DEADLINE to Submit online and at school: December 10, 2021

Artwork Judged: January 2022

Awards Ceremony & Online Gallery go live:  February 2022 (Date TBD)

Gallery Exhibitions: March 2022 (Date TBD)

Stay tuned for more details. Winners will be notified prior to any events.

If you have any questions, please contact starkvillepto.buzzys@gmail.com.





The Photography portfolio review is for students entering the Department of Art’s Photography concentration at Mississippi State University.  Students must have completed 18 studio hours. Must have completed ART 2103: Photography Survey.

  The Photography Portfolio Review is an evaluation of the student’s artwork by the Photography Faculty after completion of the following classes in the Department of Art BFA Program (or their transferred equivalent): Design 1, Drawing 1, Design 2, Drawing 2, 3D Design, and Photography Survey.  All courses listed above must be completed at the close of the submission deadline of December 9th. [Last ExamDay]

Students can start downloading imagery starting 1st week in December and make changes until midinght of December 9th. [Last ExamDay]

  Passing the review is a requirement to enter the Photography concentration.

Include in the online application

  1. Statement of Intent –

  WHY a BFA in PHOTO? [Beyond the fact you are obviously a very smart person]

      2.  Digital Foundation Class Portfolio Image List –

  Describe/title of project

  Class

  School [other than MSU]and semester.

       3.   10 [Ten] photographs [b/w or color]

Include in the digital Foundation Portfolio

  1. One [1] drawing the exhibits knowledge of light and form
  2. Two [2] Design 1 the exhibits knowledge of composition
  3. Two [2] projects from any of the following classes that show knowledge of color - Design 2, Drawing 2 or Painting Survey
  4. One to three [1-3] images that exhibit your creativity and unique vision

    Prepare the Files

Images should be a minimum file size of 72dpi.

File formats include: jpg, tiff, png, psd, mp4, pdf and doc.

Final image file should not be larger than 8 mb.

Label for foundations:

Naming Conventions for foundation examples should have the following:

Last name, Foundation Class. Jpg.

Example: gootee_design2.jpg

Label for your photography:

Naming Conventions for photography examples:

Last name_title. Jpg.

Example: gootee_MomSleeping.jpg

Need a list of all your foundation work included in the application

Include a PDF or Word Document that lists class, grade, semester, year, instructor, and school for each Art Foundation class taken.

Example:

Drawing 1  A  Fall  2010  John Doe  Ohio State

Design 1  B  Spring 2011  Seckinger  Mississippi State


*SUBMISSIONS FOR THIS CATEGORY ARE FOUNDATION WORK ONLY.
Works in the Foundation category must come from the following Foundation level courses: DESIGN I, DESIGN II, THREE-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN, DRAWING I, DRAWING II, INTRO TO COMPUTING FOR ART.
All other work MUST be entered into Fine Art, Photography, OR Graphic Design categories. See website homepage for each separate entry form.

About the competition:
This annual student juried exhibit celebrates the achievements of participating Mississippi State University undergraduate students and recognizes outstanding student work in four categories: Foundation, Fine Art, Graphic Design, and Photography.

ELIGIBILITY
Any MSU undergraduate student enrolled in any art class during 2021 is eligible to enter. Submitted works must be completed within the last year and not accepted into past MSU juried art exhibitions. All artwork must be original.
Works in the Foundation category must come from Foundation level courses: DESIGN I, DESIGN II, THREE-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN, DRAWING I, DRAWING II, INTRO TO COMPUTING FOR ART.



SUBMISSIONS
Digital images in JPEG format faithfully representing original work will be judged for admission to the Student Juried Competition. All 2-D work will be represented by one image. 3-D work will be represented by one image and up to two detail images and labeled as detail. Images must be 250 to 300 DPI resolution. 

EACH WORK IS A SEPARATE SUBMISSION. DO NOT submit several works under one entry. Submit each work design from a  series as a SEPARATE work. For example, if submitting three images in a series, you must submit as three separate entries. You may choose to indicate that each piece is part of a series by title - "Series Title: Name of Individual Piece."  Students are responsible for assigning works into their proper category. The site is not responsible for works listed into the wrong category. Students will be charged regardless. Please assign works into their proper categories!
Works accepted into the exhibition may be priced for sale and the Department of Art will put potential buyers in contact with the student artist. If you do not wish to sell your art, please make sure to enter NFS in the "Pricing" field.


ENTRY FEES
The fee for entries must be paid at time of submission. By entering the competition you agree to pay all associated entry fees. Entry fees are NON-REFUNDABLE.

Fees:    $5.00 fee for each entry


FINAL EXHIBITION
Students will be notified through email if their work(s) are accepted or not. Mississippi State’s Department of Art plans to present its 50th MSU Student Juried Exhibition in the Cullis Wade Depot Art Gallery in March 2022.  To see examples of previous years' accepted works visit the 48th MSU Student Juried Exhibition online.


For more on the gallery and to learn about all our exhibitions and programming, visit caad.msstate.edu/exhibitions or follow on Facebook and Instagram. Please email and questions to msuartgalleries@msstate.edu.

This annual student juried exhibit celebrates the achievements of participating Mississippi State University undergraduate students and recognizes outstanding student work in four categories: Foundation, Fine Art, Graphic Design, and Photography.



ELIGIBILITY
Any MSU undergraduate student enrolled in any art class during 2021 is eligible to enter. Submitted works must be completed within the last year and not accepted into past MSU juried art exhibitions. All artwork must be original.
Works created in Foundation level courses: DESIGN I, DESIGN II, THREE-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN, DRAWING I, DRAWING II, INTRO TO COMPUTING FOR ART, must be entered into the Foundation category not the Fine Art category.



SUBMISSIONS
Digital images in JPEG format faithfully representing original work will be judged for admission to the Student Juried Competition. All 2-D work will be represented by one image. 3-D work will be represented by one image and up to two detail images and labeled as detail. Images must be 250 DPI resolution. EACH WORK IS A SEPARATE SUBMISSION. DO NOT submit several works under one entry. Submit each work design from a  series as a SEPARATE work. For example, if submitting three images in a series, you must submit as three separate entries. You may choose to indicate that each piece is part of a series by title - "Series Title: Name of Individual Piece."  Students are responsible for assigning works into their proper category. The site is not responsible for works listed into the wrong category. Students will be charged regardless. Please assign works into their proper categories!
Works accepted into the exhibition may be priced for sale and the Department of Art will put potential buyers in contact with the student artist. If you do not wish to sell your art, please make sure to enter NFS in the "Pricing" field.



ENTRY FEES
The fee for entries must be paid at time of submission. By entering the competition you agree to pay all associated entry fees. Entry fees are NON-REFUNDABLE.

Fees:    $5.00 fee for each entry


FINAL EXHIBITION
Students will be notified through email if their work(s) are accepted or not. Mississippi State’s Department of Art plans to present its 50th MSU Student Juried Exhibition in the Cullis Wade Depot Art Gallery in March 2022.

To see examples of previous years' accepted works visit the 48th MSU Student Juried Exhibition online.

For more on the gallery and to learn about all our exhibitions and programming, visit caad.msstate.edu/exhibitions or follow on Facebook and Instagram. Please email and questions to msuartgalleries@msstate.edu.

This annual student juried exhibit celebrates the achievements of participating Mississippi State University undergraduate students and recognizes outstanding student work in four categories: Foundation, Fine Art, Graphic Design, and Photography.



ELIGIBILITY
Any MSU undergraduate student enrolled in any art class during 2021 is eligible to enter. Submitted works must be completed within the last year and not accepted into past MSU juried art exhibitions. All artwork must be original.



SUBMISSIONS
Digital images in JPEG format faithfully representing original work will be judged for admission to the Student Juried Competition. All 2-D work will be represented by one image. 3-D work will be represented by one image and up to two detail images and labeled as detail. Images must be 250 DPI resolution. EACH WORK IS A SEPARATE SUBMISSION. DO NOT submit several works under one entry. Submit each work design from a  series as a SEPARATE work. For example, if submitting three images in a series, you must submit as three separate entries. You may choose to indicate that each piece is part of a series by title - "Series Title: Name of Individual Piece."  Students are responsible for assigning works into their proper category. The site is not responsible for works listed into the wrong category. Students will be charged regardless. Please assign works into their proper categories!
Works accepted into the exhibition may be priced for sale and the Department of Art will put potential buyers in contact with the student artist. If you do not wish to sell your art, please make sure to enter NFS in the "Pricing" field.



ENTRY FEES
The fee for entries must be paid at time of submission. By entering the competition you agree to pay all associated entry fees. Entry fees are NON-REFUNDABLE.

Fees:    $5.00 fee for each entry


FINAL EXHIBITION
Students will be notified through email if their work(s) are accepted or not. Mississippi State’s Department of Art plans to present its 50th MSU Student Juried Exhibition in the Cullis Wade Depot Art Gallery in March 2022.  To see examples of previous years' accepted works visit the 48th MSU Student Juried Exhibition online.

For more on the gallery and to learn about all our exhibitions and programming, visit caad.msstate.edu/exhibitions or follow on Facebook and Instagram. Please email and questions to msuartgalleries@msstate.edu.

This annual student juried exhibit celebrates the achievements of participating Mississippi State University undergraduate students and recognizes outstanding student work in four categories: Foundation, Fine Art, Graphic Design, and Photography.



ELIGIBILITY
Any MSU undergraduate student enrolled in any art class during 2021 is eligible to enter. Submitted works must be completed within the last year and not accepted into past MSU juried art exhibitions. All artwork must be original.



SUBMISSIONS
Consider submitting series works as separate entries. For example by submitting each design from a poster series as a SEPARATE work, you might increase your chance of having more works accepted. For example, if submitting a poster campaign with three different posters, you will submit each of the three separate designs as three separate entries. You may choose to indicate that each piece is part of a series by title - "Series Title: Name of Individual Piece."  If submitting a branding or packaging campaign, you may submit as a single submission with more than one image of the different designs (advertisement, label, packaging, and product) entered under one title.


Digital images in JPEG format faithfully representing original work will be judged for admission to the Student Juried Competition. All 2-D work will be represented by one image. 3-D work (such as a book, candle, menu, or packaging design) will be represented by one image and up to two detail images and labeled as detail. Images must be 300 DPI resolution.


Students are responsible for assigning works into their proper category. The site is not responsible for works listed into the wrong category. Students will be charged regardless. Please assign works into their proper categories!
Works accepted into the exhibition may be priced for sale and the Department of Art will put potential buyers in contact with the student artist. If you do not wish to sell your art, please make sure to enter NFS in the "Pricing" field.
ENTRY FEES
The fee for entries must be paid at time of submission. By entering the competition you agree to pay all associated entry fees. Entry fees are NON-REFUNDABLE.

Fees:    $5.00 fee for each entry


FINAL EXHIBITION
Students will be notified through email if their work(s) are accepted or not. Mississippi State’s Department of Art plans to present its 50th MSU Student Juried Exhibition in the Cullis Wade Depot Art Gallery in March 2022. 

To see examples of previous years' accepted works visit the 48th MSU Student Juried Exhibition online.

For more on the gallery and to learn about all our exhibitions and programming, visit caad.msstate.edu/exhibitions or follow on Facebook and Instagram. Please email and questions to msuartgalleries@msstate.edu.

DEADLINE: JANUARY 24, 2022

The Department of Art is pleased to offer up to 5 Craft School Awards. Each award will fund (cover the registration/tuition fees/+ room and board) a 2-week summer workshop at an eligible American Craft School. In addition to covering the workshop tuition/fees, the Department of Art will provide the winning students $250 each to help with travel costs.

ANDERSON RANCH ART CENTER

MSU has partnered with the Anderson Ranch Art Center (Colorado) to provide 2 summer workshop awards. One award will cover a student’s enrollment in a Sculpture workshop at the ARAC; the other will cover a student’s enrollment in a Photo/New Media workshop at the ARAC.


PENLAND SCHOOL OF CRAFT

MSU has also partnered with the Penland School of Craft (North Carolina) to provide a summer workshop award. Penland offers a wide selection of workshops that span a variety of disciplines/media. Successful applicants will select a workshop of interest.


ADDITIONAL CRAFT SCHOOL AWARDS

Depending on available funds, MSU may be able to offer up to 2 additional Craft School Awards. These awards will cover a 2-week summer workshop at any of the eligible Craft Schools (listed below).


Eligible Craft Schools:

PENLAND SCHOOL OF CRAFT https://penland.org/

ANDERSON RANCH ART CENTER https://www.andersonranch.org/

HAYSTACK MOUNTAIN SCHOOL OF CRAFTS https://www.haystack-mtn.org/

ARROWMONT SCHOOL OF ARTS AND CRAFTS https://www.arrowmont.org/


Eligibility:

This award is open to any MSU College of Architecture, Art + Design student, provided the student is presently enrolled and is 19 years old or older at the start of their summer workshop. CAAD students graduating in Spring 2021 are also eligible.


To Apply:

1. Complete the Submittable Application.

2. Cover Letter — A brief letter (250 words max) explaining (a) why you wish to attend a summer craft school workshop and (b) which workshop you’d like to attend.

3. Five images of your work. (Each image should be saved as a 150 ppi JPG with the longest side measuring 1024 pixels.)


Contact:

For more information, contact Professor Critz Campbell (ccampbell@caad.msstate.edu).



Incomplete and/or improperly formatted applications will not be considered.  

Selected students will be asked to document their trip and write a thank you note to the foundation funding these awards.

If a student is unable to attend their awarded workshop, travel funds must be refunded and an alternate will be provided the award.


To be eligible to receive transfer credit you must:

1. Attach a PDF document that includes syllabi or catalog descriptions for each of the courses that you wish to transfer

2. Upload high quality images of the work that was created in each course, you must have a minimum of 75% of the coursework from each course. 

3. Label your art work files according to this example: lastname_course_piece#.jpg, ex. jones_painting_piece3.jpg


Images in your transfer portfolio should show your artwork in the best possible light. Photograph your artwork on a neutral background under even light - no dark shadows or extreme highlights. Images should be a minimum file size of 72dpi.


To receive transfer credit each class must be approved by the coordinator of the area in which the course falls under: Foundations, Drawing, Photography, Sculpture, Printmaking, Painting, Ceramics, Graphic Design, or Art History. If the transfer credit is not approved, the student must enroll in the MSU Art course in order to receive required credits.

To view MSU student work from each course click here: http://www.caad.msstate.edu/art/studentwork.php


As part of the Articulation Agreement between Mississippi Junior and  Community Colleges and the state’s four-year universities, the following  courses will automatically transfer.  A grade of “C” or better is  required in each course in order for it to be accepted by the Department  of Art:

  • ART 1213 Drawing I
  • ART 1223 Drawing II
  • ART 1123 Design I (2-D)
  • ART 1133 Design II (Color)
  • ART 1013 Art History I
  • ART 1023 Art History II
  • ART 1153 3D Design.

A Foundations Professor or Academic Records Assistant may advise the student to retake one or more courses, if doing so will improve the student’s technique and/or skill level, and increase their chances of a successful Concentration Portfolio Review.


If you have any questions or concerns about the process please contact:

Audra Gines 

Academic Records Assistant 

agines@caad.msstate.edu

662.325.8590

Mississippi State University Department of Art