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02/19/2019 9:12 PM | VAST Webmaster (Administrator)

Virginia Association of Science Teachers STUDENT ART POSTER CONTEST 2019

VAST invites all K -12 artists/young scientists to showcase their talents by creating original artwork that reflects our 2019 Professional Development Institute theme, “STEM Starts with Science.” Posters will be judged in the following four categories: Kindergarten - 2nd Grade, 3rd - 5th Grade, 6th - 8th Grade, and 9th - 12th Grade- by a panel of artists, scientists, and educators.


♦ The poster will be judged on: its clear message of the theme, “STEM Starts with Science”; the clarity of the entry’s text and art with correct spelling and grammar; size requirement; and creativity.

♦ Posters may be submitted on plain paper or poster paper that is an 8 x 8 inch square. Leave a white border. Do not frame or mat.

♦ Any medium may be used by the student to create a completely original, two-dimensional entry, with the exception of glitter. Copyrighted characters, such as Superman, or copyrighted clip art, or copyright-free clip art will not be accepted. Artwork must be submitted in original media format, not as a pdf, jpeg, or color print.

♦ On the back of the artwork, the entrant must include all of the following information, printed legibly:

Artist’s Full Name, Grade, Age Parent’s/Guardian’s name, email address, and phone number Science Educator’s Full Name and email, School name and address

Submitting the Poster

All submissions must be postmarked by: Wednesday, April 10th to be received by April 15th. We expect to complete judging before the end of the school year. Decision of the judges is FINAL. All posters will become the property of the Virginia Association of Science Teachers.

Mail submissions to:

Kathy Frame, VAST

13112 Nestlewood Court, Oak Hill, VA 20171-3904


First, second, and third places will be awarded in each category and displayed at the VAST PDI in Roanoke in November. The winners will also be featured in a VAST newsletter and on the VAST website . The grand prize winner’s work may become the PDI program front cover. Also, the winner, parents/guardians (up to two), and Science educator will be invited as VAST’s guests at the PDI Awards Dinner and Ceremony, in Roanoke, on Friday evening, November 15th. The Science educators of the first place winners in each category will receive a free one-year membership in VAST.

Questions or Additional Information? Susan Bardenhagen, Art Contest Coordinator

Virginia Association of Science Teachers

209 W 15th St, Richmond VA 23224

(757) 897-3104

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