Scholarship Competition

Scholarship Competition


The scholarship competition has been postponed until further notice due to the coronavirus.  

Any student who already has submitted an entry will automatically be included in the competition, unless he or she says otherwise, once a new deadline is set along with a new timeline for reviewing the entries, selecting the winners, and presenting the awards.

If any entry comes from a student who technically would become ineligible due to the age limit, we will still accept it.

Thank you for your interest in the scholarship competition.  Stay well.

The Arts Club of Washington sponsors an annual scholarship competition to recognize and support students specializing in a specific art form or medium.

The 2020 competition focuses on production design and is open to students studying scenic or costume design.

 

THE AWARDS 

Winner: $2,000

First runner-up: $1,000

Second runner-up: $750

Scholarship award recipients are invited to a presentation event and dinner at the Arts Club of Washington on Friday, May 8.

Original design materials from recipients will be on display during the evening.

 

ELIGIBILITY

The competition is open to individual college students in the District of Columbia,

Maryland, and Virginia between the ages of 18 and 26 and who have not reached their 27th birthday by January 1, 2020.  There is no entry fee.

 

THE COMPETITION

Scenic and costume designs for theatre, dance, or opera may be submitted.

Designs created as projects as well as for realized productions are eligible for consideration.

Judges not affiliated with the Arts Club will evaluate the entries based on quality, creativity, effectiveness, theatricality, and an understanding of how design elements support and enhance performance. ­­

A letter of recommendation from a current faculty member must be included with submission materials.

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES FOR COSTUME DESIGNERS

Designs for up to three different productions or projects may be included among each student’s application materials.

For each submitted production or project, provide:

  • A cover sheet (Cover Sheet)  that includes information on the work for which the costumes are designed and a design statement of up to 250 words.
  • Up to 10 supporting images, including a required minimum of 4 costume renderings. Supporting materials can also include production photos; rough sketches; process photos; research sources; or other information that offers judges an insight into the creative process behind the designs.

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES FOR SCENIC DESIGNERS

Designs for up to three different productions or projects may be included among each student’s application materials.

For each submitted production or project, provide:

  • A cover sheet (Cover Sheet) that includes a design statement of up to 250 words and information on the work for which the set has been designed.
  • Up to 10 supporting images, including a required ground plan, and materials that may include production photos; presentational drawings; sketches or color renderings; painter’s elevations; photos of white or color models; fabrication documents; evidence of research; or other information that offers judges an insight into the designer’s creative process.

 

REQUIRED FORMS

  • Download an entry form for the 2020 scholarship competition.
  • Download cover forms to accompany design materials.

DEADLINE AND SUBMISSION


The scholarship competition has been postponed until further notice due to the coronavirus.  

Any student who already has submitted an entry will automatically be included in the competition, unless he or she says otherwise, once a new deadline is set along with a new timeline for reviewing the entries, selecting the winners, and presenting the awards.

If any entry comes from a student who technically would become ineligible due to the age limit, we will still accept it.

Thank you for your interest in the scholarship competition.  Stay well.

All entry materials must be provided on a flash drive (or CD) marked with the student’s name.

A letter of recommendation from a faculty member must accompany entry materials.

Mail materials to:

Scholarship Competition

The Arts Club of Washington

2017 I Street, NW

Washington, DC  20006-1804

FOR INFORMATION

Contact Bill Turner, Scholarship Committee Chair, at 571-266-2147 or

artsclubscholarship@yahoo.com

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