Frequently Asked Questions
Why is MCSS conducting the Safe Schools Art Showcase?
Our mission is to provide and enhance safer school communities and in an effort to do that, we want to provide Maryland students a way they can express themselves and what school safety means to them.
Who can participate?
Maryland public, private, and home-schooled High school, Middle school and Elementary school students grades 3 - 12.
When is the Showcase?
The Showcase will be open for viewing and voting on Wednesday, July 19th from 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM and Thursday, July 20th from 7:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
Where is the Showcase?
The Showcase will occur during MCSS' Annual Safety Conference at the Turf Valley Resort in Howard County, Ellicott City, Maryland.
What is the submission period and deadline?
The Showcase is open for submissions March 1, 2023 to 11:59 PM, Eastern Standard Time, May 31, 2023.
Is the Showcase open to the public?
No. The conference is not open to the public, and registration is required for all attendees.
Is there an entry fee to participate in the Showcase?
What are the size requirements for the art submissions?
All paper entries should be in standard letter size 8.5x11 inches (portrait or landscape). All digital entries must be printable in a 8.5x11 in paper using 300dpi CMYK.
Can I use my computer to create my art submission?
Yes, the art piece can be digitally created or created by hand. However, no automated technologies or pre-existing images can be a part of the art.
Who will be judging the art submissions?
The conference attendees will vote and decide the winners of each grade group of the Showcase.
Will prizes be awarded?
Yes. There will be a first, second, and third place prize awarded for each grade group.