Gloucester & Salem County Teen Arts Festival

April 26th, 2023 | 9:00am-1:00pm

What is it?

Schools from Gloucester and Salem Counties are invited onsite at Appel Farm to perform and/or submit artwork to be adjudicated across various disciplines. Categories for adjudication at Appel Farm include visual art (2D and 3D), Video, Creative Writing, and performance ensembles or soloists in dance, vocal, drama, musical theater, and instrumental music. The festival day includes educational workshops for participating students.

The County Teen Arts Festival will be held on April 26th, 2023 from 9:00am - 1:00pm at Appel Farm.

Thank you to Salem County Office of Tourism and Cultural Affairs and the Gloucester County Cultural & Heritage Commission for supporting artistic youth in Gloucester and Salem Counties. 

Who can participate?

Middle (13+) and high school students, or the age/grade equivalent, from public, charter, parochial, or home school organizations in Gloucester and Salem Counties in New Jersey may participate. In most cases, a coordinator from the school will register, and work with teachers to enter students’ work. Students: If your school does not register, you can register as an individual entrant. Individual entrants who are under the age of 18 should register with a parent/guardian listed as the coordinator. Individual entrants who are 18+ should register with themselves listed as the coordinator. Individual entrants will enter their own work.

Registration Details

Final Deadline: 3/1/2023

Cost: $350/school | $25/individual

The County Teen Arts Festival will be held on April 26th, 2023 from 9:00am - 1:00pm at Appel Farm.

View the Arts Ed NJ & Appel Farm live info session about Teen Arts, Scholastic, and Poetry Out Loud here.

For more information about the Teen Arts Program, please contact Kristina Hill at khill@appelfarm.org.

2023 Disciplines & Guidelines

Dance, Vocal, Drama, Musical Theater, Instrumental

Large group: 16+ (10 Minutes)

  • Each school may submit a maximum of 2 Large Groups for each performance category.
  • Each Large Group may submit 1 entry.
  • The maximum length of each large group submission is 10 min.

Small group: 1-15  (5 Minutes)

  • Maximum of 20 Small Group entries per school, per category.
  • Each soloist may submit only 1 entry but may appear a second time as part of a separate small group.
  • Max length of each submission is 5 min

Creative Writing

rose: limit of 4 pages

Poetry: limit of 4 poems or 4 pages, whichever is greater

Formatting Requirements:

  • Orientation: 8½” x 11” page in portrait
  • Margins: 1″ on all sides
  • Font: 12pt. Times New Roman
  • Title: top left of the page
  • Page Numbers: bottom right
  • Student Name, School, and Grade: upper right-hand corner of each page

*No written comments should appear on the work

2D Visual Art

Maximum of 20 2D entries per school

All student work must:

  • Be two-dimensional (2D) artwork (painting, drawing, collage, print, mixed media, computer-generated or photograph
  • Show creativity and originality, composition, content, and technical skill
  • Follow copyright and plagiarism rules

3D Visual Art

Maximum of 20 2D entries per school

All student work must:

  • Be two-dimensional (2D) artwork (painting, drawing, collage, print, mixed media, computer-generated or photograph
  • Show creativity and originality, composition, content, and technical skill
  • Follow copyright and plagiarism rules

Video

Maximum of 20 2D entries per school

All student work must:

  • Be two-dimensional (2D) artwork (painting, drawing, collage, print, mixed media, computer-generated or photograph
  • Show creativity and originality, composition, content, and technical skill
  • Follow copyright and plagiarism rules