Choose Civility Poster and Video Contest

Would You Say That To My Face?

Design a poster or create a video illustrating the theme of social media responsibility. Use your imagination, creativity, and artistic talent to show others why it’s important to be a good digital citizen. Start by asking yourself a few questions.  What does it mean to be a good digital citizen? How do you respect yourself and others, decide what to share with others, and choose which photos to post? What does it mean to think twice, post once? What’s your digital footprint? Visit Common Sense Media or talk to your technology teacher or media specialist for some ideas, then design a poster or create a video.

WHO

Groups or individual students in grades K-12 who live or attend school in Howard County are invited to submit entries. Students who attend home school or a school without grade levels should enter the comparable grade level.

WHEN

Entries accepted February 1 through March 25, 2016

Exhibit at the Columbia Art Center: April 11 – 29, 2016

  • RECEPTION | Wednesday, April 13, 2016; 5:30 – 7 pm
  • AWARDS CEREMONY | 6 pm

ENTRY CRITERIA

  • Poster size: 11” x 14” (horizontal or vertical)
  • Videos: two minutes maximum
  • Media: Marker, colored pencil, paint, computer, photography, or mixed media; technology such as augmented reality welcome
  • Original art created solely by the contestant—no adult contributions or copyrighted characters

JUDGING CRITERIA

  • Adherence to theme
  • Originality and creativity
  • Effective use of media

PRIZES

  • Poster category:
    • $50 Target gift card awarded to Grand Prize winner and poster reproduced for countywide distribution
    • $25 Target gift card awarded to winner in each category: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Group
  • Video category:
    • $50 Target gift card awarded to Grand Prize winner and video posted to Choose Civility YouTube channel
    • $25 Target gift card awarded to winner in each category: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Group
    • Community Favorite Award

HOW

  • Each poster submission should include the student’s name, grade level, school, email address, and phone number on the reverse side of the artwork.
  • Videos should be submitted on a flash drive labeled with the student’s name, grade level, school, email address, and phone number.
  • All entries must be submitted to Monica Herber at the Columbia Association Art Center, 6100 Foreland Garth, Columbia, MD 21045. Entries can be dropped off or mailed.
  • Questions? Call 410.730.0075 or email [email protected]

Presented in partnership with the Columbia Association Art Center, Howard County Library System, and Howard County Public School System.

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Choose Civility Symposium: Would You Say That To My Face?

civility in social media

As technology increasingly shapes and informs how we interact with each other online, how can we foster positive communication through social media, and how can we encourage people to make good choices about the information they share? What does it mean to be a good digital citizen, and what impact does our online presence have on our off-line reputation? How and why do our online and offline personas differ? Could our online personas benefit from more deliberate thought about how we portray ourselves and interact with others? What role, if any, should civility play in our online personas? Learn how social media users of all ages can cultivate and demonstrate digital civility, appropriate communication, and personal responsibility when using social media platforms. (more…)

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Congratulations to Civility in Sports Poster Contest Winners

Congratulations to winners of the Civility in Sports poster contest.

Grand Prize Winner

Julie Wang, Centennial High School (Grade 9)

 

Grade K-2 Winner

Tejasvi Suresh, Bellows Spring Elementary School (Grade 1)

 

Grade 3-5 Winner

Reynaldo T Fernandez III, Elkridge Elementary (Grade 3)

 

Grade 6-8 Winner

Star Fernandez, Elkridge Landing Middle School (Grade 8)

 

The Grand Prize winner received a $50 Target gift card, and her poster will be reproduced for countywide distribution. Category winners received a $25 Target gift card.

All entries are on exhibit at the Columbia Association Art Center (6100 ForelandGarth, Columbia) through Wednesday, March 25.

Presented in partnership with the Columbia Association Art Center, Howard County Library System, and Howard County Public School System.

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