Update 4.14.2020

We have received communication that the National Fine Arts Festival has been canceled for 2020. We are super bummed to hear this, however, we totally understand the national level event needing to get canceled at this time. Since our Fine Arts Festival is going virtual we want to offer a few options for your consideration. Here are the things we are adapting to this new information.  


1) All group entries will get a refund

2) Individual entries will be able to get a refund if you let us know by April 21. 

3) Individuals that still want to participate will get feedback and evaluation as previously communicated. 

Fine ARts festival UPdate

Because of COVID-19 and the social distancing mandates, we will be organizing a virtual Fine Arts Festival for those who have already registered. Churches who have already registered need to reply by Friday, April 3rd at noon with a list of students or groups that do not wish to participate in the virtual festival. Any groups or individuals that choose to not participate by April 3rd at noon will receive a full refund. Any that we do not hear about, we assume will still be participating and will not receive a refund after that date. 


For those that choose to participate, we will have different criteria for three different types of entries (writing & artwork entries, individual presentations, and group presentations). We will email you a confirmation with a list of students still participating along with their Participant IDs by April 7th. Students with individual presentations will need to know their Participant IDs before submitting a video.

  1. Writing & Artwork Entries: These will proceed just like at our in-person festival where we will get our evaluators to give feedback, critique, and score. Scores will be available by Friday, May 1st. We are still working on how to celebrate those who score high enough to receive an invitation to nationals.
  2. Individual Presentations: These presentations will be recorded via cellphone and uploaded following these guidelines. Submissions must be made by 11:59 PM on April 23rd. Submissions will be made using this form. These will be sent to evaluators to give feedback, critique, and score. Scores will be available by Friday, May 1st. We are still working on how to celebrate those scoring high enough to receive an invitation to nationals. We understand that an accompanist is desired but may be tricky for some categories, we recommend utilizing an mp3 for this but will leave that to your judgment on how you and the students desire to proceed.
  3. Group Presentations (small, large, duets, etc): Due to current constrictions we recognize groups are not able to get together to practice or record. With this category, we will offer a 50% refund and all group presentations will receive an invitation to nationals.


We will send t-shirts and certificates for those who participate in the virtual Fine Arts Festival to the church. We will also still send medals to anyone that receives an invitation to nationals. We will send these items to the church for distribution, not to individuals.


Thank you for your flexibility in this process, we are trying to do our best to help students discover, develop, and deploy their talents and gifts to build the Kingdom of God. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to me via email or phone.


Adam Kolosik

319.330.9312 (cell)


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