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Show Title: “Think Outside of the Box”

Show opens: May 12th, 2021

Awards announced: June 1, 2021

Awards List:

  • Grade Level Awards (K-12): Certificate
  • School Level Awards (Elementary, Middle, High): MCSD Arts Shirt
  • Best in Show: Art Supply Basket with a few supplies, a MCSD Arts shirt, and a Blick gift card (Already have from NAEA conference)

Location: Virtual

Social Media Tag: #MCSDThinkOutsideoftheBox2021

Contact people for the Show: Kaylen Elliott (803-220-4261 or

Artwork selection process:

  • Students or parents complete Google Form (link). They must include a clear picture of the work to be submitted as well as the following information:
    • Student Name
    • Student Grade
    • Student T Shirt Size
    • Image (or multiple images) of the student’s work
    • Artwork information: Title, Media, Short description of work/ Artist’s Statement (MS & HS only)
    • Artist Image (optional, if the parent chooses to include it)
    • Answer to the following questions: Would you like your child’s name included in the virtual show? 
      • If the parent does not give permission, their grade will be included and they will still be eligible to participate, however, their information will be kept confidential.
  • All works submitted will be included in the show as long as the above information is completed prior to May 10th at 12:00pm


submissions must be suitable for a school show. All artists will be entered in grade level, school level, and best in show competitions. To enter, complete the entry form, which can be found at the link below, as well as on our district website and school Facebook pages. #MCSDThinkOutsideoftheBox2021

2021 Virtual Student Art Showcase Entry form: 

  • Example Show Presentation: LINK

Show Planning Process:

  • Administration Approval- Show details as well as T Shirt Design
  • Poster/Flyers up and sent home
  • Emails to all Parents (MES, MMS, MHS) and MMS/MHS students
  • MCSD Arts Shirts order forms sent out (Cost of shirt- $7 per shirt including design setup from Emerald Ink and Stitches in Greenwood, SC)
  • Digital gallery setup- Have templates ready to plug student information and art images in for quick show setup
  • Collect all information, help students with image documentation, help answer any student questions
  • Digital Make and Takes for Art show: Have 7th and 8th grade students design a make and take for elementary and middle school level students as an assignment
  • Finished show presentation: May 11th 
  • Show Published on MCSD Website, Facebook Page, MACK page on May 12th, 2021 at Noon
  • Winners decided by MCSD Arts Teachers and other Arts community members based on rubric (link)
  • Winners announced: June 1st, 2021
  • Awards Distributed: School awards ceremonies and/or when Report Cards are sent out