Dear Educator,

We would like to thank you for your school’s participation in Project Witness’ Third Annual Creative Arts Competition.

We are very pleased to inform you that many schools have registered for this competition, literally from coast to coast and even from abroad! Our judges and committee are eagerly looking forward to viewing the creativity and effort that the students are putting into their projects. 

We must inform you, however, that due to these unprecedented times, and in the interest of prudence and safety, the Project Witness committee has decided to make this year’s competition a virtual one.  This means that we have decided to receive and collect all submissions from all categories via email.  Therefore, we ask that all entries from all categories for the PW 2020-2021 Competition be sent to submissions@mja.mao.mybluehost.me

In past competitions, submission via email has been the standard collection process for writing and mp3 entries. This year, due to the situation, it will be the new process for our art and crafts entries as well.  In order to properly review and judge the submissions in these categories, we request that entries in the art and the crafts categories include the following:

  1. Please take a minimum of 5 professional-level photos of the project from all angles. Photos that are not top quality cannot be accepted.
  2. Please record a sequence of videos of the various stages of progress of the project, so that we can better appreciate the efforts, the focus, and the rationale that motivated it.
  3. Please include a written text description of the project that was created. This text must include a summary of the meaning of the project, as well as the materials and the process used in creating it. The graphic files must be of professional quality, so that the submissions can be properly judged and appreciated.
  4. Please make sure to have parents complete the attached form stating that the entire project was completed by the student without the assistance of parents, older siblings etc.

We ask that you take note of the following deadlines and required forms: 

The final school commitment deadline is on December 21, 2020.  (Please see the attached form.) This form will be available on our website on December 4,2020.

Exhibit submission deadline is on January 11, 2021.  (Please note that we cannot permit any exceptions!)

Parental form stating that the project was done by the student without outside help of any type.

We thank you for your participation and for sharing with us what promises to be a truly remarkable display of creativity, originality, and inspiration.  As always, feel free to reach out to us with any questions or ideas you may have, at 718-305-5244 x 244. 

Thank you and very much looking forward,

The Project Witness team