Calling all teachers and art professionals! Did you know that Creative Arts has specific categories just for you? While most of the Arts & Crafts contests are for hobbyists, we have at least five contests devoted to the pros.
What classifies you as a professional?
On page 96 at the back of your Creative Arts Handbook, we’ve defined professionals as:
“A person who has engaged in an event or activity for monetary profit and has earned more than $2,000 a year, or a person who teaches and/or instructs a particular craft of skill (e.g., sewing needlework, baking, etc.). Any person who has edited, produced, printed, and published a cookbook for individual gain is considered professional and will not be eligible to compete.
*In photography, a professional photographer uses photography to earn money, while amateur photographers take photographs for pleasure and to record an event, emotion, place, or person.”
Which departments offer Teachers and Professionals categories?
Starting off with the Arts & Crafts contests, we’re keeping it flexible for whichever direction your creativity takes you. Teachers and professionals are eligible to enter in the category, “ANY SUBJECT, ANY MEDIUM,” for the Fine Art department in their division.
Ceramics and Hand-Painted China
Next, for Teachers and Professionals contests, Department B allows the pros to hand paint blank pieces of China. Using the technique of your choice, be sure to include appropriate display items if needed.
From sculptures to stained glass and wood pieces to decorated gourds, the Teachers and Professionals division in Designer Craftsman provides an “ANY SUBJECT, ANY MEDIUM,” category.
Needlepoint, Crewel, and Counted Cross Stitch
In Arts & Crafts Department H, Teachers and Professionals of needlepoint, crewel, and counted cross stitch are able to enter the following categories:
- Counted Cross Stitch
- Specialty Stitches
Photography pros have the opportunity to enter photos in color or in black and white. Offering various categories, Department K allows teachers and professionals to truly capture a wide range of subjects. Whether it’s portraits or landscapes in Texas or another subject, let your creative style soar when taking photos to enter in this contest.
We love to see everyone’s creativity expressed at the Fair – especially the pros! With a category just for professionals, we can’t wait to see what the best of the best submit this year. If you have any further questions on teachers and professionals’ divisions, please give us a call at 214-421-8744.
For more information on Creative Arts Contests or blogs on how to enter,
visit our Creative Arts 101 page or sign-up for our Creative Texans Newsletter.