Frequently Asked Questions
Who can submit?
What are the submission criteria?
How do I submit my artwork?
How big should the artwork be?
What orientation for the artwork should be used?
Can submissions have more than one artist?
How can teachers and parents help?
When and where will the winning submissions be displayed?
What is the deadline for submitting artwork?
If submitting the artwork electronically, what format should be used?
Any K-12 student in Massachusetts is eligible for the Cool Science competition.
2. What are the submission criteria?
- No more than 5 to 8 words used in artwork
- White paper/ canvas
- No photographs or clipart
- All original work by student(s)
3. How do I submit my artwork?
Entries can be submitted electronically or hardcopy by mail.
4. How big should the artwork be?
The canvas/paper should be 24 inches wide and 9 inches tall.
The artwork should maintain a 1 inch border all the way around the canvas. This means that for the 24” x 9” canvas, you have a 22” x 7” work space.
5. What orientation for the artwork should be used?
All projects must be composed using a landscape orientation.
6. Can submissions have more than one artist?
Unfortunately, co-authorship for this competition are not allowed.
7. How can teachers and parents help?
Teachers and parents are encouraged to support students’ efforts to create and submit an entry to the Cool Science competition. Teachers and parents can be helpful in discussing the science of climate change, providing supplies, and solving technical issues with students. However, all creative work must be done by the student(s). See the Teachers and Parents page for more information.
8. When and where will the winning submissions be displayed?
Selected submissions will be displayed on the outside of buses, inside of buses, and the bus station in Lowell, Massachusetts during the first half of 2013.
9. What is the deadline for submitting artwork?
All entries must be submitted by November 15, 2012. If mailing a hard copy of your submission, than the package must be post-marked by November 15, 2012.
Artwork files submitted electronically should be saved as a GIF or JPEG file with a resolution of 300 dpi.