...THIS is one of the toughest things Ms. Ridgway does all year. How can she select from all of the amazing creations she sees from all the wonderful JDHS Art students from August to March? Every Alaskan school participating in the Alaska Student Activities Association is invited to submit 5 of their best student works. It is a competition by digital submission, so a quality photograph that shows off all the best features and details must be attained. Many fine works go home with students before they are properly photographed and sometimes works must be tracked down after they've been sold! There are rules about photograph formatting, backgrounds, and size references... Before the students' works can be submitted, they must pass the ASAA
criteria for JDHS Student activities participation, which includes the
Play for Keeps video and parent-signed TADD form, "good grades" ('C' avg,
not failing any of at least 4 (Srs.) or 5 (underclassmen) courses
enrolled with JDHS), and parent permission to publish the students'
She's taken the following photos of over 30 works in consideration -