ART THROWDOWN: Challenges

The Art Throwdown consists of:

  • 6 Individual Challenges

  • 3 Collaborative Challenges

  • 1 Team Challenge

Individual Challenges

  • Individual Challenges will require each artists from the team to complete in a challenge. Teams should select Artist’s based on his/her artistic skill set.

Collaborative Challenges (2 students per group, 3 groups):

  • Collaborative Challenges will require 2 individual “artists” to complete the challenge. The groups should be selected based on his/her artistic skill set.

Team Challenge (6 students):

  • Group Challenge will require all 6 “artists” to complete in this challenge. Based on his/her artistic skill set.

Competition Process:

Students Artists will be placed into a single elimination bracket.

Each Art Challenge will have its own specific set of rules for each competition.

Timed activities:

  • Brackets will be posted and updated throughout the day.

  • Points will be awarded after each challenge concludes.

  • Art Throwdown Rules & Guidelines will be provided at check-in table.

Competition Guidelines:

  • Each round will be exactly 60-90 minutes.

  • Warning will sound at 15 minutes remaining

  • Timer will be set for each specific challenge.

  • Signs will be set up identifying each Art Challenge location.

  • Station Supervisor(s) and Judge(s) will be at each location

  • Announcement of prompt/theme will be made to all student participants by Station Supervisor(s) at the beginning of each Challenge.

  • Teams should bring their own supplies and equipment for each event including paint, pens, brushes, drawing boards, etc. Just like any sports team has to bring their own stuff. No oils or spray paint will be allowed for this event. However, some art materials will be provided for individual challenges unless otherwise specified.

  • Sportsmanship: Contestants, parents, and coaches are not to approach and/or question judges independently after their decision is rendered. Failure to abide by Art Throwdown Rules will result in automatic disqualification of your team.

Judging:

  • The IHSAE will utilize “Professional Artists” as Judges to score individual events.

  • Final judging placements will be binding.

  • Judges are not required or allowed to explain or defend their final decisions to anyone.

  • Sportsmanship: Contestants, parents, and coaches are not to approach and/or question judges independently after their decision is rendered.

  • Failure to abide by Art Throwdown Rules will result in automatic disqualification of your team.

Scoring:

In each event, points will be awarded to individuals with their scores contributing to the team total. Team winner selected by tabulating individual event scores.

Every student receives points:

  • Challenge Judges will have red, yellow, blue,and white stickers + 3 Gold Stickers for each Challenge

    • Students should write their names and school on each sticker after receiving it, so that we can check for errors later on.

  • Each sticker is worth a corresponding amount of points

  • GOLD - 5 points

  • RED - 4 points

  • YELLOW - 3 points

  • BLUE - 2 points

  • WHITE - 1 point

  • A Leader Board (screen) will consistently keep track of all points live.

  • There is a Challenge Judge and IHSAE Scorekeeper (IHSAE member) for each round/challenge.

  • The IHSAE Scorekeeper will walk points over to the Official Scorekeeper after each round for official entering.

    • Official Scorekeeper has a list of each challenge and each high school competing for each challenge. Simply writes the points next to that school for each challenge and then posts the totals on the scoreboard.