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2024 Young Artist Showcase

Young Artist Showcase

The Young Artist Showcase is a program that recognizes students who excel in the areas of art, music, writing, dance, and drama

  • Students must be in 6th through 12th grade

  • Contestants must attend BMS, BHS, St. Louis, or OA; live in the Batesville Community School Corporation and be homeschooled; or be members of BAAC.  


Professional judges are enlisted to judge the entries in each discipline, and trophies and ribbons are awarded to the winners at each school’s end of the year awards program along with the sports and academic awards that are traditionally given by the schools. This program fills a gap in local awards programs, showing students that they can be rewarded for excellence in the arts and creates an incentive for students to achieve excellence

Young artists can submit artwork through their school's art teacher for evaluation in the areas of 2D, 3D, Digital Art, and Photography

The musical performances will be held on Wednesday, January 10, 2024. This is a non-competitive performance opportunity for students. Students have the opportunity to perform a solo or ensemble piece for a panel of highly-qualified and respected judges. The judges use a modified ISSMA rubric to provide feedback to the young artists on technique, musicianship, and accuracy while providing comments for improvement and growth. Local music teachers can help find fitting music for young musicians

Registration is now closed for the 2024 Music Showcase




Participants will receive an email in January 2024 with their performance time

BAAC Contest Rules

 Two copies of the music must be supplied for the judges (can be photocopies) - 

 Measures are to be numbered on the judges’ copies of the music-    
 All other markings or notations are to be erased from the music-    
Student is responsible for his/h
er own accompaniment - 

 Accompanist is preferred, but a good quality CD or MP3 file with speake   

  is permissible   

 Student is responsible for his/her travel arrangements to the performance facility - 
Performance should last no longer than 5 minutes - 
Ensembles of 2-8 members may participate (1 ensemble per individual per 
category) - 

 Come well prepared + dress nicely - 

 Do your best - 

Students can submit a poem or short fictional writing essay for evaluation by current/retired English teachers. Categories include poetry and fiction at both the middle school and high school level and students may enter one piece per category


Entry Guidelines:

One entry per student per category is accepted - 

Deadline for entries is February 23, 2024, 11:59pm - 

 :The top of each document should include a title and the category. Categories include - 

  • Fiction Grades 6-8

  • Poetry Grades 6-8

  • Fiction Grades 9-12

  • Poetry Grades 9-12

Do NOT include your name or school in your story or poem 

 Use standard 1" margins,12-point Times New Roman font, and double space your entry -

 Number your pages. Entries should NOT be more than 20 pages -

 Entries should be carefully checked for spelling and grammatical errors -

 Entries must be ORIGINAL student work -

  • No previously published work or work posted on the internet will be accepted

  • Do not resubmit a work previously entered into this contest

 Entries that do not follow the above guidelines will be disqualified -

How to Enter

- Send your entry as an email attachment to - 

- If submitting both a poem and a fictional story, send an email for each entry - 

 In the body of your email, please type out - 

  • your name

  • school

  • grade

  • teacher's name

  • category of the entry

  • and the title of the entry

 "If using a Google Doc, be sure permissions are set to "anyone with the link can view - 

It is preferred that you submit with a PDF to avoid this issue   

To view/print the official Writing Contest Guidelines, please click the link below

Area judges attend regularly scheduled middle and high school drama performances to evaluate young thespian

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