Communication and Arts Festival

Saturday, March 17, 2018
8:00 am-2:30 pm*

UW-Washington County
400 University Drive, West Bend

*Note participants aren’t required to be present the entire time.

This event is an opportunity for youth to display their talents and skills in 9 different communication and arts categories. Review the general information and class details to see all the options. The festival is also a great chance for youth to experience and practice face-to-face judging in many categories and receive valuable feedback on their work.

Most categories are judged at the event but posters and writing are judged ahead of time so you don’t need to actually be at the event. Youth don’t need to be enrolled in a particular project in order to participate so it’s a great opportunity to try out something new. There are also hands on activities and workshops to try out! Look for more details to be posted on the web page by mid-January!

Fast and easy sign up is being done through a Google Form. Enter your general information and select the categories you’d like to participate in. When done, select “submit” and you’ll receive a confirmation. If you need assistance, call the UW-Extension Office, 262-335-4478.

Registration closes Monday, February 26, 2018. Note: poster and writing entries are due to the UW-Extension Office on February 26 as well.

Judging/Performance Schedule

Times are approximate based on the number of entries.

  • Hands on workshops and activities will be added to the schedule.
  • Please check the Communication and Arts Festival webpage for updates.

8:00-10:00 am
Performing Arts- Group Practice (scheduled)

8:00 am-11:00 am
Art, Photography, and Digital Media Judging

9:00-11:00 am
Speeches and Demonstrations Judging

10:00-11:00 am
Performing Arts- Solo/Duet Practice (open stage)

11:00-11:20 am
Performing Arts Orientation (mandatory for all Performing Arts participants)

11:30 am-2:30 pm
Performing Arts Performances

Tip Sheets

Regardless if this is your first time participating in a particular class or you’ve done it many times before, review these tips sheets to help prepare and improve your work.

Demonstration Tip Sheet
Digital Media Tip Sheet

Poster Tip Sheet
Speaking Tip Sheet
Writing Tip Sheet

Judging Score Sheets

It’s important to review the score sheets judges will use so you know the criteria they are measuring on when critiquing your work. This will allow you to best prepare for the experience and know what to focus on.

Dance Score Sheet
Demonstration Score Sheet
Drama Score Sheet
Music Score Sheet
Poetry Score Sheet
Poster Score Sheet
Speaking Score Sheet
Writing Score Sheet