Check back soon for more information on the 2019 Illinois District Fine Arts Festival!

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Downloadable 11x17 FA’18 Poster:

Downloadable Slide:

April 6, 2019

GT Church

500 S. 27th Street

Decatur, IL 62521

Early Registration Postmark/Deadline – March 1
Final Registration Postmark/Deadline – March 8
For more information email questions to finearts@idcag.org or call 217.854.4641

FEES

On or Before March 1 Postmark (Early)

$49 per individual (includes up to 3 categories)

$10 per each additional category (4+ categories)

$10 per individual in a Youth Choir only

OPTIONAL T-Shirt: $5 for S-XL; $7 for 2XL-3XL

No Fee for Non-Participant Registration

$10 off for IL Credentialed Pastor’s Kids

Postmarked March 2 – March 8

$59 per individual (includes up to 3 categories)

$10 per each additional category (4+ categories)

$20 per individual in a Youth Choir only

OPTIONAL T-Shirt: $5 for S-XL; $7 for 2XL-3XL

No Fee for Non-Participant Registration

$10 off for IL Credentialed Pastor’s Kids

New for this year
1. The following categories have had rule changes:
• Songwriting – rules regarding accompaniment and lyric sheets
• Songwriting, Modern Hymn – rules regarding accompaniment and lyric sheets
• Art – rules regarding framing
• Dance – rules regarding apparel and presentation time limits
• Writing and Film Categories – delivery instructions have changed
• Flash Fiction – new word count rule
• American Sign Language Categories – new presentation rules
2. Submission guidelines have been changed for writing categories. We will no longer require a
pre-festival submission system.
All writing entries must be brought to the event on Saturday, April 7, 2018, by 9:00 a.m. For more information on the
number of entries for each category please see the individual category rules.
3. There has been a name change to First Person Essay. It is now called Creative Fiction/Memoir.
Important things to know:
  • LOCATION: GT Church, Decatur. 500 South 27th St. Decatur, IL 62521
  • Fees are non-refundable, but can be transferred to another entry before deadlines (regular registration rates apply).
  • ALL ART DIVISION/WRITING DIVISION must be brought to the event by 9:00 AM. Please do NOT mail entries.
  • ALL SHORT FILM ENTRIES will be judged prior to the event. Entries for this category must be submitted and labeled in
    accordance with the rulebook and received in the ISM office by March 31st. No exceptions. Please see the FAQ section for specifics on this category.
For Non-Participants Attending Fine Arts Festival:
There is no longer a separate PDF registration form for non‐participants, HOWEVER, we DO still need to know how many additional attendees (those who are not registered participants) will be at this event.

Coordinators, please click here to enter the additional number of non‐participants that will be attending with your group. We need this information NO LATER than March 31, 2018. Thank you in advance for your cooperation!

Schedule:
8:00 AM Check-In
8:30 AM Orientation
9:00 AM-11:30 AM Block One
11:30 AM-1:00 PM Lunch Break
1:00-5:00 PM Block Two
5:45 PM Closing Service & Award Ceremony
* We reserve the right to make changes to schedule as needed.
*Food will be available onsite throughout the Festival.
Hotel Information:
Hampton Inn
6.5 Miles/15 Minutes
1429 Hickory Point Dr.
Forsyth, IL. 62535
$99 + Tax Until 3/7
217.877.5577
Code: Fine Arts Festival
http://www.decaturforsyth.hamptoninn.com/
Online Code: FAF

Fairfield Inn by Marriott
6.5 miles/16 minutes
1417 Hickory Point Dr.
Forsyth, IL 62535
$99 + Tax Until 3/7
Marriott.com/decde
Enter your arrival and departure dates,
then click on special rates. Click
“Group Code” and enter ILSILSM

Registration is now available!

 

Tips For Preparing Your presentation!

 

Download the 2018 Fine Arts Festival Rulebook!

 
**PLEASE NOTE – there is not a separate PDF registration form for non-participants this year, HOWEVER, we DO still need to know how many additional attendees (those who are not registered participants) will be at this event. Coordinators, please click the “non-participant registration” above to enter the additional number of non-participants that will be attending with your group. We need this information NO LATER than April 1, 2017. Thank you in advance for your cooperation!

National Fine Arts Information & Rules*

 

*Illinois District Fine Arts follows the National Fine Arts rules. click ABOVE to download your 2018 rule book. 

 

Videos:

Kevin Wilson Fine Arts Testimony

 

FAF Oklahoma Student Documentary

 

GT Church