Teen Arts Submission Forms and Guidelines

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Somerset County’s 2021 Virtual Teen Arts Festival

For the safety of all involved, this year’s festival will take place virtually and is FREE to all participating schools.

Submissions Are Now Open!


NO submission forms or student work will be accepted after the deadlines below.

Friday, March 12, 2021

All submission forms are due EXCEPT for the Creative Writing Anthology Cover Contest. Forms AND work for the contest are due TOGETHER on April 12, 2021.

Monday, April 12, 2021

All release forms and student work are due (performance** and film** videos, images of visual art*, creative writing* and anthology cover art contest forms and submissions).

May 2021

Adjudications sent to schools.



  • Click the links below to access and download the guidelines and submission forms for each category.
  • Complete ONE (1) form for each category in which your student(s) will be participating. Guidelines specific to each category are included with the forms.
  • Email completed forms to CulturalHeritage@co.somerset.nj.us on or before Friday March 12, 2021. Please note that NO submission forms will be accepted after this date.
  • We cannot accept forms directly from students. Forms must be sent by teachers or school coordinators. Students participating independently (even if over the age of 18) must have a parent, guardian or teacher contact Cultural & Heritage Staff at CulturalHeritage@co.somerset.nj.us or (908) 231-7110 PRIOR to completing submission forms.

Submission Forms

Creative Writing Anthology Cover Art Contest Form
Creative Writing Submissions
Dance Submissions
Instrumental Music Submissions
Vocal Music Submissions
Musical Theatre Submissions
Non-Musical Theatre Submissions
Film Submissions
Visual Arts Submissions

Release Forms 

Creative Writing Release Form*
Visual Arts Release Form*
Film Release Form**
Performance Release Form**

*Because student visual art and creative writing will be publicly accessible via the County Website, an individual release form for EACH participating student is required.

**Film and Performance Release Forms is optional. Complete and submit if you would like your performance included in a publicly accessible video showcase. If film or performance involves a group of students, ALL group members MUST submit a separate, completed release in order to be showcased.