Graphic Arts

There will be four divisions in Graphic Arts: grades 7-9, grade 10, grade 11, and grade 12. The Graphic Arts Contest Chair and the chairs for each category of Graphic Arts reserve the right to combine divisions or contests if there are too few entries.

Please be aware that the NJCL Graphic Arts Contest rules MAY be different than your state JCL contest rules. It is your responsibility as a participant in this contest to read and understand the NJCL rules. Questions about the contest rules may be directed to the chair of the Graphic Arts contest, Ms. Melissa Burgess at

The various categories and sub-categories for the Graphic Arts contests are:

Cartoons and Greeting Cards

2017 Cartoons and Greeting Cards Scoring Rules

Charts, Illustrated Quotations, Maps

2017 Charts, Illustrated Quotations, Maps Rules

Drawing and Painting

2017 Drawing and Painting Rules

Acrylic or Oil, Black Pencil, Chalk or Pastel, Charcoal, Colored Pencil, Ink (colored or black, including block printing), Mixed Media (any combination of the previously specified 8 media, no matter how minor), Watercolor (including water markers done with a brush)


2017 Handicraft Rules

Decorative Stitching (smaller items including embroidery, counted cross stitch, needlepoint), Dolls, Games, Glass, Jewelry, Large Models, Mosaics, Other Textiles (including quilts, batik, T-shirts, weaving), Pottery, Small Models, Sculpture

Impromptu Art

2017 Impromptu Art Rules


2017 Photography Rules

Traditional, Computer Enhanced

Paper Scrapbook

State, Local (further divided into small, medium, and large chapters)

Digital Scrapbook

State, Local (further divided into small, medium, and large chapters)

2017 Scrabook Rules

State T-Shirts

2017 State T-Shirt Rules