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Open Call for Group Exhibitions Classroom Jurying
How to Participate
Students can vote on any number of proposals according to how much time you want students to devote to the reading/jurying and how much on the discussion (it takes less than 2 hours to read and rate 50 proposals).

Jurying is done completely online. Each student is given an individual login, through which they review a randomized set of proposals and rate each proposal on a scale of 1-5. Alternatively, we can give the same login to a group of students if they prefer to vote together as a team, but each proposal is only seen one at a time, and once voted on, does not appear again to the juror (or juror team).

Your class could also decide to have half the class submit to the open call and the other half the class rate the proposals.

The two annual voting time periods are approximately the month of November and the month of March.
Classroom benefits
Students have the opportunity to read proposals and learn what makes a compelling short essay. Being on the other side of the "grading" process is often beneficial in one's own writing.

Students come in contact with ideas from all over the world from all corners of the creative community, learning what themes and ideas are prevalent at the time.

We also provide a free copy of one of apexart's e-book publications, which address timely issues in the arts.

What we need:
Names and email addresses of participating students, a deadline for your class to finish voting, and date you would like to receive your class' tally page.
What we provide:
We send all login information and deadline reminders to students. When the professor is ready to stop voting, we deactivate your login and provide you with a unique tally page that shows progress of votes for your class. This is a grid (see example below) that displays the ratings given by each student, and every proposal submitted in the order of its current ranking by all jurors (not just your class).

We ask you to only share this unique page with your class after all students have finished voting and their logins have been deactivated. This tally page provides the ability to view any proposal so that the class may read together for discussion (see below for suggested topics) and expires one month after it is provided to the professor.

Contact us to participate
Suggested topics of classroom discussion:
  • Were there similarities between submissions?
  • What were some of the overarching topics you observed?
  • What factors did you consider when scoring a proposal?
  • What was more important to you in scoring: the originality of the proposal idea, the strength of writing, or the feasibility of the project?
  • In what way were the higher rating proposals stronger?
  • How would you construct a high-rated proposal?
Sample Tally Page:

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