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Scoring Rubric

Your artwork will be evaluated on a scale of 1 to 5 (1 = Poor; 2 = Weak; 3 = Moderate; 4 = Strong; 5 = Excellent) in the following four categories:

  • Viewer engagement
  • Artistic intent and originality of ideas
  • Use of media and technique
  • Alignment with theme

Viewer engagement

  1. Work does not engage the viewer; composition lacks imagination.
  2. Work is slightly engaging; composition demonstrates some imagination.
  3. Work is somewhat engaging; composition demonstrates some imagination.
  4. Work is engaging, evocative, and confident; composition is innovative and unique.
  5. Work is exceptionally engaging, evocative and confident; composition is highly innovative and unique.

Artistic intent and originality of ideas

  1. Artistic intent is very unclear. Ideas presented are a copy or appropriation of another artist’s creation.
  2. Artistic intent is unclear. Ideas presented may be a copy or appropriation of another artist’s creation.
  3. Artistic intent is somewhat clear. Ideas presented do not seem to be a copy or appropriation of another artist’s creation.
  4. Artistic intent is clear. Ideas presented are not a copy or appropriation of another artist’s creation.
  5. Artistic intent is obvious. Ideas presented are original.

Use of media and technique

  1. Use of media and technique is poor.
  2. Use of media and technique is weak.
  3. Use of media and technique is good.
  4. Use of media and technique is strong.
  5. Use of media and technique is excellent.

Alignment with theme

  1. The work does not to align with the theme.
  2. The work barely aligns with the theme
  3. The work shows some alignment with the theme.
  4. The work shows alignment with the theme.
  5. The work demonstrates strong alignment with the theme.