Black Theatre Network
Judy Dearing Student Design Competition
A Call for Entries
The design competition and subsequent awards are presented in memory of distinguished costume designer Judy Dearing. The purpose of this competition is to encourage African American students of design and give them an opportunity to have their work exhibited at the National Conference of the Black Theatre Network.
A $200.00 First Place Award presented in each category (Set, Costume and Lights)
The competition is open to all African American Graduate and Undergraduate students enrolled in American colleges and Universities.
- A photo of the entrant, which will become property of the Black Theatre Network, must accompany entries.
- Scene Designers are limited to one entry consisting of one rendering for a show that requires a single or unit set (minimum size 11” x 14” maximum size 18” x 24” overall). The face of the rendering should carry only the title of the show designed. The design may be from an actual production or an unproduced class project.
- Costume Designers are limited to three matted renderings and a color chart supplied for all costumes within one play. The renderings (minimum 11" x 14" maximum 18" x 24" overall) should have fabric swatches attached, the title of the show, character, act, and scene labeled on the face.
- Lighting Designers are limited to one show, which should include a lighting plot ½” or ¼” scale with paper-work (maximum size 30" x 36"). Entries should include no more than three 8 x 10 prints from the show. The design may be from an actual production or an unproduced project.
- Renderings may be done in any medium and must be matted for display.
- All designs must carry the designer’s name and return address on the back, along with a separate typed statement of the design concept. Research may be included which is bound in a notebook
- Entries must be securely wrapped in such a way that they can be returned in their original wrappings. The Black Theatre Network accepts no responsibility for damage to any entry, regardless of cause. Consult the U. S. Postal Service for special arrangements on mailing matted paintings.
- An oral critique on cassette tape will be supplied for each entry. These critiques and design entries will be mailed to each entrant within ninety days after the conference.
- Entrants should include return postage. If not, entries will be returned COD. Entrants must provide permanent address.
- Entries must be postmarked by 03/01/12. Winners will be notified by 04/01/12.
Students are encouraged to consult professors for assistance
Winners will be announced in conjunction with the S. Randolph Edmonds Young Scholars Competition held at the annual Black Theatre Network Conference. Winners need not be present to win.
Entries should be addressed to:
BTN Design Competition
ATTN: Andre Harrington
CSUSB /PA 121
5500 University Parkway
San Bernardino, CA 92407