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A. Make sure to fill out the entire scholarship application form because incomplete applications won’t be considered. The art career questions aren’t optional…we really want to know why you want to be an artist. Proofreading is important and so is the neatness of the entire application. And if you don’t do the tiny doodle, well, you won’t get extra coolness points!
A. Nope. We think 5 samples is enough to see your range and experience as an artist. You can however send more than 1 photograph per sample, like photos of multiple views or close-ups showing detail.
A. We prefer to have all items mailed together just to make sure we have everything from you in order to be considered for the scholarship. However, we know some schools may have policies in place that require them to mail transcripts or recommendation letters directly to the scholarship committee. If that’s the case, make sure you note on page 3 of the application form that your school will be mailing items directly to us. DO NOT have them email us letters or transcripts. Emailed letters of recommendation will be ignored, so your scholarship application will be incomplete.
A. Nope. We want to see your entire application in person. Compare it to going on a job interview… you wouldn’t show up with your shirt untucked with stains all over it, would you? Well, we’ll be looking at your application the same way by scrutinizing the neatness of your submission and creativity of your entire package including the envelope.
A. The best types of art samples to submit are the ones that best represent and show your skills, whether they’re pencil drawings, sculptures, or paintings. Not all artists are great with gouache, Jason & I certainly aren’t! So don’t try to force yourself into a medium or style that isn’t working for you. We’d love to see a range of mediums and subject matter, but not if 4 out of the 5 samples aren’t good!
A. Yes, you can. Nearly all artists use reference material. The hope is that they can go beyond the reference material & make a piece “their own” by not completely copying a photo as-is. We definitely don’t want artists to take another artist’s already created painting, comic character, or merely trace over an existing illustration or photo. Only submit artwork that was created by you & not “stolen” from another artist’s portfolio.
A. The only way I could afford to go to collage was to get scholarships and student loans. Most scholarships available to me back then were for 4-year colleges where you had to major in something fancy (expensive) & super-brain powered (law, medicine). So even though I was a good student, I didn’t qualify for a lot of scholarships because I wanted to go to a 2-year art school (The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, where Jason & I first met). So that was the driving inspiration in starting the Zinggia Art Scholarship. We hope to continue the scholarship for many years to help young artists further their education in visual arts.
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A. You can mail your submission with tracking info so you will know when it’s delivered to us. Or you can also send us an email to ask if we’ve received it. We get a lot of submissions, so we won’t automatically respond to everyone with confirmation of receipt. Also, make sure you put enough postage on the envelope! We won’t pay any overdue postage, so your submission would get refused, returned, or possibly devoured by the US Postal Service.
A. Heck no!!!
A. Feel free to contact us if you have a question that isn’t listed in the FAQ.
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