Local Chair submits entries to state. Entry fee: $7.00 State fee: $10.00
Submit both fees with the local contest entry. See non-TMTA teachers and student fees in TMTA Handbook. Non-ADMTA teachers pay double student entry fees.
The purpose of this contest is to promote excellence in musical research and publication.
- Students must be registered for Student Affiliate.
- There is NO theory test requirement for the Publication Contest.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE COMPETITION
For complete information, read “Publication Competition” in the TMTA Member Handbook. Topics are listed in the TMTA Member Handbook and at www.tmta.org.
GUIDELINES FOR ENTRIES
- The topics are purposefully broad to allow the student journalistic freedom of perspective.
- All articles should include a bibliography and discography citing the sources of information used in the paper.
- Students should take care to avoid plagiarism by rephrasing information from their sources.
- Quotations are acceptable but should be short and clearly cited as to author and source.
- Formal footnoting is acceptable but not required.
- The articles should be written so that others of the same age can read and comprehend them.
TO ENTER LOCAL CONTEST
Complete and mail the following to the chair, postmarked by the LOCAL entry deadline:
- One Publication Application Contest form for each entry from www.tmta.org forms. Do NOT hit “submit” on the website for this form at the local contest level! Instead print this form. Note: You will only need to submit the form if you enter the state contest.
- Follow the submittal requirements in the TMTA Member Handbook regarding the form of the essay, hard copy and disk. This should be done for the local level as well as the state level.
- The teacher should collect the fees and send ONE check for all student entries for both local and state contest fees by the Nov. 11th deadline. Check should be made payable to ADMTA and mailed to ADMTA, P.O. Box 163283, Austin, TX 78716
ADVANCE TO STATE
- It is recommended that articles are judged locally, but not required.
- Ratings earned at the local level do not affect entry eligibility in the state contest.
- Students may edit their essays using critiques given by the local judges before sending to state contest.
- Teachers must submit all entries for the state contest to the local chair by January 13, 2017.
- The local chair submits all entries to state contest.
TO ENTER STATE CONTEST
Complete the following and mail to the chair, postmarked by the local associations’ state contest entry deadline:
- One Publication Application Contest form for each entry from www.tmta.org/forms.
- For the state contest you must “Submit” one Publication Application form per student entered found on at tmta.org/forms.
- You will receive an e-mail with an attached copy of your submitted form. Save this form for your records. Print a copy to send with the essay to your local publication chair by the local deadline for state entries.
- See further instructions about essay specifics in the TMTA handbook to include with the form.
- The check for local and state fees is due at time of the local deadline. (See above)
- Teachers should have already submitted state fees at the time of the local contest.
- It is strongly recommended that articles are judged locally before being submitted to state contest. The rating received at the local level (“IF” a local contest is held) does not determine eligibility to enter the state contest. Those earning lower than an Outstanding or Excellent at a local contest may enter the state contest.
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