OVA Resources

All participating teachers must be NYSATA members.

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NEXT OVA is APRIL 30, 2020

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  • You can click on the REGISTER NOW link, log back in,  and edit your submission any time you wish to add or subtract students or teams

2019 Judges Volunteer Form Please consider helping us out at this incredible event!2019 Event Schedule alt COMING SOON

2019 OVA Program Overview alt
2019 Long Term Problems alt

2019 Spontaneous Problem Materials List
2019 Chaperone Form alt
2019 Event Schedule alt

2019 Onsite Registration and Check-In alt
2019 Sample Scoring Rubric alt
2019 Arrival Checklist/Reminders alt

Artifacts and History

2018 Long Term Problems alt
2017 OVA Long-Term Problems alt
2016 OVA Long-Term Problems alt


Olympics of the Visual Arts

OVA 2016 EmblemCelebrating our 37th Year!!!
The Olympics of the Visual Arts (OVA) program provides an opportunity for students to participate in individual or group artistic problem solving. A new series of problems is posed every fall. Students create long-range solutions at their schools, and travel to the Albany area to compete on short-range problems in a day-long celebration of creativity. There are awards for each of the problem categories at every level.

Teachers who can't travel to participate in OVA are welcome to use the problems in their classrooms, conduct a "mini-OVA" in their own district, or sponsor regional events. Artistic problem solving is a great way to get students learning, experiencing and creating!

NYSATA OVA Awards 2019 from Cindy Henry

The 2019 Olympics of the Visual Arts was  held at the SARATOGA SPRINGS CITY CENTER, Saratoga Springs, New York on THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 2019.

The fee for participation is $150 per district regardless of the number of teachers, school buildings, or student participants.

Questions? Contact Roger Hyndman or Anne Manzella at [email protected].



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