Olympics of the Visual Arts

OVA 2016 EmblemNYSATA annually hosts a creative problem-solving event in which student teams of one or more enter a long-term design solution in one of eight categories and participate in an on-demand design prompt. Teams present a portfolio along with their entry to showcase the research, planning and iterations that led to the final design. This friendly and spirited competition among students across the state is a wonderful way for students to interact with other student artists and together celebrate creativity.

2021 OVA Virtual Event Documents
2021 OVA Event Overview
2021 OVA Design Problems
Sample Scoring Rubric
2021 Solution Slide Template 
Media Release Form
OVA Judge Volunteer Registration
2021 Award Winning Solutions


2021 OVA Submitted Solutions by Category
OVA 2021 Architecture Submissions OVA 2021 Drawing Submissions 
OVA 2021 Fashion Design Submissions OVA 2021 Illustration Submissions 
 OVA 2021 Jewelry Design Submissions OVA 2021 Painting Submissions  
 OVA 2021 Photography Submissions OVA 2021 Sculpture Submissions 

Questions about the OVA program? Contact Roger Hyndman or Anne Manzella at [email protected].

Artifacts and History
Ova 2019 Awards Show
2016 OVA Program Video
2019 Long Term Problems alt
2018 Long Term Problems alt
2017 Long Term Problems alt
2016 Long Term Problems alt

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