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.

The 2023 Olympics of the Visual Arts will take place in person at the Saratoga City Center, Saratoga Springs, NY on April 27, 2023. 

2023 OVA Registration and Documents

Register Your District’s Teams*
by February 17, 2023

Register Your District's Teams LINK COMING SOON!

Registration Fees for 2023
$150 for 1-5 teams
$200 for 6-10 Teams
$250 for 11-15 Teams
$300  for 16 -24 Teams

*One advisor (Primary Contact) will register the District
1 team per grade level per category per District

Important Documents 

2023 Design Problems/Event Overview
Media Release Form
Sample Scoring Rubric

 

Volunteers Needed!
  • Coordinate volunteers
  • Select, order and sell OVA swag/merchandise
  • Judge categories onsite
  • Assist with problem-writing
  • Photograph/document/video the event
  • Managing onsite registration and check-in
 

Volunteer here or contact [email protected].

CLICK HERE to Volunteer for 2023

 

2022 Awards Presentation

 

CLICK HERE to view 2022 OVA Submissions

 

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 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
2020/2021 OVA Long Term Problems
2019 Long Term Problems
2018 Long Term Problems
2017 Long Term Problems
2016 Long Term Problems

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