2012-13 MLTI Screen Savers

November 29, 2011

Calling all student artists:

Over the last three years, the MLTI laptop screen saver image featured forty outstanding student works of art (twenty each year) with over 800 pieces of artwork submitted.

This opportunity once again is available for the 2012-2013 Screen Saver Image. Works of art submitted will be on display in a Studywiz Gallery where students and teachers may vote for and critique the artworks. The two works receiving the most votes (stars) will automatically be entered into the group of 20 finalists. A group of independent judges will score the remaining pieces of artwork. The 18 artworks receiving top scores from the judges, will be submitted to the finalists group as well.

Fashionista, Brandi Jo Shaffer, Gr. 12, Lee Academy

Most schools have active Studywiz accounts for staff and students. Please check with your MLTI Tech Lead for more information. If you do not have a Studywiz account you will be issued an account to post the work. Your Tech Lead can create accounts – please keep in mind it takes 24 hours for a Studywiz account to become active so don’t wait!!

This contest is open to Maine students in grades K-12. MLTI asks that students submit only ONE piece of artwork to be considered for the 2012-2013 screensaver. Please take careful note of the sizing and labeling requirements. Submissions not meeting these requirements or students submitting multiple works will not be included in the judging.

Strings, Patrick Ouellette, Gr. 8, Winthrop MS

The students whose artwork is selected will be recognized at the MLTI Student Conference to be held May 24, 2012 at the University of Maine, Orono. The 20 artists will be receiving free conference registration and will have their artwork projected on the big screen at various times during the event.


  • December 23, 2011 – Submissions due. Teachers/Students can vote in Studywiz until January 11, 2012! Don’t forget to remind them to log in and vote!
  • December 24, 2011 – January 11, 2012  Judging by independent judges.
  • January 11, 2012 – Voting and judging ends!
  • January 14, 2012 – Teachers of the students with selected pieces will be notified by this date. A release form will need to be signed by parents and sent back to MLTI before any names are released to the public.
  • January 25, 2012 – Release forms due to back to the MLTI Project Office.
  • February 2012 – Selected artwork information released to the public.
  • May 24, 2012 – Student Conference. Selected students will be invited to join us at the Student Conference free of charge (students will need to complete online registration).

Submitted artworks may be:

  • Photography
  • Photographs of artwork (2 or 3 dimensional)
  • Scanned works
  • Digital art
  • Due to the paperwork involved with identifiable human faces we will not allow any piece which will require model release forms. This means no photographs of recognizable human faces, please.

Submissions must be:

  • Landscape orientation
  • Digital format 1152×870 pixels
  • Without images of people (which would require a model release)
  • Submitted by December 23, 2011

When submitting:

  • Label the files properly with: Title of Artwork_StudentFirstName_StudentLastInitial_School_Teacher Initials
  • Ensure files are the proper orientations/size, as files that are not properly sized will not be judged (see .pdf on sizing)

Artwork that is not properly labeled, sized or submitted on time, will NOT be judged. Students who submit more than piece of artwork will be not be included in the judging.

To view the photographs and have your students view the photographs you need to have a Studywiz account. If you do not have an account please contact Juanita Dickson at juanita.dickson@maine.gov to get account informationNot familiar with Studywiz?

View the MLTI Minute – Episode #122 – How to Join A Global Group in Studywiz. You want to search for the 207 Screen Saver Group in Studywiz.

Once in the Studywiz 207 Screen Saver Group, you’ll find a video that gives step by step directions including:

  • how to submit and/or view artworks in Studywiz
  • how to vote
  • how to resize your image
  • how to label your image

Blue Eyes, Veronica Jones, Gr. 9, Maranacook HS

2011-2012 Selected Screensaver Images

  • “3 Musicians”, inspired by Pablo Picasso, Kara Rawlings, Gr. 8, Skowhegan Area Middle School
  • “Captive”, Moriah Day, Gr. 12, Dexter Regional High School
  • “The Edge of Water”, Hannah Boyce, Gr. 10, Mount Desert Island High School
  • “Crows”, Ann Marie Stanely, Gr. 12, Mount Desert Island High School
  • “An Apple a Day”, Peter Grubb, Gr. 12, Mount Desert Island High School
  • “Fashionista”, Brandi Jo Shaffer, Gr. 12, Lee Academy
  • “White Mouse”, Hunter Tompkins, Gr. 7, Lawrence Jr High School
  • “Color Splash”, Kathleen Murphy, Gr. 8, Tremont School
  • “Sun Lizard”, Jalen Thompson, Gr. 10, Maranacook HS
  • “Native Spirit”, Rebecca White, Gr. 11, Maranacook HS
  • “Blue Eyes”, Veronica Jones, Gr. 9, Maranacook HS
  • “Strings”, Patrick Ouellette, Gr. 8, Winthrop MS
  • “Sleepy Santa”, Jasmine Dostie, Gr. 7, Lawrence Jr High School
  • “Lock”, Alicia Eggleston, Gr. 11, Mt. Ararat High School
  • “A Single Drop”, David Brann, Gr. 12, Mt. Ararat High School
  • “Cornelius the Duck”, Hannah Kuhn, Gr. 12, Bangor High School
  • “Treble Bass Clarinets”, Kayla Fahey, Gr. 7, Westbrook Middle School
  • “Such Great Heights”, Amelia Denney, Gr. 10, Waterville Senior HS
  • “Untitled”, Juan Matthew Lynch, Gr. 12, Waterville Senior HS
  • “Untitled”, Whitney Ruff, Gr. 12, Mountain Valley High School

2010-11 Selected Screensaver Images

  • “All Star” by Lindsey Purpura, Yarmouth High School, Grade 11
  • “Aqua” by Kelly Normand, Noble Middle School, Grade 8
  • “Autumn Bliss” by Lindsey Purpura, Yarmouth High School, Grade 11
  • “Burst of Autumn” by Erick Schadler, Jordan Small Middle School, Grade 8
  • “Collage” by Nate Arbitrario, Lewiston Middle School, Grade 8
  • “Colour Me Beautiful” by Samantha Hall, Yarmouth High School, Grade 12
  • “Dew” by Jonas Oppenheim, Yarmouth High School, Grade 12
  • “Fall” by Emily Drummond, Grade 12
  • “Fire and Ice” by Adrian Baker, Freeport High School, Grade 12
  • “Flower” by Melanie Jackson, Bangor High School, Grade 12
  • “Flowers and Shadows” by Emily Gauthier, Brunswick High School, Grade 11
  • “Golden Umbrella” by Mark Lightbody, Middle School of the Kennebunks, Grade 7
  • “Lyrical Dance” by Dana LaPorte, Skowhegan Middle School, Grade 8
  • “Rain Drops” by Sam Askins, Bangor High School, Grade 12
  • “Reflection” by Rachel White, Yarmouth High School, Grade 11
  • “Star” by Marie Jarowicz, Middle School of the Kennebunks, Grade 8
  • “Sugarloaf” by Catherine Pellegrini, Cape Elizabeth Middle School, Grade 6
  • “The Pool” by Kersti Bayne, Freeport Middle School, Grade 8
  • “Winding Road” by Maggie Ditre, Maranacook High School, Grade 12

Please note: The Maine Department of Education reserves the right to make the final decision.

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