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Section 251 – Organization

Fine Art By-Laws
Sections 199-263

  1. ORGANIZATION
    • Divisions
      • Division I     
      • Division II   
      • Division III 
    • Districts
      • District assignments will be made at the September Executive Board meeting after all TAPPS contracts are received and approved.
      • Schools may appeal to move districts in accordance with the TAPPS By-Laws.
    • One Act Play Committee
      • Appointed by TAPPS
      • Comprised of representatives from each of the TAPPS divisions.  This committee shall review rules and procedures and submit recommendations to the TAPPS Fine Arts Executive Committee. 
  2. ADVANCEMENT TO STATE
    • Advancement to the State OAP competition will be determined by placement at the district contests.
    • The Fine Art Executive Committee will determine the number of schools advancing from each district after district assignments are final.
    • No more than 8 schools shall compete at the state level of competition in any one division.
  3. AWARDS – SCHOOL
    • District 
      • Schools shall be ranked to determine advancement to the state competition
      • There will be no ties for overall rank
      • Plaques will be awarded to the top three places
    • State
      • Schools shall be ranked based on performance
      • There will be no ties for overall rank
      • Points shall be earned towards the Henderson Cup and distributed as follows:
        1. State Champion   10  points
        2. State Runner Up  8    points
        3. 3rd Place                6    points
        4. 4th Place                4    points
        5. 5th Place                2    points
        6. 6th Place                1    point
      • Plaques shall be awarded to the top four places.
  4. AWARDS – INDIVIDUAL
    • District
      • Best Actor
      • Best Actress
      • All Star Cast – 12 Members
      • Honorable Mention Cast – 12 members
      • All Star Crew – 5 Members
    •  State
      • Best Actor
      • Best Actress
      • All Star Cast – 12 Members
      • Honorable Mention Cast – 12 members
      • All Star Crew – 5 Members
    • In contest where the number of possible awards is deemed by the judge and contest manager to exceed the number of personnel that warrant recognition, the number of awards presented may be reduced for Honorable Mention and All Star Cast.