Education Notes

Film festival offers poster contest for high school students

The Annapolis Film Festival is sponsoring a poster contest for Maryland high school students.


The winning entry will be used as the festival poster and the cover of the festival program, which are used as marketing tools that reach filmmakers as far away as Australia.

Artwork must incorporate the festival logo, be no smaller than 9 inches by 12 inches and no larger than 24 inches by 36 inches, and can be any flat medium.


There is no application fee, and the deadline is April 23.

Entries can be submitted in person or mailed to 71 Franklin St., Annapolis 21401.

Prizes will be awarded at a reception for the top 25 submissions. Entry forms, rules and parental release forms can be found on the Annapolis Film Festival's Web site at

The contest was created to give Maryland students the opportunity to be creative and to be a part of the film festival.

Information: 410-263-2388.

After-school program accepting registration

Academics Etc., a new after-school enrichment program in Crofton-area schools, has started registration for its spring programs.

During the spring session, courses will be available to pupils in kindergarten through fifth grade in the following academic areas and schools:


Mondays: Crofton Elementary, recreation and hobbies.

Tuesdays: Four Seasons Elementary, world studies, foreign language and fine arts.

Wednesdays: Crofton Meadows Elementary, math and science.

A preschool program also will be available for children ages 2 1/2 to 5.

The program is open to all elementary pupils in the county.

All courses are from 4 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. and will begin the week of March 29. Tuition is $60 for the session with a $5 to $10 materials fee.


Program booklets are available in each school's lobby and at the Crofton library. Parents can also access the information online at www.academicsetc. com.

The due date for applications is March 12. After that, forms will be accepted until March 17 with a $5 late fee.

Information: 410-721-6115 or 301-858-0025.

Architecture students plan exhibit in Annapolis

The corridors of Annapolis City Hall will feature an exhibit by University of Maryland architecture students of ideas that they envision for Annapolis locations.

Student drawings for nine sites in Annapolis -- including parks, the Gateway circle area, and the Johnson Lumber tract -- will be unveiled at the opening reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday. Students and their professor, Ralph Bennett, will be on hand to talk about their work.


The show will be accessible to the public during regular business hours and when City Hall is open for meetings and hearings. The exhibit will run through March.

A new group of architecture students will soon begin studying six sites on West Street that will be part of the exhibit next year.

Information: 301-405-6294.