General Registration Questions
Q. What Registrant Type should I choose?
A. Fine Arts and Kappa Tau should choose the FAAI registrant type in the online registration or complete the Anaheim17 Registration Form. All other students and siblings, ages 11 and up should register as a National Youth Convention attendee online or on the Anaheim17 Registration Form. Parents and Leaders can register as a Parent/Leader attendee. For more information on fine arts registration and costs, please visit www.faf.ag.org/registration.cfm.
Q. What does the Registration Fee include?
Parent/Leader registration includes admission to view all of the Fine Arts and Kappa Tau presentations, National Youth Convention services, workshops, exhibit hall, and the Celebration Service.
National Youth Convention registration includes admission to view all of the Fine Arts and Kappa Tau presentations, National Youth Convention services, workshops, exhibit hall, the Celebration Service, one event t-shirt and an official program.
Fine Arts and Kappa Tau registration includes admission to view all of the Fine Arts and Kappa Tau presentations, National Youth Convention services, workshops, exhibit hall, Celebration Service, one event t-shirt and an official program. Fine Arts and Kappa Tau participant registration includes all initial presentation score sheets and certificates. (All materials must be collected on-site and are not mailed.)
AIM Registration includes AIM outreach participation, admission to National Youth Convention, exhibit hall, admission to view all Fine Arts and Kappa Tau presentations, entry into celebration service, all meals for the week, insurance for the week, AIM training, ministry materials, 1 event t-shirt, 1 official program, and 1 AIM shirt.
Q. I completed my registration online, then realized that I forgot a category/ticket. What do I do?
A. If a participant misses the selection of a category on his/her registration, he/she may add it by calling 417.862.2781 x. 4458 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org through June 2 with complete details and payment information. Any requests to add missed category tickets after this deadline must be made by calling the NFAF office at 417.862.2781 x. 4458. These requests may be considered until June 9, 2017, and will accrue an additional $10 late fee per category.
Q. I can't attend and I've already paid for my registration. Can I get a refund?
A. We understand that there are times when unexpected emergencies arise requiring a change in plans. In this event, requests for refunds may be submitted by calling the NFAF office at 417.862.2781 x. 4458. Any refunds that are approved will incur a 30% non-refundable administrative fee.
Q. Are there any special deals on housing?
A. For all housing information, please click here.
Q. Where is the event located?
A. Activities are at the Anaheim Convention Center on 800 W Katella Ave, Anaheim, CA 92802
Q. Where can I see a Festival schedule?
A. A Tentative Category Schedule and an overview of the week's schedule will be available mid-Spring*. No Fine Arts or Kappa Tau presentation times are given out until On-Site Check-In on August 7.
Q. How do I submit my writing pieces?
A. All writing pieces (excluding Children's Liturature) need to be submitted through the Fine Arts upload site by June 2, 2017. Click here for more information on the upload site. Children's Liturature pieces needs to be mailed into the National Fine Arts office by June 2, 2017. Please see page 92 of the 2017 Fine Arts Rulebook for mailing instructions.
Registration FAQ's for Fine Arts and Kappa Tau Participants
Q. I missed the postmark deadline of May 19. Can I still register?
A. No paper registrations with a postmark later than May 19th will be accepted. FA/KT Participants may still register online until 11:59 pm (CST) on June 2.
Q. Does the $80 NFAF Participant registration fee include one category?
A. No. Each category is an additional $20. If you are only in one category, your registration fee is $100. Add $20 for each additional category. There is no cap on the registration fee.
Q. I have another activity the same week as Anaheim17. Can I request my presentation/event be scheduled at a specific time?
A. Due to the large size and limited time frame of Anaheim17, special scheduling requests are not accommodated. It is recommended that all Fine Arts, Kappa Tau and AIM participants be present the entire week (from On-Site Check-In on August 7 through the Celebration Service on August 11). For your convenience a Tentative Category Schedule will be available mid-Spring*.
Q. I'm only entering a non-performing entry in writing/art and do not plan on attending. Do I still have to register and pay?
A. Yes. The convention costs for NYM remain the same regardless of attendance. All registration and writing entry deadlines apply. You receive the same materials as those who physically attend the event. However, a responsible adult must be present on-site to collect those for you during the week. No materials are mailed.
Q. I'm entering my art, but do not plan on attending. How do I get my artwork to the Festival?
A. All artwork must be hand-delivered immediately following On-Site Check-In on August 7. If you are not personally attending, it is your responsibility to find a responsible adult to complete On-Site Check-In, collect your materials, check-in and collect your artwork, score sheets and certificates.
Q. Can we make a substitution in our FA group?
A. "Small groups (two to four participants) are allowed one substitution. Large Groups (five to ten participants) are allowed two substitutions. Choir may substitute up to three participants." (p.19 of the 2017 Fine Arts Festival Rulebook)
Q. Can we remove or add a person to our group?
A. "Omission of participants is permitted as long as the group membership does not fall below the required group minimum. The addition of participants other than substitutes is never allowed." (p. 19 of the 2017 Fine Arts Festival Rulebook)
Q. How do I turn in my writing, short film, or promo video?
A. Short film, promo video and writing entries (with the exception of Children's Literature) must be uploaded to uploads.faf.ag.org. Entries registered for, but still not received by the NFAF at the close of online registration on June 2, 2017 are considered cancelled and no attempt is made by the NFAF to obtain the entries. No exceptions and no refund will be given. Please see the 2017 Fine Arts Rulebook for more information.
On-Site Check-In FAQ's
Q. When is On-Site Check-In?
A. NFAF On-Site Check-In begins on August 7 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. All registrants MUST complete check in during this time.
Q. Can I register at On-Site Check-In?
A. National Youth Convention and Parent/Leader registrants may register on-site.
Fine Arts and Kappa Tau Participants must meet the postmark deadline of May 19 or the online registration deadline of June 2.
Q. My travel plans do not allow me to be at NFAF On-Site Check-In between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. on August 7. What do I do?
A. Please have a responsible adult already on-site complete check-in for you. NYM does not guarantee that check-in will be available after the evening service. NFAF Participant check-in must be completed on Monday or participants will not have access to the convention center.
Q. Does every NFAF registrant from my church/group have to attend NFAF On-Site Check-In?
A. No. It is recommended that only one or two representatives complete On-Site Check-In for each church/group.
Q. Do I need to bring anything with me to NFAF On-Site Check-In?
A. Yes. The representative checking in should have each person's confirmation letter. If a participant, Fine Arts Leader or Youth Pastor has not received a confirmation letter from NYM as of July 2017, please contact the NFAF office at 417.862.2781 x.4458 or e-mail email@example.com. Please also bring a typed list of any on-site cancellations or substitutions that must be made.
*Registration numbers may render this schedule invalid. Updates will be made post-registration as time allows. Plan to attend the entire event, August 7 - August 11. Neither NFAF nor NYM are responsible for travel or other plans affected by changes to this schedule. Actual Individual Presentation Schedules are distributed at On-Site Check-In on Monday, August 7. NFAF does not accommodate schedule changes for non-NFAF category events, travel, etc.