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The Teen Winter Creativity Contest is a self-expressive contest for painters, photographers and writers alike. 

Both sections are open-ended which means there are no writing or artistic guidelines.  It can be about any topic, written in any format or created in either painting or photography mediums.

Download the Art Flyer | Download the Writing Flyer




Alexandria Library will distribute multiple awards in each of the following categories:

  • 1st Prize - $100
  • 2nd Prize - $50
  • 3rd Prize - $25




1) All entries must be by students in middle or high school (grades 6-12).

2) All work submitted must be original work.

3) One entry per student is permitted per category (one writing and one art).

4) Submit one copy of your written work online using the form below by January 31, 2020.  Written work can not exceed 25 pages.

5) For art entries, please submit a form (by January 31, 2020) before dropping off your piece at the library.  If possible, please put your artwork in a frame before submitting.  You are able to drop off your art at the library from Saturday, February 1 through Saturday, February 9.  All art pieces must be able to be carried by one individual.

6) The winners will be notified by February 22; prizes will be awarded during the Awards Ceremony on Thursday, March 5 at 7 pm at the Torpedo Factory Art Center.

7) For questions, please email




Not quite sure what to write about?  Need some extra help when it comes to creating art?  Check out these resources from the library:

Biography in Context
Biographical essays on the world's most influential people.

Fine Arts and Music
Extensive resource for serious students of drama, music, art history, and filmmaking.

Creative Writing
Books and eBooks

Art Books
Books and eBooks

Biographical documentaries from Kanopy

Arts documentaries from Kanopy