The Teen Winter Creativity Contest is a self-expressive contest for writers, visual artists and photographers in grades 6-12.
All three categories -- writing, photography and two-dimensional visual art -- are open-ended, meaning that, besides format, there are no writing or artistic limitations. Entries can be about any topic, written in any form or created in either photography or other 2D visual art format (paintings, drawings, prints or other flat artwork).
You may submit something you’ve been working on or something new.
Categories for middle and high school:
Alexandria Library will distribute prizes in each category.
Each participant will receive a certificate of award, merit or participation.
1)All entries must be received by Alexandria Library by 11:59PM on Tuesday, February 15, 2023.
2) All entries must be by students in middle (grades 6-8) or high school (grades 9-12) who have a mailing address in Northern Virginia or the greater metropolitan DC area.
3) All work submitted must be original work.
4) One entry per student is permitted in each category (writing, 2D visual art and photography).
5) Writing: submit one copy of your written work online by 11:59PM on February 15, 2023, using the form below. Written work cannot exceed 25 pages.
6) Visual 2D art and photography: submit one copy of your work (or digital image of your work if not originally in digital format) using the form below by 11:59PM on February 15, 2023. All work must be submitted online. Only 2D (two-dimensional) digital work or a digital image of the work is accepted. We cannot accept digital images of 3D art, or physical items.
7) All entrants will be notified of the contest results by March 22, 2023.
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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.
Books and eBooks
Books and eBooks