Fall 2016 Writing and Art Contests

Prose Contest
A character is thrown into an alternate reality

Art Contest
 "I don't know where I'm going, I only know where I've been..."

Everything around us shapes us into what we were, who we are and where we're possibly going. Create an art piece that displays how our past shapes our future, who you've been, who you are now, and where you see yourself. It can be literal or use your imagination to think outside the box to create this unique piece.

Drama Contest
Write a scene (maximum 10 pages),  in which a character get's transported to the 1960s, and encounters obstacles that are relative to current times.

Poetry Contest:
"I consider that I have many responsibilities, but none greater than this: to last, as Hemingway says, and get my work done. I want to be an honest man and a good writer."
- James Baldwin

Can you think of the last time that you considered maintaining a responsibility? Can you think of a time where you lived up to this responsibility or failed spectacularly at it? Think about the people you've helped out or let down. Would things have gone differently had you cared for yourself more? Write a poem that explores these questions. Try to be both an honest person and a creative writer as you make this poem.

from "Nerves" by David Carmona