Archive for March, 2010

World of Escher Contest

Tessellation is the combination of mathematics and artistic ability. Submit your original artwork using the symmetry art works of M.C. Escher as a model. You could win M.C. Escher prizes and a place for your artwork in the “Hall of Fame”! Artwork must be done in watercolor, color pencils, pen & ink, marker, or computer-generated. (You can come to the site to vote for current entries in the running.)  This website runs contests regularly. Current contest ends May 31, 2010.

Tessellation Contest

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The Fire Escape Award

For poetry and short fiction.  For those 13-19 year olds who were born in another country, or who have one or both birth parents who were born in another country.

Deadline June 1, 2010.

For information:  http://www.mitaliperkins.com/teencontests.htm#2006

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The Betty Awards

For 8-12 year olds.  1000 word maximum entry.

$15 entry fee.  Deadline is May 15 2010.

The Betty Awards

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Duke University offers two writing camps for students next summer.  The Young Writers’ Camp  offers three sessions and is for students Grades 6-11.

There’s one session of the Creative Writers’ Workshop, and it’s for Grades 10-11.

Students can be day students or board at either camp.

Duke University Youth Programs

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Two sessions for young writers.  First session available for students entering grades 9-12.  Second session for committed high school students entering 10th grade or above.

Workshops include songwriting, screenplay & playwriting, creative nonfiction, poetry, and fiction.

UVA Young Writers Workshop

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The Cranbrook Academy for the Arts in Bloomfield, MI offers three three-week sessions for young artists aged 13-18.  Sessions take place Monday through Firday from 9:30-3:30, but boarding is available.  Students can attend one, two, or all three sessions.

Cranbrook Summer Art Institute

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The Blue Pencil Online is edited and produced by the students at the Walnut Hill School for the Arts in Natick, Massachusetts.  The magazine seeks to publish the best of literary work in English by young writers aged 12-18 from around the world.

This information has been added on the www.YAAGroup.org to the Markets area, which shows many more markets for writers and artists.

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Perspective is a technique artists use to depict distance and three-dimensional depth on the two-dimensional surface of their paintings.

If you look down a straight road, you will notice the road gets narrower and smaller until it finally disappears.  This point at the end of the road is called the vanishing point.  It has been used in art, since the 1400’s in Florence, Italy, when artists realized this added realism to their paintings.

Members of the YAAGroup will find instruction on drawing perspective and projects to work on to improve your artisitc skills.  http://www.yaagroup.org/join.htm

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There are lots of opportunities for young writers and artists who want to be published.

The markets page in the www.YAAGroup.org members page has been updated with several new markets.

Here’s information on one:



Full color quarterly magazine of writing and art created by children in the elementary grades.  Magic Dragon is published by the Association for Encouragement of Children’s Creativity.

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The Iowa Young Writers Studio is connected with the University of Iowa. It offers two sessions for high school students who have completed their sophomore, junior, or senior year.

Iowa Young Writers’ Studio

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