Arts Alive 2020 Registration Form
All written content must be suitable for a family audience. No explicit content.
- Please adhere to the page limit of the category you intend to enter
- All entries must be 12 point Times New Roman font
- All entries must be in English, original and unpublished
- Comments from the adjudicator will be mailed/emailed to each entrant
- Entries will be judged on content, organization and conventions (spelling, punctuation)
Poetry: 3 pieces or 4 pages maximum
Short Story: 5 pages maximum (double-spaced)
Non-Fiction: 5 pages maximum (double-spaced)
Submit your piece at the time of registration or by Friday, April 3rd.
Send digital copies to firstname.lastname@example.org or drop off hard copies to the Galloway Station Museum, Town Office, Edson Library or the Red Brick Arts Centre.
CWY-01 - Poetry - Age 9 and under
CWY-02 - Short Story - Age 9 and under
CWY-03 - Creative Non-Fiction - Age 9 and under
CWY-04 - Poetry - Age 10-13
CWY-05 - Short Story - Age 10-13
CWY-06 - Creative Non-Fiction - Age 10-13
CWY-07 - Poetry - Age 14-18
CWY-08 - Short Story - Age 14-18
CWY-09 - Creative Non-Fiction - Age 14-18
You will find poetry nowhere unless you bring some of it with you.
- Joseph Joubert
Don’t know where to start? Well, a poem can be about anything. Like an animal, an emotion, your favourite season or holiday, a dream, a pet, an imaginary world, a photograph, your room, a colour, a journey or vacation, a sound, your favourite retreat, an imaginary friend, your secret hiding place…wherever your pen takes you.
Consider checking out:
You can make anything by writing. - C.S. Lewis
Short Story Challenge
Try to include the following items somewhere in your story:
- an exotic animal (ex. capybara, rhinoceros, Howler Monkey, etc.)
- a dessert (ex. Angel Food cake, gelato, rice pudding, etc.)
- a part-time job (ex. babysitter, pizza delivery, dog walker, etc.)
Cut out all these exclamation points. An exclamation point is like laughing at your own joke. - F. Scott Fitzgerald
Personal narrative is a story from your life or experiences, usually told in first person (I had wanted a dog for so long...). Like a fictional story, the personal narrative has a beginning, middle, and end. Descriptive language is used, and story elements like dialogue may also be used.
Here are series of videos about writing a personal narrative: