Celebrate young artists in our community. Award-winners in three festival categories: Creative Writing, Photography, & Visual Art
3 age divisions in 3 disciplines.
Arts Alive Edson provides an opportunity for young artists to showcase their work, meet other artists, and receive professional feedback.
About Arts Alive Edson
Arts Alive Edson is a mutli-discipline arts festival for Edson and area youth participants under 18yrs. The festival runs April 15-29 and includes Creative Writing, Photography, and Visual Art.
The registration deadline is Wednesday, March 27th. Registration forms can be downloaded online at www.edson.ca/artsalive or picked up at the Edson Public Library, Galloway Station Museum, Town Office and the Red Brick Arts Centre. Completed forms and payment can be dropped of at all above named locations. Cheques must be made out to "Town of Edson".
Young artists are encouraged to showcase their work, meet other artists and receive professional feedback and encouragement. Edson residents are invited to take in the displays and performances.
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All entries must be in English, original and unpublished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 Monday, March 27th.
Send digital copies to firstname.lastname@example.org or drop off hard copies to the Galloway Station Museum, Town Office 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.
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: