Arts Alive Edson

Arts Alive 2019 Awards Presentation


4:00 PM

Monday, April 29th, 2019 

Galloway Station Museum

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

"A Ketchup Sunset" by Seth Bilodeau
"A Ketchup Sunset" by Seth Bilodeau

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 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. 

Enjoy the creativity! Join in the fun!

Syllabus - Creative Writing


Arts Alive 2019 Registration Form

All written content must be suitable for a family audience.  No explicit content.

General Rules:

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 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.


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:




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:



Syllabus - Photography


Arts Alive 2019 Registration Form

All entries must be framed or ready for hanging.

Photographs must be dropped off at The Galloway Museum by Wednsday, March 27th.

PY-01 - People - Age 9 and under
PY-02 - Places and Things - 9 and under
PY-03 - Other (abstract, digitally manipulated) Age 9 and under

PY-04 - People - Age 10-13
PY-05 - Places and Things - Age 10-13
PY-06 - Other (abstract, digitally manipulated) - Age 10-13

PY-07 - People - Age 14-18
PY-08 - Places and Things - Age 14-18
PY-09 - Other (abstract, digitally manipulated) - Age 14-18


Syllabus - Visual Arts


Arts Alive 2019 Registration Form

All entries must be framed or ready for hanging.

Completed pieces must be dropped off at The Red Brick by Wednesday, March 27th..

VAY-01 - Pencil Drawing - Age 9 and under
VAY-02 - Paint - Age 9 and under
VAY-03 - Mixed Media (2D or 3D) - Age 9 and under

VAY-04 - Pencil Drawing - Age 10 - 13
VAY-05 - Paint - Age 10-13
VAY-06 - Mixed Media - Age 10-13

VAY-07 - Pencil Drawing - Age 14 - 18
VAY-08 - Paint - Age 14 - 18
VAY-09 - Mixed Media - Age 14 - 18