Challenges

YWP’s hub of inspiration: All our challenges are here!

Weekly

  • Visual Art

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    Bag

    Dump out your purse, backpack, or other bag you carry around daily. If you don’t use one, a junk drawer will do – anything full of the miscellaneous! Roughly or in detail, sketch the scattering of items in front of you.

  • Writing

    Deadline

    Sustainability

    “Use it up… Wear it out… Make it do… Or do without!” was a popular slogan used during WWII to encourage folks to decrease their consumption. How do you interpret the phrase when it comes to the modern sustainability movement?

  • Writing

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    Acrostic

    Write an acrostic poem that spells out a name, place, object, theme, emotion – your choice. (In an acrostic poem, the first letter of each new line spells out a word or message.)

Opinion & Commentary

  • Writing

    AI

    What do you think about Artificial Intelligence, ChatGPT, and whatever else is coming at us? Are we ready for this? 

  • Writing

    My Plea

    In poetry or prose, make a plea for the planet that will change minds and inspire action. 

Great Artists

  • Visual Art

    Amy Sherald

    Of all the opinions about the official portrait of Michelle Obama, the one that mattered most to artist Amy Sherald was the former first lady's. And she said she loved it.  

  • Visual Art

    Norval Morrisseau

    Norval Morrisseau, a self-taught artist, conveyed the stories and values of his Anishinaabe elders in a distinctive visual storytelling style that became known as the Woodland School.

  • Visual Art

    Hans Hofmann

    This influential painter and teacher promoted an artistic theory he called "push and pull" – the interdependent relationships between form, color, and space.

Great Poets

  • Writing

    Langston Hughes

    Get to know this poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and leader of the Harlem Renaissance.

  • Writing

    William Blake

    Hi Poets! For the month of December, William Blake is YWP's Great Poet – recommended by YWP intern Anna O'Reilly.