Jun 01

Writing and Visual Art Contest

[Photo by Kevin Huang, YWP Photo Library]
YWP's Summer 2021 Contest for Young Writers, Photographers, and Artists! THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR SUBMITTING YOUR WORK TO THIS CONTEST! Winners to be announced on the site soooon!
It's summer, the weather is sparkling, pandemic memories are receding, the world is beckoning us! Create writing, photography, and art that depict freedom from any perspective in any genre or artistic medium.


  • Writing (poetry, prose, song, essay, opinion piece, etc.)
  • Visual Art (photography, sketch, painting, digital art, video, etc.)
HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR WORK: Respond to the "Freedom" Challenge here!

  • 1st Place (GOLD)  in each category: $100
  • 2nd Place (SILVER) in each category: $75
  • 3rd Place (BRONZE) in each category: $50
  • And publication in the August 2021 issue of The Voice

DEADLINE: Friday, July 23

  • Must be original work, unpublished elsewhere
  • Must have a YWP account or have work submitted through your teacher's account
  • No word limit
  • No limit to the number of times you submit work
  • No limit on your imagination! Feel free to explore freedom in whatever way is meaningful to you. This theme is intended to be loosely interpreted. It could be a reflection of the past year or the sensation of new beginnings. Fiction or nonfiction. Any genre, any medium.
Event Date: 
Friday, July 23, 2021
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