Thursday, April 5, 2007

Announcing the "First Annual Literary Contest"

The Extraordinary Pencil

"Sponsors High School Literary Contest"
High School students are ask to submit a Poem or Descriptive Essay...using one of my Pencil Drawings as their subject and inspiration. There are over forty drawings on my website now and as I finish my spring collection more will be added. The deadline for their entry is May 15, 2007. The contest will be presented to the students after Easter break. I would expect to be announcing winners on or before June 1. 2007.

There is $100 in prize money to be divided between the first, second, and third place winners. Their writings will be posted here on my blog with a short biography about the author.

My hopes are that through the writing process the student will develop a greater appreciation for fine art of all types, and learn to view an original drawing, a painting, or even a piece of sculpture with a questioning mind. Art always tells us a story. In fact I believe there are two stories to be told...the one that inspires the artist and the one that inspires the viewer.

I hope you will return to the "Young Authors" section of my blog often, and read "the story behind" the image that inspired their poems and essays.

PS...make a "Point"...leave a comment.

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