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Young Author and Young Artist Contest Information

Children / Teen Committee / August 31, 2018

  • (Flyer created by Karen Keller, TFoB Graphic Designer)

Winning entries will receive $100 in gift certificates; artists will receive a poster identifying all finalists within age range and authors will have their story published in a special book including all winning stories.

To submit a story or poem using our website, click here. Many thanks to Altrusa International, Inc. of Tucson. Their generosity makes the writing contest possible.

Original artwork must be submitted for consideration. To download submission guidelines click here, and for forms click here. We are grateful to Friends of Western Art for sponsoring this contest.

View previous winning artwork by selecting the contest year (file size is large; please be patient waiting for download):
2014 | 2015

PLEASE NOTE: The competitions are co-sponsored by the Tucson Festival of Books and are not school district-sponsored events.

The Tucson Festival of Books will be held on Saturday, March 2 and Sunday, March 3, 2018, on the beautiful University of Arizona campus in Tucson, Arizona. The Festival enters its tenth year as one of the premier literary events in the country. All proceeds from the Festival are donated to local non-profit organizations that support improved literacy in Southern Arizona. More than $1,810,000 has been donated since the Festival began in 2009.

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friends of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
Western National Parks Association
William & Mary Ross Foundation
University of Arizona - Facilities Management

Key Sponsors

Marshall Foundation
Monark Premium Appliance Company

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