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Young Author and Young Artist Contest Information

Children / Teen Committee / September 12, 2019

(Mason Hashim, Grades 3 - 5)

Do you have talented and creative children in your life? Have them enter our contest for young authors and artists! Many enter through their schools or have their parents/guardians help them. Preschool through 12th graders residing in Southern Arizona may submit their writing and art contest entries for the contests! The deadline is 4:30pm on Thursday, December 19th.

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 learn how to submit a story or poem click here for more information, and for forms 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.

Make sure to attend the special awards ceremony at on Saturday, March 14 at the opening of the festival.

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

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
University of Arizona - Facilities Management
Western National Parks Association
William & Mary Ross Foundation

Key Sponsors

Arizona Wholesale Supply
Marshall Foundation
Arizona Party Rental Companies

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