Enter the Young Authors and Artists Contests!

Festival Staff / October 12, 2020

  • No charge to enter
  • Original writing and artwork
  • Winners receive $100 in gift certificates and will be recognized at the 12th Annual Tucson Festival of Books on Saturday, March 6, 2021 during the virtual festival
  • Deadline is Thursday December 17th, 2020 by 4:30 p.m.
  • Author entries may be submitted by mail or e-mail. Poetry will be judged separately.
  • Artist entries can only be mailed, or can be hand-delivered with special permission.
  • Art supply scholarships are available for participating schools. For more information, please contact childrens@tucsonfestivalofbooks.org

Application for Young Artists Competition sponsored by Friends of Western Art

Application for Young Authors Competition sponsored by Altrusa International of Tucson 

“Everyone has a story…tell us yours.” 

The Tucson Festival of Books and Altrusa International of Tucson invite students from Southern Arizona to enter their annual Young Authors Contest. Pre-kindergarten through 12th grade students are eligible. Take this opportunity to become one of twenty authors to win $100 in gift certificates to the University of Arizona Bookstore and Bookmans. Topics may include life during the pandemic, or any subject of the writer’s choice. Original stories or poems are limited to 1000 words.

Informational Zoom meeting for teachers, parents, and students will be held on Wednesday, October 14, 2020, at 4:30 p.m.

Go to altrusatucson.org for rules, entry form, and Zoom invitation.

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

Early Childhood Learning is Essential
Marshall Foundation

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