Story Starters Contest (JANUARY SUBMISSIONS CLOSED)
In its 5th year, the Ontario Writer’s Conference continues to celebrate all art forms. This year we are very excited to include visual arts into the conference with our very first Story Starters contest.
On January 1st, February 1st and March 1st, our website will feature an extraordinary work by a local artist and we invite you to enter a piece of writing inspired by that work.
How it works
Taking inspiration from the picture below, write a short piece (100 words maximum). It can be any form or writing (poetry, prose, dialogue, haiku, etc.) as long as it is original. Anyone may enter this contest. There is no submission fee. English entries only please. The top five entries for each of the three art pieces will be selected by Ruth E. Walker, noted author, poet and presenter, and displayed at the 2013 Ontario Writers’ Conference (May 4th in Ajax, Ontario). At the conference delegates will review and vote for their favourite. The winning entries will be announced at the conference and each winner will be awarded a prize (tba). You may enter as many times as you like. Submit your entry in the comment section below the image. Deadline for each contest: the last day of the month that the artwork is featured.
If you have questions about this contest please send us an email. Thank you and good luck.
January’s featured artist: Denise Wilkins
Denise Wilkins is an accomplished photographer with a unique approach to capturing life’s moments – from theatre, dance and concerts to corporate events, portraits and weddings.
Since childhood Denise has expressed her love of art primarily in pencil sketches, watercolour and acrylics with people being her main interest.
Forging fearlessly through her battle with breast cancer, Denise continues to employ her talents within the community through her business, Lifeart Designs.