Literary Program 2020 

NOTE: DUE TO COVID-19 AND OUR RECENT MOVE WE HAVE NO INTERNET CONNECTION FOR EMAIL, NOR PHONE LINE FOR CALLS. PLEASE CALL MARION MEYERS 905-985-1335 IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS. THE CONTEST IS STILL ON AND ACCEPTING ON-LINE ENTRIES UNTIL CONTEST CLOSE ON FRIDAY APRIL 17, 2020. WE ARE ABLE TO ACCESS ENTRIES AND WILL BE ABLE TO SEND THEM TO OUR JURISTS.

The Voice of Arts – Themed Literary Contest

The word Ekphrasis translates to “description” in Greek and ekphrastic writing describes or is inspired by a work of art. The Voice of Art Literary Contest for 2020 offers 4 pieces of visual art from its Annual Juried Show as inspiration for the contest entries.

Works for inspiration

Using the link below, see the art work you are to use for inspiration. Chair Series 11, oil painting by Charles Choi. The Boss, photography by Jennifer Burrows. Pizza Box, lino print by Erin Le Page. Misty Morning, oil painting by Lorelei Lapp

Fiction, Poetry & Creative Non-Fiction

Scugog Arts returns with three categories, Fiction, Poetry and Creative Non-fiction. We are accepting short fiction stories and creative non-fiction of up to 2,500 words and poems of up to 40 lines.

 Youth 12-20 & Adults 21+

Enter in one of two age groups, either Youth 12-20 or Adult 21+. Each entrant can enter 1-3 pieces of writing. There are Poetry and Fiction categories for Youth and the added category of Creative Non-Fiction for Adults.

The cost to enter is $20 for adults and $15 for youth.

$2,500 in Cash Prizes!

Youth and Adult Poetry: 1st Prize: $300 2nd Prize: $150 3rd Prize: $50

Youth and Adult Fiction: 1st Prize: $300 2nd Prize: $150 3rd Prize: $50

Adult Creative Non-fiction: 1st Prize: $300 2nd Prize: $150 3rd Prize: $50

Contest opens January 2, 2020. Contest closes Friday April 17, 2020   

The Chair Series 11, a painting by Charles Choi

The Boss, a photograph by Jennifer Burrows

Pizza Box, a Linoprint by Erin Le Page

Misty Morning, a painting by Lorelei Lapp

  • How many entries are you making? Each Entrant is limited to three (3) entries, be they fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction or any combination. Enter 1-3 entries all at once and pay only one fee.
    Please enter a number from 1 to 3.
  • Choose either fiction, poetry or creative non-fiction to describe your first entry.
  • Please check which piece of art you used to inspire this piece of writing.
  • Please cut and paste your fiction, creative non-fiction or poem into this block, including the title of the piece. Do not include your name in this field. Fiction and Creative Non-fiction is limited to 2,500 words and Poetry is limited to 40 lines.
  • Chose either fiction, poetry or creative non-fiction to describe your 2nd entry.
  • Please check which piece of art you used to inspire this piece of writing.
  • Please cut and paste your story or poem into this block, including the title of the piece. Do not include your name in this field. Fiction and Creative Non-fiction is limited to 2,500 words and Poetry is limited to 40 lines.
  • Chose either Fiction, poetry or creative non-fiction to describe your 3rd entry.
  • Please check which piece of art you used to inspire this piece of writing.
  • Please cut and paste your story or poem into this block, including the title of the piece. Do not include your name in this field. Fiction and Creative Non-fiction is limited to 2,500 words and Poetry is limited to 40 lines.
  • Select Adult or Youth category for entry fee. $20 for Adults, $15 for Youth 12-20.

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Literary Program Spring 2019

Literary Contest 2019 – Winners List!

Youth – Poetry

1st Place  “Raphael” by Atticus Cox, prize $300

2nd Place “Photographs” by Antonia Haynos-Owen, prize $150

Adult – Creative Non-fiction

1st Place “Story W/O Conflict” by Kerry Craven, prize $300

2nd Place “School of Hard Knocks” by Aisha Ashraf, prize $150

HM “Exhumation” by William Eby and Laura Suchan, prize $50

Adult – Fiction

1st Place “Love is Like Lidocaine” by Jann Everard, prize $300

2nd Place “Contact” by Kaireen Adamson, prize $150

HM “The Golden Hour” by Kim McDougall, prize $50

Adult – Poetry

1st Place “Migrations” by Dorothy Sjoholm, prize $300

2nd Place “Bridge Pose” by Kate Marshall Flaherty, prize $150

HM “Herself” by Clare Bolton, prize $50

Announcing the 2017 Winners!

Prose Winners

1st Place – Elaine Jackson

2nd Place – Johanna Selles

3rd Place – Barbara Hunt

Honorable Mention Presented To Aisha Ashraf

Poetry Winners

1st Place – Katie Flaherty

2nd Place – Susie Whelehan

3rd Place – Teegan Mannion

Honorable Mention Presented To Katie Flaherty

Youth Winners

1st Place – Myanna Hansen

2nd Place – Jerry Bonkowski

3rd Place – Ceili Peterson

Past Winners!

2016 Winners!

Prose Winners

1st Place – Cheryl MacLean

2nd Place – Fran Turner

3rd Place – Suzanne Robinson

Honorable Mention Presented To Greer Roberts, Vera Constantineau, and Jerry Bonkowski

Poetry Winners

1st Place – John Lee

2nd Place – Dorita Peer

3rd Place – Janis MacCallen

Honorable Mention Presented To Erika Willeart, Janis MacCallen, Heather Parkinson, and Johanna Gail

2015 Winners!

Prose Winners

1st Place – Susan Wadds

2nd Place – Lori Twining

3rd Place – Annabelle Jane Murray

 

Poetry Winners

1st Place – Annabelle Jane Murray

2nd Place – Janis McCallen

3rd Place – Pamela Meacher

Thank You to our Sponsors and Partners

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