Write With Inspiration From Art!

Write fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction based on imaginative art pieces selected from the 2022 Annual Juried Show.

The word Ekphrasis translates to “description” in Greek and ekphrastic writing describes or is inspired by a work of art. The Scugog Arts 2023 Literary Contest includes three paintings and one linocut print from the 2022 Annual Juried Show as inspiration for the contest.

Scugog Arts is very excited to have author Lucy E.M. Black as the juror for the 2023 Ekphrastic Writing Literary Contest.

Categories: Fiction, Poetry, and Creative Non-fiction

Youth 15-21 and Adult 22+

Contest open for entries: July 30th, 2022 – Jan 30th, 2023

How it works:

  • Pick from the selection of four artworks shown in the Scugog Arts 2022 Annual Juried Show to use as inspiration
  • Adults (22+) may enter poetry (max 40 lines), short fiction stories (max 2,500 words), or creative non-fiction (max 2,500 words)
  • Youth (15-21) may enter poetry (max 40 lines) and short fiction stories (max 2,500 lines)
  • Pay one entry fee of $20 and enter up to three written pieces
  • Fill out the form below and pay the entry fee with your submission(s)

 

$2,500 in Cash Prizes!

Youth and Adult Poetry:

1st Prize: $200

2nd Prize: $100

3rd Prize: $50

Youth and Adult Poetry:

1st Prize: $200

2nd Prize: $100

3rd Prize: $50

Adult Creative Non-fiction:

1st Prize: $200

2nd Prize: $100

3rd Prize: $50

The contest closes on January 30th, 2023. Start writing!

Evening at the Old Mill – Kelsey McKitterick

Fox Jump – Janette Rojas

The Way Forward – Jacquie Sullivan

Surrender Dorothy – Chris Sturgess

Click on photos to enlarge.

See the pieces in person in the 2022 Annual Juried Show at the Scugog Arts Space, 175 B Queen St, from July 30th to September 1st. 

2023 Ekphrastic Writing Literary Contest

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Name*
Address*
Please note that the Creative Non-fiction Category is not open to youth.
How many poems or stories are you entering? Each entrant is limited to three (3) entries in any of the following categories: short fiction stories, poetry, and creative non-fiction.
Entry #1*
Inspiration #1*
Which piece from the Scugog Arts 2022 Annual Juried Show inspired your work?
Copy and paste your poem or story into this block, including the title of the piece. Do not include your name in this field. Poetry is limited to 40 lines. Fiction and Creative Non-fiction is limited to 2,500 words.

Additional Entries

Submit up to three written pieces for consideration!
Entry #2
Inspiration #2
Which piece from the Scugog Arts 2022 Annual Juried Show inspired your work?
Copy and paste your poem or story into this block, including the title of the piece. Do not include your name in this field. Poetry is limited to 40 lines. Fiction and Creative Non-fiction is limited to 2,500 words.
Entry #3
Inspiration #3
Which piece from the Scugog Arts 2022 Annual Juried Show inspired your work?
Copy and paste your poem or story into this block, including the title of the piece. Do not include your name in this field. Poetry is limited to 40 lines. Fiction and Creative Non-fiction is limited to 2,500 words.

Payment

One fee = up to 3 entries!
Pay one fee and enter up to three written pieces!
Price: $ 20.00 CAD
Credit Card*

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