This contest is open to writers from third graders through adults
who come to the Bayly Art Museum to see The Writer's Eye art selections.
A list of these works and contest entry forms are available at the
front desk of the Museum. Contestants write a poem or short story that
is a personal response to one of these works.
- Type entries, single spaced
- submit three copies.
- Include the title of your work and the name of the work of art that
inspired it on every page.
- Since all entries are judged anonymously, please do not put your
name on your work.
- Fill out the official entry form and staple it to the back of one
- Paper clip the three copies together.
- Entries will not be returned so keep a copy for yourself.
- Poems are limited to two standard sized pages in length.
- Stories are limited to 1000 words.
- Short pieces are just as eligible as long ones.
- Entries must be original, never before published work by the author.
- Writers grant permission to the Bayly Art Museum to publish their
work on its Web site or in any of its educational publications.
- Only one entry is allowed per writer.
Entries must be received at the Museum by 5:00 PM, Friday, November
14, 1997. Mailed entries should be sent to:
The Writer's Eye Bayly Art Museum,
University of Virginia
Winners will be notified by mail and announced on this Web site.
Prizes will be awarded at a ceremony March 1, 1998.