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Live Arts Contest


“The object of art is to give life a shape.” -Shakespeare

If you’re the type of artist who seeks to shape your life through art or give others a view of the world that reshapes their lives, now is your chance to share your work with others through the LIVE ARTS CONTEST hosted by Greenville College. We’re accepting entries in visual art, short fiction, poetry, non-fiction, serialized novels, graphic storytelling, and song lyrics from artist in high school and college. Now is your chance to shape the world through your art!

Entries are due March 31, 2014. A grand prize of $200 will be awarded to the top high school entry as well as the top college entry, and their work will be published in The Vista and The Scriblerus. Winners will be announced in April 2014. First and second place prizes of $20 and $10 will be awarded in each category. High school entries will be judged by grade and genre. College entries will be judged by genre.


High School: Students in 9th-12th grade in a public, private, or home school are eligible to submit.

College: Undergraduate students in a community college or university are eligible to submit.


Short Fiction: Short stories of up to 6,000 words should be submitted in 12-point font, Times New Roman, double-spaced and sequentially numbered pages. Limit one short story per person.

Non-fiction: We accept essays of up to 6,000 words in 12-point font, Times New Roman, double-spaced sequentially numbered pages. Limit one essay per person.

Poetry/Song Lyrics: You may submit up to three poems or written song lyrics all in the same document. We suggest you submit a selection of poems that represents your full range as a writer. Please format line breaks and titles as you wish them to appear in the publication, and follow the formatting guidelines for fiction and nonfiction works, above. Limit three poems or songs per person.

Visual Art: We accept photography; images of traditional artwork such as painting and sculpture; and digital media/mixed media work. Send up to five pieces for consideration. Files must be .jpg or .tiff and they can’t exceed 2MB in size. Limit five pieces per person. 

Cartoons/Graphic Stories: Cartoons may be submitted as stand-alone panels, or in comic strip format. Submit up to five cartoons at a time. If non-humorous graphic stories are more your thing, send a story of up to 8 pages in a single file. Files must be .jpg or .tiff files and they can’t exceed 2MB in size. Limit one graphic/cartoon per person.

Serialized Novel: A serialized novel is a novel written to be published one chapter at a time. Each chapter cannot exceed 1000 words. Each novel can only be a total of 10 chapters long. Limit one submission per person.

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Greenville College
Language, Literature, and Culture Dept.
315 E. College Ave.
Greenville, IL 62246

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