WRITING CONTEST

ESSAY CONTEST THEME: “What would you miss most if modern-day civilization collapsed?”

In Station Eleven and City of Ember (our middle reader selection), a small group of survivors is coping with a world that’s very different from the one we know today. This year’s challenge is to write an essay about what you would miss most in a similar situation. Essays may be no longer than 1,000 words.

This competition is open to all amateur writers who live in Wauwatosa or attend a Wauwatosa public or private school. Prizes will be given to winners in four categories:

Grades 3-5 Prizes: First – $30, Second – $20
Grades 6-8 Prizes: First – $50, Second – $30
Grades 9-12 Prizes: First – $75, Second – $40
Adult (19+) Prizes: First – $100, Second – $60

Deadline for entries: January 25, 2019

Please download the complete contest rules and entry form here: Writing Contest Entry Form 2019

VISUAL ARTS CONTEST

Your entry should be inspired by this year’s book selections: Station Eleven or City of Ember (our middle reader selection). Please create an original two-dimensional visual response to the one of these themes from the books:

a catastrophe • a safe place • resilience • teamwork •
survival is insufficient • a legacy • illumination • hope • rebirth

This competition is open to all amateur artists who live in Wauwatosa or attend a Wauwatosa public or private school. Prizes will be awarded in four categories:

Grades 3-5 Prizes: First – $30, Second – $20
Grades 6-8 Prizes: First – $50, Second – $30
Grades 9-12 Prizes: First – $75, Second – $40
Adult (19+) Prizes: First – $100, Second – $60

Deadline for entries: January 25, 2019.

Please download the complete contest rules and entry form here: Visual Arts Entry Form 2019