Ekphrastic Writing Poetry Contest

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EkphrasticWriting2016coverTMA’s 2016 Ekphrastic Writing Poetry Contest invites you to submit an original poem inspired by a work of art in the Museum’s collection.

Dates

All entries are due March 31, 2016. On May 5, 2016,  the Museum will host a showcase of notable entries and a reception for writers and their guests beginning at 7 p.m.. Cash and membership prizes are awarded. Happy writing!

Prizes

Post-Secondary/Adult

  • First Place: $175 cash prize
  • Second Place: $125 Toledo Museum of Art gift card
  • Third Place: $100 Toledo Museum of Art gift card

Grades 9–12th

  • First Place: $150 cash prize
  • Second Place: $100 Toledo Museum of Art gift card
  • Third Place: $75 Toledo Museum of Art gift card

Grades 6–8th

  • First Place: $100 cash prize
  • Second Place: $75 Toledo Museum of Art gift card
  • Third Place: $50 Toledo Museum of Art gift card

All place and honorable mention winners will also receive a one-year family or individual membership to the Toledo Museum of Art.

How to Enter

The deadline to enter the 2016 Ekphrastic Writing Poetry contest has passed.