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Alexandria Library hosting art contest for local teens, with deadline early next week

The Alexandria Library is hosting an art contest for Alexandria teens and the deadline is early next week.

The Teen Winter Creativity Contest is open to all local writers, visual artists and photographers in grades 6 through 12. Entries must be received by the Alexandria Library by 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday (Feb. 15). The entry forms are available at the bottom of the contest page and only one entry is permitted per student in each category.

“All three categories — writing, photography and two-dimensional visual art — are open-ended, meaning that, besides format, there are no writing or artistic limitations,” the library said on its website. “Entries can be about any topic, written in any form or created in either photography or other 2D visual art format (paintings, drawings, prints or other flat artwork).”

Written works are not allowed to exceed 25 pages.

The contest page notes that entries can be something contestants have been working on for a while or it can be something new.

The page lists categories as:

  • Writing – Middle School (grades 6-8)
  • Writing – High School (grades 9-12)
  • 2D visual art – Middle School (grades 6-8)
  • 2D visual art – High School (grades 9-12)
  • Photography – Middle School (grades 6-8)
  • Photography – High School (grades 9-12)

The first-place prize in each category is $100, followed by $50 for second place and $25 for third.

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