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The Writer’s Eye Literary Competition

Connecting Writers with the Creative Vision of Artists

The Writer’s Eye Literary Competition is Creative York’s annual writing competition. This competition links the inspiration of writers with the creative vision of artists. Participants are asked to view a specific exhibit, held during the fall in our main gallery, and write a poem or short story in response. This competition is open to anyone in 4th grade or above and entries will be judged based on age categories. Winners get the chance to read their piece aloud at our awards ceremony, as well as be published in our Writer’s Eye booklet!

Creative York offers free gallery tours for groups of 5-24 people who would like to learn more about the exhibition on display before writing their piece. If you would like to schedule a gallery tour, please contact us at 717-848-3200 or email Mindy Christian at [email protected].

The 2024-2025 Writer’s Eye Literary Competition is paired with the Under Construction exhibit that will be on display in the Kerlin Gallery at Creative York from September 26th-November 9th, 2024.

Important Dates:

September 26th-November 9th, 2024: Under Construction Exhibition is on display at Creative York

September 26th, 2024: Open for submissions

December 20th, 2024: Deadline for submissions

January 31st, 2024: Writer’s Eye Awards Ceremony

Students and teachers from West York High School during their gallery tour at Creative York.

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