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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, often 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! Our 2022 winners booklet can be purchased while visiting our gallery.

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 Mikayla Becket at [email protected].

The 2023 Writer’s Eye Literary Competition is paired with the Everyday People exhibit that will be on display in the Kerlin Gallery at Creative York from October 5th-November 18th, 2023.

View our 2023 Entry Form here.

View the Everyday People Exhibit here.

Important Dates:

October 5th-November 18th, 2023: Everyday People Exhibition is on display at Creative York

October 5th, 2023: Open for submissions

January 14th, 2024: Deadline for submissions

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

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