Annual Hartford Creative Contest

Annual Hartford Creative Contest

Announcing the 6th Annual Hartford Creative Contest.  Express yourself!  Grand prize: $500!

Participation and eligibility: Open to all Hartford residents grades 4 – 12, as well as non-Hartford residents attending Hartford schools

Topics: To encourage a wide variety of responses, contest participants are invited
to choose 1 of the following 3 topics:

1. Who is your racial justice hero, past or present, and why?

2. The superpower I’d choose and what I’d do with it.

3. Living through Covid-19: the good, the bad, and the surprises.

Guidelines: Accepted submissions can be in the form of an essay, poem, or artwork. All entries must relate directly to one of the above topics and follow these guidelines:

Must be TYPED on standard 8.5″ X 11” paper
Must be a minimum of 400 words and must not exceed 1,200 words

Must be TYPED on standard 8.5″ X 11” paper
Must not exceed 2 pages

Visual Art
Must be on paper or canvas no larger than 18″ X 24”
ALL ARTWORK must be accompanied by a 100-250 word essay relating the
work to the topic chosen.

NOT PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED. Due date is Friday, March 5th 2021.

Each submission MUST INCLUDE:
The Student’s name, age, grade, school, teacher’s name, complete home
address, email (if available) and phone number.

Entries may be submitted electronically on or by mail
at: Hartford Creative Contest c/o Beckett, 543 Prospect Ave. Htfd, CT 06105

Judging and Awards: All work will be evaluated based on content, creativity and originality.

Entries in each category of essays, poetry and artwork will be divided into
3 grade-based sub-categories:
grades 4 – 6, 7 – 9, and 10 – 12.

There will be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards given in each category.

Awards ceremony: The Celebration dinner will be April 25th or May 2nd.

Hartford Creative Contest 2021

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