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BookMarked Seattle Art and Writing Contest Deadline

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Seattle holds a different story for every one of us. To explore the complicated and multifaceted history of this city, the MOHAI Youth Advisors are launching a book club and kicking it off with an art and writing competition for youth in the Seattle area.

We invite you to browse, read, and contemplate the themes in the list of books provided. Then you write YOUR Seattle story and submit it by September 9 to be considered for the BookMarked Seattle zine.

Submission requirements:

  • Open to Seattle metro-area teens, ages 13—19
  • Submissions are due no later than September 9 at 11:59 pm
  • All work must be original and written by a single individual
  • We are accepting submissions in the following formats: writing, drawing/painting, photography, and audio recordings. An individual can submit up to four works, and they can be in the same or different categories.
  • Reading one of the books on the BookMarked Seattle list is not necessary, but it is encouraged.
  • Submissions will be disqualified if they voice personal hateful opinions or use derogatory language to minimize the lived experience of others.
  • For recordings: Please submit your work as an MP3 file. Save the file as the title of your piece, but do not include your name. Work must be no longer than 2 minutes.
  • For photography and drawing/painting: Please take a photo of your work and submit as a JPEG. Image resolution should be at least 300 dpi. Save the file as the title of your piece, but do not include your name.
  • For writing: Please submit your work as a PDF or Word document. Save the file as the title of your piece, but do not include your name. Work must be no longer than 2,000 words.

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