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Richland Community Library hosts Art and Writing Contest

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Submissions for the Art and Writing Contest will be collected at the circulation desk throughout the month of March. Photo courtesy of Hannah Reuter

The Richland Community Library is currently accepting submissions for its Art and Writing contest. Pieces are due to the library’s circulation desk by the end of March.

Community members can submit any kind of art or writing, as long as it does not contain inappropriate content. Writing submissions should 5 pages or less.

According to RCL’s teen services and Teen Advisory Board coordinator Hannah Reuter, there is no age limit or price for contestants.

The competition will be split up into categories, based on the contestants age and whether their piece is artwork or writing. Contestants who are 6 years old and younger are grouped together, as are contestants aging 6-11, 12-17, and 18 and up. 18 year olds who are still high school students are able to compete in the 12-17 age category.

“We are hoping to receive 10-20 [submissions] in each category,” Reuter said.

Submissions will be on display at the library from April 1 to April 28.

“The children’s work will be displayed downstairs, the teen submissions will be displayed in and around the teen room, and the adult entries will be displayed upstairs by the mystery/fiction section,” Reuter said.

Reuter said that anyone who visits the library during the month of April will be able to vote for their favorite submissions in each category. Voting boxes and slips will remain on the circulation desk while work is on display.

The Art and Writing Contest will culminate with an Artist Reception, which will take place on Saturday, April 28 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. At the reception, artists and writers will be given the chance to speak about their work, community members will be given an opportunity to vote for entries if they haven’t yet, and winners will be announced.

“There will be one winner in each [age] category for both art and writing, for a total of 8 winners,” Reuter said. “The winners will receive a $25 gift card and have their submission displayed at the library all summer, with the option of having their name and picture displayed by it.”

Family and friends of the contestants are welcome to attend the reception to view submissions, vote, and enjoy the refreshments.

Annie Thorn

This is my first year on staff at the Reflection. I enjoy running track and cross country. I also spend a lot of time volunteering at Gracespring and the Richland Community Library. After I graduate this year, I hope to go to college and pursue a career in public history.


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