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Calling all ARTISTS!

RalphMunnBannerThe CLP Teensburgh blog has been abuzz lately with info on this year’s Ralph Munn Creative Writing Contest— the annual writing event sponsored by Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh that offers aspiring young writers a chance to submit their original work, win cash, and get published. In case you’re still lingering out of the loop, all high school students (grades 9-12) in Allegheny County are eligible to submit poems, screenplays, or short prose (fiction or nonfiction) to the contest. First and second place winners in each category win cash prizes, and other top submissions are selected for publication in The Ralph Munn Creative Writing Contest Anthology, which is distributed to every library in Allegheny County.

anthology2009This year, we thought the cover art on the front of the anthology could use a little update, which is why we are seeking original artwork for the first ever Cover Art Contest. If you’re an Allegheny County student in grades 9-12, you can submit your artwork for a chance to appear on the front cover of the 2013 Ralph Munn Creative Writing Contest Anthology. Digital designs, collage, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, and mixed media are all eligible for consideration. Judges will evaluate originality of content, style, and technique in selecting the winning design. All submissions must be 6 x 9 inches, and digital artwork should be 300 dpi or higher. You can submit your entry to the Teen Specialist at any Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh location (click here to find a location near you!), or email it to ralphmunn@carnegielibrary.org.

The deadline for submissions to the Cover Art Contest is May 1, 2013. That gives you 8 days to create your masterpiece! For more information on the contest, check out the official rules & guidelines page on the website or chat with the Teen Specialist at any CLP location.

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