Writer's Eye 2003

This contest is open to writers from third grade through adult who visit the University of Virginia Art Museum. A list of the Writer's Eye art selections and contest entry forms are available at the front desk of the Museum.

What to Submit:

Write an original and previously unpublished story or poem inspired by one of the Writer's Eye selections on view at the University of Virginia Art Museum.

Submit one entry only. This may be prose of 1,000 words or less, or poetry not to exceed two standard typewritten pages.

How to Format Your Entry:

Type and single-space entries

  • Grades 3-5 Poetry: Submit three (3) copies of your poem.
  • Grades 3-5 Prose: Submit four (4) copies of your story.
  • Grades 6-8 Poetry & Prose: Submit four (4) copies of your poem or story.
  • Grades 9-12 Poetry & Prose: Submit two (2) copies of your poem or story.
  • Adult/University Poetry & Prose: Submit two (2) copies of your poem or story.
  • Paper Clip all copies together
  • Staple the completed entry form to the front of the top copy, information facing out.

Type on all pages you submit:

  • Title of your poem or story
  • Name of the artwork that inspired your entry
  • Do not type your name on any copy. To ensure impartial judging, your name should appear on the entry form only.



When, Where, and How to Submit Your Entry:

  • When: Entries must be received at the Museum no later than 5:00 p.m., Friday, November 21, 2003. They may be hand-delivered or mailed.
  • Where: University of Virginia Art Museum, 155 Rugby Road
  • Museum Hours: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Tuesday - Sunday
  • Mailing Address:

The Writer's Eye
University of Virginia Art Museum
Thomas H. Bayly Building
University of Virginia
P.O. Box 400119
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4119

Please Note:

  • Failure to comply with these rules may disqualify your entry.
  • Writers give permission to the University Art Museum to publish entries.
  • Manuscripts will not be returned.
  • The Museum reserves the right to eliminate a category if entries are insufficient in number or quality.
  • Questions: Call Kimberly Lytle, M, W, F - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., 924-7458
  • Or contact: Jane Williamson, Chair
    Writers Eye 2003
    313 East Monacan Drive
    Charlottesville, Virginia 22901-1047
    Telephone: (434) 973-5221

Notification of Awards:
1st, 2nd, 3rd and Honorable Mention winners only will be notified. To assist in the publication of the anthology, winners may be asked to re-submit their entries by email or disk. An awards reception will be held in early 2004, date to be announced.