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September 26 - November 18, 2005
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Competition Rules

1) Use Microsoft Word to submit your Entry and be sure to save it. This is important if you are a winner as you will be asked to submit your entry via email.

2) Do not type your name on the page with the poem or prose as to insure the judges’ impartiality.

3) Fill in the entry form and staple it to one copy of the submission.

    For Grades 3-8:   submit 4 copies of the submission

    For Grades 9- Adult: submit 2 copies of the submission

4) On each page of the submission, include the title of the poem or

prose and the name of the artwork and artist. 

5) Mail or Deliver to :

            The Writer’s Eye, University of Virginia

            155 Rugby Road or PO Box 400119

            Charlottesville, VA 22904-4119

Museum hours: 1-5:00PM, Tuesday-Sunday

Entries must be received by November 18, 2005, at 5:00PM.

Applications taken from the web should get stamped at the Art Museum Front Desk to show that the writer has seen the work.


The 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Honorable Mention winners will be notified by mail during the second week of December and invited to the award ceremony. A one-year Membership at the University of Virginia

Art Museum is awarded to the 1-3 place winners. Monetary awards are:  
1st Place Adult, University and High School    $100
1st Place Elementary & Middle School             $ 50
2nd Place [all]                                             $ 25 gift certificate


    Failure to comply with these rules may disqualify your entry.

    The Writer’s Eye reserves the right to eliminate a category if entries are insufficient in number or quality.

    Call Marilyn Mars in the University Art Museum Education Department at 434.243.2050 with questions or concerns.