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A3 Blackface #69
Acrylic on mulberry paper
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art + creative writings + judges = Writer’s Eye

WHAT IS THE WRITER’S EYE ?
Writer’s Eye is an annual literary competition organized by the docents of the University of Virginia Art Museum, beginning this year on September 12, 2006, with all entries due at the Museum by 5 p.m. on Friday, November 3, 2006.  Participants are invited to write either poetry or prose compositions inspired by selected artworks. Entries are judged in four categories: grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, and University/Adult. 

Judges for entries in grades 3-8 are teachers and writers from public and private schools.  High school, adult and University judges are well-known writers from our community.

A reception and Awards Ceremony featuring readings by winners and comments by the judges will be held on Sunday, February 25, 2007, at 2:00 pm at the Museum.  An anthology of the winning entries will be published and available for purchase at the Awards Ceremony.

SELECTING A WORK OF ART
To view the selected artworks you may visit the Museum during public hours Tuesday-Sunday 1pm-5pm, or you may book a group tour. Tours are available Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm, and on weekends by appointment. Artworks selected for the Writer's Eye competition have a WE icon on the wall label.

During group tours, participants will have the opportunity to consider which work of art they would like to write about for the competition, although they do not need to make a final decision on the day of the tour.

Teachers will receive a Writer's Eye educational packet upon arrival for their group's tour. The packet includes a list of the selected artworks as well as a photocopy with small images of the pieces.  The materials may be copied for educational purposes, as needed, by the teacher.

ENTERING THE CONTEST
All information and entry forms will be on a table in the Museum's Entrance Gallery and can also be downloaded from the Museum's website (link at top right). Read the guidelines carefully. All entries must be received in the Museum by 5 pm, November 3, 2006.

• SELECTED ARTWORK
• WHAT IS THE WRITER’S EYE ?
• SELECTING A WORK OF ART
• ENTERING THE CONTEST
HOW TO BOOK A TOUR
SOL REQUIREMENTS
• PRIZES
• JUDGES