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PRIZES

University/Adult and High School

1st Place:  $100 and a one-year University of Virginia Art Museum Membership
2nd Place: $25 gift certificate and a one-year University of Virginia Art Museum Membership
3rd Place: One-year University of Virginia Art Museum Membership

Elementary and Middle Schoo

1st Place:  $50 and a one-year University of Virginia Art Museum Membership
2nd Place: $25 gift certificate and a one-year University of Virginia Art Museum Membership
3rd Place: One-year University of Virginia Art Museum Membership

HIGH SCHOOL AND UNIVERSITY/ADULT JUDGES

For the high school and University/adult categories, the Museum welcomes the writers Matthew F. Jones as the prose judge and Lisa Spaar as the poetry judge.

Matthew F. Jones is the author of the novels Deepwater, The Elements of Hitting, A Single Shot, Blind Pursuit, The Cooter Farm, and Boot Tracks, each critically acclaimedHis novel Deepwater, named by critics as one of the best novels of 1999, was recently made into a film starring Lucas Black, Peter Coyote, and Leslie Ann Warren. His screenplay adaptation of his novel A Single Shot is currently in production. Jones was born in Boston and raised in rural upstate New York. He lives with his family in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Lisa Spaar, associate professor in English, is director of the MFA program in Creative Writing at U.Va. Her books include Blue Venus: Poems (Persea Books, 2004); Acquainted With the Night: Insomnia Poems (Columbia University Press, 1999); and Glass Town, poems (Red Hen Press, 1999). Her poems have appeared in The Kenyon Review, Poetry, Virginia Quarterly Review, Ploughshares, The Yale Review, Denver Quarterly, Shenandoah, Indiana Review, and in the 2003 anthologies The Poet's Grimm: 20th Century Poems from Grimm Fairy Tales (Story Line Press), and Commonwealth: Contemporary Poets of Virginia (University of Virginia Press).

• 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