The 2018 Young Authors and Young Artists contests for Tucson Festival of Books are currently underway and the entry deadline for both contests is Friday, Dec. 22 by 5 pm. The sponsors for the contests are Altrusa International of Tucson, Inc. and Friends of Western Art. This year for the first time poetry will be judged as a separate category for grades 3-13 in the Young Authors contest. Also, in recognition of the 10th anniversary of the Festival, an anthology including the stories, poetry and artwork of the winners will be awarded to the winners. Copies will also be available to purchase at the Award Ceremony.

Detailed information about the contests, entry information and entry forms can be found at Tucson Festival of Books website.