Tucson Festival of Books’ youth competitions are now accepting submissions for the Annual Young Authors and Young Artists Competition, and are open to students across Arizona in preschool through high school.
Young Authors: Genres eligible for consideration are general fiction, historical fiction and poetry, school reports are not acceptable. The 75th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, LBGTQ issues and southwestern themes are encouraged.
Young Illustrators: Media: crayons, pencil, pastels, paint, colored pencils, charcoal or markers. Photography, digital art and sculpture are excluded. Original artwork depicting Arizona’s history, diverse cultures, landscapes, architecture, flora and/or fauna.
Finalists in each of four age categories will be recognized at the Tucson Festival of Books in March, 2-17.
Deadline for receipt of entries is Friday, December 16, 2016. Entries must be accompanied by an entry form. YoungAuthors@TucsonFestivalof
Profession development opportunites are available for teachers during the Festival weekend in the College of Education. Check for schedules and topics after the first of the year.

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