We always love sharing great opportunities with our community and this one hits close to home as it is from our friends over at Artblog! If you’re not yet familiar with this amazing organization, Artblog is a Philadelphia based online arts publication that covers art news, exhibitions, events, and more both locally and internationally. They are huge supporters not only of artists, but also of art writers and have an exciting opportunity for emerging art writers that any budding critics should be aware of.
Artblog is thrilled to announce the 2019 Art Writing Challenge, a FREE contest with cash prizes, to support emerging writers who are passionate about the arts in Philadelphia. Our motivation? To get more people talking, writing, and thinking about art in our wonderful city. Apply today!
We are excited to announce the 2019 Artblog Art Writing Challenge – a regional writing contest for emerging writers, with cash prizes and publication on the award-winning arts publication, Artblog. The focus of the Challenge is writing about art (and music) in Philadelphia. The contest’s goals are: to encourage more people to write about the arts, to discover new writers in the arts community and to honor and promote those writers.
This is the fifth year for the Art Writing Challenge. Thanks to the generosity of our donor, Mari Shaw, the 2019 Challenge includes prizes for music writing.
What kind of writing are we looking for? Essays, reviews, and interviews, as well as poetry, free-form responses, and experimental methods are all eligible. To get a sense of the full scope of forms and genres, please take a look at the material published on Artblog.
The Art Writing Challenge Team
Roberta Fallon and Matt Kalasky, Co-Founders, Wit Lopez, Artblog Managing Editor
SPECIAL NOTE FROM THE ART WRITING CHALLENGE TEAM:
The Art Writing Challenge is a contest for emerging writers.
a. Writers who are or have been salaried to write articles for print or online publications are not eligible within the scope of this contest.
b. Writers who have made $3000 or more in one calendar year from their writing are not eligible.
c. Writers who have contributed previously to Artblog and been paid are still eligible as long as they meet the above criteria.
Find all of the details for the contest here.