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Writer's Eye

Writer's Eye 2018 information coming soon!

Writer’s Eye is an annual literary competition that challenges writers of all ages to use visual art as inspiration for the creation of original poetry and proseCompositions inspired by selected works on view in the Museum can be submitted in the categories of Prose or Poetry, for grades 3–5, 6–8, 9–12, and University/Adult. Winners are honored at an annual ceremony in the spring, and first-, second-, and third-place winning entries are published in the Writer's Eye anthology.


2018 tour dates to be announced.

Writer's Eye 2017

WE 2017 tour booking form > 

WE 2017 electronic submission form > 


Additional Information

WE 2017 key dates and information >

WE 2017 competition guidelines and entry form >

WE 2017 visitation guidelines >

WE 2017 self-guided tour >

WE 2017 image selections >

WE tips and hints >

Directions and maps for unloading, parking, and loading buses >


Writer's Eye 2016

Between August 29 and November 22, 2016, more than 3600 students in grades 3-12 toured the Museum for Writer’s Eye, as well as more than 400 adults from the University and the community. We received at total of 1758 entries in all categories. We are pleased to announce the winners of Writer's Eye 2016:

WE 2016 award winners >