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Writer's Eye 2019

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 prose. Each year we select 8 works of art for Writer’s Eye, and interactive tours of the art selections are offered from September through November. Entries are judged by distinguished writers from central Virginia, and winners are honored at a ceremony in the spring, and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winning entries are published in the annual Writer's Eye anthology.

We are pleased to announce that our 2019-2020 distinguished judges are novelist Micheline Aharonian Marcom and poet Gregory Orr.

Tours  |  September 3 – November 15

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WE Key Dates & Information >

WE Competition Guidelines >

WE Writing Tips & Hints >

WE Online Submissions >

Electronic entries due  |  November 20 at 11:59 pm

Paper entries due  |  November 22 at 5 pm

 

Writer's Eye 2018

We are pleased to announce the winners for 2018!

WE 2018 award winners >

 

Writer's Eye 2017

Between September 5 and November 10, 2017, more than 3700 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 1627 entries in all categories. We are pleased to announce the winners of Writer's Eye 2017:

 

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 >