Spotlight on the Arts
GRADES 6-9, email submissions to:
GRADES 10-12, email submissions to:
Thank you for your interest in our contest and event, SPOTA, which was held on January 28, 2018 at the Arts Center of Saint Peter! Winners of the contest presented their works at the Arts Center’s annual membership meeting.
Split between Junior and Senior divisions, the contest includes five different categories in art, photography, music, writing, and film. Prizes are given for each division.
Entering the Contest
Students are encouraged to enter anything to the SPOTA contest that is a creative work. We define a “creative work” as an original piece in any of the following categories: fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, short film, song, photography, or artwork. Artwork includes but is not limited to pencil drawing, painting, sculpture, or ceramics. Any pieces that have previously won awards or contests are not eligible. If you have any questions regarding the eligibility of your work, please do not hesitate to contact us here!
In order to remove any bias from the judging, all entries went through a third party before being forwarded anonymously to the Outtakes team.
If a creative work has more than one person who deserves recognition (for example: a short film with multiple creators), please give us all names after the judging has been completed in order for us to remain unbiased. An email will be sent out after judging to collect this information.
For Filmed Pieces: Please upload your piece as an .mp4 file. We will consider all pieces under fifteen minutes long.
For Junior Division submissions, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For Senior Division submissions, please email them to email@example.com.
Please indicate which category you are submitting to in the subject line of your email. Within the email, please include your name, grade level, and city of residence.