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TKE Creative Arts Contest

Get Your Creative Juices Flowing!

Sharpen your pencils, pick up your palette and boot up your computer! The King's English Bookshop's second annual Creative Arts Contest is here and everyone's invited!

The contest, an annual birthday event, is open to writers and artists of all ages. So explore your creativity! This year's theme is "Once Upon a Time at the Bookshop." Entries will be compiled in an anthology, Turning Pages: The King's English at 40, to be published by TKE and available for purchase from the bookshop later this year. 

Saturday, September 9, 4 p.m. Contest participants will gather at TKE to hear their work read aloud for the judges (TKE booksellers) and audience. Prizes will be given for Most Original Written Word and Most Original Visual Image in two age categories (12 and under/13 and up) and Best in Show.

This event is part of the bookshop's day-long fortieth birthday party celebration! 


The Contest Rules

-Written submissions must be no more that 600 words and emailed to by September 5, 2017. No paper entries, please. Entries can be prose or poetry, fiction or nonfiction.

-Artistic submissions should be no larger than 23" x 16". Please bring artwork to the September 9 event for judging.

-All entries must be suitable for reading and viewing by audiences of all ages.

-TKE reserves the right to display materials.

Event date: 
Saturday, September 9, 2017 - 4:00pm
Event address: 
The King's English Bookshop
1511 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84105