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COVID art contest

How to enter ‘Tales of Quarantine,’ a COVID-inspired art contest for kids

Creations are invited in 3 different categories; deadline is March 21.

Enter a COVID art contest!

These months of remote learning and shelter in place have created isolation and frustration, but also examples of great generosity, creativity and humanity.

Local students are invited to share what they have created (or are about to create) in the “Tales of Quarantine” competition sponsored by Mission InspirEd, a student-run, Seattle-based education nonprofit.

Here’s how it will work:

The theme is “How has COVID-19 impacted you and your community?”

Young people are invited to answer that question in one of the following ways. (Or all of the following ways; it is possible to enter more than once):

Visual: drawing, painting, 3D crafts, photography

Media: film, music, animation, video, audio or choreography (maximum 7 minutes)

Written: journalism, poetry, essay, narrative (maximum 2,000 words)

There are two divisions: junior, for ages 6-13; and senior, for ages 14-18.

Entry deadline is March 21. Cash prizes will be awarded, and organizers plan to share winning entries in an online gallery, with senior homes and frontline workers and in media outlets.

Go here to find full details about the contest and about Mission InspirEd, which fights education disparity via free classes, tutoring, seminars and more.


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Julie Hanson

Julie Hanson is the website editor for Seattle's Child. She is a longtime journalist, South King County resident and mom to a 12-year-old girl.