The theme of this years
Annual Writing and Art Challenge is
ONLINE HERE or submit your entry by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
and include in the memo line 2016 Entry
Due Date for entries is FEBRUARY 16, 2016
The Prompt: Legends and Heroes
Is there someone you always wanted to meet? Did a person in
recent or distant history have a huge positive impact on your life
or culture? Is there a legend or a hero (past or present) who inspires
Whats a legend? According to the dictionary,
its a story from the past that is believed by many people
but cannot be proved to be true OR a famous or important person
who is known for doing something.
Whats a hero, or the female version, a
heroine? He or she is a person of any age who
Make sure the entry conveys why you have chosen the legend or
hero (male or female) and why you think that the person is important.
Format: Write a letter to your hero (male or female), or
a poem about a legend or hero. Letters, poems, spoken word submissions
are all acceptable and can be written in anyones voice
get creative video submissions are permitted but not required.
The following three age categories will be judged separately
- Middle School: Grades 5 through 8; 700 word maximum:
Grand prize $250
- High School: Grades 9 through 12; 750 word maximum:
Grand prize $350
- Young Adult: Ages 17-24; 750 word maximum: Grand prize $350
- Schools of the GRAND PRIZE WINNERS of the Writing Challenge
will receive a $1,000 grant for materials for the school
only schools on the Pine Ridge Reservation are eligible
for this award.
Format: Create an original drawing, painting or multimedia
piece of art related to your legend or hero which conveys
a message either through symbolism or words. Do you have a favorite
quote from your legend or hero? What does your legend or stand for?
- Digital copies may be submitted by email;
- Entries may be drawn in colored pencil, pencil, pen or markers
(make sure they are clear)
- Materials used to create the entry are less important than the
drawing itself and its message look at last years
winners to get an idea of the broad range of artistic expression!
The following two age categories will be judged separately
- Young Artists: Ages 11-15: Grand Prize: $250
- Experienced Artists: Ages 16-24: Grand Prize: $350
Entrants must be residents of Pine Ridge Reservation, and able
to prove their residency to the satisfaction of the judges. Young
Adults and Experienced Artists who reside on Pine Ridge Reservation
and attend school full-time at schools off the reservation are eligible
to enter. Young Adults and Experienced Artists who reside on Pine
Ridge Reservation but are not enrolled in school are eligible and
encouraged to apply!
All entries must be submitted electronically by 11:59 PM on February
16, 2016 to email@example.com or through the ONLINE
ENTRY FORM on our website. If entry is a video, then provide
a link to your video, along will all other required information.
Runners Up may be awarded in any categories, at the judges
discretion, and will be awarded $100 prizes.
All entries must be accompanied by multiple methods for contacting
winners: email address of self, parents, teachers, phone numbers,
etc. If do not hear back from you, then your prize will be given
to someone else. Please see our ONLINE
ENTRY FORM for all information which must be submitted with
By entering this Challenge, you represent that your entry is 100%
your own original work and that you own all rights to the submitted
materials. Once submitted, the poem, art work, audio and/or video
will become the exclusive property of LCE. By entering, you grant
LCE and anyone it may authorize permission to display your entry
and biographical information. As a condition of entry, you irrevocably
grant to LCE and their affiliates, legal representatives, assigns,
agents and licensees a worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive, sublicensable,
unconditional, perpetual and transferable right and license to use
the entry in any manner, and entrants forfeit rights of privacy,
intellectual property rights or other legal or moral rights that
would preclude LCE from using the Contest Entry Material for promotional
purposes and agree to never sue or assert any claim against the
LCEs use or distribution of those Materials. Any personal
information supplied by entrant to YouTube or Vimeo will be subject
to YouTube or Vimeos privacy policies.
If you are under 18 years old, a parent or guardian who has consented
to the terms of this challenge must be identified in the entry,
along with valid contact information for the consenting parent or
Due Date For Entry: FEBRUARY 16, 2016
our FAQ Post for frequently asked questions about the challenge