Editor’s note: This post has been updated below with a link to submit student work.
Though we’re in the midst of all the holiday excitement, it’s not too soon for local kids and teens to get started on creating art and writing for our 2019 Kids Issues.
Each year, Xpress publishes the thoughtful, vibrant and engaging creative work of Western North Carolina K-12 students, along with listings of local and regional summer camps. The deadline for 2019 submissions is Friday, Feb. 8.
The 2019 theme is “24-hour Superpowers” (Special thanks to area educators who offered feedback!) Students, here are some ideas to get you started:
• Imagine that you suddenly have been given superpowers for 24 hours.
• What kind of powers will you have? What will you do with those powers?
• What needs to change in our local community, country and world — and how will you use those superpowers to make a difference?
• What will our community, country and world be like afterward?
Essays should be no more than 350 words (though some exceptions can be made).
Short-form poetry is preferred, with poems limited to a maximum of 30 lines.
Art should be digitally photographed or be able to be photographed by Mountain Xpress. Photos of sculptures are also permissible. Artists’ statements are welcome.
Photos should be high-resolution, digital photos, between 200 KB and 6 MB (cellphone setting of “medium” size). Artists’ statements are welcome.
The deadline is Friday, Feb. 8, to be considered for publication in the March 13 and March 20 issues of Xpress.
Submit your work
Here’s a link to upload student work: https://mountainx.com/2019-kids-issue/
Email Xpress staffer Tracy Rose at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We can’t wait to see what local kids and teens have to share!