2017-09-27 / Society

Albany Museum of Art kicks off third annual writing competition

The Albany Museum of Art announces their third annual A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words writing competition. Students currently enrolled at Southwest Georgia high schools and colleges are encouraged to participate.

Beginning Sept. 22, students will select a work of art from the A Picture is Worth a 1,000 Words art object list. All of the listed objects will be on display at the AMA through the duration of the contest for closer inspection. Students will then write an essay no longer than 1,000 words relating back to the piece the author selected. All contest guidelines can be found at www.albanymuseum.com/1000-words.html.

Cash prizes will be awarded to first, second, and third place. They are awarded as follows: first place: $250; second place: $150; and third place: $100. Up to three honorable mentions will be selected. High school and college entries will be judged separately.

All winners will be published in a special A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words Museum publication, with the honorable mentions listed in the publication and available to read online. The winning submissions will be announced Nov. 9 at an award ceremony and essay reading. The contest is sponsored by the Bunzl Foundation.

All essays must be submitted to 1000Words@albanymuseum.com no later than Oct. 23. The official competition rules can be found at www.albanymuseum.com. For more information, please contact Chloe Hinton at chloe.hinton@albanymuseum.com or by phone at (229) 439- 8400.

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