Start with Art – WRITE

March 30, 2020 - April 30, 2020


Start with Art—WRITE!

Artwork tells a story, and during these times of social distancing, it’s important that we still turn to the arts and share our voices. We invite you to write poems, short stories, and essays inspired by the pieces in the Saginaw Art Museum’s collection.

Just visit www.sagainwartmuseum.org/startwithart between March 30, 2020, and April 30, 2020. Museum staff will profile a new piece of art each day. Then… start writing.

Submission Guidelines

  • You may submit up to one entry per week.
  • You can write poems, short stories, and essays.
  • Poems should be no more than 50 lines; short stories and essays should be no more than 2500 words.
  • Entries must come from the Saginaw Art Museum’s collection.
  • Entries should be sent as .docx attachments to trasmussen@saginawartmusuem.org.
  • Name your file this way: Your Last Name_SAMWrite_Shortened Title of Your Entry. In the body of your email AND in your Word file, include your name, your age, the title of your piece, the work that inspired your writing, and your contact info (phone, address, email).
  • The deadline to submit is May 1, 2020.

Judging and Prizes

  • Cash prizes of $75 will be given in the Youth (6-17) and Adult (18+) categories.
  • Winners will receive a free membership to the Saginaw Art Museum.
  • Saginaw Art Museum staff will serve as judges.

Sponsored by the Saginaw Art Museum (www.saginawartmuseum.org) and Center for Community Writing at SVSU (www.svsu.edu/ccw/)

You can also watch the live feed of the collection Monday-Friday at 8:30am on the Saginaw Art Museum Facebook page www.facebook.com/saginawartmuseum1947