Louisiana State University

Arts & Letters Literary Competition: Open to Grades 4-12

Arts & Letters Literary Competition encourages participants to identify elements of figurative language, explore creative writing interest while reading and establishing connections between creative writing and visual arts. The students will respond visually and verbally to preselected paintings from the LSU Museum of Art’s permanent collection. While students do not have to visit the museum to enter the competition, experiencing the objects firsthand is highly recommended.

Entries Accepted March 10–24, 2023

WHO CAN ENTER The competition is open to local students in grades 4th–12th in public, private, or home school programs throughout the East and West Baton Rouge Parishes.

WIN PRIZES Winners will be awarded an honorarium and be invited to a public reading and reception at the museum. Winning entries will be reproduced in an anthology. 

WRITE ABOUT ART Student authors can submit either prose or poem inspired by one of five preselected paintings from the LSU Museum of Art’s permanent collection. One entry per student. 

Participant Recognition Reception: Friday, May 12, 2023 at 6 PM Students, parents, and teachers will be invited to celebrate those students whose works of literary art were selected to be apart of the 2023 Arts and Letters competition at the LSU Museum of Art. 

Friday, March 24, 2023

Shaw Center for the Arts, LSU Museum of Art, 5th floor
100 Lafayette St, Baton Rouge, LA 70801

Event Type

Arts & Culture

Target Audience

General Public



LSU Museum of Art


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