Celebrate the Arts Writing Contest

Writers, channel your imagination and share your talents with this 15th annual contest for all ages!

Enter your original work in any genre for a chance to showcase your creativity in the community newspaper, ThisWeek Westerville News & Public Opinion. All entries will be published in a professionally bound compilation book. Winners will be honored on Sunday, April 18.

Be creative and have fun! Submissions accepted from now through March 1, 2021 at 9pm. Winners will be contacted the first week of April.

About the Contest

Sponsored by the Friends of the Westerville Public Library and ThisWeek Westerville News & Public Opinion. In partnership with The Arts Council of Westerville and Westerville Public Library, this contest is one of many events organized by the Arts Council to mark April as "Celebrate the Arts" month in Westerville.

Winners for 2021

The Celebrate the Arts Writing Contest winners have been announced. (Award rankings will be announced after the Writer Awards event in April.)

Category: Grades K-2

Logan Bussa
Abbie Chui
Cooper Schott
Lucy Walk

Category: Grades 3-5

Lucy Elliott
Analeise Grant
Lydia Purdy
Madeline Tracy

Category: Grades 6-8

Ava Amlin
Ashley Elchert
Vanessa Reznik
Mira Shyamalan

Category: Grades 9-12

Ellie Chivington
Uku Hughes
Ari Wilson
Olivia Wood

Category: Adults, Ages 18+

Nancy Collander
Maddie Olvey
Edosa Omoruyi
Autumn Shah

Winners & Published Works

  • Winners will be contacted the first week in April. 
  • Winners will receive their prizes and be invited to read from their work at a Writer Awards event that will be held on Sunday, April 18. 
  • 1st place finishers for each level will be published in the local community newspaper, the ThisWeek Westerville News & Public Opinion (print version). The 1st, 2nd, 3rd place and honorable mention entries will be published online. Note: Entries are subject to being excerpted due to length.
  • All contest entries will be published in a professionally bound book available for purchase. Winners will receive a complimentary copy. The Arts Council reserves the right to exclude an entry from the book.

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