Crowder Quill opens free contest

The Crowder Quill art and literary magazine of Crowder College is now accepting entries for its annual contest in literature, photography and art. 

“We are encouraging entries of any theme or subject matter,” said Latonia Bailey, Quill Adviser. “Last year, we focused on a special theme of pandemic-related issues as part of a collaboration with the theatre department at Crowder, but that was a one-time theme.”  

The free contest accepts entries in eight different categories: poetry, fiction, nonfiction, B&W photography, color photography, digital art, 2D art, and 3D art.  

Individuals may submit up to four entries in each category. Specific guidelines for each category and more information can be obtained from the website.   

The categories of 2D traditional media (paintings, drawings and hand-made prints) and 3D art (pottery, ceramic, sculptures) may be sent by mail or hand delivery by Feb. 1. All other entries should be sent as digital files and uploaded online at   

Crowder students as well as area high school students and community members compete for awards and publication. High school students may also win a $500 scholarship for top placement in each category.  

Email to make arrangements for hand-delivered art entries or if internet access is an issue.  Winning entrants will be notified by mid-March. The magazine will be published in May and unveiled at a public ceremony. 

The Quill has been published since 1980 and is distributed free on campus and in the community.  The purpose of the Crowder Quill is to showcase and encourage artistic and literary works.  

For more information about the contest, contact Latonia Bailey:    


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