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Launching Leaders in the Arts Awards Program


---Sponsored by the Sarasota Branch of the National League of American Pen Women, Inc. (NLAPW)


---The awards are based on competitions in Visual Arts, Letters (Writing) and Music.


---The competitions are open only to SENIORS (females and males) in all public high schools in Sarasota and Manatee counties.


---Awards up to $2,000!


---The purpose of the awards is to encourage self-expression, creativity and foster further interest or education in the arts.


---In addition to receiving an award, winning students will perform, read or exhibit their winning entries at the Awards luncheon held at Bird Key Yacht Club on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at 11:30 AM. Guests are also welcomed to attend with a lunch purchase.


---Additional opportunities will be afforded to the winners to display their artwork, have their writings in print and participate in musical performances as we help to “launch” our student’s future in the arts.



ART:  Paintings in oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, mixed media, ink, graphics, stained glass, sculpture, ceramics, etching, lithographs, jewelry, digital art, photography, digitally enhanced photography, and graphite/colored pencil.  Entries will be judged at a place and date to be determined.   The rubrics used for judging art can be found here.


LETTERS:  Fiction, non-fiction or poetry not to exceed 1500 words.  Letters entries must be received by Sunday, March 6, 2022.   The rubrics used for scoring can be found here.

MUSIC:  Original student musical composition.  Music entires must be received by Wednesday, March 5, 2022.