The DC Student Arts Journalism Challenge is a competition for undergraduates in District area colleges and universities. Arts journalism provides a critical link between artists and audiences. Without quality review of artistic work, new artists may never find their audience, and audiences may never find meaningful arts experiences. Quality arts journalism supports the best achievements in the arts, and the DC Student Arts Journalism Challenge was created to identify and support talented young arts journalists.
[EXTENDED] Entries for the 3rd annual competition will be accepted until Tuesday, May 7, 2013.
Entries are accepted by email to: email@example.com.
The Bourgeon Editorial Board will select five finalists from the entrants. All five finalists will have their work published in the magazine, and will receive feedback from the finals judges. Two finalists may be offered an internship with the magazine. The award includes a cash prize of $100 dollars.
Guidelines for Entrants
Eligibility: Undergraduate students currently enrolled in one of the District area colleges or universities.
- Only one submission per person.
- There is NO FEE to enter the competition.
- Submission must be between 500 and 1500 words in length.
- Submission must be sent in one of the following file formats: .doc, .docx, .pdf
- Submission must be received at firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight, April 30th, 2013 to be considered.
- Any piece of arts journalism created for any reason may be submitted for this competition, including criticism, opinion, editorial, and history.
- Any performance, gallery show, exhibit, reading, or other artistic product, in any location, may be the focus of an article. Artwork or performances covered don’t have to have occurred in the District, but must be verifiable (i.e. you can’t write about a made up performance or event.
To read some competition Frequently Asked Questions, click here.
Caroline Klibanoff (Georgetown University) for her article Arcade Fire: The Suburbs
Julia Lloyd George (Georgetown University) for her article Leibovitz Journeys from Lennon to Landscapes