A beautiful, intriguing picture can be a wonderful writing prompt to get your creative juices flowing. Aggie Villanueva at Visual Arts Junction has announced a new writing contest that invites you to look at Hushed Recall, the photo art above, and write a 500 word story or essay inspired by it.
Aggie describes the contest this way:
Deadline June 30. A picture is worth a thousand words, as they say, and that is your assignment. Well, more accurately, 500 words. Write about the above photo art, Hushed Recall by Aggie Villanueva. Study the image, and then write a story that this photo art inspires. You don’t have to write only fiction. Enter an essay if that’s what this image prompts. (No poetry please.) There are no limitations as to the subject of your entry, as a picture may inspire unlimited thoughts, but the entries must be inspired by this image.
There are both Amateur and Professional Categories. Entries will be accepted from writers anywhere in the world, as long as the entry is written in English. The prize list includes books, a print of the photographic art above, publication on a number of blogs and Web sites, and a blog talk radio interview. (The print can be shipped only to winners in the US, but other prizes are available internationally). A prize that is priceless for writers: feedback from the judges. Each judge will give you a brief comment saying what she liked best about your entry and what she thought could be improved.
Visit the contest page for the complete list of prizes as well as the rules and the sponsors.
Some of my readers expressed an interest in entering the last contest; however, I didn’t see entries from you. This time I’m posting the announcement much earlier, so you have plenty of time to write your story. I’ll be watching for your entries.