Beyond the Book

Beyond the Book

A Creative Arts Contest for Teens


Between June 1 and Aug. 31, teens ages 13-19 were invited to submit a work of art promoting something that they read this summer for our first annual Beyond the Book Contest, our creative arts contest for teens. The showcase for the contest was held on Sept. 22 at Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library. At the event, four winners were announced in the categories of Writing, Illustration, Music and Photography. Entries were judged on artistic skill and creativity by Hirshhorn’s ARTLAB+ and on reading promotion by DC Public Library staff. At the showcase, teen participants, friends and family were treated to performances by teen performers BUN, crafts, and pizza! Participants were also given the opportunity to present their pieces and mix and mingle with their fellow artists.

 
And the Winners are…
 
Writing : Anna Boyer for  "A Little Green Light"
Illustration: Dej'anelle Grimes for "Six of Crows Art"
Photography: Katy Whipple for "Forward"
Music: Brett Burch for "How to Turn $100 to $1,000,000"
 
You can check out the winning pieces hereEach winner will receive a Chromebook laptop, a free photoshoot and two hours at the soundbooth in Hirshhorn's ARTLAB+. They will also have their work published on the library's website and social media.
 

This contest was presented by