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Student Art

Contest & Exhibit Opportunities

2023 Student Artists Winners

(from left to right)


Mia Hufault - Third Place,

Peyton Flack - First Place, and

Claire Priest - Second Place

Art Contests and Exhibits for All Ages

Unleash your creativity and join our vibrant community of artists in our annual art contests! Whether you’re a writer, poet, or visual artist, we invite you to share your unique vision with the world. Submit your masterpiece today and let your talent shine as we celebrate the boundless beauty of artistic expression!


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Spring Poetry

The Newbury Library and John Hay Literary Society celebrate Poetry Month every April with a poetry contest. Stay tuned to the website and Facebook page for the 2025 call for submissions.

Student Art Gallery

Exhibit with the Center for the Arts by submitting your student art (ages K-12) to Four times a year, students can be showcased at New London's Whipple Hall for the enjoyment of the community. Student artists also get to participate at each gallery's opening on the First Friday of February, May, September and November. 

For more information click here.

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Teen Writing

Workshop is open to all writers between the ages of 12 and 18 who are passionate about the written word. The workshop is online and includes instruction on the craft of creative writing, reading from contemporary authors, writing prompts and free-writes, and a chance to workshop your poems, essays, and short fiction with the group.

Support our Student Artists Today

Investing in our student art programs helps foster an environment where artists can thrive, grow, and gain recognition for their work. 

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