Young Writer & Artist Competition

Young Writer Competition

2021 YWC

Theme: Family

Entry Form & Rules

Accepting entries until June 30, 2021

Young Artist Competition

2021 YAC 

Illustrate a scene from your favorite book

Entry Form & Rules

Accepting entries until June 30, 2021

YWAC Awards

2020 YWAC Awards

October 4, 2020

Past YWAC Awards

2020 YWAC Awards


View the 2020 YWAC Award virtual ceremony

1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners' entries are published in an Anthology available to download here.

Meet the DVBF
Young Writer Judges

Rachael Hanel

Author and associate professor of mass media in Mankato, Minnesota. 

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Melanie Cashin

Advisor at Carleton College and MFA degree from Minnesota State University, Mankato

Kirstin Cronn-Mills

Writes fiction and nonfiction for young adults.

Meet the DVBF Young Artist Judges
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Rosenquist Fee

Executive Director, Arts Center of St. Peter

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David Paul 

Scene design professor at Minnesota State University, Mankato


Graphic designer and teaches art classes for kids

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