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Creative Opportunities for Young JASPers

Short stories, coloring pages, and short films - so many media, so little time!

Creative Writing Contest:

The recording for Lesley Peterson's writing workshop is now available for those who couldn't make it. We guarantee you'll be inspired to try your hand at a recognition scene of your own! Short (500-1000 words is a good range) entries are due May 11th. Find submission instructions on our website.

Open to young writers (K-12), Lesley Peterson will be joined by celebrity judges: YA writers Maria Grace and Sayantani DasGupta, both speaking at this year's JASP. Winners will receive JASP-related prizes, and entrants will be published on our blog site.


Coloring Contest:

Our younger artists (under 12) are invited to enter our coloring contest, turning pages by Georgie Castilla into their own art work.

Instructions are on our website; submissions due May 11. Georgie Castilla will be our celebrity judge. All entries will be displayed in our on-line gallery, and winners will receive JASP-related prizes.


JASNA Young Filmmakers Contest:

(not sponsored by JASP)

"JASNA Southwest launched an annual Young Filmmakers Contest in 2017, as part of hosting JASNA’s Annual General Meeting.

Originally open to high school, college undergraduate and graduate students from throughout North America, eligibility to all amateur filmmakers under the age of 30 beginning in 2020. We award cash prizes and a year’s membership in JASNA to all winning entries." Please send questions to


Don't forget to secure your spot at JASP2023 for an immersive weekend of discussion, hands-on workshops, dancing, and more! Information on budget-friendly dorm lodging available at the link below as well!


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