Awards Contest and Spring Showcase

Nanaimo Arts CouncilThe Nanaimo Arts Council has announced a number of interesting opportunities this month. The Achievement Awards and Art Education Bursaries are designed to assist individuals of any age and discipline to further their arts education and may be applied to tuition, materials, and equipment. The awards are open to all areas of the arts: literary, performing, visual, interdisciplinary, etc. The deadline for entries and documentation is March 15, 2008.

With the support of Creative Writing and Journalism Department at Malaspina University/College, the Nanaimo Arts Council is holding its 4th annual Short Fiction Contest. Writers are invited to submit original stories of up to 2000 words. There will be a general category with no age limit or requirement, a youth category for writers aged 13-18, and a junior category for young writers aged 12 and under. The deadline for entries is March 17, 2008, and an entry fee of $15 per submission applies.

Entry forms are now available for Spring Showcase 2008. The theme will be "All Things Spring". Nanaimo residents are invited to submit original paintings, sculpture, and photography. All items must be for sale. Prizes will be awarded for this juried show. The deadline for entries is March 31, 2008, with entry fees of $10.00 to $15.00 per entry. For more information on any of the above, contact the Nanaimo Arts Council (tel. 250-729-3947) at their gallery near Sears in the Nanaimo North Town Centre, 4750 Rutherford Road.

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