Crowder College Opens Free Literary Art Contest for ‘The Crowder Quill’

(Neosho, MO)The Crowder Quill art and literary magazine of Crowder College is now accepting entries for its annual contest in literature, photography, and art. 

The free competition accepts entries in eight different categories: poetry, fiction, nonfiction, black-and-white photography, color photography, digital art, 2D art, and 3D art.  

“With the rise of artificial intelligence in society, we welcome the creative expression of human-generated art and original thought,” stated Latonia Bailey, Quill Adviser. “Of course, digital technology may be used as a tool as the Quill is primarily a digital contest.” 

All entries should be sent as digital files and uploaded to the Quill’s websiteExceptions may be made for the categories of 2D art (paintings, drawings and hand-made prints) and 3D art (pottery, ceramic, and sculptures), which may be mailed or hand-delivered but preferably scanned or photographed to be entered digitally.

Individuals may submit up to four entries in each category by the February 1 deadline. Specific guidelines for each category and more information may be obtained from the website. 

Crowder students as well as area high school students and community members compete for awards and publication. High-school students may also win a $500 scholarship for top placement in each category.  

Email to make arrangements for hand-delivered art entries or if internet access is an issue. Winning entrants will be notified by mid-March. The magazine will be published in May. 

About The Crowder Quill:

The Quill has been published since 1980 with the mission of encouraging and showcasing local authors, artists, and photographers. It is distributed free on campus and in the community as well as digitally. The Crowder Quill class is part of the Digital Media Marketing certificate at Crowder College in which students gain skills in content creation, marketing strategies, social media, graphic design, and communication. 


Latonia Bailey
The Crowder Quill
Crowder College

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