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Posted on: July 13, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Express Yourself: Loudoun Sponsors Art & Film Contest for Teens and Adults

Link to information about the Novel Expressions Art and Film Contest

Area teenagers and adults are invited to enter the “Novel Expressions Art and Film Contest” sponsored by Loudoun County Public Library, the Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services and the Loudoun Youth Advisory Council. 

Participants may choose any book from their summer reading list and create a piece of artwork or a short film inspired by the story. The art contest is open to teens and adults; the film contest is for teens only. 

Artists must live in Loudoun County, or any of the following counties or cities: The cities of Alexandria, Falls Church, Washington, D.C. or Winchester; Arlington, Clarke, Fairfax, Fauquier, Frederick or Prince William counties in Virginia; Jefferson County in West Virginia; or Charles, Frederick, Montgomery, Prince George’s or Washington counties in Maryland.

The deadline to enter is August 22, 2022.

Art Contest

The art contest will be judged in three divisions (middle school, high school and adult) with prizes of gift cards and art supplies awarded to the top finishers in each division. 

Film Contest

The film contest will be judged in two divisions (middle school and high school) with prizes of gift cards and videography supplies awarded to the top finishers in each division.


Entries will be judged by members of the Loudoun Youth Advisory Council, teen librarians, and local professional artists.

A gala event to celebrate the contest winners is scheduled for November 12, 2022, at the Franklin Park Performing and Visual Arts Center.

More Information

Details about how to enter the contest may be found at

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