ArtWords Contest


ArtWords is an annual writing competition in which students select a piece of art on display from the Weisman Art Museum's permanent collection, and create an original piece of prose or poetry in response to it. Browse through the eligible pieces here to choose your artwork and submit your work here. The dealine is February 15, 2021.

This competition is open to undergraduate students at the University of Minnesota. Selected authors are awarded prizes, published online, and given the opportunity to present their work in the galleries of the museum. Winning writers of ArtWords are published in The Tower.

A panel including Weisman Art Museum staff, editors of The Tower, and a community representative select winning entries.

For full guidelines, and to enter, visit our Submittable page.