Chesterfield Arts sponsors various writing contests throughout the year for virtually every age category.
2013 Jade G. Bute Adult Writing Contest
This year's theme: The first shall be the last and the last shall be the first. Poetry and Fiction
Honorees, their awards and more information can be found in the Literary Art Events section.
2012 Phyllis Corbet High School Writing Contest
A Middle School component was added to the competition!
High School Theme: The first shall be the last and the last shall be the first.
Middle School Theme: The present is the past and the past is the present.
First Place - Omar Jawaid - Red
Second Place - Morgan Niezing - Everlasting Companion
Third Place - Korynne Hendges - Finding Home
Honorable Mention - Meril Morse - The Beginning of Tears
Honorable Mention - Sierra Buffum - Warmth
Honorable Mention - Rebecca Antony - Tomorrow
First Place - Michel Ge - Dreams
Second Place - Preethi Sriraman - Finding My Dream
Third Place - Keizo Sullivan - Zipped to the Past
Honorable Mention - James Bolden - Bob Love and Me
2012 Phyllis Corbet High School and Middle School Writing Contest winners and judges.
Information on the 2013 contest will be available this fall.
2012 Jade G. Bute Adult Writing Contest
"A Picture is Worth 1000 Words (or Less)" - Poetry and Fiction
The winners of the 2012 Jade G. Bute Adult Writing Contest read their winning works on April 11 at the Gallery at Chesterfield Arts.
Judges: Poetry - Katy Miller; Fiction - Margaret Hermes
From left to right: Satch Dobrey, Marilyn Probe, Barbara Moriarty, Gail Cohen, Cully Bryant, Mary Ann Campbell, Stephanie Pericich, Ursula Smith, Connie McIntyre and Katy Miller
1st Place: Satch Dobrey - Edwardsville, IL I'm A Leavin'.
2nd Place: Ursula Smith - Chesterfield, MO Two Cups, Then One More
3rd Place: Marilyn Probe - Creve Coeur, MO Water Attracts Succulent Flesh
1st Place: Cully Bryant - Sikeston, MO The Faerie Tale
2nd Place: Gail Cohen - Wood Dale, IL When Joanna Met Harry
3rd Place: Barbara Moriarty - Evanston, IL Breaking Away
Mary Ann Campbell - St. Louis, MO Negotiate the Stairs
Connie McIntyre - Clayton, MO Whistling Mick
Stephanie Pericich - Chesterfield, MO The Cruise