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4th Annual

Alaska Statewide





Final Deadline January 18, 2014

Winners will be published in F Magazine, showcased in a gallery, and two will attend Sitka Fine Arts Summer Camp!


Creative teens in grades 7-12 are invited to submit work in a number of categories in art or writing.

In March, the statewide winners of the 2013 competition will have their work showcased at at an Alaska gallery, and a public awards ceremony will be hosted.  Winning artists will have their work displayed and writers will have their work read aloud by experienced readers and actors and the entire event will be streamed online for students who are unable to attend. For the fourth year in a row, the statewide art and writing winners will be published in an issue of F Magazine, and one writing and one art winner will be chosen to receive full scholarship and airfare for two weeks at the Sitka Fine Arts Summer Camp in Sitka, AK. The two scholarship recipients will be chosen from all of the first place winners in both categories.



Students must be enrolled in grades 7-12 or be home schooled in an equivalent grade.
Entrants must be Alaska residents; entries from students studying outside the state are accepted.

$5 per entry. A student may enter as many times as they like, however, each entry is $5.

$10 per portfolio entry. Seniors are allowed to submit up to two portfolios of their work.  Art portfolios must include 8 pieces of art, any medium. Writing Portfolios must include 4-8 different works from varying categories or from the same category. The word count for each piece submitted in a writing portfolio should adhere word count limits. The maximum length for a writing portfolio is 24,000 words.

Students who cannot afford or do not have access to funds to pay the submission fee, please let us know by emailing us directly at; write “ASYAWC fee waiver” in the subject line. Submissions are not complete until fee or fee waiver request have been received.

Every student must fill out this form, sign it, and have their parent or guardian and teacher sign it in order to have their submission accepted. This form gives F Magazine the right to publish your work, your name and the school you attend, in our print issue and press releases. This form can be scanned and uploaded on the submission page, or can be mailed (postmarked) by January 18, 2014 to: F Magazine; P.O. Box 240224; Anchorage, AK 99524. The parental/guardian permission form can be downloaded here.

All entries are submitted to the judges without name, age, grade or city. For all entries, judges will be looking at creativity, originality, ability and overall composition.

Final deadline is JANUARY 18, 2014 – midnight Alaska Standard Time. 

Writing judges will do two rounds of judging and will make their final decisions of 1st, 2nd, 3rd place winners and runners ups no later than February 15, 2014.

Art judges will make their first round of decisions by January 31, 2014. Entrants then will be requested to mail their entries to F Magazine, with a post date no later than February 15, 2014. Entrants are responsible for the mailing and insuring of their art (F Magazine will be responsible for the mailing and insuring the return of art). The final round of judging for art submissions will be done no later than February 24, 2014.  NOTE: If a student has sent their art work to another competition, the final round of judging will have to be based on their digital submission.

All finalists will be will be contacted via email, along with an invitation to the art opening and awards ceremony by March 1, 2014. The ceremony will be end of March, 2014. The actual placement of winners will not be revealed until the awards ceremony.

F Magazine publish winners in an upcoming issue of  F Magazine.

To be considered for the competition, students must submit a fully signed Parental/Guardian Permission Form and mail it to F Magazine; P.O. Box 240224; Anchorage, AK 99524, or upload HERE


F Magazine is an Alaska-based quarterly arts and culture publication. F Magazine is entirely volunteer owned and run and relies on donations and advertising to print every issue. The mission of F Magazine is to bolster arts consciousness in Alaska by bridging the gap between artists and the general public through media, live events and competition..

F Magazine LLC, in conjunction with hosts a number of different annual competitions. These competitions are designed to raise visibility of Alaska’s arts, increase community engagement of the arts, and encourage artists to raise their own bar.



For art rules and guidelines, click HERE.

For art competition entry form, click HERE.

For parental permission form, click HERE.
(This form can be scanned and uploaded on the submission page, or can be mailed (postmarked) by January 18, 2014 to: F Magazine; P.O. Box 240224; Anchorage, AK 99524.)


For writing rules and guidelines, click HERE

For competition entry form, click HERE.

For parental permission form, click HERE.
(This form can be scanned and uploaded on the submission page, or can be mailed (postmarked) by January 18, 2014 to: F Magazine; P.O. Box 240224; Anchorage, AK 99524.)



Please note: This competition is no longer affiliated  with the national corporate Scholastic Art & Writing competition. Finalists of ASYAWC, however, will be encouraged to submit their work to the national competition independently.

20 Responses leave one →
  1. Charlie permalink
    September 10, 2013

    Hello, I just registered for CAFE, but it says that the ASYAWC competition is a “closed application”, even though the competition was supposed to start back up September 1st. When WILL the competition start, then? Thanks!

    • fzine permalink*
      October 17, 2013

      Hello Charlie – you can now apply right on our site. Let us know if you have any problems.

    • fzine permalink*
      November 26, 2013

      Did you see that the competition is up and running?

  2. Charlie permalink
    October 19, 2013

    Hey, it’s me again. Sorry to bother you, but I’m a little confused. For one thing, in the writing submission link, there’s no place to say I’m entering a writing piece; it just offers visual art types and portfolios. Also, do I have to make my writing into a picture, or can I just send it in a Word document? Lastly, and this is just to make sure, but I’m currently going to school outside of Alaska and my address is therefore not Alaskan–that’s OK, right? Thanks again!

    • fzine permalink*
      October 23, 2013

      And by the way, yes, you can still register if you’re going to school out of state.

  3. Jazz permalink
    November 8, 2013

    No poetry allowed? Thanks!

    • fzine permalink*
      November 8, 2013

      Hello Jazz! We do in fact accept poetry – seems a little glitch in the system made it invisible to viewers. It’s all worked out now. Let us know if you have any trouble seeing it.

  4. Shinaree stephens permalink
    November 11, 2013

    Wow my 15 year old daughter spends 99% of her time writing and shes pretty good im goingt o tell her all about it

  5. Heather permalink
    November 25, 2013

    Hi, I’m thinking of entering in the writing category…is it okay to
    Submit a piece that you have already written (like a year or so ago)
    That hasn’t been submitted to any other competition, but was used for a school assignment?

    • fzine permalink*
      November 26, 2013

      Yes, you can absolutely submit work that you wrote in the past, as well as work that has been published elsewhere. If the latter, just be sure to include information regarding prior publication in the additional comments box.

  6. Annie permalink
    December 4, 2013

    Hi, I was wondering for the poetry category if we had to have stanzas in our poems?

    • fzine permalink*
      December 4, 2013

      No, stanzas are not mandatory for poetry entries.Your poetry can be in any format or with any formula. Good luck!

  7. Heather permalink
    December 7, 2013

    Hi, for the novel excerpts, does the 200 word brief have to be 200 words, or can it be a little under 200?

    • fzine permalink*
      December 7, 2013

      Hello Heather – Your brief can be under 200 words – just not over.

  8. Heather permalink
    December 14, 2013

    I’m having trouble uploading my entries to the submission page, can I mail it as a hard copy along with the permission form to F Magazine; P.O. Box 240224; Anchorage, AK 99524?

  9. Mary Tucker permalink
    January 10, 2014

    Hey! I was wondering for the art category if there is any theme. I can just submit art peices I have done, right?

    • fzine permalink*
      January 10, 2014

      Under the art guidelines and rules you will see the different mediums accepted for the competition – which includes just about everything. Look them over and submit. Good luck!

  10. Annie permalink
    February 15, 2014

    When will the winners be announced?

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