Community of the Future Creatives Showcase

Congratulations to our 2021 winners!

Coming Soon:
Virtual Showcase of student writing and art

 

    Middle School Art

School

City

Grade

Place

Award

Cecile Cole Ida B. Wells APAC Jackson 8th 1st  $ 150
Amy Sabinson Northeast Middle School Meridian 7th 2nd  $ 100

Middle School Writing               

School

City

Grade

Place

Award

CJ Jordan West Bolivar Consolidated High School Beulah 8th 1st  $ 150
Kate Cochran St. Andrew’s Episcopal School Ridgeland 8th 2nd  $ 100
Sophia Huang  St. Andrew’s Episcopal School Ridgeland 8th 3rd  $ 50

High School Art

School

City

Grade

Place

Award

Khai Thompson Ida B. Wells APAC Jackson 12th 1st  $ 200
Madisen Bradley Ida B. Wells APAC Jackson 9th 2nd  $ 100
Elizabeth Burrow St. Andrew’s Episcopal School Ridgeland 11th 3rd  $  50

High School Writing

School

City

Grade

Place

Award

Caleb Bearman Madison Central High School Madison 12th 1st  $ 200
Taylor Moore Murrah High School Jackson 12th 2nd  $ 100
Madison Chappell Germantown High School Madison 11th 3rd  $  50
Audrey King Germantown High school Flora 9th Honorable Mention
Kennedy Maloney Jackson Preparatory School Madison 11th Honorable Mention

 

 

 

 

 


About the Showcase

Our nation, our state, and our communities have all experienced some big changes and challenges over the last year. The coronavirus pandemic, the tragic deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and others, as well as a new state flag and new leadership brought tears, joy, and sometimes confusion. Many of us will never forget that the longest spring break ever turned into months of virtual school.

To reflect on what we can learn from the events of 2020 and early 2021 and envision what comes next, The Winter Institute invited young people and talented creators, to submit a piece of writing or art for our virtual Community of the Future Creatives Showcase.

We will share submissions in a variety of ways, including on our website and social media, and in a video presentation highlighting award winners. 

 


Awards

  High School Prizes Middle School Prizes  
Essay or Poem
1st Place $200 $150 Up to 5 Regional Honorable Mentions
2nd Place $100 $100
Visual Art or Performance Art
1st Place $200 $150 Up to 5 Regional Honorable Mentions
2nd Place $100 $100

Showcase Guidelines

  1. The showcase is open to current middle and high school students.
  2. A committee of community members will award prizes based on these criteria for submissions:
    • Addresses the prompt
    • Adheres to length limits
    • Expresses thoughts and emotions, including any pain and suffering, without hate toward others
    • Respects the dignity of every human being
    • No content beyond PG-13, please!
  3. Winners will be contacted in advance of the Virtual Showcase via the contact information in their applications.
  4. By submitting your work, you give your permission for The Winter Institute to use it  — with attribution to you — in our organizational materials, promotional materials, and online platforms.

Once you submit your work, we’ll keep you up to date and notify winners via the contact information provided. Email any questions to Von Gordon at youth@winterinstitute.org.