DESCRIPTION: Students are invited to submit their finest creative work to help celebrate the great legacy of educator and creativity pioneer Dr. E. Paul Torrance, author of more than 2,000 tests, articles, and books.
ACCEPTED GENRES: Poetry and short story submissions may focus on one of the following creative themes: Let Humor Flow; Keep Open to the Snow; Digging Deeper; Overcoming Obstacles; Lessons from Nature; and Standing Alone. Students are encouraged to freely interpret these themes. Please note that there is a 1,250 word limit for stories. There is no prescribed word limit for poems. Only one story and/or one poem will be accepted from each student.
ELIGIBILITY: Students in grades 2 through 12. Please note, participants need not be enrolled in gifted programs.
DEADLINES: We will begin accepting submissions on February 4, 2013. All submissions must be postmarked by August 15, 2013.
SPONSORS: The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC), The National Association for Gifted Children Creativity Network, the Torrance Center for Creativity and Talent Development, the Future Problem Solving Program International (FPSPI), Ignite Creative Learning Studio, Knox College, The Center for Gifted, a Northern Illinois University partner, and Scholastic Testing Service, Inc. (STS).
RULES, SUBMISSION GUIDELINES and GUIDELINES FOR WRITERS: