ArtWords Contest
Nov 11 2020 - Feb 15 2021

333 E River Road
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States

"Art Words" in front of a word cloud

Additional Details

ArtWords is an annual writing competition held by the Weisman Art Museum in collaboration with The Tower, the University of Minnesota's Art and Literary Magazine.

How to Enter:


Open to only to undergraduate students enrolled at the University of Minnesota—Twin Cities campus.

Submission Guidelines:

Please follow the instructions below — submissions that do not will be disqualified.

Submissions should be anonymous; your name should not appear on the submission anywhere. Submissions should be previously unpublished anywhere, including on your own social media.

On the submitted document:

  • Do not include your name; write only your student ID in the top left corner.
  • Indicate the complete and accurate title of the artwork and artist
  • Provide a title for your written work

In your cover note:

  • Include your university email address.
  • Confirm you are an undergraduate student enrolled at the University of Minnesota's Twin Cities campus.

Submit your work on The Tower's submissions website >>


Monday, February 15, 2021, 11:59 p.m.


First, second, and third place winners are selected. Winners will receive gift cards (First Place: $75; Second: $50; Third: $25). Winners will be published in The Tower Spring 2021 print and online issues. Judges include representatives from the Weisman, The Tower, and our local literary community.


If you have additional questions, please contact Jim Cihlar, The Tower, at cihla002@umn.edu