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Sherwood Forest Art & Literary Review

Express yourself!

Writers and artists, here’s your chance to see your work in print! The 2016 JTCC Sherwood Forest Art and Literary Competition is now accepting entries. There are four categories:

  • Art (including photography)
  • Fiction
  • Creative non-fiction
  • Poetry

The rules for each category are listed below. All entries must be submitted electronically to by Friday, January 29, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. and must include the student's EMPLID.

The contest is open to John Tyler students who took a class during Summer 2015, Fall 2015 or Spring 2016. Only two submissions total per student, one submission per category. 

See the 2015 publication.

If you have any questions, please contact Helen McKann in the Midlothian Library. E-mail: Phone: 804-594-1523


  • Submit as high-resolution (300 dpi or better) jpeg.
  • Must be original work.
  • Cannot have been professionally exhibited or offered for sale.
  • Each art entry must be accompanied by an Artwork Release Form.
  • If an art entry features a person other than the Artist/Photographer, the Artwork Release Form must include the signature of that person. If the person is under 18, the legal guardian must read and sign the consent form.
  • Include EMPLID


  • Portrait layout
  • Calibri, 12 point font
  • 2500 word limit
  • Include EMPLID

Creative Non-Fiction

  • Portrait layout
  • Calibri, 12 point font
  • 2500 word limit
  • Include EMPLID


  • 1000 word limit
  • Include EMPLID

Students receiving first, second and third place recognition will have their work published in the Review, receive a prize and be recognized at the College's Annual Awards Night Banquet and Ceremony on April 22, 2016. First, second and third place winners in the art competition will be featured in the Review. Honorable mentions may be published if space is available.

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