Community of the Future Creatives Showcase

Congratulations to our 2021 winners!

Coming Soon:
Virtual Showcase with online gallery and video presentation 

 

    Middle School Art

School

City

Grade

Place

Award

Cecile ColeIda B. Wells APACJackson8th1st $ 150
Amy SabinsonNortheast Middle SchoolMeridian7th2nd $ 100

Middle School Writing               

School

City

Grade

Place

Award

CJ JordanWest Bolivar Consolidated High SchoolBeulah8th1st $ 150
Kate CochranSt. Andrew’s Episcopal SchoolRidgeland8th2nd $ 100
Sophia Huang St. Andrew’s Episcopal SchoolRidgeland8th3rd $ 50

High School Art

School

City

Grade

Place

Award

Khai ThompsonIda B. Wells APACJackson12th1st $ 200
Madisen BradleyIda B. Wells APACJackson9th2nd $ 100
Elizabeth BurrowSt. Andrew’s Episcopal SchoolRidgeland11th3rd $  50

High School Writing

School

City

Grade

Place

Award

Caleb BearmanMadison Central High SchoolMadison12th1st $ 200
Taylor MooreMurrah High SchoolJackson12th2nd $ 100
Madison ChappellGermantown High SchoolMadison11th3rd $  50
Audrey KingGermantown High schoolFlora9thHonorable Mention
Kennedy MaloneyJackson Preparatory SchoolMadison11thHonorable 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$150Up to 5 Regional Honorable Mentions
2nd Place$100$100
Visual Art or Performance Art
1st Place$200$150Up 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.