Pongo Poetry Project's Cover Art Contest

Youth Artists, submit your artwork for the cover of Pongo's next book of youth poetry!

December 31st 2020

Theme: expressing complicated feelings,  difficult experiences, painful memories, self-acceptance, and dreams.

Age Eligibility: 13 to 25

Artwork can include:

  • drawing,
  • sketches,
  • paintings,
  • photographs,
  • sculptures and other three-dimensional work that can be photographed

The winning youth artist will receive a $150 Prize in the form of a gift card to their choice of Trader Joes, Safeway, QFC, or Fred Meyers.

Runners up youth artists may have their artwork:

  • put in the book as a section opener
  • posted on our website or newsletter.

Submit to Pongo's Cover Art Contest by following these steps:

1.) Attach your art as a jpeg  or png in an email to Shaun at programmanager@pongoteenwriting.org. Include your name in the file name (e.g. Powerful_a painting by Jane Doe).

2.) Attach a signed and completed copy of our Artist's Release (click here to download).

Need inspiration? Read some of the collection's poetry by clicking here .

Know a youth artist? Download the contest's flyer by clicking here and spread the word!

Organization Information: Pongo is a 25-year-old, Seattle-based non-profit that publishes poetry by youth living difficult lives. As Pongo has published dozens of books and given thousands away to youth around the world, this would be a great way to share your artwork with a large audience.

Copyright Statement: Artists will retain a copyright on their work. Submitting artwork to Pongo gives Pongo only a one-time, royalty-free license to use the work on/in this publication only, and any other uses of the work will be separately negotiated with the artist.