by Claire, Teen Squad Volunteer
Hi, my name is Claire and I am a Teen Squad volunteer this year at the Main Library. I am looking for submissions to a virtual gallery where you can submit writing, photography, paintings, or any type of art you create. I have created a list of topics to inspire your submission.
Here are the prompts! You can also choose to submit something on a topic of your own choice.
Every month there will be a blog post here on City Library Teens. These posts will include some highlights from that month's submissions as well as a link to the page where you can find all pieces that have been submitted so far.
About the Project
Teen Squad is a volunteer program the City Library has for teens. It's essentially an opportunity for teens to come up with and execute a project at the Library. Typically the library only offers Teen Squad in the summer, but this year is the first time the library is doing it during the school year. I did Teen Squad this summer and loved it, so of course I was very excited to be able to do it during the school year.
I choose to work on this Teen Collaborative Creations project because I love writing, photography, and painting although I'm not very good at it. I am always afraid to share my writing with other people, because it's scary to bring up, and I'm scared of what they will think. So I thought it would be fun to create a safe, completely judgment free space for people to share their art.
Earlier I mentioned every month there will be a post here on City Library Teens, highlighting some of the submissions from the month. On the monthly blog posts there will also be a link to Bibliobaord, a virtual gallery space, where all the submissions can be found. By the end of the project there will also be physical copies of anything that can be printed. Sadly if you submit a video we won't have physical copies of that.
How to Submit
Please fill out this Google Form and you can find all the instructions on submitting there. Within the form you will be directed to Biblioboard. Please upload your piece there, and read through the terms and conditions.
We are accepting submissions from now until March 31, 2021. You can submit as many pieces of art as you’d like until that deadline.
(Having any issues with the Google Form or uploading your piece to Biblioboard? Email Becca at firstname.lastname@example.org?)
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