Van Gogh writing
Every picture tells a story. The best part is...
it's a different story for everyone who sees it!
It's all up to your imagination.
Choose a painting by Vincent van Gogh and
make up a story about what is happening in
the picture. Think of the painting as an
illustration for your tale. Maybe there's a
funny tale to be told about a postman, a fairytale about a mouse who lived in an artist's
bedroom, or a magical story about a
star-filled night... use your imagination!
One place to view Vincent's work online is
The Van Gogh Gallery.
A personally dedicated copy of Van Gogh and
the Post-Impressionists for Kids for each
winner in addition to a copy for his or her
school library. Winning stories will be
published on CarolBooks.net.
Your entry should be in the form of a short
story and contain 1000 words or less. Be as
descriptive and imaginative as you can.
The contest is open to children ages 9 to 11
and 12 to 14. Each age group will have a
winner. All contest entries must be your own,
All contest entries must be submitted by
midnight EST on Saturday, October 1st, 2011.
How winners will be picked
Carol Sabbeth, along with select judges, will
choose one entry in each age group that they
feel best meets the topic of the contest.
Winning entries will be clever, well-written,
to view many of
How to submit an entry
1. Paste your story into an e-mail
message and send it to:
Files sent by attachment will not be
2. Proofread thoroughly and keep
your text format simple. Entries with
spelling, grammar or punctuation
errors may be disqualified without
notice. Do not include any clip art,
images, or photos with your entry.
Words only, please. Stories longer
than 1000 words will not be
considered. One entry per person.
3. Include your name, age, and
e-mail address in your e-mail, as
well as the title of your chosen
painting by Vincent van Gogh.
4. Entries must be received by
October 1, 2011. Winners will be
notified by October 30, 2011.
Note: CarolBooks seeks permission to
publish your work on this web site.
Authors retain the copyright to their work.
Once selected, winners must send their
school information and a mailing address
so prizes can be sent.
Win a book!