Crowder Quill accepting entries

November 21, 2022

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Crowder Quill opens free contest as part of new program

Neosho, MO – The Crowder Quill art and literary magazine of Crowder College is now accepting entries for its annual contest in literature, photography and art.

Now in its 42nd year, the long-standing contest has made some changes in how it is produced. The class that produces the winning contest entries is now called DIGM 105 Applied Graphic Design and Media Campaigns and is part of a new Digital Media Marketing certificate at Crowder College in which students gain skills in content creation, marketing strategies, social media, graphic design, and communication. 

“Although the class content has shifted slightly to reflect the needs of skill development in high-demand career fields, the Crowder Quill contest remains focused on encouraging and showcasing area talents,” said Latonia Bailey, Quill Adviser.

The free contest accepts entries in eight different categories: poetry, fiction, nonfiction, black & white photography, color photography, digital art, 2D art, and 3D art. 

All entries should be sent as digital files and uploaded online at  An exception can be made for the categories of 2D art (paintings, drawings and hand-made prints) and 3D art (pottery, ceramic, and sculptures), which may be mailed or hand delivered. 

Individuals may submit up to four entries in each category by the Feb. 1 deadline. Specific guidelines for each category and more information can be obtained from the website.  

Crowder students as well as area high school students and community members compete for awards and publication. High school students may also win a $500 scholarship for top placement in each category. 

Email: to make arrangements for hand-delivered art entries or if internet access is an issue.  Winning entrants will be notified by mid-March. The magazine will be published in May.

The Quill has been published since 1980 and is distributed free on campus and in the community.  

For more information about the Crowder Quill contest or the spring semester Crowder course DIGM 105 Applied Graphic Design and Media Campaigns, contact Latonia Bailey:   

Last Updated on November 21, 2022 by Cindy