Two Tandem Students Win Writer's Eye 2018

Two Tandem Friends students, 9th grader Emmet Kreisman, and 5th grader Misha Kolomeisky, have been announced as winners in UVA’s Fralin Museum of Art's Writer’s Eye 2018, the 32nd annual literary competition that challenges writers to create original works of poetry and prose inspired by art. Misha's story, The Balloon That Got Away, received first place in the Prose category for grades 3-5. Read Misha's story here.  Emmet's poem, Rainbowicity, received second place in the high school Poetry category. Emmet, Misha and the other winners will be honored at an awards celebration on Sunday, March 17 from 3 to 5pm in UVA's Newcomb Hall ballroom. There will also be a 27-page color anthology of all of their writing that will be available to the public for free. Congratulations, Emmet and Misha!

Some details from the Fralin website: "This year the art selections came from the Museum’s permanent collection and from five special and student docents gave 348 tours to students from 36 public schools and 19 independent schools in the cities of Charlottesville, Staunton, and Waynesboro, and nine surrounding counties...contestants submitted 1,306 entries in four age-related categories...entries for the younger grades are judged by panels of local writers and teachers...UVA faculty Jane Alison and Paul Barolsky served as distinguished judges for the high school and university/adult categories."

For details and a full list of 2018 Writer's Eye winners, click here.