CREATIVE REACTIONS CONTEST
A new writing contest for Princeton students dedicated to the memory of Vera Sharpe Kohn
Princeton University Concerts (“PUC”) is pleased to announce the Creative Reactions Contest - a writing contest fostering reflection on the impact of hearing classical music, as perceived by students on Princeton’s campus. One prize (and up to three possible honorable mentions) will be awarded to a Princeton student who best captures in words his or her own personal experience of hearing live classical music. Submissions can take a number of forms - blank verse, prose, poetry, narrative, even lyrics – but should be anchored by what he or she felt or experienced when hearing the concert. The participants are asked to specifically respond to one of the five concerts presented by PUC from February 5 to March 1, 2015 (see “Submission Process” below). The winning piece will speak to a broad audience and will echo the essence and excitement of hearing live classical music. The winner of the Creative Reactions Contest will receive $1000. A smaller cash prize for up to three honorable mentions is possible.