Inspired by the Arden’s production of Pinocchio, which ran from April 13-June 23, 2013 to rave reviews, Philadelphia Stories co-hosted its for contest for young writers and artists!Philadelphia Stories, Jr., in partnership with the Arden Theatre Company. Here’s how it worked:

 

  • Reimagine Pinocchio’s story through an original poem, short story, or work of art. Your original work can consider questions such as: What is your character made of? Where does your character live? What does he look like? What lies does your character tell and why does your character tell them? What act of bravery must your character do to earn forgiveness? Have fun with these questions, or feel free to make up your own ideas!
  • Submit: Writers & artists in grades K-12 emailed their contest entries.
  • The editors of Philadelphia Stories Jr. chose the following 9 finalists:

 

 

From this list, readers voted for their favorites on the following pages:Philadelphia Stories, Jr. or Arden Theatre Company Facebook pages or the Philadelphia Stories, Jr. or Arden Theatre Company blogs. 

 

And the winners are…

 

 

The top winners receive $50 cash prize, a one-day workshop at the Arden Drama School, and publication in the print issue of Fall/Winter 2013-14 issue of Philadelphia Stories Jr.

 

All 9 finalists will win four tickets to the first show of the Arden’s 2013/14 Children’s Theatre season: Sideways Stories from Wayside School!

 

Thanks to all who submitted, voted, and cheered our young talent on. Congratulations, everyone!

 

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