Sponsored by the University of Virginia’s Fralin Museum of Art


Now in its 35th year, Writer’s Eye challenges writers of all ages to use visual art in The Fralin Museum at UVA as inspiration for writing. This annual writing program provides students the opportunity to respond to artwork through original poetry or prose. This year the museum received 686 entries across the following age groups: elementary, grades 3-5; Middle, grades 6-8; high school, grades 9-12; and university/adult.


Trenton Smith, 5th grader at Lightfoot Elementary School won first place in the elementary prose category with his short story entitled The Curse of the Bentwood Box.

Carter Burkett, Orange Elementary School fourth grader, was awarded Honorable Mention in the elementary poetry category with her poem entitled Midst.

Congratulations to these talented writers.