Online Submission Form for Labor Arts Contest

  • Only one entry per student;
  • Entries will be judged according to originality, content, and style by an impartial panel of CUNY faculty;
  • Prizes will be awarded at a ceremony in Fall 2021;
  • Poetry entries should be single-spaced; there is no page limit;
  • Non-fiction and fiction entries shall not exceed 25 pages (double-spaced, 1 inch margins, 12 point font);
  • Visual Arts submissions should clearly demonstrate both a concept and technical proficiency.  Poor documentation, incorrect file sizes, lack of an expressive statement, and/or failure to follow directions will disqualify your submission.
  • Winning entries will be published on the Labor Arts website (
For additional information please contact Patrick Kavanagh at

(Note: all contest-related information will be sent electronically.  Please use an e-mail address you check frequently.)


PDF or MS Word only.
The Title of the file must be the same as the Title of your Submission.
The submission must have a title page which includes the affiliated image.

Affiliated Image (required for Poetry, Fiction, and Non-Fiction submissions)

Image must be in .jpg format, 1200 pixels in the longest dimension at 72 dpi.
The Title of the file must be the same as the Title of your Submission.

Paste a brief (100-250 words) paragraph explaining how your work shares, and is a part of, the Labor Arts spirit; additionally, explain the medium and artistic tradition in which you are working.