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Aspirations  Literary/Art Magazine

Aspirations, an annual literary/visual arts magazine published by Mercer County Community College for more than 20 years, cultivates the talents of area high school students and allows them to share their work with the community. Each year the college invites local high schools to participate in a competition from which the very best in original art and writing is chosen for publication. Each spring, when Aspirations is published, the college hosts a recognition program to acknowledge the contributors and their talents.

Aspirations opens for submissions each October for the following year's publication.
(Please note the February 4 submission deadline for 2019.)

To all who submitted entries, we sincerely appreciate your efforts and thank you for trusting us with your work.

Contributors of works accepted for publication will be notified by email by mid-March.


A panel comprised of MCCC English faculty and area high school English teachers selects the winning literary pieces. The MCCC Publications Office and MCCC Art/Design faculty choose the winning art. Students whose works are selected for publication will be honored at an awards program scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday April 30, 2019 at the Kelsey Theater (TH) on the college's West Windsor campus. Each student will receive a copy of Aspirations 2019 at the program. Additional copies are given to the schools for their libraries.


Aspirations 2019  Writing Guidelines


Aspirations 2019  Art Guidelines


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Students need submit ONE Entry Form for EACH piece of art submitted.
If you submit three poems, you'll need to submit each separately.
All entry submissions include a Student Profile.


Important Dates

Entry Deadline: Monday, February 4th

Judging: Friday, February 15

Aspirations 2019 Awards Program: Tuesday, April 30, 6:30 p.m.


Contact

Nicole Homer, Aspirations editor
homern@mccc.edu
(609) 570-3316

Aspirations
Mercer County Community College
aspirations@mccc.edu
Fax: (609) 570-3844


This program is made possible in part by the Mercer County Cultural and Heritage Commission through funding from the Mercer County Board of Chosen Freeholders, and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, A Partner Agency of the National Endowment of the Arts.