The Piedmont Institute for Communication, Music and Art (PICMA)

Mission Statement:
PICMASpreading arts and culture across the Piedmont and beyond.

Vision Statement:
To be a cultural center for Pfeiffer University and the Piedmont.

Upcoming Events

Information regarding the  2108-2019 events schedule will be announced soon.

Third annual Competitions for High School students in Creative Writing, Communication, Music and Art.

 

Emerging Writers Competition

This Emerging Writers Contest is open to high school students and students currently enrolled in community college. Sponsored by The Piedmont Institute of Communication, Art and Music (PICMA), this contest highlights writers with the publication, a reading, a cash prize, and a sponsorship option. Applicants must be enrolled in high school or community college to participate.

The prizes will be as follows:

First Prize: First Prize: $1000, a $5000/year scholarship to Pfeiffer University pending acceptance to the University, publication in the annual issue of The Phoenix, and a public reading at the spring 2019 launch party. The winner is granted a travel stipend.

Second Prize: $500, a $3000/year scholarship to Pfeiffer University pending acceptance to the University, publication in the annual issue of The Phoenix, and a public reading at the spring 2019 launch party.

Third Prize: $250, a $2000/year scholarship to Pfeiffer University pending acceptance to the University, publication in the annual issue of The Phoenix, and a public reading at the spring 2019 launch party.

The judges reserve the right to withhold a prize if they feel it necessary to do so. All decisions of the judges are final.

Opens: September 1st, 2018

Closes: December 1st, 2019

To submit work visit thephoenixpfeifferuniversity.submittable.com/submit

Competition Guidelines and Submissions

*PICMA will again host competitions in Speech and Music in Spring 2020. Please check back for information on those events.

 

Juried Art Competition

High School students are encouraged to enter pieces of their choosing in painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, ceramics, sculpture, mixed media, or graphic design. 

Submissions due by Spring, 2019.

All accepted pieces will be displayed on Pfeiffer’s campus during the Spring 2018 semester.

The prizes will be as follows:

Best in Show: $1000, a $5000/year scholarship to Pfeiffer University pending acceptance to the University.

Second Prize: $500, a $3000/year scholarship to Pfeiffer University pending acceptance to the University.

Third Prize: $250, a $2000/year scholarship to Pfeiffer University pending acceptance to the University.

Competition Guidelines and Submissions

*Scholarships may only be used at Pfeiffer University pending acceptance to the University. Students may enter more than one competition. Only one scholarship will be awarded. Winning students who matriculate at Pfeiffer will be expected to participate in activities in the area of granted scholarships while studying at Pfeiffer University.

All decisions of the judges are final.

For questions, email PICMA@pfeiffer.edu.