Announcing the 2018
ASIAN CELEBRATION HAIKU CONTEST
Skipping Stones Magazine and the Asian Celebration invite your best Nature Haikus by Feb. 9th, 2018
The Haiku entries should be ready for display in the exhibit Room. Use either 11 x 17 or 8.5 x 11 paper and feel free to include your own Nature art to illustrate the Haiku. Selected entries will be displayed in the exhibit hall during the 2018 Asian Celebration Weekend. All entries will also be considered for publication in Skipping Stones.
Please read the following guidelines for entering the contest.
2017 Multicultural and Nature Book Reviews Released
Check out our new 2017.BookAward.reviews!
SUMMER 2017 ISSUE Features:
Select Haiku Entries from the Asian Celebration Haiku Contest
2017 Creative Writing Contest winners of “Why I am Glad America is a Nation of Immigrants” (organized by the American Immigration Council)
and much more!
Cover art by Betsy Jenifer, 17, Chennai, India
Skipping Stones announces The 2017 Youth Honor Awards Program!
We invite your best creations on one or more of these themes: Multicultural Awareness, International Understanding and Nature Appreciation
(Traditions and Celebrations * Diversity and Tolerance * International/Intercultural Experiences * Dreams and Visions * Youth Activism * Family and Society * Nature and Environment * Energy and Conservation * Peace, Justice and Equality)
The Youth Honor Awards recognize creative and artistic works by young people that promote multicultural, international and nature awareness. You might like to read the Youth Honor Award winning entries in our recent issues before submitting your entries for the 2017 Youth Awards.
Please see our 2017 Youth Honor Award Guidelines
The winning entries will be featured in our Autumn 2017 issue.
We Are Neighbors, May 12, 2017
You are invited to an upcoming photography exhibit, We Are Neighbors celebrating immigrants living in Lane County, organized by the Springfield-Eugene SURJ (Showing Up for Justice) chapter, in collaboration with Community Alliance of Lane County. The event is also co-sponsored by Skipping Stones Multicultural Literary Magazine.
The exhibit, featuring photographs from the original collection first presented by CALC in 1996 as well as eight new photographs, representing individuals from six countries, will be at the Springfield Museum, 590 Main Street, Springfield OR, from May 2 through the month of June.
Our official opening night will be Friday, May 12, from 5 – 8 p.m.—this is also the night of the Springfield Friday Art Walk. Music and poetry will be part of our celebration at the Museum that evening. We hope to see you there!
Annual Multicultural Children’s Art Exhibition & Contest, a juried international show cosponsored by Skipping Stones, invites original art from youth, 18 and under, on the theme: Myths, Legends and Tales of the World: Storytelling in drawings, paintings and mixed-media works. The exhibit will be on display at the Eugene Public Library (Oregon, USA) from Oct. 1 – Nov. 30, 2017 and online. Submission deadline: Friday, Sept. 15, 2017. Visit: http://www.arts4kidsoregon.org/programs/multicultural-contest-2017/ or, e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
October 1, 2016
Our latest issue, Vol. 28, no. 4, features the 2016 Youth Honor Awards.
** Nicole Chan, 16, Natalie Chan, 14, Andrew Sun, 14, and Adrian Sun, 12, Hong Kong
** Students of Na‘au Learning Center, Hawai‘i
** The Hemnani Siblings: Tarun, 7, Nadia, 9, and Anoushka, 12, Hong Kong
** Heream Yang, 17, Texas and Axlent Kong, 17, California
** Students of A Plus Tutoring, Illinois
** Miranda Sun, 16, Illinois and Allison Chen, 17, Arizona
* Alexandra Isbell, 12, Netherlands
* Eric C. Xu, 15, Ohio (see the cover art)
* Nicole Tota, 17, New Jersey
* Indre Zalepuga, 17, Florida
Note: ** Indicate Group or Joint Winners
Many Noteworthy Entries will also be published in our upcoming issue, Vol. 29, no. 1, which will be ready December 20, 2016.
Sept. 2, 2015
Our first issue of 2016 (Vol. 28, no. 1) will feature a special section on World Religions and Spiritual Traditions as Salt Lake City, Utah hosts the 2015 Parliament of World Religions from Oct. 15 to Oct. 19, 2015. We invite your contributions. Visit the submissions page for details about submitting your contributions.
Sept. 1, 2015
Our Autumn issue has been released. It features the 2015 Youth Honor Awards. To enter the 2016 Youth Honor Awards, visit the Writing Contests page.
The 2015 Youth Honor Award Winners are:
Sophie Xu, 16, Illinois
Isabella Ronchetti, 13, Virginia
Nicole Weinrauch, 13, Singapore
Angela Liu, 16, California
Ryan Yi, 16, California
Elaine Park, 16, Washington
Karishma Muthukumar, 15, California
The following are Joint (or Group) Winners:
Students at Na‘au, Hawai‘i
Nicole Chan, 15, and Alex Lam, 15, of Hong Kong
Lindsey Mutz, 16, Raul Dutta, 14, Doug Roche, 17, all from Michigan, and Abbie Menard, grade 8, Virginia