Editorial: Time to Send Art for Children’s Gazette

Editorial: Time to Send Art for Children’s Gazette

Like everything else, the Children's Gazette will be different in 2020. With many schools virtual or with limited in-person classes, we know submissions will be different this year.

On our end, we will be unable to print every piece of art from classes this year, but we don't want to miss this beloved edition entirely.

During the last weeks of each year, this newspaper devotes its pages to the creativity of local students and children. The results are always remarkable. It is a keepsake edition for many families. Even readers without children of that age spend time admiring and chuckling over the issue. The annual Children's Connection (including Children’s Gazette, Children’s Almanac and Children’s Centre View) is a long-time tradition.

We welcome contributions from public and private schools, art classes, individuals and homeschoolers. We publish artwork, poetry, essays, creative writing, opinion pieces, short stories, photography, photos of sculpture or gardens or other creative efforts.

For classes in 2020, please send a curated collection of no more than 5-10 pieces of art. Please realize that we will not be able to print every item submitted.

We ask that all submissions be digital so they can be sent through email or delivered on flash drive. Writing should be submitted in text format. Artwork should be photographed or scanned and provided in jpeg format.

Some suggestions, but different ideas are welcome:

  • Drawings or paintings or photographs of your family, friends, pets or some favorite activity. These should be photographed or scanned and submitted in jpeg format. Photos of sculpture or larger art projects are also welcome.

  • Short answers to some of the following questions: If you could give your parents, family or friends any gift that didn't cost money what would that gift be? What are you most looking forward to in the upcoming year? What makes a good friend? What is the best gift you've ever given? Ever received?

  • What are your thoughts on the pandemic and how it affected you and your family and friends?

  • Were you involved in November’s elections? What did you think?

To be published, we must have the full first and last name of the student artist/writer.

Identify each piece of writing or art, including the student's full name, age, grade and town of residence, plus the name of the school, name of teacher and town of school location. Home schoolers’ contributions are welcomed.

Please send all submissions by Friday, Dec. 11, 2020.

You can see last year’s editions by visiting http://www.connectionnewspapers.com/PDFs/ and scroll down to Children’s Edition.

Email submissions for the Children's Gazette to with “Children’s Gazette” in the subject line, to editors@connectionnewspapers.com

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