Ages 15-21

Contest opens: December 7 at 12:01 a.m. EST
Contest closes: December 17, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. EST

The challenge: illustrate the winning poem for the Wandeling Poetry Contest using an artistic medium of your choice. See the poem's text below.

Our winning illustrator will have her illustration published on the Wandeling Press Blog with an illustrator spotlight and will receive an 8x10 print of the winning poem with her illustration together. 

Our two runners up will have their illustrators published on the Wandeling Press blog with an illustrator introduction.


She enters gently, hesitant;
Her feet tip-toe on dying leaves;
She slips behind her sister’s flames
And creeps below the hanging eave;
She finds her place on bare-branch seat
And pulls out knitting, close and neat.

The stitches of her detailed work
Are heavy, white, and tumble down
Over her knees, onto the floor
Like one thick woven, homely gown
That covers all in cozy sheets
Of frosty nights and rosy cheeks.

Her smile is gentle, voice is soft,
Yet storms may flash before her eyes
When stitches catch or fingers slip,
But soon they’re followed by a sigh
Of ice-brushed air and snow on barn
That Winter weaves into her yarn.

Rebekah Rosamilia, Age 16

All illustration submissions should be high-resolution jpeg-image scans emailed to by December 17 at 11:59 p.m. EST.