Audience Voices: Judging Portal
WRITING & DRAWING CONTEST FOR AUDIENCE MEMBERS
Thank you for serving as a judge for our Audience Voices Contest! This new initiative is designed to capture the impact of music, as perceived by PUC concertgoers. This year’s contest, limited to writing and drawing entries, takes inspiration from our new “Healing with Music” series by asking participants to submit a reflection on one of two prompts:
- How has music served as a healing force in your life, or in the lives of those around you?
- How has your relationship with music changed since the start of the pandemic?
You will find the contest policies at the bottom of this page.
Please use the form below to guide your evaluation, and submit one entry per submission. When you click “SUBMIT” at the bottom of the form, the page will automatically refresh so that you can submit another entry. Don’t worry, your inputs will be recorded as the page refreshes!
The contest is open to everyone! If you have any questions about the contest, please do not hesitate to contact us.
The winner(s) will be awarded a Concert Classics Series (8 concert) subscription to the 2023-2024 Princeton University Concerts season.
All submissions are due by the end of the day on Monday, January 2, 2023. The submission portal is now closed.
Submission guidelines are as follows:
- Participants are welcome to submit as many entries as they like.
- Entries must be submitted electronically in a PDF, JPEG, or Word document format.
- The author’s name must not be included anywhere within the submission, nor within the file name.
Writing: Reflection on the prompt can take a number of forms—essay, blank verse, prose, poetry, narrative, etc. Submissions should be no more than 1000 words and speak to a broad audience. Participants may submit a brief personal statement with their submission, clarifying intention or providing any additional information that may be useful to the jury, such as the title of any referenced musical work(s).
Drawing: Drawing submissions can take a number of forms as long as they can be replicated in a 2D format. For this competition, drawing can be defined as the result of any device that makes a conscious and expressive mark on a surface. This can include pen, pencil, ink, chalk, marker, scratchboard, etc. The final size, surface, and format are up to you. A brief personal statement must accompany the submission, outlining the drawing’s intention.
The Audience Voices Contest is inspired by an annual program for Princeton University undergraduate and graduate students, organized to connect students to the arts and celebrate classical music’s unique contributions. The winning student entries from previous contests are available for viewing on the Creative Reactions Contest page.