HomeAbout UsHistorySponsorsFriends of the SocietyContact Us
FAQPress AttentionFun StuffA Year in PicturesJudgesContest

Lafayette Youth
Arts Society
3rd Annual Writing and Photography Contest
The contest prompts for the 3rd Annual Writing and Photography Contest have been released! To see the prompts, scroll down. Read more...

Writing Prompts:
1. You're trapped in a photo. How do you escape?
2. Your reflection in the mirror just winked at you. What happens next?
3. You're inside the biggest library in the world... and the lights go out! What do you do next?
4. "Can I sit with you?"
5. Let your imagination run wild!

Photography/Video Prompts:
1. Black and white
2. Bright colors
3. Tour of Lafayette
4. New school
5. Festivity
The 2nd Annual Writing and Photography Contest went across seas to partner with Tingstrup Skole in Thisted, Denmark, to host a sister photography contest! Read more...
We're an organization run by kids, for kids. We're here to provide a place for the kids of Lafayette to showcase their artistic talents (and artistic doesn't necessarily mean painting and drawing alone).
Meet the LYAS
The Lafayette Youth Arts Society is run entirely by high school and middle school students. Click here to meet the team!
Press Attention
Meet the winners of the 2nd Annual Writing and Photography Contest!
Video filmed and edited by LYAS team member Isaac Douglas, a sophomore at Acalanes High School.
Free Writing Workshops
The Lafayette Youth Arts Society conducts free writing workshops for middle school students. The last series of workshops took place in November 2014 through January 2015, on the Saint Mary's College campus in Orinda. Read more...
How to Submit Your Entry
For written pieces and photos:
Option #1
Mail your entry and entry form* (in one envelope) to us at:
Lafayette Youth Arts Society
P.O. Box 4
Lafayette, CA 94549
Option #2
Email your entry and entry form (signed and scanned) to us at contest@lyas.org
Option #3
Drop off your entry at Stanley or Contra Costa Jewish Day School. At Stanley, there will be an entry collection box in the front office. You can also submit your photography entries to Mr. Anke, and writing entries to Mrs. McGough. At CCJDS, submit entries to Mr. Shapiro.

For video entries:
Email your entry (in .mov, mp4 or .wmv format) to us at contact@lyas.org, or upload your entry to YouTube**.

*For each category you submit an entry/entries in, please send in a separate entry form (downloadable here).

**Important: If uploading to YouTube, please read our How To Enter page to make sure you follow all of our guidelines!
Thank you to the Lafayette Community Foundation and the Lamorinda Sunrise Rotary Club for your support!
If you're having trouble submitting photo contest entries to contact@lyas.org, please send them to lafayetteyouthartscontest@gmail.com until we can resolve the issue. Thank you!