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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...
Film Workshop
The Lafayette Youth Arts Society will be hosting a video-making workshop for Lamorinda middle school students, taught by SF Film Institute affiliate Mary Guzmán. The workshop will be on December 6th, 2015, from 1 PM-4 PM. No fancy equipment is required--even a camera phone is fine!

If you're interested, please enter your email address below so that we can reserve a spot and contact you with updates about the workshop. 
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.
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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...