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Biennial Competitions – All Members

The Biennial Conference is a great place to showcase your creative works, and to earn recognition and awards.

Submissions are now open for the 2020 Biennial competitions!

Follow the individual links for each category to see the entry guidelines.

Art Competition

Letters Competition

Music Competition


The 2020 Vinnie Ream Award 

The awards honor the legacy of Lavinia Ellen “Vinnie” Ream, a Pen Woman who was a Civil War era artist. Ream was a student of the harp throughout her life and often incorporated an image of a harp in her work as a sculptor. Harp pendants in sterling silver and gemstones will be awarded at each Biennial to first-place winners in the art, letters, and music categories.

Read the guidelines for the 2020 Biennial Vinnie Ream Medal competition

See the previous medal winners