Student Contest

Steampunk: The Next Generation!
The Isaak Greenstone Creative Arts Exhibition for Students

**Due to our extremely generous merchants, we now have more incredible prizes than we do entries, so I’m extending the deadline until the day of the event.**

We at Brass Ring believe it’s incredibly important to show young people that just because you grow up doesn’t mean you have to stop dreaming and playing. To that end, we are inviting the creative people of the next generation to become part of our event. Of course, they are welcome just to come have fun, but we’d like to see what new ideas they can bring us, so we’re having a competition and exhibition.

 This first annual competition is named for a young attendee from our first event who has since been lost to accident, but who embodied the Brass Ring ideals of creativity, wonder, and helping where we can.

How to Enter

Creative Writing– Tell us a story, or write a poem! Can be fiction or nonfiction. Entries should be at least one and no more than ten pages long if printed in Times New Roman 12 point type, double spaced.  You don’t need to format your email like this, though.

Fine Art– Can be any medium, but must be decorative art only. Finished piece must be able to be brought to the museum for our event.

Costuming– This is the category for a full outfit. Please include a close-up photo of the part you like best. Ideally, you would wear the costume to the event.

Prop Construction– Anything functional or wearable, or meant to look functional or wearable, goes here. Finished piece must be able to be brought to out event.

For all of the art submissions, please send at least three clear pictures of the work, taken in good lighting. Please also include a short description of the item, including what it is and what inspired you to make it.

For all categories, please email photos or files to with the subject line “Isaak Greenstone Exhibition” and your age and submission categories. In the body of the email, please include your name, city, and phone number. To give us time to appreciate everyone’s work, the deadline for entries is January 5th, 2018, at midnight. There is no limit to the number of categories you may enter, but only one submission per category per person.

Entries will be sorted by age group (elementary, high school, and college) and judged according to workmanship, originality, and overall effect. Winners in each category will be given a pair of tickets to this year’s event, prizes, and their art will be displayed for all attendees to enjoy. Best In Show winner from each age level will also receive tickets to next year’s event!