World Artists’ Experiences, a non-profit organization that bridges international understanding among peoples through culture, travel and the arts, will hold its sixth annual writing contest for Maryland students grades 3 through 12. This year’s theme is Drinking from the Fountain of Friendship: Building Bridges and Creating Bonds that Tie. The online Submission forms and guidelines are found at Entries may be submitted online beginning Oct. 1 through Nov. 13. Judges are professionals and headed by former Maryland poet laureate Michael S. Glaser. Writings selected will be published in an anthology. Finalists and their parents, teachers and principals will be invited to an Embassy in Washington, D.C. in April for a celebration awards ceremony. For additional information, visit the World Artists’ Experiences web site at the address above or contact Beth Penn via email at or Betty McGinnis at 410- 647-4482 or