Exposed 2021

What is Exposed?

“Exposed: Golden Hour” is an annual art and literature contest designed especially for teens ages 13-18.

Categories include poetry, short stories, painting, drawing, photography, and graphic design.

How It's Judged

Judging will be conducted by the Yorba Linda Arts Alliance, and judges’ decisions will be final.

Awards Gala

Selected entries for the 2021 Exposed Contest will be displayed during the Exposed Gala and Awards Presentation at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 7, 2021.

Due to space constraints, artwork not chosen to be displayed must be picked up from the Yorba Linda Public Library by Saturday, November 20, 2021.

Due Date

All entries are due to the Yorba Linda Public Library
before 7:59 p.m. on Wednesday, November 10.

General Guidelines

Ages 13-18 Only
Participants must be ages 13-18.

Single Entry Per Category
A person and/or group may submit a maximum of 1 (one) entry in any art category and 1 (one) entry in any literature category.

Read Category Guidelines
Each category details specific requirements for entry. See next pages for details.

Follow Theme
Entries must express this year’s theme: Golden Hour.

Create Between September 1- November 10
Entries must have been created between September 1 – November 10 , 2021 , and may not have been submitted in any previous contest.

Complete Entry Form
Contest entry forms are available at the Adult Desk or Teen Desk. When submitted, all entries must include an official entry form, with all entry details filled in. Do not place name on actual entry.

Write a Summary
Please email a typed, double-spaced explanation (no longer than 75 words) to The explanation must describe how the piece fits into your interpretation of this year’s theme Golden Hour. This is to help the judges understand your thoughts and purpose in creating the art piece. They will consider this in the evaluation and judging process.

Content Appropriateness
The library reserves the right to reject any entry it deems inappropriate or which contains excessive profanity and explicit sexual or violent content.

“Exposed: Golden Hour” is not affiliated with the school or PYLUSD.
PYLUSD does not endorse or sponsor this activity.