Xpress, the Coolest Section of the St. Petersburg Times, is the home for features, news and views of interest to young readers. Most of the work in Xpress, which appears on Mondays in Floridian, is produced by the Times' X-Team. The team of journalists ages 9-17 from around the Tampa Bay area is selected every year at the end of the school year to serve during the following school term. The current team of 12 was chosen out of 150 applicants. Watch for X-Team application forms in Xpress during the month of May.

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Summer as it sets

© St. Petersburg Times
published August 26, 2002

Welcome back to school, and welcome to Xpressions, our monthly showcase of creativity by young artists and writers. Summer's open theme continues this month with, among other artistic work and words, replicas of an unusual technique: bark painting, using collage and drawing. Check out the submission instructions and themes for coming Xpressions and be part of the fun.

-- NANCY GREEN, Xpressions editor
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See your work in lights (or at least in print)

Xpressions, our monthly showcase for the art, writing and photography of students through the 12th grade, is looking for your work! Xpressions appears the last Monday of each month inside Floridian. Please read the following instructions before submitting your work, which must be based on the designated themes. Here are some upcoming themes and deadlines:

SEPTEMBER: WHAT DIFFERENCE HAVE I MADE IN THE WORLD? This is an appropriate month to reflect on your place in the world, and how you have made a difference in the lives of others. Postmark deadline: Sept. 9.

OCTOBER: OPEN THEME -- Think Autumn, think anything you wish for this unthemed edition. Postmark deadline: Oct. 7.

Work may be edited for length and content. Please send your work, theme suggestions and comments to: Xpressions, c/o Nancy Green, St. Petersburg Times, 1000 N Ashley Drive, Tampa, FL 33602.

All work must follow the designated theme and be your own creation.

Artwork must be on white, unlined paper, with the medium stated on the back (oil, pastel, crayon, etc.). Be sure to include your name, age, school, grade, address, ZIP code and phone number, with area code.

IMPORTANT: PLEASE NOTE THAT YOUR WORK WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED WITHOUT THE INFORMATION ABOVE. Stories must be no longer than 150 words. We can return only artwork, and only if you indicate that you want it back.

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