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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Xpress yourself

By Times Staff Writer
© St. Petersburg Times
published February 17, 2003

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 these instructions before submitting your work, which must be based on the designated theme:

MARCH: HIGH SCHOOL -- This month, we're looking for art, writing and photography from students in grades 9 through 12 only. Deadline: postmarked by March 12.

APRIL: SPORTS -- In honor of the Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the start of the baseball season, describe in words, art or photos a memorable moment in your sports history. That could be the day you hit three homers, finished first in a swim meet or crossed the monkey bars alone for the first time. It could even be that special game when you were in the stands. Deadline: postmarked by April 9.

MAY: OPEN THEME -- Send us your creative work (art, words or photography) depicting the topic of your choice. Deadline: postmarked by May 5.

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.

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. Also include your E-mail address.

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

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