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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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Send us your Xpressions!

By Times staff
© St. Petersburg Times
published April 14, 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 the following instructions before submitting your work, which must be based on the designated themes.

APRIL: DEADLINE HAS PASSED.

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

JUNE: DISABILITY AWARENESS -- Take a close look at the world around you and examine how having a disability affects everyday life. Create a work that reflects your experience with disabilities. Think about this: If you have a disability, create a work that conveys your experiences. How do you relate to a friend who has a disability? What do you think it means to have a disability? Deadline: Postmark June 13.

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.

JULY: OPEN THEME -- Send us your creative work (art, words or photography) depicting the topic of your choice. Deadline: Postmark July 14.

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, phone number with area code and 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 can return only artwork, and only if you indicate that you want it back.

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