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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The world in black and white: A vision of high school artists


© St. Petersburg Times, published March 26, 2001

March Xpressions showcases the work of high school poets, artists and photographers. Though it was not a requirement, all of this month's selected drawings and photos are black and white. Watch for middle school work in April.

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-- NANCY GREEN, Xpressions editor

We want your work

Xpressions is our monthly showcase for the art, writing and photography of students through the 12th grade. It appears the last Monday of each month in this space. Please read the following instructions carefully before submitting your work. Here are some upcoming themes and postmark deadlines:

APRIL: FOCUS ON MIDDLE SCHOOL -- Middle school poetry (non-rhyming preferred), art and photography.Deadline: Entries must be postmarked by April 9.

MAY: GADGET DEPENDENCE -- In this high-tech world, we take for granted the vast array of electronic gadgetry. Which one of these inventions could you not live without, and why? Your answer may be in the form of artwork, photography, poetry or prose, but please limit writing to 150 words. Deadline: Entries must be postmarked by May 7.

JUNE: ALLOWANCE TALES -- Do you receive an allowance? If so, how much and what, if anything, must you do to earn the money? Is your allowance yours to use as you wish? Are you happy with the arrangement? Your answers may be in the form of artwork, photography, poetry or prose, but please limit writing to 150 words.

Please send your work, theme suggestions (WE REALLY WANT TO HEAR YOUR IDEAS FOR THEME SUBJECTS) 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 (printed legibly), age, school, grade, address, ZIP code and phone number, with area code.

IMPORTANT: PLEASE NOTE THAT YOUR WORK WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED WITHOUT THIS INFORMATION. Stories must be no longer than 150 words, preferably typewritten. We will return work only if you indicate that you want it back.

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