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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Show us how creative you can be

By Times staff writer

© St. Petersburg Times,
published September 10, 2001

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 these instructions carefully before submitting your work. The work must be based on the designated themes. Here are some upcoming themes and postmark deadlines:

OCTOBER:HALLOWEEN HAIKU AND SCARY ART AND PHOTOGRAPHY -- If you are moved to words for this month, they must be in haiku form. Artwork and photos are welcome as well. Try your best to scare us -- without gore, of course! (Haiku is the Japanese verse form requiring three unrhymed lines of five, seven and five syllables, respectively.) Deadline: All entries must be postmarked by Oct. 8.

NOVEMBER: OPEN THEME -- The subject is up to you; be creative. Deadline: All entries must be postmarked by Nov. 5.

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 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.


Stories must be no longer than 150 words, preferably typewritten. We will return work only if you indicate you want it back.

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