Art & Poetry Competitions

$500 prize for each category winner!

April 1 to June 1, 2021


  • Email to get access to text of arias from Mi Camino (Opera Cultura’s Spring production).
  • Create artwork or poetry piece inspired by one of the arias.
  • Send a digital copy of submissions back to
  • Subject line: [Art or Poetry] competition submission - [Name]
  • OR
  • Submit your submission(s) by completing this FORM

Opera Cultura is proud to announce new Art and Poetry Competitions, open to young artists.  Participate in one or both entry categories: art and poetry/spoken word. Artwork or poetry entries will be inspired by one of the arias or texts from Mi Camino (Opera Cultura’s virtual  production premiering June 25 and 27, 2021). 

Submission dates: April 1st-June 1st, 2021 
Announcement of winners: Saturday, June 12th

$500 per category
Winning pieces will be publicized through Opera Cultura’s online channels.

Age 16-22, U.S. citizen or resident.
Open to all who qualify. Latinx & Hispanic identifying young artists are encouraged to enter.

Opera Cultura is delighted to have local art judges Elba Raquel (local visual artist & teacher at Latino College Preparatory Academy) and Irene Carvajal (SJSU professor), and local poetry judges Janice Lobo Sapigao (Santa Clara County Poet Laureate), Joseph Navarro (SJSU professor), and Rosanna Alvarez (SJSU & De Anza professor) join us this year.