In 2015, the 2nd Annual Writing and Photography Contest went across seas to partner with Tingstrup Skole in Thisted, Denmark, to host a sister photography contest! Read more...
We're an organization run by kids, for kids. We're here to provide a place for the kids of Lafayette to showcase their artistic talents (and artistic doesn't necessarily mean painting and drawingalone).
Meet the winners of the 2nd Annual Writing and Photography Contest!
Video filmed and edited by LYAS team member Isaac Douglas, a sophomore at Acalanes High School.
Free Writing Workshops
The Lafayette Youth Arts Society conducts free writing workshops for middle school students. The last series of workshops took place in November 2014 through January 2015, on the Saint Mary's College campus in Orinda. Read more...
Thank you to the Lafayette Community Foundation and the Lamorinda Sunrise Rotary Club for your support!
Congratulations to the winners of the 3rd Annual Writing and Photography Contest!
1st Place: John Kalil
2nd Place: Maragaret Baty
3rd Place: Lena Johnson
Creativity Prize: Hannah Galdes
1st Place: Leah Macarewich
2nd Place: Sophie Krayna
3rd Place: Sophia Benveniste
Creativity Prize: Asher Berlin
Junior Prize: Kristi Conner
If you see your name above, please email a photo of yourself and a short bio to email@example.com so that we can recognize you on the winners' pages. Thank you!
Photographer for various publications, including the National Geographic Society, TIME Magazine, New York Times, Forbes Magazine, The North Face, Sunset, L.L. Bean, The Nature Conservancy, & The Carnegie Museum of Natural History.
Cheri Facer is a teacher who has taught for over thirty years in Lafayette. She loves her life's work - working with children and sharing her love and the magic of reading and writing with her students.
Alison Burke was born in Berkeley and raised in Orinda. After graduating from Miramonte High School in 1970, she received a BA in English at Stanford before getting her teaching credential at UC Berkeley. She has taught Spanish and English for 24 years at Miramonte.
LYAS in the news
John Kalil, the 1st place winner for writing in the 3rd Annual Writing and Photography Contest, was featured in Lamorinda Weekly in September. Click here to read the article!