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Student Contests

Arisia sponsors both a Student Art Contest and a Student Writing Contest. They are open to high school (or home school) students aged 14-19 in New England. There are no fees to enter, but there are cash prizes for the best submissions. There is also a cash prize ($250) to the school of the first place winner in each contest.

For Arisia'18, we're starting a College Student Writing Contest for students 17-25 in New England.

For more info, please see the pages for:


Student Art Contest Winners

Arisia's Student Art Contest is open to high school (or home school) students aged 14-19 in New England. There are no fees to enter, but there are cash prizes for the best submissions.

2015 is the first year we gave a prize ($250) to the school of the first place winner.


Bylaws - March 24, 2015

BYLAWS of Arisia, Incorporated

Revised March 24, 2015


The primary operating philosophy of Arisia, Inc., which all of its activities should try to promote, is that there is room in fandom for everyone who acts with respect towards others.


SWC15 - Starlight

Arisia'15 Student Writing Contest - 2nd Place Winner


By Mackenzie Stratton

I am obsessed with pretty things. Bright colors, sparkles, gems–you name it; I love it. If something shiny or colorful catches my eye, I will investigate. That's how I found my star.

SWC15 - Crawling with Fear

Arisia'15 Student Writing Contest - Honorable Mention

Crawling with Fear

By Erin Gonyeau

"Hey Ari, what's up?" Rachel asked as she picked up the phone.

"Hey, uhhh so I just saw this thing on my arm that nearly gave me a heart attack," Arianna started.

"Ohhh, you saw your new tat, huh?  I still can't believe you got that."

"Holy crap, it is a tattoo!  When did I get it?  Why did I get it?  And how come nobody stopped me?"

SWC15 - Bildungsroman

Arisia'15 Student Writing Contest - 3rd Place Winner


By Philip Grayson

The grass was soft beneath my feet. There was no one else outside this early. The sun had barely risen, and I was the only thing awake in the vicinity, besides the birds. The dew was cold as I padded through the green over to the fountain.


SWC15 - Rapunzel

Arisia'15 Student Writing Contest - 1st Place Winner


By Nicole Blackwood

There is a tower. There is hair. There are lonely birds and clouds and the storms that erupt from them. There is a world and then there's me, and I watch from above and I think about nothing and I've stopped praying for another life, because surely this is all there is. A tower, hair, and a sky just big enough for us. Birds and their flight plans, taking off to nowhere, nowhere,


Bylaws 2014-09-28

BYLAWS of Arisia, Incorporated

Revised September 28, 2014


1.1 There are two classes of membership in the Corporation:

(a) General members are entitled to all rights and privileges of membership including the right to vote and hold office. Voting rights are granted at the end of the first meeting the member attends after joining.


Policies - August 3, 2014

POLICIES of Arisia, Incorporated

Revised August 3, 2014



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