Trinity Arts Coffeehouse Competition

Submission Guidelines For Trinity Arts Coffee House

For all submissions, content should be appropriate to Trinity’s community guidelines.

To submit work, click here.


  • Submit up to 3 stories, essays, scenes, or short plays of up to 8,000 words each.
  • Use a standard 11-12pt font.
  • Prepare a DOC or PDF file format.


  • Submit up to 3 poems.
  • Please use DOC or PDF file format.


  • This category includes print, web, and mobile design.
  • Submit up to 3 designs.
  • All print designs must submitted at 150 DPI or higher PDF files.
  • All web & mobile designs must be submitted as 72 DPI PDF files

Studio Art

  • This category includes painting, drawing, sculpture, and mixed media.
  • Submit up to 3 images.
  • Images must be photographed and saved as high resolution (300PPI or higher) TIFF or JPEG files.


  • Submit up to 3 photos.
  • Images must be saved as high resolution (300PPI or higher) TIFF or JPEG files for submission.


  • Submit up to 3 compositions or original music.
  • Save them as either computer-generated scores in PDF (with an audio file if available) or as original recordings.

Film & Motion

  • This category includes film, motion video, and animation.
  • Submit up to 3 movies, saved as MPEG or MOV file.
  • Films should be no longer than 15 minutes.

Freeform for Children Ages 17 and Under

  • This category is for children aged 17 and under of TIU families.
  • The submission can be a photograph or scan of original work, submitted as a TIFF, JPG, or PDF.
  • The actual artwork must fit within the dimensions of 20″ x 20″ x 20″.
  • Any media is allowed, such as legos, modeling clay, drawings, paintings, crafts, etc.