The CYS annual Bard Birthday Contest offers Chicago area high school students the opportunity to submit original art works inspired by Shakespeare for a chance to win $100.
Congratulations to the winner of our 2019 Bard Birthday Contest, Mario Hurtado!
Mario won with a rap he wrote inspired by one of our favorite plays, Macbeth! We were so impressed by Mario's lyricism in the rap and how he used both modern language and Shakespeare's words. You can read it at bit.ly/BBC19Win and maybe you'll even be inspired to write a rap of your own! Special thanks to Cristo Rey Jesuit H.S., Chicago, IL for promoting the contest to their talented students, and to everyone who participated!
BBC Rules: Create a work of art inspired by Shakespeare* that you are able to submit in a digital file. It could be anything -- a painting or drawing, lyrics to a song, a poem, a piece of instrumental music, a short story, a video of a performance -- as long as it is somehow inspired by the Bard!