Thank you for your interest in the International Torrance Creativity Awards. The format for the competition is under revision and will return in 2021. Please check back for future updates.
The Midwest Torrance Center for Creativity subscribes to the view of E. Paul Torrance that creativity is the “highest form of mental functioning.” Fondly called the “Father of creativity,” he opened the eyes of students, colleagues, and friends to the scope of creative thinking and application, and became a significant pioneer in education worldwide. He embraced and communicated ideas that we at the Center believe are vital to the growth of young people and the flourishing of their gifts and talents.
The International Torrance Legacy Creativity Awards offer students from all over the world an opportunity to submit in four major areas: Creative Writing, Visual Arts, Music Composition, and Inventions. The Awards began in 2008 with creative writing (poems and short stories). Visual Arts, Music Composition, and Inventions soon followed, with original work submitted by enthusiastic participants age 8-18 from all over the United States and other countries.
The themes for the 2019 year were as follows: Finding Solutions, A Change of Heart, Transcending Limits, True Worth, Building Anew, What a Surprise, Finding Your Path, Amazing Animals.
Sponsors for the 2019 Torrance Legacy Awards include: The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC), The Torrance Center for Creativity and Talent Development (University of Georgia), Great Plains Center for Gifted Studies (Emporia State University, Kansas), Ignite Creative Learning Studio, and The Center for Gifted ~ Midwest Torrance Center for Creativity.
Above Right: 2018 Torrance Visual Arts Winner
Kedaton C., Sunnyvale, California
Peace, Love, and Poppies