Like a thief in the night (or some other overly dramatic metaphor), November slipped into our lives, carrying with it an important event.

November 1 was the opening of the annual Arizona Attorney Magazine Creative Arts Competition. That is the event that results in our amazing May issue featuring the work of some talented lawyers.

But May is a ways away. Before we get there, we have the application and review process, which I hope you consider if you’ve got some creative chops.

Here are the categories: Fiction; Nonfiction; Poetry; Humor; Photography; Painting/Drawing; Sculpture; Music (original compositions and classical/jazz); Video

All submissions must be e-mailed to ArtsContest@azbar.org. (Or send them via regular mail, if you must.)

Some of our 2011 winners

Questions? Click here to read the complete rules, or contact me at arizona.attorney@azbar.org.

To see the great work that took the prize last year, go here.

Here’s looking to another great competition.