Photo and essay contests are being held in conjunction with the sculptures in downtown Warsaw. There are 16 life-like statues created by American sculptor Seward Johnson on the sidewalks and street corners within walking distance of the Courthouse Square. Walk-N-Wander Warsaw is a free exhibit available to visit daily through Sept. 28. These sculptures are an interactive exhibit, so visitors are encouraged to photograph and interact with these creations. Bring a camera and creative imagination, then enter the photo contest sponsored by the City of Warsaw and the Chamber of Commerce. There are five categories: age 17 and under only, amateur artist, professional artist, digitally enhanced photo and mixed media. A panel of judges will award first-, second- and third-place winners in each category. There will be one People’s Choice award of $250 plus a $100 framing certificate. The exhibit also can inspire art in the written word. Kosciusko Literacy Services is sponsoring an essay writing contest. There are four age groups and five categories for judging. Writers are invited to create a story or poem based on one or more of the sculptures on display. For guidelines and details to participate in these contests, visit www.warsaw.in.gov. Entries for the essay contest will be on display at the Sept. 5 Downtown First Friday event. Entries for the photo contest will be on display at the Latte Lounge and Gallery from Sept. 2 to Oct. 1st.