Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Dunn Writing Contest

Media Advisory

For Immediate Release: 8/24/09

For more information:
Victoria Ledford
(605) 394-4101 x212 or x200


Jason Walker
(605) 394-6139 x2243

Who:  All Ages, FREE and open to the public

What:  Dunn Writing Contest

When:  Contest deadline Oct 8 @ 4pm

Where:  The Dahl Arts Center’s Senator Stan Adelstein + Lynda Clark Gallery at 713 Seventh Street (across from the library)

Why:  To highlight and encourage creative writing in our community and showcase the artwork of Harvey Dunn.

Feeling creative?
We're looking for writing that is inspired by one of these elements:

   Art in South Dakota
   Animals in Art
   The Human Story in Art

The Dahl Arts Center and High Plains Writers invite you to participate in a writing program inspired by the artwork of Harvey Dunn. 

A total of $200 is available for the most creative writers in two awards in each of two age groups.

Inspiration is FREE! Participants can enjoy free admission to the Dahl galleries to view the Harvey Dunn | Selected Works exhibit (just mention you are visiting as a contestant) or refer to images on the Dahl website at or visit for complete contest info.

Young authors are encouraged to participate. All entries will be divided with special awards for youth participants. 

Contest Deadline Oct 8 @ 4pm

Contest Rules

1. Authors are limited to one entry per category.
2. All forms may enter - essay,  poetry, short story, etc - with limitations:
          a. Entries may not exceed 2 pages.
          b. Poems should not exceed 75 lines.
3. Authors are required to indicate whether they are 16 and Over or Under 16 on each entry.
4. All entries must include contact information on the right corner of the first page.
5. Submit entries by Oct 8 to:
          or Rapid City Public Library
          attn: Jason Walker
          610 Quincy Street
          Rapid City, SD 57701
6.  Judging performed by High Plains Writers and Dahl Arts Center appointees and is not subject for review. Awards ceremony will be held at the Dahl Arts Center on Oct. 15 from 4:30 - 6:00pm

Dahl Arts Center | 713 7th Street | 605.394.4101|

The Dahl Arts Center is a municipal facility and receives support from the Rapid City Arts Council, City of Rapid City, Allied Arts Fund, and the South Dakota Arts Council through the Department of Tourism and State Development, and the National Endowment for the Arts.


Monday, August 9, 2010

Late Summer Contest

In cooperation with The Dahl Arts Center, we will soon be announcing a great new contest with monetary prizes, and there will be a youth division this time - something that we have not always been able to provide in our contests. Details should be finalized by the end of the week and advertizing will go out then.