Friday, November 22, 2013

Dahl Mountain Poetry contest

Media Advisory
For Immediate Release: 11/22/2013

For More Information:
Emma Rivers
Rapid City Arts Council
605.394.4101 x207                                        

WHAT: 1st Annual Dahl Mountain Poetry Competition
ENTRY DEADLINEFriday, January 3, 2014 | 5pm
WHERE: Dahl Arts Center | 713 7th Street, Rapid City, SD 57701
WHY: To celebrate mountain culture and bring the outdoors in.

Dahl Mountain Poetry Competition – Call for Entries

The Rapid City Arts Council invites local and regional writers to participate in the 1st Annual Dahl Mountain Poetry Competition, part of the 10th Annual Dahl Mountain Culture Festival. Submission deadline is Friday, January 3, 2014 at 5pm.
This poetry competition is open to all ages and any style of poetry is welcome. Entries must be about mountain culture and poems should be 25 lines or less.

What is Mountain Culture? Mountain Culture is a way of life. It is the ideas, values and beliefs that are shared by people thriving in a robust environment, in or near mountainous terrain. The Rapid City Arts Council brings the outdoors in for a look at how we view mountain culture and our place in it. This competition reflects visions of mountain life featuring mountain wildlife, sports, folk and scenery by regional writers.
Board members of the South Dakota State Poetry Society will judge the competition and prizes will be awarded to the winning poem in both Youth and Adult categories. Winning authors will be invited to read their poem aloud at the Dahl Arts Center on Sunday, February 9, 2014, 3 - 5pm during the Dahl Mountain Culture Festival’s Amateur Film Contest screening. The top two entries in each category will be published in the DMCF booklet, on the Dahl/RCAC website and Facebook pages.

A complete set of instructions and entry forms are available online at, by phone at 605.394.4101 x200 or in person at the Dahl Arts Center, 713 7th Street, Rapid City, SD 57701.

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