2021 Arts and Humanities Commission Writing Contest

The Arts and Humanities Commission sponsors an annual Writing Contest open to all adults with an interest in writing. The Writing Contest is open to Dallas and Rockwall county residents. Entries are judged on originality, content, creativity, relevancy, structure and the intangible: how the work touches the reader. No more than one entry is allowed per participant per category. All works are presented anonymously for judging.

There are three categories: poetry, short stories and short works, which is comprised of plays and essays. First Place awards in each category receive $150 and Second Place awards in each category receive $50. 

Each participant will receive an award certificate from the Arts & Humanities Commission and be recognized on AHC Facebook page.

Entries may be submitted by mail or in person.  Entries must be received by Saturday, March 20, 2021.

Questions? Please contact JR Forasteros at jrforasteros@gmail.com

2021 Writing Contest Information Packet (PDF)