2019 Arts and Humanities Commission Writing Contest

The Arts and Humanities Commission sponsors an annual Writing Contest open to all youth and 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.

The Writing Contest is separated into three divisions: youth (grades K – 5); youth (grades 6-12) and adult (18 years and older). Within each division there are three categories: poetry, short stories and short works, which is comprised of plays and essays. Awards will be presented to First Place winners in each category at the City Council meeting on Tuesday, May 7, 2019.

Deadline for entries is Friday, March 22, 2019. Entries may be mailed or delivered to the Rowlett Public Library (attention Arts and Humanities Commission). The Library is located at 3900 Main Street, Suite 200.