2022 Arts and Humanities Commission Writing Contest

The Arts and Humanities Commission sponsors an annual Writing Contest open to all Dallas and Rockwall county residents with an interest in writing. 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 adult category receive $150 and Second Place awards in each adult category receive $50. This year, there is a division for children as well.  Winners in each children category receive gift cards and prizes from Whataburger or Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers (more details are on the contest application form).  

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 Monday, February 28, 2022.

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

2022 Writing Contest Information Packet and Application (PDF)

Please click here to view the winning entries for the 2022 Writing Contest.