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 with divisions for adults and children in each: 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 adult category receive $50.
Each participant will receive an award certificate from the Arts & Humanities Commission and be recognized on AHC Facebook page and at a City Council meeting.
Entries may be submitted by mail or in person. Entries must be received by Wednesday, February 28, 2024.