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  • SBVC Announces Fine Art Fair Award Recipients

    Choosing top artists from a park full of talented creators was a challenge during Sturgeon Bay’s 20th annual Fine Art Fair at Sunset Park during Memorial Day weekend. A total of nine awards were presented to recipients Saturday afternoon by Pam Seiler, executive director of the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center (SBVC), and Savanna Townsend, SBVC […]

  • Algoma Sculptor Juried into International Salon

    Bren Sibilsky, an Algoma sculptor and painter, was juried into the International ARC Salon 2018 Art Competition. This year’s Salon had approximately 4,000 entries from 69 different countries. This is the fifth time Sibilsky’s work was juried into this prestigious show. Sibilsky’s 2018 artwork, a portrait of a Native American titled “Winds of Change,” will […]

  • Questions & Authors: Hal Prize Poetry Judge Leslie Adrienne Miller

    When Leslie Adrienne Miller was an undergraduate at Missouri’s Stephens College in the ‘70s, she met various poets and writers who visited the women’s-only college for readings and residencies. Among them were Margaret Atwood and Adrienne Rich. It was a special time in Miller’s life. A budding poet, hearing those women share relatable poems and […]

  • Questions & Artists: Photographer Carl Corey

    Carl Corey captured his first still image, using a Brownie camera, in 1963. Fifty-five years later, “making photos” continues to drive his life and passions. Corey is an award-winning professional photographer who travels the country “documenting the American cultural landscape.” His work has earned ink in some of photography’s best-known periodicals and been given new […]

  • Questions & Authors: Hal Prize Judge José Rodríguez

    Mexico-born writer José Antonio Rodríguez got his literary start penning poetry, but it is nonfiction which he will judge in the Peninsula Pulse’s 2018 Hal Prize photo, poetry and prose contest. Rodríguez is a native of Mexico who was raised in south Texas. A poet, memoirist and translator, his work has appeared in The New […]

  • 2018 Hal Prize Judges Announced

    The Peninsula Pulse newspaper is pleased to announce the judges of the 2018 Hal Prize poetry, prose and photography contest. They are:  award-winning Wisconsin photographer Carl Corey, Minneapolis poet Leslie Adrienne Miller, Minnesota novelist Peter Geye, and nonfiction writer José Rodríguez. Conducted annually since 1998, the mission of the Peninsula Pulse’s Hal Prize is to […]

  • Questions & Authors: Hal Prize Judge Peter Geye

    The Peninsula Pulse’s annual contest, the Hal Prize, is now accepting submissions of prose, poetry and photography from writers and artists of all ages and skill levels. Those eager to share their fiction works with Pulse readers in this annual issue will also enjoy the chance to be read by Minnesota author Peter Geye, this […]

  • Announcing the 2018 Hal Prize Contest

    The Peninsula Pulse newspaper proudly presents the 2018 Hal Prize. Conducted annually since 1998, the mission of the Peninsula Pulse’s Hal Prize is to encourage and appreciate artistic expression through various literary forms and photography. The contest has showcased works from individuals of all ages and backgrounds – novice writers and photographers to professionals. The […]

  • Bill Brophy, Hal Grutzmacher

    Announcing the 2017 Hal Prize Poetry, Photography & Prose Winners

    Each fall, the Peninsula Pulse invites people of all ages, backgrounds and artistic abilities to submit stories, photographs and poems for a chance to be published in our annual Hal Prize literary and photography issue. The Hal Prize is held in the spirit of the late Hal Grutzmacher, a professor and Door County bookstore owner, […]

  • Submit Work to Norbert Blei Poetry Award

    Write On, Door County has announced the deadline for the Norbert Blei Poetry Award is July 21, 2017. Judging this year’s award is poet Alice D’Alessio. The award honors the late renowned Door County author Norbert Blei and is administered by Write On in collaboration with the Washington Island Literary Festival. The award includes a […]

  • Questions & Authors: Poetry Editors of Milwaukee’s ‘cream city review’

    This year, the team behind the Peninsula Pulse’s 2017 Hal Prize poetry, prose and photography contest is pleased to announce a partnership with the Milwaukee literary journal, cream city review. Through this partnership, the poetry editors of the 42-year-old publication, considered one of the Midwest’s premier literary magazines, will serve as judges for the Hal […]

  • Questions & Authors: Erika Janik of ‘Wisconsin Life’

    Nonfiction writers who submit to the Peninsula Pulse’s 2017 Hal Prize contest will have the chance for their creative works to pass before the eyes of well-known Wisconsin historian and author Erika Janik, this year’s nonfiction judge. Janik is a familiar voice to dedicated Wisconsin Public Radio listeners. As the executive producer of Wisconsin Life, […]

  • DNR Asks Students to Design 2018 Fish Stamps

    Students in grades 9 through 12 who have artistic talent or just really like to fish will want to check out the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources inland trout stamp and Great Lakes salmon and trout stamp design contests for the 2018 year stamps. The 2018 stamp year contests aim to get a new generation […]

  • Questions & Authors: Hal Prize Judge David Haynes

    Fiction writers who submit to the Peninsula Pulse’s 2017 Hal Prize contest will have the chance for their creative works to pass before the eyes of novelist and English professor David Haynes, this year’s fiction judge. Haynes is a Professor of English at Southern Methodist University and since 1996 has taught with the MFA Program […]

  • Questions & Artists: Hal Prize Judge Kevin J. Miyazaki

    This spring, photographers who submit to the Peninsula Pulse’s 2017 Hal Prize literary and photography contest will have the opportunity for their creative works to come before the eyes of Milwaukee artist and photographer Kevin Miyazaki, this year’s photography judge. Miyazaki’s photography explores family history and ethnicity. It has been exhibited at museums, festivals and […]

  • Win Cash and Prizes in ‘Wisconsin People & Ideas’ Fiction and Poetry Contests

    Wisconsin People & Ideas magazine regularly publishes some of the best fiction and poetry from around the state through their annual literary contests. Make your mark on Wisconsin’s literary scene and enter your best short stories and poems in our contests. Open to all Wisconsin residents and students age 18 and older, both fiction and […]

  • Enter Challenge to Win a 2017 State Park Sticker

    Picture yourself surrounded by fall colors in any of 12 Wisconsin State Park System properties. Then literally picture yourself at designated locations in those properties, post the images on Twitter or Instagram or upload to the Department of Tourism’s TravelWisconsin.com website. Photos will be verified for location and then will be entered in a drawing […]

  • Bill Brophy, Hal Grutzmacher

    2016 Hal Prize Winners Announced

    Each fall, the Peninsula Pulse invites people of all ages, backgrounds and artistic abilities to submit stories, photographs and poems for a chance to be published in our annual Hal Prize literary and photography issue. The Hal Prize is held in the spirit of the late Hal Grutzmacher, a professor and Door County bookstore owner, […]

  • Birdhouse Artist Wins People’s Choice at Sturgeon Bay Fair

    Choosing the top artists from a park full of talented creators was a challenge during the 18th annual Sturgeon Bay Fine Art Fair. Guest judge Elizabeth Meissner-Gigstead, executive director of the Miller Art Museum, scrutinized the booths filled with original artwork, and brooded over the decisions of which artist to award. “Technical proficiency, regardless of […]

  • Brawner’s Banner Wins First Place Award

    Last December the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center (SBVC) announced its banner project for the summer of 2016 and asked area artists to participate. The artists were asked to submit an original painting using the theme “For the Love of Sturgeon Bay.” SBVC selected 25 of the pieces in late February, and those paintings were reproduced […]