Category: Contest

  • Arts Wisconsin Seeks Nominations for 2019 Arts in the Community Awards

    The eleventh annual Arts in the Community Awards, presented by Arts Wisconsin in partnership with the League of Wisconsin Municipalities, honor communities and civic leaders around the state for championing the arts, culture and creativity as integral to economic, educational and community vitality.   The deadline to submit nominations is Friday, August 30, 2019.Visit for full nomination information. The award winners will […]

  • Write On Now Accepting Poetry, Prose Award Entries

    The Norbert Blei Award in Poetry and the WILF Award in Flash Prose, administered by Write On, Door County, are now accepting entries. Poetry and works of fiction or nonfiction of 750 words or less will be accepted through July 22. The theme for this year’s entries is generational: how we build, grow, and change. […]

  • Q&A with the 2019 Hal Prize Judges

    We had the opportunity to talk with the 2019 judges for the Hal Prize in Literature and Photography – Tytia Habing (photography), Cynthia Swanson (fiction), Ira Sukrungruang (poetry) and Thomas Pecore Weso (nonfiction) – about their art. Peninsula Pulse (PP): When did you know you wanted to be a writer or photographer? Cynthia Swanson (CS): I […]

  • Hal Prize Deadline Is May 1

    The Peninsula Pulse proudly presents the 2019 Hal Prize. Awarded annually since 1998, the mission of the Hal Prize is to encourage and appreciate artistic expression in various literary forms and photography. The competition offers publication in the Peninsula Pulse’s annual Literary Issue, reaching a readership of 18,000. Prizes include cash awards of up to […]

  • Public Sculpture in Egg Harbor

    The Public Arts Initiative of Egg Harbor ( is hosting an invitational and juried sculpture exhibit to promote the initiative and the Village of Egg Harbor as a visual-art destination. Works will be displayed temporarily throughout the village; eight to 10 sites are under consideration. Artwork must be original and one of a kind (or […]

  • Fire & Ice Festival Carving-Competition Results

    Volunteer ice carvers braved the chilly elements on Feb. 16 to participate in Sturgeon Bay’s Fire & Ice Festival ice-carving competition. Carvers began chipping, sawing and molding ice blocks throughout the city at 9 am. Unique and original sculptures were formed out of 300-pound ice blocks. The ice carvers competed for cash prizes and the […]

  • Announcing the 2019 Hal Prize Judges

    The Peninsula Pulse newspaper is pleased to announce the judges of the 2019 Hal Prize contest in poetry, prose and photography. They are photographer Tytia Habing; author, educator and artist Thomas Pecore Weso; poet Ira Sukrungruang; and novelist Cynthia Swanson. Conducted annually since 1998, the Peninsula Pulse’s Hal Prize seeks to encourage and honor artistic […]

  • James May Seeks Artists for ‘Art of Water III’

    James May Gallery is seeking works in all media to include in an exhibit focusing on water at James May Gallery and the newly renovated James May North. Work may be about serious topics such as water conservation and protection, but it may also be about water’s simple beauty. Any medium is welcome, but all […]

  • Celebrating Winter Week on Washington Island

    Celebrating Winter and Fish Derby, held Feb. 9-17, is a weeklong celebration of ice and snow with food, fun, adventure and entertainment on Washington Island. Sponsored by the Washington Island Chamber of Commerce, the event calendar is anchored in several main events. Anglers who dare to venture onto the ice to get “the big one” […]

  • Call for Artists for SECURA Fine Arts Exhibition

    The Trout Museum of Art invites Wisconsin artists to submit new work for the 39th annual SECURA Fine Arts Exhibition. Artists should submit no more than three images of the same work, or images of up to three different works. This year the Trout Museum is using ZAPPlication for submissions, so artists will need to […]

  • Making the Most of Snow

    Tips for beginner snow sculptors If you’re getting bored with building run-of-the-mill snowmen, now might be the time to try your hand at snow sculpting. With the unbearably cold temperatures and wind chills out of the forecast (at least for now), get outside and be creative. Here are a few tips for beginner snow sculptors. • Know your snow. […]

  • Wisconsin People & Ideas Fiction and Poetry Contest

    Send fiction and poetry to Wisconsin’s largest and longest-running writing contests, hosted by Wisconsin People & Ideas, the quarterly magazine of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters. Contest winners in both the fiction and poetry categories receive awards of $500 to $100, publication in Wisconsin People & Ideas and a reading at the […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center, Fire and Ice, Ice Carving

    Ice Carvers Needed

    Challenge yourself by carving an ice sculpture during the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center’s (SBVC) Fire and Ice event on Saturday, Feb. 16. The SBVC is seeking beginner, intermediate and advanced ice carvers for the 2019 ice-carving competition from 9 am to 2 pm. Individuals and teams of all ages and skill levels are encouraged to […]

  • Final Days of ‘From the Studios’

    Peninsula School of Art’s exhibit From the Studios wraps up its run on Jan. 5. The exhibit is a juried celebration of the work created in the PenArt studios and in the home studios of PenArt students and members, as well as selected works from 2019 featured faculty members. The exhibit juror was Trina May […]

  • Announcing the 2019 Hal Prize Contest

    The Peninsula Pulse newspaper proudly presents the 2019 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 […]

  • Call for CHAIRries Artists

    The Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center (SBVC) is looking for artists to embellish an Adirondack chair or create a chair of their own for the inaugural CHAIRries street-art program, which will be presented by the SBVC and Associated Bank. Chairs will be displayed throughout Sturgeon Bay starting May 2019. Artists are encouraged to apply for this […]

  • Keep Wildlife Wild Starts Inaugural Poster Contest Jan. 2

    The Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) Keep Wildlife Wild initiative announces its inaugural poster contest for 2019. The contest will be an annual event in the future. Students currently in fourth through sixth grade may submit a poster for the contest. Wisconsin’s Keep Wildlife Wild initiative began in 2014 with a focus on providing information […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Art Crawl Announces 2018 Doerr Prize Winner

    The Sturgeon Bay Art Crawl, having just completed its 12th year with its largest crawl yet, announces that Tom Prohl has won the 2018 Doerr Prize. Drawn from nearly 1,000 entries, Prohl, a resident of Egg Harbor since 2010, is the recipient of an exquisite bread/cheese board created by Michael Doerr, master wood craftsman and […]

  • Miller Art Museum Announces 43rd Juried Annual Winners

    The Miller Art Museum (MAM) announces the award winners from the 43rd Juried Annual Exhibit. Every year the Miller Art Museum invites artists 18 years of age and older to submit up to two works in two-dimensional media for consideration in this exhibit. Artists from Door County and the surrounding five counties (Sheboygan, Brown, Kewaunee, […]

  • Flannel Four Wins Second Door County Treasure Hunt

    The Flannel Four team of Gibraltar Area Schools’ educators took first place in the second annual Door County Treasure Hunt held Sept. 29 in Sturgeon Bay. Flannel Four took home the $1,000 top prize, while the A Team topped the Clipper Chicks in a tie-breaker for the second place prize of $500. The Clipper Chicks […]