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  • 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 […]

  • Craig Blietz Wins “Best in Show” at Door Prize for Portraiture

    The seventh annual Door Prize for Portraiture, currently on display at the Miller Art Museum in Sturgeon Bay, opened June 4 with an enthusiastic audience of artists and patrons. Craig Blietz (Sister Bay) was announced as the winner of the Best in Show for his oil on linen painting “Steps of the Lion House.” Bonnita […]

  • New Capture Door County Photo Book Now Available

    The Door County Visitor Bureau (DCVB) announces the release of their newest Capture Door County fine art photography book, Seasons Behind The Door. This 144-page book features more than 230 photographs of Door County. The hardbound coffee table book is the result of the popular Capture Door County photo contest, which the DCVB started in […]

  • Nicole Helget

    Questions & Authors: Hal Prize Fiction Judge Nicole Helget

    This summer, fiction writers who submit to the Peninsula Pulse’s 2016 Hal Prize will have the chance for their creative works to come before the eyes of multi-genre Minnesota writer Nicole Helget. Helget is the author of The Summer of Ordinary Ways, The Turtle Catcher, Stillwater, Horse Camp (co-authored), Wonder at the Edge of the […]

  • Wing Young Huie

    Questions & Artists: Hal Prize Judge Wing Young Huie

    When Wing Young Huie was a 20-year-old journalism student at the University of Minnesota, he bought his first camera. Like any budding photographer, he “didn’t even know how to think about photography.” So once he earned his journalism degree, he took a class. Under the watch of Bronx street photographer Garry Winogrand, best known for […]

  • Bill Brophy, Hal Grutzmacher

    Hal Prize Submission Workshop March 10 at UUF

    Organizers of the Peninsula Pulse’s annual Hal Prize literary and photography contest invite interested individuals to attend a Hal Prize Submission Workshop at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship on Thursday, March 10. The one-hour workshop will begin at 11 am at UUF, 10341 Water St. in Ephraim. Participants will be walked through the online submission process for […]

  • Bill Brophy, Hal Grutzmacher

    Introducing the 2016 Hal Prize Judges

    The Peninsula Pulse proudly introduces the judges for the 2016 Hal Prize, offering publication in our annual Literary Issue, cash awards and other prizes, a week stay at Write On, Door County, and a class at Peninsula School of Art.   Poetry Judge Oliver de la Paz is the author of four collections of poetry, […]