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The Hal Prize is presented by the Peninsula Pulse, Door County’s independent source for news, arts, literature, and entertainment; and Write On, Door County, a nonprofit writing center and writers’ residency program.

The Hal Prize – originally the Hal Grutzmacher’s Writers Expose and Photography Jubilee – was established in 1998 by David Eliot and Tom McKenzie, co-founders of the Peninsula Pulse.

The contest was created 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 Hal Prize offers prizes and publication in four categories: Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and photography. Each year, judges of differing areas of expertise are chosen to read through the entries and select a first, second and third place, along with honorable mentions.

Starting in 2021, winners of the Hal Prize are printed in the new literary journal, 8142 Review.

Read more about past contests, judges and more below! Visit thehalprize.com for announcements regarding the contest and sign up for the Hal Prize newsletter.

  • Jerry Apps

    Questions & Authors: Hal Prize Judge Jerry Apps

    Nonfiction writers who submit to the Peninsula Pulse’s 2016 Hal Prize contest will have the chance for their creative works to pass before the eyes of well-known Wisconsin author, storyteller and historian Jerry Apps, this year’s nonfiction judge. Apps has built a career on bringing his childhood stories and coming-of-age experiences to life through more […]

  • 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, […]

  • Announcing the 2016 Hal Prize Contest

    The Peninsula Pulse proudly presents the 2016 Hal Prize. The Hal Prize is open to writers of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and to photographers throughout the United States. The contest offers publication in the Peninsula Pulse’s annual Literary Issue, reaching a readership of 17,000. Cash awards of up to $150, a week stay at Write On, […]

  • “Reaching Out” by Jim Rossol.

    Hal Prize Photography Winner Featured at Art League Gallery

      Photographer Jim Rossol is the Door County Art League Gallery’s artist of the week for Sept. 19 – 25. Rossol, of Baileys Harbor, retired early from a successful sales and marketing career and considers himself lucky to be able to pursue his lifelong hobby of photography as a full-time resident of Door County. Rossol’s […]

  • Hal Prize Deadline Is March 1

    The Peninsula Pulse proudly presents the 2015 Hal Prize. The Hal Prize is open to writers of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and to photographers throughout the United States.

  • Hal Prize Deadline Approaching March 1

    The Peninsula Pulse proudly presents the 2015 Hal Prize.

    The Hal Prize is open to writers of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and to photographers throughout the United States.

  • Hal Prize Announces Early Deadline

    The Peninsula Pulse proudly presents the 2015 Hal Prize. The Hal Prize is open to writers of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and to photographers throughout the United States.

  • Michael Perry Joins Judges of The Hal Prize

    The Peninsula Pulse and Write On, Door County are proud to announce that bestselling author Michael Perry will judge the nonfiction contest of this year’s Hal Prize.

  • Presenting The Hal Prize

    We are proud to announce the 2014 Hal Prize (previously called the Hal Grutzmacher’s Writers’ Expose and Photography Jubilee – but that was a mouthful).

  • Presenting The Hal Prize

    The Peninsula Pulse announces the 2014 Hal Prize, offering publication, cash awards, a week stay at Write On, Door County, a class at Peninsula School of Art, and other prizes.