Official Magazine of the Denver Bar Association

The 2017 Docket Arts and Literature Contest Is Here

It’s that time of year again – Get ready to ignite your creative spark! The 2017 Docket Arts & Literature Contest is accepting submissions from April 10 until midnight on May 31. The contest includes both writing and visual categories, as well as multiple age divisions, as described in further detail below.

Writing Category Guidelines: Submissions in writing categories should not exceed 1,500 words.

  • Fiction
  • Poetry
  • Personal Essay & Memoir
  • Dramatic Script

Visual Category Guidelines: Digital file submissions are preferred.  Please describe the scale of the work and include several photos when necessary. For photography submissions, please explain how the shot was obtained, as well as any post-production (such as Photoshop). Images of submissions should be high-resolution quality: 300 dpi at 10” x 12”. Painting can incorporate watercolors and oil/acrylic/mixed media.

  • Painting
  • Drawing
  • Mixed Media
  • Photography
  • Jewelry
  • Fashion/Textiles

In all categories, the subject matter is open to the artist’s choice — no legal content is required! 

All DBA members are eligible, except for members of the Docket Committee and their families.

Members’ immediate families are also invited to enter. Please indicate the applicable age division on your entry form: Adult; Young Adult (12-18); and Child (7-11).

Artists may enter up to 5 previously unpublished works in multiple categories.

Entries will be judged by professional artists and writers.

To submit a piece via email, fill out this form, and email Kate Schuster at kschuster@cobar.org. Please include the artist’s name and category in the subject line. To submit a piece by mail, a digital copy must be included, and sent to: The Denver Bar Association, Attn: Kate Schuster, 1900 Grant St., Suite 900, Denver, CO 80203.

Winners will be featured in the October/November issue of The Docket. Questions regarding the competition should be directed to Kate Schuster at kschuster@cobar.org.

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