Official Magazine of the Denver Bar Association

The 2015 Denver Lawyers’ Arts and Literature Contest

Presented by The Docket

It’s that time of year again–Get ready to ignite your creative spark! The Denver Lawyers’ Arts and Literature Contest is now accepting submissions until April 15. The contest includes both writing and visual categories, as described in further detail below.

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

  • Fiction
  • Nonfiction
  • Poetry
  • Humor

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 (i.e. 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
  • Sculpture
  • Photography

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

All DBA members are eligible, except for members of the Docket Committee (the judges). Artists may enter previously unpublished work in multiple categories.

To submit a piece via email, fill out this form, and email Kate Schuster at 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 September issue of The Docket. Questions regarding the competition should be directed to Kate Schuster at


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