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Supporting the literary arts in Laguna Beach

Art-Inspired Writing Contest


There is a long tradition of writing responding to visual art, so we thought it would be fun to post a challenge to local poets and authors to respond in verse or prose to a piece of local art. The Artists Fund, an organization that provides disaster-relief grants and professional-growth grants to local Laguna Beach artists, is currently featuring their “Red Hot” exhibit ( featuring over two-dozen pieces for sale to raise money for the fund. From their show, we chose Jeff Rovner’s photograph Yangon Monastery Myanmar


There will be two winners – one chosen by the artist and the other by the LB Arts Commission. The winning entries will each receive $250, and their work will be published on the city website and exhibited at City Hall.

If you would like to view the piece in person, the photograph will be on display at City Hall for the duration of the competition. There will also be a book at the City Hall counter featuring art-inspired writing if participants want to see examples. You can also visit the artist's website online at:


Media: Please submit work using form below. For questions contact:

Deadline: Friday, July 27, 2018  

Requirements: Work must be 500 words or less. Work must be original. Work must not have been previously published. Entry establishes an agreement on the part of the artist to all conditions listed in the prospectus.











Name (submittals to judges will be anonymous)  
Entry (500 words or less)