Inspired by Art Writing Contest Winners Announced

Visit this page for a list of winners in each category.

Dorthea Lange Migrant MotherAdults and students grades 6-8 and 9-12 are invited to submit up to 200 words inspired by photographer Dorothea Lange's iconic 1936 image Migrant Mother, Nipomo, California on view in Light Works: Photographs from the Collection.


Top winners in each of the three categories will receive $100 and have their entry published on the KIA website and in the exhibition gallery. Runners-up will receive KIA memberships and be published online. Entries of special merit will also be considered for publication. Contest entries will be juried by Kalamazoo Friends of Poetry.

Entry deadline: Friday, October 29. 2010.

Please open and review all contest details in MS Word or PDF format. Winners and finalists will be announced on November 8, 2010 on this website. Questions? Contact Susan Eckhardt at (269) 349-7775 ext. 3160 or

Michigan Humanities Council LogoInspired by Art Writing Contest is made possible in part by a grant from the Michigan Humanities Council, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this exhibition and related programs do not necessarily reflect those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or the Michigan Humanities Council.