Sacred Shorts Writing Contest

Presented by the LOFT Literary Center
January 31, 2014 – April 16, 2014
Winner announced May 8, 2014


Participants are asked to respond to one of the three works of art in the Sacred exhibition and submit an entry of no more than 250 words. Poems and prose are eligible, but for space considerations poems should adhere to the word count and be no more than 32 lines. The winning entry, selected by judge Nor Hall, will be displayed next to the piece in the museum from May 8, 2014 until the close of the exhibition. Winner will be announced at the May 8th “Hero’s Sacred Journey” event. The contest opens on January 31, 2014 and closes on April 16, 2014.

Submit your entries here:

The three eligible pieces are:

Yamantaka Mandala

Monks of the Gyuto Tantric University
Yamantaka Mandala
colored silicate and adhesive on wood
Gift of funds from the Gyuto Tantric University; 3M; Construction Materials, Inc.; and the Asian Art Council 92.44


Do Ho Suh
Stainless steel, military dog tags, fiberglass resin
The John R. Van Derlip Fund and gift of funds from the Sit Investment Associates Foundation 2012.77a-d

The Bodhisattva Guanyin

The Bodhisattva Guanyin
China, Asia, late 11th-early 12th century
wood, gesso, and mineral pigments, and gold
Gift of Ruth and Bruce Dayton 98.62a-h