Winfield Arts & Humanities Council

Kansas Soundscapes Music Competition Deadline

Kansas Soundscapes 5th annual Music Composition and Songwriting Contest $200 in prizes

Do you have the melody of the world's next great music composition piece buzzing around in your head?

If your favorite type of music is jazz, classical, rock and roll, pop, or any other type of music, this is the contest for you.

The Winfield Arts & Humanities Council has announced its fourth annual Kansas Soundscapes Composition Contest, designed to promote new pieces of music and encourage new scores by underrepresented composers of all levels. Contest limited to Kansas residents only.

2 Categories:
1)  Formal – includes new age, jazz, classical, choral, chamber, orchestral, etc. Requires a written score with an optional recording.  
2) Song-writing – includes folk, bluegrass, country western, pop, rap, rock, etc.  Requires a recording with optional written score.

Composers of all ages are invited to submit original music compositions between four and six minutes in length with notated score. Entrants may submit entries by a) mailing entry form and CD with name of composition on disc only without composer name; b) downloading entry form (found on website and email submission in mp3 format with contact information to process entry fee; or c) submitting entry on WAHC website at The deadline for competition is February 24, 2018. Winners will be announced by March 23, 2018. Registration fee is $10 per entry. You may enter as many scores and CD’s as you wish. Each entry must be an original and no arrangements. DO NOT SEND YOUR ONLY COPY AND DO NOT PUT YOUR NAME ON THE SCORE or CD, ONLY ON THE ENTRY FORM. Winners will be judged by musicians, composers, and musical dignitaries. Winners will perform their winning pieces at a reception held on April 21, 2018 at College Hill Coffee Shop in Winfield. Top winners will receive $100 each, plus one hour free recording time at a local radio station, and winners and honorable mentions will receive a special invitation to play at several paid music events in the Winfield area. All ages and levels of experience are encouraged to apply. For more information about contest email to or call 620 221-2161. Sponsored in part by Winfield Convention & Tourism.


29th Annual Kansas Voices Writing Contest Deadline

2018 Kansas Voices Writing Contest

PRIZES:  Adult Division:  $250 best poem, $250 best prose        Youth Division:  $100 best poem, $100 best prose

                Category Winners and Honorable Mentions:  $350 total plus a free copy of published book of winning entries

DEADLINE:  Postmarked by March 9, 2018

ELIGIBILITY:  Entrants must live in Kansas.  Writers competing in the Youth Division must be currently enrolled in high school or under the age of 18.

Empty Bowls Project 2017

The concept for “Empty Bowls” started in the early 90’s with Bloomfield Hills, Michigan high school students and their art teacher, John Hartom. In an effort to help out with the local food drive they threw, decorated and fired 120 bowls. The school’s staff was invited to the cafeteria to select a bowl and enjoy a simple meal of soup and bread.