The Fourth Annual Lakota Children's Enrichment Writing and Art Challenge is Seeking Submissions from Young Lakotas

The Lakota Children’s Enrichment organization is hosting its fourth annual writing and art challenge. Open to residents of the Pine Ridge Reservation from grade five up to 24-year-olds, the contest has a distinct writing and art challenge. Each has their own age categories and grand prizes. The 2016 prompt for both the writing and art portions of the challenge are legends and heros. Young writers may write a letter to a hero or even write a poem or spoken word (video submissions are accepted). Three age categories have grand prizes which vary from $250 for middle school aged entries, $350 for high school aged entries, and $350 for young adult’s entries. Young artists can submit any drawn, painted, or mixed-media artwork that conveys a message from, of, or about a hero or legend. There are two artwork grand prize categories. The Young Artists (11-15) winner receives $250, and the Experienced Artists (16-24) winner recieves $350. Megan Red Shirt-Shaw and Gregg Deal will be the judges this year.

Deadline for entry is Februrary 16, 2016. Visit for more information.