Update: Click here to see all of the covers that will be in our 12th Annual Cover Auction.
With our 12th annual Boise Weekly Cover Auction, we continue our mission to support local artists.
Since its inception, the annual auction has raised more than $147,000 and made possible numerous public art works, children’s educational programs, gallery shows and exhibitions. Each week the cover of Boise Weekly features the work of a local artist who is paid for his or her contribution. Every fall we auction off the year’s work to raise money for a private grant, which Boise Weekly distributes to individual artists and arts organizations. For this year’s auction, proceeds from the sale of covers starting with May 1, 2013 will go to support Boise Weekly’s efforts to support long-form, investigative journalism.
Come hang out with us Wednesday, Nov. 20, 6 p.m. at Visual Arts Collective. Cover is $5.
You'll not only have a chance to score some sweet art, you'll also be supporting Boise Weekly, which supports local artists so they can make more sweet art. Circle of life, friends. Circle of life.
Time is running out to get in your entries for BW's annual Bad Cartoon contest.
All entries must be in our hands at BWHQ no later than 5 p.m., Friday, Nov. 8—yes, that's just one week from now.
Artists can submit as many entries as they would like, but each one has to come with $10 per entry, which will go to provide the fabulous cash prizes for the winners. Don't forget to include the artist's name and full contact information on the back of each entry. If you want your creation back, be sure to include a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
Entries can be dropped off in person or mailed to 523 Broad St., Boise, ID, 83702—just don't send cash in the mail, please. Winning entries will be published in the Wednesday, Nov. 27 edition of Boise Weekly.
Questions? Call 208-344-2055.
OK, all you procrastinating writers, it's time to get going.
All entries for the annual BW Fiction 101 contest are due in our office no later than 5 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 6. That's right, you have one week to pen that award-winning story.
Here are the details: All stories must be exactly 101 words long as determined by MS Word (not counting the title.) No poetry, please. The author's name, address, phone number and email address must be printed on the back of each entry. Authors can submit as many stories as he or she would like, but each one must come with $10 per entry—money is used to come up with cash prizes for the winners.
Entries can either be dropped off in person at BWHQ or mailed to 523 Broad St., Boise, ID, 83702—just please don't send cash in the mail.
Winning entries will be published in the Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, edition of Boise Weekly and winning authors will be honored at a special reading at Rediscovered Books on First Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014.
Questions? Call 208-344-2055.
Bring us your bad, your worse and your very worst—we want 'em all.
Entries are now being accepted for BW's annual Bad Cartoon Contest. That's right—if you've got some groan-worthy puns, terrible drawings or just odd creations you feel the need to share with the rest of the world, now is your chance to gain publication glory.
Submissions are due in the Boise Weekly HQ no later than 5 p.m., Friday, Nov 8. You can bring them to us in person, or mail them to 523 Broad St., Boise, ID 83702.
Keep in mind, there are a few ground rules. First, all entries must be accompanied by a $10 per-entry fee—money which will be used to provide the fabulous cash prizes for the winners. Second, all entries must include the artist's name, address, phone, number and email address on the back. That's also where you can put any sort of explanation you deem necessary for our panel of judges to understand your artistic vision.
Winning entries will be published in the Wednesday, Nov. 27 edition of Boise Weekly.
Questions? Call BW Office Manager Meg Natti at 208-344-2055.
Attention all writers with a gift for brevity: We are now accepting submissions for the 2014 Boise Weekly Fiction 101 Contest.
That's right, everyone's favorite short-fiction writing contest is back and, as usual, writers have only 101 words to dazzle our panel of judges for a shot at never-ending fame—or at least a cash prize and bragging rights.
Submissions are due in the BW office no later than 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6. Entries can be dropped off in person or mailed to 523 Broad St., Boise, ID 83702. If you decide to mail your entry, please don't send cash.
All entries must be exactly 101 words long (not counting the title) as determined by Microsoft Word. And while we encourage creativity, please keep your poetry—it's not allowed. Writers can enter as many stories as they would like, but each one must have the writer's name, address, phone number and email address on the BACK and be accompanied by the $10 per story entry fee. Entry fees will go toward the lovely cash prizes that will be awarded to the top finishers.
Everyone is invited to enter—except Boise Weekly employees or freelancers. Sorry.
Winning entries will be published in the Jan. 1, 2014 edition of Boise Weekly. Authors will also be honored at a special reading and Q&A at Rediscovered Books in downtown Boise. Because the edition lands so close to the New Years holiday, we've pushed back the annual reading to First Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014.
For more information or questions, cal BW Office Manager Meg Natti at 208-344-2055.
It's finally here. Yes, voting is now officially open for the 2013 Best of Boise contest.
That's right, from now through Sunday, Sept. 1, you can log on to cast your vote for the people, places and organizations you think represent the very best of what the Boise area has to offer. Results of the readers' choice votes will be published in the Wednesday, Sept. 25 edition of Boise Weekly.
To vote, just click on the button on our homepage or click here.
Those who felt our survey was a little unwieldy last year will be happy to know that we've switched back to our own survey platform on our very own website, which should make navigating the questions a little easier. While there are no pull-down menus to choose from, please remember that we only count votes for locally owned and operated businesses and organization—which means no chains.
The change in the voting system also means that you only need to be a registered member of boiseweekly.com come to cast your ballot. Anyone who already has an account already has access and new users can set up their own for free.
As always, we ask that voters cast only one ballot per person, and we will be watching closely for ballot stuffing—so don't waste your time and just be honest.
Voters can complete their ballots at any time during the survey period—the system allows users to log on and off without losing their progress—but they must answer at least 20 questions for their votes to count.
Now, go vote your little hearts out.