Portage Magazine is excited to hold its first official photography and prose contests in the following categories:

Cheese Glamour Shots: Portage Magazine is based in Wisconsin, the land of cheese. Send us photographs (in 80’s glamour style) of your most well-dressed cheese. Remember: Swiss is gouda, but cheddar is better. Limit 3 entries per person.

Throwback Thursday: Crystal Pepsi, Care Bears, purple ketchup, and Sanjaya are all proof that some things are better left in the past. Send us the most cringe-worthy poetry and prose (one page or less) that you wrote in/before high school. Limit 2 entries per person.

100 Words About Dinosaurs: This year’s masthead theme is dinosaurs! Help us celebrate by sending us your 100 best and brightest words about our fossilized friends (just don’t mention the meteor). Land Before Time fanfics will be considered. Limit 2 entries per person.

Submissions for all categories will be judged based on creativity, quality, and humor. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will be featured on our website (www.portagemagazine.org) along with honorable mentions as determined by our staff. Prizes include: “street cred,” “fantastic publicity,” and “great news to share with mom!”

Send your submissions to portagemagazine@gmail.com by March 22nd. Current students and faculty of Carroll University are not eligible.


Check back in mid-April for our 2018 issue!

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