Dewey Memorial Hall Announces “Draw the Hall Contest"

$200 gift certificate from JWS Art Supplies as prize for winner

By Berkshires Macaroni Kid September 20, 2022

SHEFFIELD, MA, September 19, 2022. Dewey Memorial Hall is seeking submissions for stylized depictions of the historic hall. The hall has been drawn many times over the 130 years since it has been built, mostly highly detailed pen and ink drawings.

Dewey Hall board president Beth Carlson stated, “We are looking for a new image that is much simpler and cleaner. We thought it would be fun to have a contest. JWS Art Supplies is providing a $200 gift card as a prize, which should make the contest appealing to artists of all ages.”

Previous drawings of Dewey Memorial Hall have been highly detailed pen and ink drawings, which Carlson says "are lovely but don’t reproduce well". The winning image may be used for a new logo and Dewey Hall custom merchandise. The contest rules include many mediums—the main requirement is for a simplified conceptual image which focuses on planes, angles, and shapes instead of fine details. The deadline to enter is October 31, 2022. 

For those interested in entering the contest guidelines are as follows:

Acceptable mediums are…

-Pen and ink drawings



-Screen Prints

-Digital Art

-Any medium supporting an effective streamlined design


-Hi res vector file via Dropbox or google drive to


USPS Mail…

-11” x 8.5” horizontal, printed on standard paper at 300 DPI (dots per inch)

- and/or original work


Dewey Hall

P.O. Box 92, Sheffield MA, 01257

All entries must be received by October 31st.

All other questions contact Michael at