The Great Salt Lick Contest

The 12th Annual Great Salt Lick Contest/Auction/Benefit will be held September 15, 2018. Block viewing starts unofficially at 5 PM; officially at 5:30 PM at the Crossroads Art Center: 2020 Auburn, Baker City OR.

All auction proceeds, will go to OHSU Parkinson's Center of Oregon. Over $1000 will be given out in prize money. This year's poem theme is "S'aliennation."

The contest is currently accepting entries. Deadline for submission is September 14; please get your entries in as early as possible.Maximum of 2 entries per person.

Free replacement blocks will be supplied by Oregon Trail Livestock Supply, Baker City, or, Richland Feed and Seed, Richland, or Crossroads Art Center, Baker City (no replacement block at Crossroads).

$1,000 in prize money to be awarded. Judges this year will be from the local alcohol brewers, vintners and, distillers of the Baker area. The categories are:

  • 1st: $150
  • 2nd: $100
  • 3rd: $75
  • 4th: $50

Best General Poem:
  • 1st: $100
  • 2nd: $75

Best Forgery:
  • 1st: $100
  • 2nd: $75

People's Choice:
  • $100

Questions? Call Whit at 541-519-2736

If you have never attended and want to know more here is a link to the National Public Broadcast’s Weekend Edition’s piece (2013) NPR.

The contest is currently accepting entries. The deadline for submissions will be September 17. After that only bribes will be taken with entries. The auction will take place September 24, Saturday, 6 PM Crossroads Art Center in Baker. Keating’s own Mib Daily will, as usual, be the auctioneer. Judging committee will judge blocks for originality and artistic flair. All different types of blocks are eligible (mineral, selenium etc.) Blocks only. Drawings, photos, paintings of sculpted blocks will not be accepted. Contest will be taken with a grain of salt. Proceeds from the auction go to the Parkinson’s Center, Oregon Health Science University.

The Great Salt Lick Contest has now earned $112,000 for Parkinson’s Research at OHSU. Thank you to all who have contributed or donated to this event.

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