Posts Tagged ‘Essay contest’

WOW! Women On Writing Q4 2018 Creative Nonfiction Essay Contest

12 July 2018
 
About the Contest: Seeking creative nonfiction essays between 200 – 1000 words on any topic and in any style–from personal essay to lyric essay to hybrid and more! The mission of this contest is to reward bravery in real-life storytelling and create an understanding of our world through thoughtful, engaging narratives.
 
Prizes: 1st Place: $500, publication, interview, and gift card good for one item from CreateWriteNow; 2nd Place: $300, publication, interview, and gift card good for one item from CreateWriteNow; 3rd Place: $200, publication, interview, and gift card good for one item from CreateWriteNow; 7 Runners-Up receive $25 Amazon Gift Cards, publication, interview, and gift card good for one item from CreateWriteNow; and 10 Honorable mentions receive a gift card good for one item from CreateWriteNow. 
 
Entry Info: Electronic submissions via e-mail only; reprints are okay; multiple submissions are okay as long as they are submitted in their own individual e-mail. Open internationally. Limit: 300 entries. $12 entry fee; critique option for an additional $13.
Deadline: July 31, 2018
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THE RENAL SUPPORT NETWORK INVITES PEOPLE WITH KIDNEY DISEASE TO ENTER THE 11TH ANNUAL RSN ESSAY CONTEST

16 May 2013

 

2013 Theme: “Provide an example of how you became an active participant

in your care”; cash prizes to be awarded

 

Renal Support Network (RSN), a nonprofit, patient-focused, patient-run organization that provides nonmedical services to those affected by chronic kidney disease (CKD), encourages people with kidney disease to let their voices be heard by entering the 11th Annual RSN Essay Contest. This year’s theme is, “Provide an example of how you became an active participant in your care.” All submissions must be written by someone who has been diagnosed with CKD, and cash prizes will be awarded.

 

 

RSN Essay Contest winners will receive cash prizes: First Place, $500; Second Place, $300; and Third Place, $100. Winners’ names will be announced after September 10, 2013, and the winning essays will be featured in RSN’s publication, Live & Give, and posted on RSNHope.org.

 

HOW TO ENTER

  • Essays must not exceed 750 words and must focus on this year’s theme: “provide an example of how you became an active participant in your care.” Limit one entry per person. Additional contact information (the author’s complete name, address, phone number, and email address, if applicable) must be included on a separate page. All submissions become the property of RSN and will not be returned.

 

  • Entries can be faxed to  (818) 244-9540 , emailed to essay@RSNhope.org or mailed to RSN Essay Contest, Renal Support Network, 1311 N. Maryland Ave., Glendale, CA 91207. All entries must be postmarked or received by 12:00 p.m. EDT on August 1, 2013.

 

HOW ENTRIES WILL BE JUDGED

  • All entries will be judged by an expert panel of writers and people with kidney disease on the basis of the following factors: appropriateness to the Contest Theme, Originality and Creativity, and Technical Correctness (spelling, grammar, and an accurate explanation of the disease and/or treatment). In the event of a tie, the entry with the highest Originality and Creativity score will be selected as the winner.

 

OFFICIAL RSN ESSAY CONTEST RULES

  • The contest is open only to people who have been diagnosed with CKD and live in the United States and is void where prohibited by law. Employees of RSN or of agencies advertising and promoting the contest, their immediate family members and/or those living in the same household are not eligible to enter. The winner is not permitted to substitute or transfer the prize. All federal, state and local laws apply, and the winner is responsible for paying any applicable taxes.

 

  • Essays must be typed. Handwritten essays will NOT be accepted.

 

  • The winners will receive an Affidavit of Eligibility/Release of Liability and Publicity and have 15 days to execute it, certifying that the entry is their own original work. If the winner is a minor, a parent or guardian must sign the affidavit on behalf of the minor. Noncompliance can result in disqualification and the selection of another winner.

 

  • All entries must consist of original works that have never been published before and must not infringe on any third-party rights. By entering the contest, the entrant gives RSN the right to use, edit or publish the entry without further compensation. The winners assign all copyrights to RSN.

 

  • Unless such use or permission is prohibited by law, those who enter the contest and/or accept a prize grant permission to sponsors and their agencies to use the winners’ names and/or likenesses for purposes of advertising/trade without further compensation. Prizes are nontransferable. By accepting a prize, the winner agrees to hold RSN and its directors, officers, employees and assignees harmless against any and all claims of liability arising from the use of the prize. The winner assumes all liability for any injury or damage caused by, or claimed to be caused by, participation in this promotion or by the use/redemption of any prize.

 

  • Entrants agree to be bound by the Official Rules as stated and the decisions of the judges. RSN is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, the administration of the contest or the announcement of the prizes. In addition, RSN is not responsible for lost, late, mutilated or illegible entries.

 

For further information about the contest and its rules, entrants can visit RSNHope.org.

 

About RSN

Renal Support Network (RSN) is a nonprofit, patient-focused, patient-run organization that provides nonmedical services to those affected by chronic kidney disease (CKD). RSN strives to motivate and assist people with CKD and to help them develop their personal coping skills, special talents and employability by educating and empowering them (and their family members) to take control of the course and management of their disease. RSN values people with kidney disease and helps them become self-sufficient through education, advocacy and the hope for a better tomorrow through its many educational and support programs, including the RSN HOPEline, KidneyTalk, and the Live & Give newsletter. Visit RSNHope.org for more information.

G.R.I.T.S. ANTHOLOGY CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS/

25 April 2013
SHORT CALL FOR SUBMISSION:
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This call for submissions is particularly for queer womyn and their allies who live in the Southern region of the United States or have a strong affinity for this locale. Submit your writing as a single document in the body of the email or as a Word attachment. Also include a short biography and a photo of your choice that reps your work.
G.R.I.T.S : Girls Raised In The South- An Anthology on Southern Queer Womyns’ Voices and Their Allies, edited by Amber N. Williams & Poet On Watch. Please submit unpublished works only. Authors retain copyrights to their work published and have the option to resubmit selected works to other publications. Compensation includes the following: one copy of the published anthology, set dates for readings and shared revenue from the book.  Please send your naughty but nice poetry, love notes, images and visual art jpegs to be considered for the G.R.I.T.S anthology. We think nerds are pretty damn hot! Submission is good..especially if you do it here: southgrits@gmail.com for detail guidelines click on our FB page. https://www.facebook.com/grits.anthology
 
Submission Deadline: June 1, 2013
Selection Notification: June 5, 2013
Book Release Brunch: Sept. 2013

For more information on the non-profit work that M.A.L.I. does, check out the website at www.malisite.org. make sure to join our Freeverse Publishing FB page for updates and details.  https://www.facebook.com/grits.anthology
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LONG CALL FOR SUBMISION INFO:
Freeverse Publishing, a division of the Media Arts & Literacy Institute, is now accepting submissions for G.R.I.T.S : Girls Raised In The South- An Anthology on Southern Queer Womyns’ Voices and Their Allies, edited by Amber N. Williams & Poet On Watch. Please submit unpublished works only. Authors retain copyrights to their work published and have the option to resubmit selected works to other publications. Compensation includes the following: one copy of the published anthology, set dates for readings and shared revenue from the book. Please send your submissions here: southgrits@gmail.com/ For more information on the non-profit work that M.A.L.I. does, check out the website at www.malisite.org to join our FB page and get into community with us please click here. https://www.facebook.com/grits.anthologySubmission Deadline: June 1, 2013
Selection Notification: June 5, 2013
Book Release Brunch: Sept. 2013Submission types:Your best G.R.I.T.S. recipes (max 2)
Poetry (70 lines and under per poem, 3 poems MAX)
Prose/Essay (500 words MAX)
Short Stories (1,400 words MAX)
Send images as jpegs, no larger than 1000 pixels in any dimension
and include medium, title and/or a short caption. Digital images of your original paintings, drawings and photographs
also accepted (3 images MAX) at 300 DPI

Send your submissions here: southgrits@gmail.com

Join our FB community: https://www.facebook.com/grits.anthologyIn the subject line, include: Last name, First name and the genre of your submission. For example: Smith,Nancy, Poetry Submission For G.R.I.T.S. 3 PoemsG.R.I.T.S. is an innovative, pioneering, trailblazing, radical and cutting-edge anthology surrounding our theme: erotica while enjoying food, what food do you gather around for substance and comfort, your connection to the south, your connection to your lover, your sister and sisterhood, your personal growth, (spiritual or otherwise) your best G.R.I.T.S recipes.

Last Call! HOMELAND DEFENSE AND SECURITY ANNUAL ESSAY COMPETITION

6 February 2013

The Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security is pleased to announce its 6th Annual Essay Competition.

ESSAY THEME: What is a dangerous idea you have about homeland security, and why is it dangerous? Your response may be general or focus on a specific aspect (organizational, policy, strategy, practice, technological innovation, social impact, etc.) or discipline/field, (emergency management, public health, law enforcement, critical infrastructure, intelligence, etc.). Essays may be written from any perspective – e.g. government, private sector, cultural, local community, or citizen. The competition is open to everyone with an interest in homeland defense and security. The essay should be no more than five pages, single spaced, in twelve point type.

Deadline: February 15, 2013.

The winner will receive a $500 cash award. Additionally, the winning and four top finalist essays will be considered for publication by Homeland Security Affairs, the online journal published by the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for the Homeland Defense and Security.

Visit the website for details on how to enter: http://www.chds.us/?essay/overview

The New Jersey Second Amendment Society’s (NJ2AS) First High-School Essay Writing Contest

9 November 2012

 The New Jersey Second Amendment Society (NJ2AS) is holding its first high school essay writing contest. Beginning November 1st, high school students are invited to submit an essay up to 500 words about the Second Amendment.

Inspired by the recent surge in firearm ownership throughout NJ the New Jersey Second Amendment Society created this contest to help students explore their belief and understandings about the second amendment to the US Constitution. 

The theme for the contest is “what is the meaning of the Second Amendment and how does it relate to the modern world.” Students are encouraged to use the theme as a guideline and to be creative with the interpretation of the Second Amendment as they describe its relevance to their lives.

In order to be consider, all essays must adhere to the following format:

  • Double spaced
  • 1 inch margins
  • Include an essay title
  • Have 12 point font
  • Use Microsoft Word or a compatible format

The contest is open to all high school students in New Jersey, and all essays must be 500 words or less. Only one essay may be submitted per student. The essay must be related to the Second Amendment and the individual right of the people to keep and bear arms.

Submissions must be submitted by email to writingcontest@nj2as.com by March 30, 2013, 5:00pm EST. The winners will be announced on June 1, 2013.

Winner of the contest will get the opportunity to participate in a Gun Test Drive with Gun for Hire Academy. They can shoot total 144 rounds through one mystery gun, six long-guns and ten handguns. (parental permission may be required)

To learn more about the organization visit:  http://www.nj2as.com/

Or, Refer to:

Frank Jack Fiamango 

NJ2AS

P.O. Box 128

Manahawkin, NJ 08050

(609) 848-0507

The Empire State Building Short Story Competition

29 October 2012

The Empire State Building is an iconic landmark that has been featured in pictures, movies, plays, and novels. Built during the Great Depression it was at one time the tallest building in the world. The building was named one of the seven wonders of the world by the American Society of Civil Engineers.

You can learn more about the building and its stories history here.

For this contest, write a short story in the past, present, or future that includes the Empire State Building in it. The story can be of any genre. Judging will be based on how well the writer integrates the building into a creative, original, and entertaining story.

Deadline: 11:59 PM ET on December 21, 2012

Prize: $150.00

Receive feedback on every pitch you submit.

Meet other authors, get motivated, and get noticed.

Learn more about the Empire State Building Short Story Contest

Official Rules: http://www.thenextbigwriter.com/competition/empire-state-building-writing-contest.html

Read current entries

2012 Ladies’ Home Journal Personal Essay Contest

26 October 2012

For our second annual Personal Essay Contest, we want to hear about a memorable moment in your life — the day, or the hour, or the second that changed everything. We urge you to be poignant, reflective, funny. Make us howl with laughter. Make us blubber in our cubicles (we can take it!).

Tell Us About the Day That Changed Your Life

Ladies’ Home Journal is a community that shares stories — and we’re dying to hear yours.

If you win our essay contest, we’ll give you $3,000 and the chance to have your essay published in the Journal. You’re free to interpret the topic in whatever way you like, but remember that we value creativity and clarity above all.

Essays will be judged on their emotional power, originality, and the quality of their prose. They should be no more than 2,000 words and ideally typed or written in a Microsoft Word document.

You can enter the contest by e-mailing your submission as an attachment (with your name, address, phone number, and e-mail address) to LHJessaycontest@meredith.com or by mailing a copy to Personal Essay Contest, Ladies’ Home Journal, 805 Third Ave., 26th Fl., New York, NY 10022.

Entries are due by December 7, 2012.

Submit Your Essay >>

Read Last Year’s Winning Entry  >>

Official Rules >>

The Radiant Peace Education Awards – Fall 2012

14 October 2012

All students in grades 1-8 — from public and private schools, home schools, youth and after-school groups, and abroad — are welcome to enter the Fall 2012 national program of The Radiant Peace Education Awards®! The Radiant Peace Education Awards program gives students an opportunity to express themselves about Radiant Peace in their lives.

This year’s entries must be postmarked by December 11, 2012, with winners being announced in January 2013. All participants receive beautiful iron-on Radiant Peace Patches, and outstanding entries will also receive certificates and cash awards! Winner’s classrooms will also receive cash awards. In addition, many of the most creative or exceptional entries will be displayed in The International Museum of Radiant Peace.

Printable information is available here in PDF format: the complete packet of information (4 pages), which includes the contest guidelines, permission form and entry checklist; and the permission form and checklist only for submitting entries (2 pages). If you have any questions or need copies faxed or mailed, please contact the Foundation office.

The next contest program will be offered with an April 2013 postmark deadline. Materials will be posted online by January. If you are not already on the mailing list, please contact the Foundation office to ensure that you receive an announcement.

Visit the website: http://radiantpeace.org/trpea/invitation.html