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2015 Award for Poets, Story Writers and Novelists

Contest Name:  ALL NEW MAJOR AWARDS
Catagories:  Award for Poets, Story Writers and Novelists
Presented by Cinnamon Press

writers award 2015

Cinnamon Press has a range of competitions to help writers establish a writing profile, including ALL NEW MAJOR AWARDS for poets (with categories for single poem, debut collection and pamphlets), story writers and novelists and a rolling programme of mini competitions. Scroll down to find out more about the competitions and the exciting opportunities they give to writers.

The MINI COMPETITIONS are a great way to showcase your work with us.

The first Liquorice Fish competition on the theme of ‘Lost Voices’ closed at the end of October. Many, many thanks to everyone who entered. The results will be announced soon.

The mini-competition returns to its normal format for the next competition, which is now open.

ALL NEW MAJOR PRIZES

We’ve given our main competitions a fresh new approach with even more opportunities thanks to an incredibly generous donation, which has opened up the possibility of adding new categories, with fabulous prizes and outstanding adjudicators. Click on the title of each of the competitions for full details and to enter.

You can submit to the new competitions any time from now to the deadline of each category.

You will find results of the last adjudicated prize in each category here

Annual Short Story Prize

New prizes of £500, £100 & £50 + publication of the winners and up to 10 runners’ up stories. The competition will be judged by tbc
Open to all writers, published and beginners.
There is a £12 fee.
Deadline: 31 May, 2015.

Poetry Pamphlet Prizes

We have a brand new annual for pamphlets, opening to all poets.
There will be 4 prizes of £100 each + publishing contracts for each of the four winners judged by Ian Gregson.
Open to all writers, published and beginners.
The fee is £10.
Deadline: 31 March, 2015

Annual Debut Novel (or Novella) Prize

£700 first prize plus publishing contract.
Open to those who have not had a previous novel published.
The fee is £12.
Deadline: 31 July, 2015
Debut Poetry Collection Prize


Prize of £500 + a publishing contract & up to 25 runners up published in a poetry anthology.
Open to those who have not had a full collection published.
The fee is £12.
Deadline: 30 November, 2015

Single Poem Prize

There are prizes of £1000, £200 & £50 + publication.
Open to all writers, published and beginners.
Adjudicated by Judy Kendall.
The fees are £4 for 1 poem, £10 for 3 poems.
Deadline; 30 September, 2015

General Guidelines (please click on the category headers for specific fees, dates and full rules for each genre)

  1. Entrants for the novel/novella and poetry collection categories should not previously have had a novel/novella or full poetry collection published (single poem, pamphlets and story genres are open to all writers, both new and established).
  2. Entries should be submitted electronically if possible, but we will also accept hard copy – send as two email attachments – one with the work and the other with contact details – please ensure you have up to date virus protection and send as a .doc or .docx or .rtf file. (If you have problems preventing electronic submission please email for guidance) or send your work by post without your name on it and add a cover sheet with full details including the name of your work.
  3. Submit up to 6 poems of up to 50 lines each (single poem); 10 poems up to 40 lines (unpublished); 15-25 poems of up to 50 lines each (pamphlet); the first ten thousand words of your novel/novella or a story of 2,000-4,000 words (unpublished) in a clear type script, double spaced for prose.
  4. Please mark your story/poetry/novel/la with a nom de plume and working title in the header (this is simply for reading purposes to guarantee that all pieces are read blind and judged fairly)
  5. Do not put any other identification on the work, but enclose a separate attachment with name, address, email contact & nom de plume and titles of poems/working title of novel/story title.
  6. Deadlines fall throughout the year between 30 September and 31 July, depending on genre – please check the individual pages.
  7. Entry is £4 for single poems (£10 for 3) or £10 for the pamphlet prize or £12 per entry for novels, stories, and full poetry collections. You can optionally add £4 to this to include a copy of the winners’ anthology for the poetry collection and short story categories, or a novel/la by a previous competition winner for the novel/la category (worth £8.99) or one of the winning pamphlets.
  8. Payments can be made online at www.cinnamonpress.com/ using PayPal or sent direct to jan@cinnamonpress.com via PayPal or by cheque made to ‘cinnamon press’. You will find a payment button on each of the individual category pages.
  9. Work will not be returned, so please keep a copy.
  10. Contact details: Cinnamon Press New Writing Prizes, Meirion House, Glan yr afon, Tanygrisiau, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd, LL41 3SU or email to jan@cinnamonpress.com
  11. Results will be sent individually to all winners and runners up; published on the Cinnamon website and included in the newsletter.
  12. All enquiries: jan@cinnamonpress.com

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Writing Contest for High School and College Students

Writing Contest for High School and College Students.
Writing Contest: Food for Thought .
Title of Essay:
When you submit your essay, title it as: “Food for Thought: ______”
Include the phrase “Food for Thought” as the beginning of your essay title, but then make the rest of your story title unique. Food for Thought: Dinner Charms and Food Critics
Food for Thought: Making Spaetzle with my Oma
Food for Thought: Feeding the Homeless on Thanksgiving
Food for Thought: Thursdays, Applebee’s and my Dad!
Deadline:
Midnight November 30th, 2014 Pacific Time US
Finalists, Runners Up, and the Winner will be posted on our writing contest winners page and Teen Trend Report after December 26, 2014.

Essay winner receives gift card prizes from our sponsors and copy of the cookbook, “Prune”
(details below)

Nov. 2014 – Writing Contest for High School and College Students

Detail Informations

Nov, Writing Contest for High School

2014 Writing Contest for High School and College Students

MONTHLY WRITING CONTESTS: StageofLife.com hosts monthly writing contests for high school students and college students (open to international students, too). Answer the real-world writing prompt below to share your thoughts and experiences as we change the world, one story at a time. View winners of past writing contests.

Writing Contest: Food for Thought

“Eating is not merely a material pleasure. Eating well gives a spectacular joy to life and contributes immensely to goodwill and happy companionship. It is of great importance to the morale.”

– Elsa Schiaparelli

“Most of us have fond memories of food from our childhood. Whether it was our mom’s homemade lasagna or a memorable chocolate birthday cake, food has a way of transporting us back to the past.”

– Homaro Cantu

READ RULES…

ENTER YOUR ESSAY…

STEP 1 – Answer Teen Survey: Click the Survey Monkey logo to the right to answer our short poll.

STEP 2 – Submit Essay:

In 500 words or less, using the blue “Submit Essay” button, write a personal narrative about your food traditions or a food memory.

Background: November begins the fall harvest, when families gather to celebrate nature’s food bounty, to express thanks and gratitude, and to practice time honored food traditions. For our November writing contest, we want your food stories.

Maybe your food story revolves around the holidays and how your family bakes together or cooks together. Maybe when you think about food memories you are transported into your grandmother’s kitchen with fresh bread baking in the oven. Possibly when you think of food, your ideas lean towards your favorite take out spot or restaurant or maybe even an ice cream truck that always visited your neighborhood. Maybe when you think of food you conjure up images of the best meal you ever ate either in your own home or out to eat.

What’s your food memory story?

Consider these thoughts when you write your essay (Don’t answer all these questions, but use them as a launching point to mine your memories for ideas):

When you think of the holidays, does food factor into your thoughts? How? Why?

Do you love to cook or are you addicted to The Food Network or cooking shows?

Do you and your family have traditions revolving around food that aren’t holiday related?

What is the best meal you ever ate? Where was it?

Do you have a favorite restaurant that either you or you and your family frequent?

Are there food “claim to fames” based on where you live (ex: Chicago Deep Dish, Philly Cheesesteak)

Do you think food brings people together?

Click the blue “Submit Essay” button to the right to upload your story and enter the writing contest.

Title of Essay:
When you submit your essay, title it as: “Food for Thought: ______”

Include the phrase “Food for Thought” as the beginning of your essay title, but then make the rest of your story title unique. Examples…

Food for Thought: Dinner Charms and Food Critics

Food for Thought: Making Spaetzle with my Oma

Food for Thought: Feeding the Homeless on Thanksgiving

Food for Thought: Thursdays, Applebee’s and my Dad!

Rules:
Three simple rules for the Stage of Life student writing contest.

1) This is a Non-Fiction essay contest.
2) Essays are 500 words or less.
3) Essay must be your original work.

Deadline:
Midnight November 30th, 2014 Pacific Time US

Author Sponsor

For this month’s writing contest, our Stage of Life partner writer is the bestselling author of “Blood, Bones & Butter” – Gabrielle Hamilton. Ms. Hamilton is kindly donating a copy of her cookbook, “Prune” to the winning student essay writer this month! We’ll mail the book along with the gift card prizes.

Results:
Finalists, Runners Up, and the Winner will be posted on our writing contest winners page and Teen Trend Report after December 26, 2014.

NOTE:
Winners will be contacted via a post on their story once judging is complete (approx. 30 days after contest ending). An email will be sent to the winner to get the address for the prize package approx. 1-2 months afterwards.
Source: http://www.stageoflife.com/StageHighSchool/OtherResources/WeeklyHighSchoolWritingContest.aspx
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Writing Contest 2015