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Writing Contest in August and September 2015

Writing Contest 2015 – In the month of August and Septemper there are many writing competitions. You certainly do not want to miss the information. Therefore we present some info existing writing competition in August and September 2015.

For more details about the writing contest information you can directly visit the organizer’s website.

Writing Contest in August and September 2015

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WORK STEW “OOPS” CONTEST
Deadline: August 15, 2015 (midnight PST)
NO ENTRY FEE

In no more than 600 words, entrants are asked to “describe a moment on the job, real or imagined, when you realized you made a mistake. A terrible, *terrible* mistake.” Prize: “$200 for the winner, to be announced on August 22, 2015. The winning entry, and perhaps some other entries, will be published here on Work Stew.” – Free Writing Contest

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YOUNG LIONS FICTION AWARD
Deadline: August 31, 2015 (received)
NO ENTRY FEE

“Established in 2001, The New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award is a $10,000 prize awarded each spring to a writer age 35 or younger for a novel or a collection of short stories. Each year, five young fiction writers are selected as finalists by a reading committee of Young Lions members, writers, editors, and librarians. A panel of judges selects the winner.” Entrants must be U.S. citizens.

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PAST LOVES DAY STORY CONTEST
Deadline: September 17, 2015
Writing Contest No Entry Fee

“Nearly everyone has memories of a former sweetheart. Write your true story of an earlier love, in no more than 700 words. Tell us about someone whose memory brings a smile or a tear, or both….Your story may be heart-warming or humorous. Just tell about your earlier sweetheart as if you were talking to your best friend.” Cash prizes will be awarded: $100/$75/$50. “Winning stories will be posted (anonymously, if requested by author) on this website.”

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KENYON REVIEW FELLOWSHIPS

Applications: “Applications will be accepted electronically beginning August 15 and ending September 15, 2015.”

NO APPLICATION FEE INDICATED

“This two-year post-graduate residential fellowship at Kenyon College offers qualified individuals time to develop as writers, teachers, and editors. Fellows will receive a $33,150 stipend, plus health benefits.” Check announcement for eligibility requirements (including “an MFA or PhD in creative writing, English literature, or comparative literature completed before September 15, 2015 but no earlier than January 1, 2010″) and other information.

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IOWA SHORT FICTION AND JOHN SIMMONS SHORT FICTION AWARD

Submissions: August 1-September 30 (postmarked)
NO ENTRY FEE

“Any writer who has not previously published a volume of prose fiction is eligible to enter the competition. Previously entered manuscripts that have been revised may be resubmitted. Writers are still eligible if they have published a volume of poetry or any work in a language other than English or if they have self-published a work in a small print run. Writers are still eligible if they are living abroad or are non-US citizens writing in English. Current University of Iowa students are not eligible. The manuscript must be a collection of short stories in English of at least 150 word-processed, double-spaced pages. We do not accept e-mail submissions. The manuscript may include a cover page, contents page, etc., but these are not required. The author’s name can be on every page but this is not required. Stories previously published in periodicals are eligible for inclusion.” NB: “Award-winning manuscripts will be published by the University of Iowa Press under the Press’s standard contract.”

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HUDSON REVIEW SHORT STORY COMPETITION
Deadline: September 1, 2015
NO ENTRY FEE

“For a special fiction issue, The Hudson Review is sponsoring a short story competition. First prize is $500, second and third are $250 each. 10,000 words and under.”

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AMERICAN PSYCHOANALYTIC ASSOCIATION AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN JOURNALISM

Deadline: September 18, 2015
NO ENTRY FEE

“The Award for Excellence in Journalism recognizes professional reporting of outstanding merit that contributes in an exceptional way to the public understanding of psychoanalytic and psychological principles and phenomena. The $500 award is broadly conceived. Nominated work need not be specifically about psychoanalysis or psychotherapy per se. And, nominated work may critique or question psychoanalysis as long as it advances understanding of human relationships and/or the life of the mind. The Award is juried by a panel of professional journalists as well as by psychoanalysts.”

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That was some of the latest information writing competitions in August and September. may be useful for you

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The Orwell Prize is Britain’s, Deadline: January 15, 2015.

Contest Name: The Orwell Prize
Categories: books, journalism and ‘exposing Britain’s social evils’.
Deadline: January 15, 2015.
 

The Orwell Prize

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The Orwell Prize is Britain’s most prestigious prize for political writing. Every year, we award prizes for the work which comes closest to George Orwell’s ambition ‘to make political writing into an art’.

But we do much more than that: we take political argument around the country (see our events archive and YouTube channel to watch video of previous events); and as the only website officially sanctioned by the Orwell Estate, we publish work by George Orwell (including our Webby-shortlisted Orwell Diaries blog) and articles about Orwell.

The Prize was established in its present form by the late Professor Sir Bernard Crick in 1994, ‘to encourage writing in good English – while giving equal value to style and content, politics or public policy, whether political, economic, social or cultural – of a kind aimed at or accessible to the reading public, not to specialist or academic audiences’.

In the Prize section of the website, using the menu above you can find out more about previous winners, shortlists, longlists and judges; the administration of the Prize; and how to enter the Prize. Visit our George Orwell section for works by and about Orwell, and our events section to see what’s coming up and our video archive of previous events.

 Rules

General

1. The Orwell Prize is awarded annually in the spring, recognising work published in the calendar year preceding the year in which the Award is made. For example, the Prize awarded in May 2014 (the 2014 Prize) recognises work first published between 1st January and 31st December 2013.
2. It is named in memory of George Orwell, the British journalist, novelist and essayist.
3. The Orwell Prize aims to encourage good writing and thinking about politics. The winning entries should strive to meet Orwell’s own ambition ‘to make political writing into an art’. They should be of equal excellence in style and content – the writing must be both political and artful – and live up to the Values of the Orwell Prize.
4. ‘Political’ is defined in the broadest sense, including (but not limited to) entries addressing political, social, cultural, moral and historical subjects.
5. Entries may be fiction or non-fiction. Unfortunately, we do not currently accept works in translation, or poetry.
6. At this time we are unable to accept self-published books.
7. There is no entry fee for any of the Prizes. There are no publicity fees. The Prize is entirely free to enter and there is no charge to the writer at any point in the process.
8. Individuals may enter as many of the Prizes as they like – i.e. a writer can enter the Book Prize, Journalism Prize, and Prize for Exposing Britain’s Social Evils in the same year.
9. The Prizes are self-nominating – somebody involved in the creation of the work must be responsible for entering it. (This might include the author or their publisher for the Book Prize and the journalist or their editor for the Journalism Prize or the Prize for Exposing Britain’s Social Evils) If you think there is someone who should be encouraged to enter, please get in touch.
10. All entries must have a clear relationship with the United Kingdom or Ireland. This ‘relationship’ might include, but is not limited to, any of the following conditions:

Residency in the United Kingdom or Ireland

Citizenship of the United Kingdom or Ireland
Foreign correspondents for British and Irish publications who are based abroad
Foreign citizens who are resident or have a residence in the United Kingdom or Ireland at the time of writing and/or publication of their entry

Books published first, or published only, in the United Kingdom or Ireland.

  • The final decision on the eligibility of a submission rests with the director and operations manager of the Prize, subject to the oversight of the Council of the Orwell Prize.
  • If shortlisted the writer is expected to make themselves available for Orwell Prize interviews and attend the ceremony. The winners are expected to write a piece for the Orwell Prize website.

There are three prizes:

  • The Book Prize, awarded to a book or pamphlet, whether fiction or non-fiction.
  • The Journalism Prize, awarded to a journalist for sustained reportage and/or commentary working in any medium.
  • The Orwell Prize for Exposing Britain’s Social Evils, awarded to a journalist enhancing the public understanding of social problems and public policy in the UK, communicated across multiple platforms

In addition, Special Prizes may be awarded at the discretion of the judges.

  • Following the closing of submissions, a list of all entries will appear on the Orwell Prize website.
  • A longlist in each Prize will be published. Typically, this will consist of eighteen books in the Book Prize, twelve journalists in the Journalism Prize, and twelve journalists for the Prize for Exposing Britain’s Social Evils. The judges may opt to longlist fewer or more entries at their discretion.
  • A shortlist in each Prize will then be published, from the entries on the appropriate longlist. Typically, this will consist of six entries in each Prize. The judges may opt to shortlist fewer or more entries at their discretion.
  • There are no longlists or shortlists for Special Prizes, unless the judges announce the subject of and invite submissions for a named Special Prize at the Prize launch.
  • The winners of each Prize will be announced at the annual Awards Ceremony.
  • The Orwell Prize is worth £3000 to the winner in each category (apart from the Special Prize, where there is no monetary award unless specifically stated).
  • New judges are appointed each year, with a different jury being appointed for each of the two Prizes.
  • Judges are not permitted to enter any of the Prizes in the year they are judging.
  • Members of the boards of any of the Prize’s partners, or members of the Council of the Orwell Prize, are not permitted to enter.
  • A completed submission consists of the entered work (see the individual categories below), a byline or cover art image with no rights reserved (see the individual categories below) and a completed entry form. Submissions must be received by the deadline, or bear a postmark from before the deadline.
  • A winner of the Orwell Prize cannot reapply for three years for the Prize which they have won. This exemption does not apply to the Special Prize.

more, please visit: http://theorwellprize.co.uk/the-orwell-prize/how-to-enter/rules/

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Writing Awards for High School Scholarships

Contest name:2015 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards
Deadline: No deadline currently exists for this scholarship.  
Amount awarded: $10,000

Four nationwide $10,000 scholarships will be awarded by The Art
Institutes to the Scholastic National Award Recipients on a first-come,
first-served basis. Applicants must be high school seniors graduating in
2015. To receive information about this scholarship, visit the
Scholastic website at www.artandwriting.org or call 212-343-6100. National Award Recipients must contact Julie Walsh at The Art Institutes at 1-800-275-2440 or jawalsh@aii.edu as soon as they are notified of the award.

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How do I enter a work in the 2015 Scholastic Art & Writing

Awards?

Submissions for the 2015 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards will begin on September 15, 2014. To get
started, visit our SIGN UP PAGE. Be sure that you have your school zip code handy so that we can get you the guidelines and deadline for your Local Program.
Create!

The Scholastic Awards look for work that demostrates technical skill, personal voice or vision, and
originality. After you have created your work, uploaded it to your Scholastic Awards Account! Go  http://artandwriting.org/exhibitions/online-galleries/ to see examples of works from past National Medalists.

Stamp it and Send It!

After uploading your work, print your submission forms, have a parent/guardian and an educator sign
them, and then mail them to your Local Program. Mailing instructions can be found on the submission
form or on your LOCAL PROGRAM’S WEBPAGE.

What else do I need to know?

Eligibility

Public, private, parochial, or home-school students in the US, Canada, or American schools abroad
enrolled in grades 7 – 12 are eligible to participate in the Awards.

Category Descriptions

Categories

Please Note: Art Categories Writing Categories Special Categories and Sponsored Awards**
Students may not Architecture Critical Essay Best-in-Grade
submit the same work Ceramics & Glass Dramatic Script Creativity and Citizenship
in different categories Comic Art Flash Fiction Duck Tape Brand Award
Design Humor Future New
Digital Art Journalism Gedenk Award
Seniors may submit Drawing and Illustration Personal Essay/Memoir Novel Writing
two Art Portfolios and Fashion Poetry Video Games
two Writing Portfolio. Film & Animation Science Fiction & Fantasy
Jewelry Short Story
Mixed Media Writing Portfolio *
Painting
Photography
Printmaking
Sculpture
Art Portfolio *

Judging Criteria

Originality Work that breaks from convention, blurs the boundaries between genres, and challenges
notions of how a particular concept or emotion can be expressed.

Technical Skill Work that uses technique to advance an original perspective or a personal vision or voice, and show skills being utilized to create something unique, powerful, and innovative.

Personal Vision or Voice Work with an authentic and unique point of view and style.

Blind Judging

The Scholastic Awards are adjudicated without knowledge of the artists/writers identity. Please make sure that your submission does not contain any personal information.

Freedom of Expression

Young artists and writers are free to explore any and all topics. There are no pre-defined prompts and no work is ever disqualified from the Scholastic Awards because of the nature of its content.

source: http://www.artandwriting.org/ – Writing Contest 2015

see also: Writing Award – Sequestrum Reprint Award 2015
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