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Zachary’s Art Contest for all ages! Deadline May 31, 2017

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

Zachary’s Art Contest is officially up and running!

How Does the Art Contest Work?

  • Deadline:  May 31, 2017
  • Open to all ages!
  • The subject of the artwork should be Zachary’s Chicago Pizza and the artwork should include either our logo and/or name. You may use the medium of your choice, but we recommend VIBRANT, SATURATED choices like paint, dark pastels or digital art.  Colored pencils and crayons tend to get washed out against other pieces in our restaurant.  Please remember, some of the art will be hanging up high so utilize the space you are given.  Fill it up and make it bold!
  • We are accepting four different sizes for art pieces (26 x 26, 24 x 36, 32 x 32, 36 X 48). Pre-cut paper is available at any Zachary’s location.
  • All winning artwork and any reproductions of the artwork become property of Zachary’s Chicago Pizza and will not be returned.
  • WINNERS PRIZES: $100 Zachary’s Gift Certificate & 2 Zachary’s Shirts

Visit http://zacharys.com/zacharys-art/  for more information.  You can also see examples of their winning entries on the walls at their locations.

Calling all Contra Costa County Artists! Design and Create Contest!

Sunday, April 30th, 2017
The Arts and Culture Commission of Contra Costa County is seeking a new Arts Recognition award. This award honors individuals and art organizations whose work has had a significant impact in Contra Costa County. We are seeking an artist from Contra Costa County to design and create an original art piece that can be duplicated. Recognizing that original art does vary from piece to piece, we request that several “awards” can be made that are similar in size and shape.
REQUIREMENTS:
  • Original art piece from an artist working or living in Contra Costa County
  • 7-8 inches in height
  • Mounted onto a 8″x 8″ x 2″ black stand
  • Can accommodate a 2″ x 4″ plaque (AC5 will supply the plaque)
SUBMIT:
  • A sketch, drawing or mock-up of your original design
  • An estimate of time needed to produce original art piece
  • A cost estimate for the first “award” and for each additional “award.”
  • DEADLINE: June 15th, 2017
SEND PROPOSAL TO:
 
AC5 – Arts Recognition Award Proposal
651 Pine Street, 10th Floor
Martinez, CA 94553
or
staff@AC5.cccounty.us

Poetry Contest for All Ages!

Saturday, April 8th, 2017

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13th Annual Voices of Lincoln Poetry Contest 

Poets Wanted!  Enter Now! Special Young Poets Category!

The 13th Annual Voices of Lincoln Poetry Contest officially begins in April, as part of the celebration of National Poetry Month, with five new categories: “Love Is All Around Us,” “Dreams Do Come True,” “On The Street Where I Live,” “Gone But Not Forgotten,” and “A Second Chance.” Poets may submit a maximum of three poems, no more than one in each of three of the five contest categories.

Poems may be in rhyme, free verse, Haiku or other accepted poetry forms and of any length, up to a maximum of 60 lines.

Everyone is encouraged to enter the contest.  Poets do not have to live in Lincoln, CA to be eligible. Young Poets, 18-years of age or under, are encouraged to submit poems and will compete in a special “Young Poets” category.

Entry Forms and Contest Rules are available at the Front Desk at the Lincoln Public Library at Twelve Bridges and can be downloaded from the following website: www.libraryatlincoln.org from the banner at the top of the website when the contest announcement appears.

Entry Forms must be received no later than Saturday, July 22, 2017. Early submissions are appreciated. If you have questions, please contact Alan Lowe, Contest Coordinator, at slolowe@icloud.com for assistance.

Winners will read their poems on Sunday, October 8, 2017, at the Voices of Lincoln event to be held from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the Willow Room at the Lincoln Public Library at Twelve Bridges, 485 Twelve Bridges Drive, Lincoln, CA. Winners also will be presented with a commemorative chapbook of the winning poems.

 

 

 

Short Story, Poetry, and Essay Contest! $1000 prizes for each category!

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

Hourglass Literary Magazine presents a short story, poetry, and essay competition. Winning Entry in each category will receive US$1000 as prize money.

Deadline:  April 30, 2017   ($5000 total cash prizes!)

 

We only accept submissions online via Submittable.

  • Entry fee: $15 USD per submission (except for Best Poem category where up to three submissions are accepted for the same price).
  • Entry fee for authors who want to compete with more than one work in the category for the best essay, best short story is 25 USD for three works.

 

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BEST SHORT STORY

Text for a short story should not exceed 7000 words or be less than 700 words.

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BEST POEM

There are no strict limits, provided that poems should not have more than 3500 words. Author, writer competing in the category for the best poem can submit up to three works.

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BEST ESSAY

Essays should not exceed 9000 words or be less than 1000 words.

Full guidelines and information can be found via following sites: www.hourglassonline.org or hourglass.submittable.com .

$ Writing Contest $ for Contra Costa County Middle & High School Students!

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017
ANNOUNCING
Mt. Diablo Peace & Justice Center’s

19th Annual

ART & WRITING CHALLENGE


Rocio Perez, High School Award Winner – 2016

 

Topic: “Do Your Little Bit of Good”
Nobel Peace Prize winner Desmond Tutu once said, “Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.”
Everyone, even the young, has the power to change the world around them for the better.
There are many members in our communities, young and old, rich and poor, people of all races and religions, who are finding new ways to resist the negative influences of racism and inequality that are all around us..
What ideas do you have on how can you create peace in your community and in the world?  What are the small acts you can do to make the world a better place?  Using your unique, artistic voice, create a visual and/or literary interpretation that conveys little bits of good.
WE HAVE GRAND PRIZES FOR ONE MIDDLE AND ONE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT 
AND PRIZES IN EACH SEPARATE CATEGORY!

WINNERS WILL ALSO BE RECOGNIZED
AT AN AWARDS DINNER
ON MAY 13th IN WALNUT CREEK!
Three Categories
1) Essay  2) Creative Writing - poem, story or play or 3) Art - any medium including sculpture, photography and video.
 
Contest Rules
Open to all Contra Costa County middle and high school students.
 
VERY IMPORTANT !!!:  For all entries: Include a cover sheet with your NAME, HOME ADDRESS, PHONE, EMAIL, SCHOOL, GRADE, TEACHER (or teacher who informed you of the contest), TEACHER’S PHONE and EMAIL, ENTRY CATEGORY and TITLE OF WORK.   Please print! Cover sheet available below.
 
Entries will be judged on: 1) Composition; 2) Originality 3) Depth of thought, and 4) Relationship to topic.
 
WRITING ENTRIES are to be a maximum of 750 words (middle school) or 1,000 (high school): typed, double-spaced, with numbered pages.  Please have a teacher review your writing before submitting.  Send the document as a .doc or.docx email attachment to margli@ourpeacecenter.org with the subject line “Art & Writing Contest 2017″.                                                                            
  
ART ENTRIES, mail or arrange for delivery by contacting the Center. Firmly attach the cover sheet on the back of the artwork.  Arrangements will be made for art to be returned after the Awards Dinner.  
 
Mail to:  Mt.  Diablo Peace & Justice Center 55 Eckley Lane, Walnut Creek, CA 94596 or contact the office to arrange for delivery: (925) 933-7850 or margli@ourpeacecenter.org.
 
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS:  Friday, April 22, 2016 
 
Mt. Diablo Peace & Justice Center reserves the right to reprint and exhibit all entries.
PLEASE USE USE THIS COVER SHEET and SECURELY attach it to your submission.  
For more information about this annual contest please go to our website at www.creatingpeacefulschools.weebly.com
or call the Center office: (925) 933-7850
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Calling All New and Emerging Writers! Win $2000 for your short story!

Sunday, December 18th, 2016

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$2000 + Publication + Agency Review

The winning story will be awarded $2000 and publication online. Second and third place stories will be awarded publication and $200 and $100 respectively. All winners and honorable mentions will receive agency review by: Amy Williams of The Williams Agency, Victoria Marini from Irene Goodman, and Laura Biagi from Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency, Inc. We want you to succeed, and we want your writing to be read. It’s been our mission to support emerging writers since day one.

GUIDELINES:

  • Winner receives $2000, publication, and agency review
  • Second and third place prizes ($200/$100, publication, and agency review)
  • Stories under 7000 words
  • Simultaneous and multiple submissions allowed
  • Emerging writers only (We are interested in offering a larger platform to new writers. Self-published writers and writers with story collections and novels with a small circulation are welcome to submit.)
  • International submissions allowed
  • $20 entry fee
  • Deadline: January 15, 2017
  • Please no identifying information on your story
  • All stories are considered for publication

Visit the website below to submit your story:

http://mastersreview.com/short-story-award-for-new-writers/

Writers – Do you like movies? Technology! Enter this essay contest for $!

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

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Which Is The Better Essay Contest

You can write on any of the topics below.  Or you can also write on any topic related to technology.

  1. How Movies Affect Our Lives

       OR

      2. How Android Changed The World

Deadline 

March 31st, 2017.

Categories

Movies , Android , Mobile ,Technology

Entry Fees

No submission fees

Prizes

1st Prize (1 winner) :  Cash $300 + 1 year Premium Movie and Music  Subscription (Worth 250$)

2nd Prize (3 winner) : Cash $100 + 1 year Premium Movie and Music  Subscription (Worth 250$)

3rd Prize (5 winner):  Premium Android apps (worth 150$)

Eligibility needs:-

The competition is open to all writers.

How to Apply:-

* Essay should be minimum 300 words  and maximum 2000 words.

* The essay ought to be free from plagiarism. Repetition of written material isn’t acceptable.

* The essay should be written in English.

* In the subject line of your email, please include:-

1. Personal Details (Name, Phone, and Address).

2. Your story name

3. Your age

Send the document to office@whichisthebetter.com

http://www.whichisthebetter.com/essay-contest/

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Essay Contest for Everyone! Win $1000!

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

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ProEssayWriting Challenge: The Best

Essay Gets a Prize!

You don’t have any motivation to show your writing talent? Your professors assign boring topics, and they don’t value your efforts. You write your best paper, and you get points on it. Points! Then you have to complete several other homework assignments and study hard to get more points on the exam.

We have just the motivation you need. A prize! You finally have a reason to show what you can do with an essay topic.

You think you’re a great essay writer? Prove it!

Oops, we have a deadline, too!

We know how you hate deadlines. They are the worst. But, this time, you have a motivation. Plus, there’s tons of time for you to explore one of our topics and write your submission.

We accept submissions from November 25, 2016 through February 10, 2017.

We’ll notify and announce the winners by February 20, 2017.

Who can enter this contest?

Everyone! There is no entry fee for the contest! All you need to do is accept our challenge and follow our guidelines.

There are no age and geographical limits! You think you can write? That’s all it takes to become part of the ProEssayWriting Challenge.

What should you write about?

We thought of interesting topics that will stimulate you to think and write creatively and critically. All topics are related to education, since we want to get your opinions on how we can solve the problems in the current educational systems. See? You’ll have a chance to win a great prize, but you’ll also get your voice heard. You have an opportunity to make changes.

Pick one of the following topics. Please, don’t alter the topic you choose.

  1. Teleported to 2050: What Will Education Look Like?
  2. Is Google a Relevant Source of Knowledge?
  3. The Problems of Academic Writing: Why Do Students Struggle With It?
  4. The Problem with Common Core Standards: Same Expectations from Different Students
  5. The Role of Parents in the Educational Process
  6. Pros and Cons of Online Learning: Is It Taking the Educational System in the Right Direction?
  7. Student Disrespect for Teachers: Causes and Effects

The Prizes

Three participants will get prizes:

  1. $1000 for the Winner
  2. $500 for the 2nd place
  3. $250 for the 3rd place

We will publish these three essays on ProEssayWriting.com, and we’ll promote them via social media channels. You have a chance to get not only a prize, but exposure, too. The world we see what a great writer you are.

Who’ll Be the Judge?

The writers from our team are more than qualified to judge your essays. We chose the top PhD writers from ProEssayWriting to evaluate the essays and choose the lucky winners. The decision will be based on teamwork. The judges will read the essays thoroughly, and then they will discuss their quality.

Pay Attention: Submission Guidelines

  • Word count: 800-1000 words. Please keep your submission within this word count. All entries shorter than 800 and longer than 1000 words will be disqualified.
  • We accept the following file types: MS Word (.doc, .docx, .rtf and .odt). You are free to include images within the essays, solely if you have the right to use them.
  • No plagiarism: All submissions should be 100% original. We will check the content through sophisticated plagiarism detection software. If you are using quotes, make sure to reference them.
  • Language: For this contest, we only accept submissions written in English.
  • Only one entry per candidate. Pick one of the topics and write one essay.

How to Enter

Write your essays and send it in an email message to contact@proessaywriting.com, with the following subject line: “Essay Writing Challenge”.

Now is your chance to shine as a writer. We can’t wait to see what you come up with! Finally, you have great motivation to write a brilliant paper.

Be Unique! Be Creative! Be Great!

http://www.proessaywriting.com/writing-challenge/

Calling All Students! Enter Essay Contest! Win $$$!

Friday, October 14th, 2016

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Custom-Writing.org awards scholarships of $1800 in total to the most vivid, versatile, and talented writers in our upcoming Essay Writing Contest.

  • The Essay Writing Contest starts on October 10, 2016, and lasts for two months.
  • Any student, regardless of academic level and location of studies, can participate.
  • Three winners will receive prizes totaling $1800.

ESSAY WRITING CONTEST 2016

The 2016 Essay Writing Contest focuses on two aspects:

  • The ability to think critically
  • The ability to express thoughts clearly and logically

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

There are no strict requirements for participants. Custom-Writing.org requires the following:

  • Participants must be students of any educational institution in any location. Academic level and major do not matter.
  • Each student must write an essay on one of three given topics that fulfills all instructions and submit it before the deadline to contest@custom-writing.org.
  • Participants must share this post on their Facebook, Google+, and Twitter accounts and attach screenshots to prove it when submitting the essay.
  • By submitting an entry, students agree to the terms and conditions of the contest and acknowledge that the choice of the judges is final.

WHY PARTICIPATE

Scholarships of $1800 in total will be awarded to the best three essay writers:

1st place — $800

2nd place — $600

3rd place — $400

Winners get more than just significant cash prizes—their talent will be recognized by our proficient writers and editors, and their works will be published on the Custom-Writing Blog.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR ESSAY SUBMISSION

Participants must follow all instructions to be eligible to win the contest.

  1. Write one essay on one of following three topics:
  • Why do you think it is important for students to improve their essay writing skills?
  • How can having less homework help improve learning?
  • Are the requirements of academic writing too strict? Should writing be simpler for students?
  1. Essay requirements:
  • Has a word count of 450 – 650 words (excluding footnotes, bibliography, title page, and article title)
  • Is written in US English
  • Contains no plagiarism
  • Has a file name of “Essay Writing Contest_Last Name”
  • Is submitted in .doc or .docx format
  • Has a bibliography that lists two or more peer-reviewed sources and no sources older than five years
  • Uses the APA formatting style

Please note that to be accepted, your essay must contain all required elements of APA formatting style:

  • Title page formatted correctly
  • Header with running head and page numbers on each page
  • References page

You can find the full list of requirements in this APA formatting checklist.

Send your completed essay to contest@custom-writing.org by the deadline given below. Late submissions will not be accepted.

ESSAY WRITING CONTEST SCHEDULE

Start of Essay Writing Contest — October 10, 2016

Duration — 2 months

Final deadline for submission — midnight EST on December 10, 2016

Winners announcement — January 20, 2017

GRADING CRITERIA

Each participant can earn 100 points in total.

All works will be checked by the team of professional writers and editors at Custom-Writing.org.

Review the grading criteria below to make your essay perfect:

  • Correct APA style — 20 points
  • Excellent grammar, spelling, and punctuation— 20 points
  • Focused content — 20 points
  • Clear expression of thought and style — 20 points
  • Strong organization — 20 points

ONLINE VOTING

On December 28, 2016, the best 15 essays will be published on the Custom-Writing Blog, where readers will have the opportunity to help us determine the three winners.

Each reader will be able to vote for his or her favorite essay by sharing it only once on each social media account: Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

Online voting will last until midnight EST on January, 18, 2017.

Taking into consideration the results of online voting and the grades from our expert writers and editors, we will determine the final three winners of the Essay Writing Contest.

AWARDS

Winners will be announced on January 20, 2017, on the Custom-Writing Blog.

To receive a prize, winners must provide proof of enrollment. In case the winner is unable to provide proof of enrollment, the prize will be given to the next eligible participant.

 

 

 

 

http://custom-writing.org/blog/essay-writing-contest-by-custom-writing-org

Philip Levine Prize for Poetry 2016 $2,000

Friday, August 26th, 2016

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Guidelines: Philip Levine Prize for Poetry 2016

Contest Opens: July 1, 2016

Postmark Deadline: September 30, 2016

Final Judge: Peter Everwine


Award: $2,000 prize, and publication by Anhinga Press

The Philip Levine Prize for Poetry 2016 includes: a cash award of $2,000; publication of the manuscript by Anhinga Press; 25 author’s copies of the finished manuscript; and a public reading at California State University, Fresno.

Please read the complete guidelines before submitting your manuscript.

 Who May Submit

The Philip Levine Prize for Poetry is open to any poet writing in English. Translations are not eligible for this prize, nor are previously self-published books. Current and former faculty and students of California State University, Fresno are not eligible. Close friends and family members of the final judge are also not eligible.

Manuscript Requirements

Submit a previously unpublished, full-length poetry manuscript. You must include a table of contents. Please paginate your manuscript (number your pages). Manuscript should be 48-80 pages in length (not including title pages, acknowledgements, table of contents, etc.) and no more than one poem should appear on each page. No cover letters or biographical notes, please.

If you are submitting an online manuscript: Within the document, please include a single cover page with the title of the manuscript only, so that your manuscript document remains anonymous. Do NOT include your name or personal information in the file name or in the title of the manuscript. Within Submittable, for our administrative purposes, you can include your contact information (author name, address, telephone number, and email address).

If you are submitting a paper manuscript: Please include two cover pages. One cover page should include the title of the manuscript only, so that your manuscript remains anonymous. The second cover page, for our administrative purposes, should include the title of manuscript, author name, address, telephone number, and email address.

Individual poems in a contest manuscript may have been previously published in magazines, journals, anthologies, or chapbooks, but the work as a whole must be unpublished. If applicable, include with your manuscript an acknowledgments page for prior publications.

Simultaneous submissions to other publishers or contests are permitted, as long as you notify Levine Prize staff promptly if a manuscript is accepted elsewhere.

 

Ethical Principles

The Philip Levine Prize for Poetry endorses and abides by the Ethical Guidelines of the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP):

CLMP’s community of independent literary publishers believes that ethical contests serve our shared goal: to connect writers and readers by publishing exceptional writing. We believe that intent to act ethically, clarity of guidelines, and transparency of process form the foundation of an ethical contest. To that end, we agree to:

1. Conduct our contests as ethically as possible and to address any unethical behavior on the part of our readers, judges, or editors;

2. To provide clear and specific contest guidelines — defining conflict of interest for all parties involved; and

3. To make the mechanics of our selection process available to the public.

This Code recognizes that different contest models produce different results, but that each model can be run ethically. We have adopted this Code to reinforce our integrity and dedication as a publishing community and to ensure that our contest contributes to a vibrant literary heritage.

 

Notification of Receipt

To confirm receipt of your paper manuscript, include a self-addressed stamped postcard. Online submissions will receive automated notification of receipt. Please keep these for your records.

Please do not enclose a SASE for return of a manuscript. All paper manuscripts will be recycled at the conclusion of the competition.

 

Notification of Results

To receive mailed notification of the winner and finalists, you may send a self-addressed stamped envelope.

Results will be announced in early January 2017. We notify all entrants in three ways: via postal mail to those who included a SASE with their paper manuscript; via email to those who included an email address with their paper or online manuscript; and online via our MFA program’s website, social media, and elsewhere.

 

Deadline

All entries must be certified by Submittable (online) or postmarked (hard copy) by September 30, 2016.

 

Entry Fee

There are two ways to pay your entry fee:

Via Submittable online: An entry fee of $28 (U.S.) must accompany each online submission. Multiple submissions are accepted, so long as each submission a separate entry fee accompanies each submission.

Via postal mail: An entry fee of $25 (U.S.) must accompany each hard-copy submission. Multiple submissions are accepted, so long as each submission a separate entry fee accompanies each submission. Checks or money orders can be mailed to the address below, and they should be made payable to “Fresno State – Levine Prize.”

 

Submit Your Manuscript

There are two ways to submit your manuscript:

Via Submittable online: Submissions are accepted July 1, 2016 to September 30, 2016 only. Be sure that your document is complete and formatted correctly before uploading. Reminder: do NOT include contact information in the body of your manuscript, in the file name, or in the title of the manuscript. Include a title page with manuscript title only and enter your contact information separately into Submittable so that the manuscript remains anonymous.

Via postal mail: The Levine Prize encourages online submissions to save paper, but we still welcome mailed manuscripts. Be sure to include your check or money order.

You can mail your submission to:

Philip Levine Prize for Poetry

Fresno State, Department of English

5245 N. Backer Ave. M/S PB98

Fresno, CA 93740

 

Contact Information

Corrinne Clegg Hales, contest coordinator: connieh@csufresno.edu

Levine Prize staff: levineprize@gmail.com or 559.278.1569