WHITE COUNTY CREATIVE WRITERS CONTESTS FOR KIDS
DEADLINES: JULY 25TH
1. JEAN GIPSON MEMORIAL AWARD – PRIZES: 1st place $50, 2nd place
$30, 3rd place $20. Contemporary Fiction Short Story, 1500 word max. Sponsored by White County Creative Writers.
2. WRITERS’ CHOICE – Short Story, fiction, any genre, 1500 words max. No sex, profanity, excessive violence or porn. Sponsored by Fiction Writers of Central Arkansas.
3. THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT – poetry, any form – no verse or special structure, 30-40 lines. Sponsored by The PenPoint Group.
4. CENTRAL ARKANSAS WRITERS AWARD – Creative nonfiction story based on a childhood memory, 1500 word max. Sponsored by Central Arkansas Writers.
5. WESTWARD HO! Award – Western , First Chapter or Short Story. Sponsored by Dusty Richards.
6. DID YOU LISTEN? 1 page poem or 500 word prose piece using 5 poetic devices/techniques. $5 HM awards. Sponsored by Pat Laster.
7. BAKER-NICHOLS AWARD – Short Story, Fiction, 2000 words max. Sponsored by Freeda Baker Nichols.
8. TWEAKING THE MYTH – retelling of a myth or fairy tale from a secondary character’s perspective. 2000 words max. Name original piece below title. Brief critique given if requested on cover sheet. Sponsored by Carole Hodges.
9. FOUR LEAF CLOVER Award – Poem praising Ireland or the Irish People, blank verse in two stanzas – first 8 lines, second 14 lines, in Iambic Pentameter. Sponsored by Del Garrett.
10. FIRST CHAPTER – First Chapter of a Romance Novel. Must be clean – no off-color, cursing, or bedroom scenes. Sponsored by Shannon Vannatter.
11. THAT’S WHAT YOU GET – Short story, 1500 words. Subject – That’s what you get for $1.79! Sponsored by Peggy Sanders.
12. IT COULD BE VERSE– Lyric Poem, 50 lines max. Sponsored by Glassworks Ink.
13. NEW WRITER CONTEST – for writers who have never won money in a contest. Short story or essay, Fiction or Non fiction, 1500 words max. Award given in memory of WCCW member Lois Clay. Sponsored by Dorothy Hatfield.
14. HOW’D THEY DO THAT? – non-fiction, ‘How To’ article on any subject, 800 words max. Sponsored by Christine Henderson.
15. FAMILY MATTERS – Essay about someone in your family that’s important to you, 1500 words max. Sponsored by Debra Middleton.
16. FOR KIDS – for grades 1-8. Short story, any subject, 1500 words max.
Specify grade level below title. Sponsored by RobertsFamilyArk. There has been some confusion on this contest, so we will be
accepting entries from both student and adult writers. Awards will be made for both.
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