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2018 Adult Contest Rules - 62nd Anniversary Club Year


RULES

Deadline: March 10.View printable PDF version

1. Adult writers living in Alamance, Caswell, Chatham, Durham, Guilford, Orange, Randolph, and Rockingham Counties are eligible.

2. Manuscripts, including poetry, must be the original, unpublished work of the contestant, not pending publication, and must not have received a first place award in any competition.

3. Writers may submit one (1) entry in each category. No entry may be placed in more than one category.

4. Poetry requirements – (original or clear copies) Two (2) copies of entry – NO Index cards. 1st Copy of entry includes: Member/non-member, county, title, category, name, address, telephone, e-mail address at top right of page.                                                  

2nd Copy – NO name on entry, TITLE ONLY at top of page 50 lines maximum, 11 or 12 font size, Single Spacing, 8 ½ x 11 white plain paper (no designs on the paper) No illustrations.  Keep copy for your records. Please follow instructions to ensure judging

5. Prose requirements (original or clear copies) Two (2) copies of entry – NO index cards. 1st Copy of entry includes: Member/Non-member, county, title, category, name, address, telephone, e-mail address at top right of page.

2nd Copy – NO name on entry, TITLE ONLY at top of page.5,000 non-fiction and 5000 fiction word maximum, 11 or 12 font size, Double spacing, 8 ½ x 11 white plain paper (no designs on the paper) No illustrations.  Keep copy for your records. Please follow instructions to ensure judging.

6. Burlington Writers Club members may enter free.  Deadline for $20.00 membership dues is Dec 31, 2017.  Non-member entry fee is $8.00 per entry for Poetry and $10.00 per entry for Prose. No cash will be accepted through the mail. Checks or money orders are to be made payable to the Burlington Writers Club and attached to your entries.

7. Deadline for entries is March 10, 2018.  No entries postmarked after that date will be accepted.  Entries may be brought to the March 10th meeting. All inquiries, requests for manuscripts, judge’s comments and winners’ list must be accompanied by a self-addressed envelope (SASE) with correct postage.  Entries without SASE or not picked up at the Awards Banquet on May 15th will be destroyed.

8. First place winners will receive $25.00 and a Certificate of Merit. They will be asked to read their winning entry or designate a reader. Time limit is seven (7) minutes or four (4) double spaced pages for prose.  Second place winners will receive $15.00 and Certificate of Merit. Third place winners will receive $10.00 and a Certificate of Merit. Honorable mentions will receive a Certificate of Merit.

 9. The Awards Banquet will be held on Tuesday, May 15th at 6:30 p.m. – the specifics of location and price will be announced along with notification to the winners. Reservations are required. Cost of meal per person, or change of location of banquet will be announced at least one month before banquet, if not before.

Any category which does not have at least six (6) entries will be eliminated. First place winners of the 2017 contest are not eligible to enter the categories in which they won. A category manager is not eligible to enter the category she/he manages. Manuscripts may be written upon by the judges.

CATEGORIES AND MANAGERS

Contest Committee: Lisa Reittinger

 

1. Stories for Children – Maximum 2500 words. See Prose Requirements.

   Designate on entry if either for 5 – 8 year olds, or 9 – 12 year olds. (Age group

   appropriateness will be considered in judging.)

   Manager: Carolyn Councilman, 7022 Bethel South Fork Rd., Graham, NC 27253.

 

2. Non-Fiction (short) – Maximum 1500 words.  See Prose Requirements.

    Includes magazine article, feature story, memoir and essay.

    Manager: Leon Hinton, 4618 North NC Hwy 62, Burlington, NC 27217

 

3. Non-Fiction (long) – Maximum 5000 words. See Prose Requirements.

    Includes magazine article, feature story, memoir and essay.

    Manager: Elizabeth Solazzo, 2217 Bason Circle, Graham, NC  27253.

 

4. Fiction – Maximum 5000 words. See Prose Requirements

    Manager: Jean Robor, 912 N. Main St., Burlington, NC  27217.

 

5. Poetry – Maximum 50 lines. See Poetry Requirements.

    Manager: James Gray - %Lisa Reittinger, 4170 Holder Farm Rd., Liberty, NC 27298

   

6. Light Verse – Maximum 32 lines.  See Poetry Requirements.

    Manager:  Carolyn Stuart, 202 Northwood Dr., Chapel Hill, NC  27516.

   

7. Poetry for Children – No line limit.  See Poetry Requirements.

     Designate on entry if either for 5 – 8 year olds, or 9 – 12 year olds. (Age group

     appropriateness will be considered in judging.)

     Manager: Leon Hinton, 4618 North NC Hwy 62, Burlington, NC 27217.

 

8. Sally Svee-Humorous Fiction or Non-Fiction – Maximum 2000 words.

    See Prose Requirements.

    *Honorarium entry for 2018, Prize of $100.00 to one winner only.
 
    Manager: Shirley Sanders, 54 Denise Drive, Burlington, NC 27215



For additional information, call Alice Johansen 336-578-2496 (home) or 336-264-9764 (cell).  For copies of these rules, email your request to lreittin@rtelco.net.  Rules are also available at our Website www.burlingtonwritersclub.org. The Burlington Writers Club is a Member Group of the Alamance Arts.