2014 UAA / Anchorage Daily News Creative writing contest rules

32nd Annual Statewide Creative Writing Contest

October 7, 2012 


Note: Entries are closed for the 2014 contest.

1. The contest is open to Alaska residents. All judges, editorial or administrative employees of the Daily News, and faculty or administrative employees of the University of Alaska are ineligible. College students who maintain Alaska residency may enter.


2. Work published previously in any copyrighted newspaper, magazine, book or other medium is ineligible. Writing for school publications may be entered. Entries must be original.


3. Contestants may enter one work of fiction (not to exceed 5,000 words), one work of non-fiction (not to exceed 5,000 words), and up to three poems. A contestant may enter all categories in his or her age group.


4. Each submission requires a separate completed entry form.


5. Entries should be entered through the website at adn.com/creativewritingcontest no later than 5:30 p.m., February 10, 2014. We will only accept entries in digital format.


6. No submissions will be returned.


7. Panels of Alaska writers, journalists and teachers will judge. (Teachers will not judge their own students’ entries.) A separate panel of judges will select the Grand Prize winner. Judging and winner notification will be completed by May 16, and announced in the Daily News.


8. All contestants agree to publication in the Anchorage Daily News, print and online editions, and the University of Alaska, Anchorage's LitSite Alaska website. Winners may be asked to provide a photo to appear with their entries.


9. The decisions of the judges are final. Submission indicates acceptance of all contest rules.


Questions about the Creative Writing Contest should be e-mailed to creativewritingcontest@adn.com

Prizes

Story:

Elementary Grades K-2: $25

Fiction:

Elementary Grades 3-6: $25

Grades 7-9: $50

Grades 10-12: $50

Open to public: $50

Non-Fiction:

Elementary Grades 3-6: $25

Grades 7-9: $50

Grades 10-12: $50

Open to public: $50

Poetry:

Elementary Grades K-2: $25

Elementary Grades 3-6: $25

Grades 7-9: $50

Grades 10-12: $50

Open to public: $50

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GRAND PRIZE: $200

EDITOR'S CHOICE: $100