Have you ever participated in a writing competition? Did you win?
Yes, as a child. I won a Young Authors Contest, I don't remember much about it as I was quite young, only that the story was about how to spend a day without any electricity.
I never have. I think it has taken me time to develop that kind of confidence in my writing. I would today. In fact, the next time I see a contest, I am jumping in pen first!
Yes and no. Yes, I did participate in a writing contest, actually a couple. But I never won anything, not even honorable mention. I always felt like the competitions were a ploy to get you to subscribe to the publication since the fee conveniently covers a one year subscription to whatever the contest is being ran in.
I was an advertising major in college and that entire curriculum was basically set up like a writing competition. In fact, in the Senior and Junior Classes- you were placed into groups of about 8 fellow students and your final grades for the course were heavily loaded with how your group participated as an "agency". They would only give out so many A's, B's, C's, D's... etc... -- this meant that you had to play full out to even pass. Your grade within your group was based on how others perceived your contribution to the group and how you got along with others.
Along with the basic grading for the course, we were required to also compete in major National Advertising Competitions such as the Phillip Morris Advertising Competition and a number of other competitions. I was the art director for the winning team in the Phillip Morris Competition and the Nissan Competitions. Although I helped with the writing of our advertising spots, my main contribution to these 2 competitions was in rendering the artwork that went to these competitions.
Later, I had my own advertising agency and created a series of ad campaigns that ran in the local Addy Awards. These were heavily based on writing, film production, the whole kit and caboodle. I did very well in this competition and won an Addy Award for my campaigns and campaign concepts.
My graduate courses at Parson's Design School/Bank Street College NYC were a writing competition of sorts. They only took 12 people the year that I went through this program. The way that we wrote our biography (artists bio) was the most heavily weighed part (other than your previous GPA). The people who wrote the most entertaining and inspiring bios were the ones that were accepted into the program.
More recently, I started writing restaurant and business reviews for a local area internet site that features national reviews in a number of cities in the USA and the UK. They created a reward system for writers to win "the Review of the Day"... and I won 4 of these over a 2 1/2 year period. That was a great way to honor a number of different writers.
Yes, I have and I did win a huge $20. It was fun except they published the winners in the newspaper making the winning article a previously published piece.
the last competition i particpated in was in high school, my senior year....to me, then, it was a huge deal....i won a first place award from the Pennsylvania Student Press Society (I think it was society). I had written about the poem ...sing a song of six pence' and had made light of the content.....
maybe one day....as a grown up...i will enter again.
As a child, i participated in the annual school essay writing competitions for the three consecutive years. I won First prize for the first 2 years and Second prize in the third year. I remembered that the topic for the first essay competition was writing about the independence day and its importance for India. It was indeed memorable for me.
I did participate in a writing competition a long time ago when I was young and I wasn't exactly first place but I was within the top three winners.
I have entered a few competitions. Some I wasn't successful but I have won others and been published as part of the winners prize. Remember there are possibly hundreds of people submitting competition entries so it is very disheartening when you don't win. Why not try this new competition:
Submit to: Spring Writing Competition. Online form on own website
Entry Fee: £4 x 1 entry / £7 x 2 entries / £10 x 3+ entries
Prize: 1st £50 / 2nd £25 / 3rd £15
Type: Fiction 3000 words max.
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