With all the writers to survey here, I wondered if ANY have ever won a writing contest?
More specifically, I was wondering if anyone has ever won a cash prize for a contest you paid to enter? An example would be for one of Writers's Digest contests or something similar?
I have only submitted to a couple of contests and hesitantly because I wonder if there is a connection to any of the winners and the judges. I hate paying to enter, but understand the need for the prize money.
I would love to know of a legitimate winner.
Once upon a time I won a bike from a free contest...
that was like 10 years ago though...
Sorry to hear that Crazd. Do you wonder if they're legit as well?
Yea I do. I am thinking of maybe entering one for writer's digest since I know they are legit...maybe sometime this year if I get teh chance to write another short story or something
Never entered a contest with regards to writing. Was never felt the need to be entered.
I won a few writing contests as a child. Prizes were books and electronics and things.
I have never joined a writing contest.
Why not start one here on HubPages? But who would make the rules?
I won third in some poetry contest from a link to a link of a Writer's Web Site off of Craigs List...never did get the 20 or 25 dollar check I was suppose to have won... Which reminds me...what was their name again...? (I want my 20 dollars !!)
I won a coloring contest once when I was about 8 years old. I won a new box of crayons.
I also won a poetry contest in 9th grade, but all I "won" was the chance to buy a copy of the book it was published in.
There are a good many "contests" where your prize is being able to buy the book publishing your work. More of a scam. (Not to take away from your win, but that's a trick to make money.)
That would be why I put the word won in quotes...
Once, I won a writing contest about Hilary Swank. A local blog ask for haiku submissions about Hilary's beauty. I won free tickets to see a lecture with Hilary Swank!
Here is my winning submission
H. Swank in my dreams
Considering a big switch
To the other team
Yes I came second in a Mills and Boons writing comp, that ran across NZ and Australia through New Idea. Woo hoo!!!
I won one in the 4th grade and after being a smart ass to my teacher. She gave us a writing assignment which I didn't want to do and when she came to me, seen that I wasn't writing and asked why. I replied "I don't know, what do think I have, a magic pencil that can just make up a story as I go?" I expected a trip to the principal's office for that remark, either way I was getting out of the assignment. She replied, something like "Wow, that's an amazing story I can't wait to read it when you finish." The bulb turned on right then and I finished my "Magic Pencil" story which she entered into a community writing contest and I won 4 tickets to Six Flags Great America.
Never entered one. My daughter's won a short story contest, which was published and has two poems nestled between the front and back cover of a book.
Maybe she's destined to become a writer. Unlike me
Me never. My grandson won a diamond chip necklace in the second grade for writing a mother's day story. His mom abandoned him years ago so he wrote the story about me. The company running the contest was a large jewlery company here and the appreciated his honesty on the subject.
I have entered two writing contests in the last two years and I was one of 25 runners-up behind the top 3 cash prize winners in the first one I entered. All 25 of us rec'd a book bag, 2 books, lip gloss, a scented candle, and a nice personalized note. The top 3 had their stories published online. The runners up only got the title of their story and their name published on the website.
I won a pony.
Nope. Wait. That was for playing baseball and it wasn't a pony it was a free pizza at Chuck E. Cheese.
In the 6th grade I won an essay contest on the town I grew up in...So I decided to go into computers
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