First Prize $100.00 - Second Prize $25.00 - Third Prize $15.00


1. Only previously-unpublished works of 2500 words or less will be accepted. Entries may be extracts from larger pieces.

2. Manuscripts must be double-spaced, typed or produced by word processor on white 20/24 lb paper. 12 pt. font size. No decorative type. Any genre- poetry is limited to three poems, maximum of five pages in any style.

3. Entry fee: $5.00 per entry

To ensure confidentiality:

4. The judges' decisions are final

5. Please retain a copy of your entry as manuscripts cannot be returned

6. Deadline: Postmarked no later than December 1st, 2003

7. Prizes to be awarded at the Saturday Luncheon


Students' Writing Contest

First Prize $25.00 - Second Prize $15.00 - Third Prize $10.00


1. Students age 18 and under can enter at the student rate of $3.00 per entry fee.

2. Please follow the above format and rules.

3. Prizes to be awarded at the Saturday Lunch.


Play Competition for NW Playwrights

FIRST PRIZE: Winning play will be performed at the Third Annual Write on the Beach writer's conference. SECOND & THIRD place winners will be presented as readings on Sunday, Jan. 25th.


1. Entry must be One Act only. With a run time of 30-40 minutes.

2. Cast should include no more than eight people and set should be simple.

3. Play manuscripts should be printed in typical play format on 20/24 lb. paper. 12 point font size.

4. Entry fee is $5.00.

5. Submission must be postmarked by July 31, 2003.

6. Winner must allow the one-time performance on January 24, 2004. The three finishers will be notified by August 30, 2003. Rehearsals will begin around September 1, 2003. We invite and encourage the playwright to be involved in the production process.

To ensure confidentiality:

7. Judges decisions are final.

8. Please retain a copy of your entry as manuscripts cannot be returned.

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