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Does competition motivate you?

Published on August 1, 2012, by in Contest.

If you’re the kind of person who enjoys the recognition and confidence that comes with winning a competition against worthy peers, you’ll want to know about Wisconsin Writers’ Association contests.

The WWA offers several contests suitable for memoir writers:

In the Jade Ring Contest, entries that are “Memoir/ Reminiscence: about self and/or family, includes nostalgia. 1500 words maximum” are accepted every year between March 15 and June 15, with prizes awarded at the fall conference in late September.

In the Florence Lindemann Humor Contest, essays that are nonfiction with a humorous theme are accepted between January 1 and March 15. Prizes awared at the Spring conference in late April.

Membership in WWA (a steal at $35) is required to enter these contests.

The Wisconsin Writers Association offers these writing contests to its members for two reasons:  to offer both a challenge and an outlet to encourage our members to continually strive to improve their skills, and to provide members with an opportunity to build their writing credentials, which can assist them in marketing their work to other publishing venues.

Winning entries will be published in the WWA Creative Wisconsin magazine and posted on the WWA website. Residence in Wisconsin is not required, but subject matter should be related to the region.

All contest categories are awarded the same cash prizes: First Place: $ 100, Second Place: $ 70, Third Place: $ 40. First-place winners of the Jade Ring contest also receive… a really nice jade ring!

Rules here

If competition motivates you, WWA offers an excellent venue in which to compete.

-Sarah White

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