Writing Contest

TOPIC: Rural Life
Entry must focus on life in a rural environment in the countryside or village.

Contest Rules:
Two categories: Teens (13 – 18) or Adults (19 +)
Submit a piece of ORIGINAL writing in any genre: fiction, poetry, or creative non-fiction (essay or memoir) no more than 750 words in length.
Only one entry per person.
Contest open only to residents of Lennox & Addington, and Frontenac Counties.
Submissions must include a completed entry form and must follow one of two formats:

a. Digital copy of the submission is to be emailed to: stonemills.scoop@gmail.com
Include a cover page with writer’s name, title of the piece and word count.
Submission is to be double-spaced for prose, single-spaced for poetry.
Please use Microsoft Word, Times Roman script, 12 pt.
** Do not put your name on the manuscript pages.

b. Hard copy of the submission is to be mailed to:
The Scoop Writing Contest, 482 Adair Road, Tamworth, ON, K0K 3G0.
Send two typed copies of the entry, printed on 8-1/2 x 11 paper, one side only, double-spaced for prose, single-spaced for poetry.
Include a separate cover page with writer’s name and title of the piece.
** Do not put your name on the manuscript pages
No hand-written copies will be accepted!

Deadline for final submission is July 1, 2013 *EXTENDED DEADLINE
Late submissions, and submissions that are incomplete will not be accepted.

Prizes will be awarded on the basis of originality and quality of writing. There will be one winner in each category. Each winning writer will receive $100. The winning submissions will be published in the August-September issue of The Scoop and on The Scoop website at thescoop.ca. A photograph of the winners will be published in The Scoop as well.

Only the winners will be contacted before the publication of the August-September of The Scoop.

The SCOOP Writing Contest is Sponsored by the TECDC (The Tamworth/Erinsville Economic Development Committee)

Download Entry Form (PDF)