General Rules and Information
Competition for 2012 is now closed. Winners have been notified.
The three writing categories:
General Eligibility Requirements
Specific Entry Requirements
The competition judges are full-time CBC English and Literature faculty. The decisions of the judges are final, and judges reserve the option to withhold an award in any category. Awards are given for the entry’s overall merit, based on the writer’s use of the elements of imaginative writing, including but not limited to: vividness of detail; development of tone, style, and voice; use of significant themes; use of literary elements appropriate to the genre (e.g., plot, imagery, dialogue, irony, lines and line breaks, etc); and the overall originality of the entry. Grammar and mechanics are also considered.
Writing competition winners will be notified via a letter or phone call in early May and announced publicly shortly thereafter. Award winners must be willing to travel to the CBC Pasco campus prior to that event to fill out the necessary paperwork for award processing. Failure to do so within 14 calendar days of being notified that you are a winner will result in delay of prizes. All entrants are invited to attend LitFest events, which are open to the public and are free of charge. For more information about LitFest, visit the Mid-Columbia Literary Festival web page.
Publication of Winning Entries
Winning entries will be published in an online format accessible from the Mid-Columbia Literary Festival web page.
CBC Arts and Humanities Office: 509-542-5531
CBC assumes no responsibility for lost, misdirected, stolen entries, or printing errors in the final publication. All contest entries become the property of CBC for the sole purpose of publishing on the Internet while not infringing on the copyrights of the applicants. CBC reserves the right in final publication to edit for spelling and grammatical errors. Entries will be screened for proper submission procedures. Applications will be rejected if they do not meet the general eligibility requirements or the specific entry requirements.
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