Monday, March 12, 2012

PWAC annual freelance writing awards
deadline is April 5

[This post has been updated] Entries are being accepted for the third annual writing awards for features and short articles, presented by the Professional Writers Association of Canada (PWAC). These awards showcase the work of Canadian freelance writers and are open to members and non-members of PWAC. Deadline is Thursday April 5.
[Update: There are two awards: for over 1201 words and under 1,200.
The 2011 winner [for the long form] was Melissa Martin for "La lang di Michif Ta-pashipiikan" (Winnipeg Free Press); runner-up was Stephen Kimber for "Is Corey Wright the Wrong Man?" (The Coast); honourable mentions: Beverly Akerman for "Six Pixels of Separation" (Grain Magazine); Mark Cardwell for "Getting Away with Murder" (Canadian Lawyer); Terri Perrin for "All in the Family" (InFocus Magazine); Mark Witten for "Heal or Harm?" (Today's Parent)]

The 2011 winner [for the short form] was Beverly Akerman, "Woman's murder exposes need to raise age for gun ownership" (The Toronto Star); Runner-up: L. D. Cross, "How to Get the Money You're Owed" (PROFIT Magazine); Honourable mentions:  Karen Virag, "The Naked Truth About Raw" (The Tomato) and Mark Witten for "Brainwashed" (The Walrus)

 Prizes [for either award] are:
  • First Place: $750 and certificate. (Divided as follows: $500 in cash and a year's free PWAC membership worth approx. $250. Note: If the prize winner is not eligible for PWAC membership, he or she receives the $500 in cash and forfeits the free membership.)
  • Runner Up: a year's free PWAC membership (if eligible) and certificate. 
  • Other finalists: a certificate.
    Non-fiction articles of 1,201 words and over [and for similar, but under 1,200 words], for which payment was received, are eligible. They must have been published in English in a Canadian print or web media outlet with a publication date must have been between January 1 to December 31, 2011.
    The per-entry fee is $25 for PWAC members per entry and $50 for non-PWAC membersand there is no limit on the number of entries per person. Payable by cheque or money order made out to "PWAC."
    Further information.

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