14 January 2011

Defining Feminism 2011 Essay Contest (National Organization for Women of Greater Grand Rapids)

Post date: 14 January 2011
Deadline: 1 March 2011

NOW GR Essay Contest

I. Writing Guidelines

1. Entry must be between 300-500 words. (The title is not included in the word count.)
2. Use Times New Roman (size 12 font) or Arial (size 11 font), double-space in the email.
3. Word count should be noted at the end of the entry with your personal information.
4. Each entry will be evaluated by the NOW GR executive board based on connection to NOW’s mission, content, creativity, and mechanics and structure.

II. Prizes

1. Five finalists will be chosen.
2. Five finalists will receive a one year new membership to National Organization for Women (Grand Rapids chapter: MI0135). ($45 value). *Renewal membership not included.
3. Five finalists will have their essays presented at the 2011 Then and NOW annual fundraiser on April 13, 2011.
3. First place will also receive a $25 reward.

III. Deadlines

1. Contest – Deadline is March 1, 2011 (11:59pm EST)

IV. Submission Guidelines

Email your submission to essay2011@nowgr.org.

• Please submit your entry as an attachment or copy it into the body of the email. (Documents may be in .pdf or .doc format ONLY)
• In the subject of your email write “NOW GR essay contest: [insert your last name]”
• Use the following order for your email entry:

o Title
o Your FIRST and LAST name
o Address
o Phone number
o Email address

V. Terms & Conditions

1. The NOW GR Essay Contest is open to all writers.
2. We do not accept published works, works accepted for publication or simultaneous submissions.
3. Each entry must be original, unpublished, and written by the submitting writer.
4. More than one entry per writer is accepted (Repeat Submission Guidelines for each entry).
5. NOW GR will not be responsible for material misdirected or submitted after the contest deadlines.
6. NOW GR will not be held responsible for submissions that are a breach of copyright.
7. If for any reason the NOW GR Essay Contest does not reach the expected response, the total prize money/awards may be adjusted accordingly.
8. NOW GR retains publishing rights with the right to archive indefinitely for the five winning entries. NOW GR reserves the right to present the five winning essays at NOW GR events.

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