The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities is proud to announce it has already received many entries for the 28th Annual Larry Neal Writing Competition. The competition commemorates the artistic legacy and vision of cultural understanding of Larry Neal, a renowned author, academic and former Executive Director of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.
The DC Commission will accept applications through March 28th at 5:30 pm. Late applications will not be accepted. Application forms, submission guidelines and criteria can be found on the DC Commission’s website at http://dcarts.dc.gov.
The Larry Neal Writing Competition is open to emerging and professional writers of all ages who reside in the District of Columbia. Cash prizes are awarded to adults (aged 19 and above), teens (ages 13 – 18), and youth (8 – 12) for artistic excellence in unpublished poetry, short stories, essays, or dramatic writing.
Please note: Applicants may apply in one category only. All applications must strictly adhere to the posted guidelines and criteria. Failure to follow submission guidelines and application instructions may result in automatic disqualification.
Awards will be presented at the 28th Annual Larry Neal Writers’ Awards Ceremony on the evening of Friday, May 6th, 2011 in the Elizabethan Theatre of the Folger Shakespeare Library. The ceremony is presented in partnership with the PEN/Faulkner Foundation and is free and open to the public. Registration information for the ceremony can be found on the DC Commission’s website beginning in early April.