Yes . . .
I don't tend to enter contests. I won a tiny contest on a blog and I've earned Honorable Mention in Writers of the Future. But I tend to focus on selling rather than contests.
Yes, I have entered poetry and short story competitions, mostly winning honorable mentions. I was chosen Poet Laureate of Pownal, Vermont when I lived there, and was a nominee for Rochester, New Hampshire Poet Laureate. Other than that, I keep trying.
I resist contests or competitions with significant entry fees, those are often phony.
I’ve participated in a few. I’m actually in one that SuspenseMagazine.com is running. So far, I haven’t won any though.
I almost always will only participate in competitions that do not require a fee. If I entered every competition that I get requests to do so, I'd go broke! Here's a short bio of some awards and competitions I've won.
"Kathleen Walker is a forty-something mom of three terrific kids who has spent the better part of her adult life raising the children and writing fiction and poetry in her spare time. The stories from a very overactive albeit twisted imagination have now come to fruition and are ready for the world to read. Poetry has been read by many all over the world in various poetry forums, publications and contests. Most recently seen in the March 1 and December 1, 2007 publications of "The Jimston Journal", placed in the top 20 of "The Secret Attic" poetry competition February 1, 2007, featured in the September 10, 2007 issue of "The Cats Meow For Writers And Readers", featured in the maiden issue of "The Far Side Of Midnight" January, 2008, received the prestigious Editors Choice Award in the May, 2008 issue of “The Enchanting Verses International”, and featured in the Summer 2008 issue of literarymagic.net. “Undead, Dead And Back Again, Or…Hey, Buddy! Can You Spare A Drink Of Blood?” is a short story being featured in a compilation of horror and dark fiction genre by twelve women authors being released early 2009. Excerpt can be found at www.freewebs.com/DeadlyDolls. She resides in the pristine beauty of North Idaho with two shamelessly pampered pooches."
No! I write for the sole purpose of writing and being read!
I've received the Douglas A. Baly award from the Bible Geography Group of the Association of American Geographers. I've not participated in competitions
Not as a general rule. I don't enter contests and the awards I have received--there have been many--are from reader choice rather than from my peers. Those kind of awards mean more to me anyway. It's nice to know a book or a short story has touched readers so much they feel it deserves an award.
No and No. I know alot of people do, because they are seeking praise for a job well done, which I can't hold that against them. I on the other hand, like I said before I don't write for the praise of my peers or for the almighty dollar. I write because I love it
when I was a kid I would participate in contest at school. Now I've recently started to search and compete in online contest.
I have written some things for competitions. Mainly to see how creative I was at the time. I was surprised to see what had come out. Have not recieved anything dramatic.
I haven't entered any competitions because I've been so busy with the two books that I currently am working on.
I have been invited to the State Capitol of Kentucky in February, by Senator Damon Thayer, to receive a 'Senate Citation' honoring me for my accomplishments on my book. It is a high honor and I am very excited about it.
Ouch... I've answered this in other questions, but yes...I do enter competitions, and I have won awards.
My first competition (competing and winning) was the Taproot poetry competition at age 11. I was the youngest winner of my time.
I won a place in Explorers for Journalism at 13. I won a place in the Young Poets at the University of Pittsburgh at 15. I won a 4-year competitive scholarship with a timed essay at age 17.
As an adult, I've won SCA poetry contests, and I placed 3rd and 4th in the Knowne World Poetry Contest at Pennsic two years running.
Since I've been a professional novelist, I've finaled in the EPPIE 7 times (in 6 different categories and in 5 years), finaled in the PEARL 3 times (taking Honorable Mention second to Angela Knight the second time out), finaled for 2 CAPAS and a DREAM REALM award...and took Spinetinglers' Book of the Year for 2007 with an anthology I'm in.
No and no
I have participated in a few, and have been published over five times.