|Do you participate in competitions? Have you received any awards?
Only once when I was a pup. I entered the National Poetry Contest and won second prize. Actually I am in the midst of a heated conversation on Sulekha.com about their Blogger of the Year Contest. I sometimes partake in my Blogsite's contests, but very occasionally.
First and foremost there are only two types of contests I would consider being part of" 1) A transparent jury of my peers or 2) Transparent rules and credentials of judges. Let me make my point with poetry. Free verse is the easiest form of poetry to write, yet it is something poets either avoid or write AFTER they master meter and rhyme and the elements of poetry. I sure would not want a bunch of free verser's who did not know the elements of a sonnet or what iambic pentameter was to be judging my poems. If you want to be a poet there are no shortcuts. You need to learn meter and rhyme, not just make your poem appear to look like a poem.
I competed a lot at culinary school, won several prices and I won a poetry contest once.
I do and I have. Several of my short stories and poems have won contests. I have won the Maria Cerjak award for avant/garde writing. In 2006 and 2008 I was nominated for the Pushcart Prize.
Yes, I participate in online competitions and I run an online awards program. I have received several awards for my long running Musings by MoonLight series of adult fandom based fiction. I am always proud of these awards but having competed in so many of these things and running my own they've sort of lost their luster. In the realms I compete in they're very political...snobby even. I'm one of the most down-to-Earth people you'll ever know so that doesn't go over well with me. Still, it's nice to be recognized for your hard work.
No, I've never been in any competitions or received any official writing awards. Not surprising, since my first book is still being prepared for publication.
I rarely enter competetions. I compete with me. I have received awards when I was younger but my award now is when someone comes up and saysm "I read your book/article/whatever and it was great!"
In college I won some awards. I don't usually enter competitions with my writing. It seems contrary to the nature of writing.
mostly just classroom based competitions, but i have sent work into places like 'poetry.com', and they say i win awards, but mostly they're just trying to sell me something.
No I have not particiated in any competitions yet. Nor any awards. But I am definitely opened to that as well.
I won the new pennies poetry award and the grassroots magazine short story competition.
Not yet. My main interest is to reach as many people in different forms as possible. The rest will fall in place.
A short film I wrote won a Telly a while back. I also cowrote a screenplay that came in 17th in the Writer's Digest contest.
Not any more. I did enter competitions in fiction a few times but found that losing out or even winning, with all the subjectivity that's involved, was either meaningless or discouraging. On the other hand, I have been given merit awards and received other competitive grants for my non-fiction work which I found to be very gratifying.
Yes and yes.
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