Monday, June 6, 2011

The John Kenneth Galbraith Award Writing Contest ~ highly recommended

The Friends of Dutton-Dunwich are happy to announce their 2011Writing Contest. The contest winner and honorable mentions will be invited along with one guest each to the Gala Award Presentation Ceremony, where selected passages will be read. The evening will be a night of celebrating the writings of John Kenneth Galbraith, noted economist, statesman and author. This event will be a semi-formal or Highland dress occasion.

Following an evening of entertainment and refreshment, the winner will be announced and the presentation of a large cash prize and a cast medallion - The John Kenneth Galbraith Literary Award - will take place. On the reverse side of the medallion will be inscribed the winner's name and the year. This event will be held 8 p.m. on Galbraith's birth date: Saturdy October 15, 2011, in the West Elgin Performing Arts Theatre Currie Road, Dutton-Dunwich

Deadline: August 1.
First place prize: $2,000
Word count limited to 3,000 to 3,500 words.
Entry fee; $10 in Canadian funds. Unlimited number of entries.
Contest details and entry forms here.  Home page here.
I recommend this contest because, although it's basically a small town contest and attracts relatively few entries, it has a large cash prize. Besides, the awards dinner is a hoot! - Brian

To keep up to date with all the annual writing contests in Canada, get the 2011 Canadian Writers' Contest Calendar – now just $13 including tax and shipping (or $10 at any of Brian Henry's workshops or classes). To order your copy, email  More details here.

See Brian Henry's schedule here, including writing workshops and creative writing courses in Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Georgetown, Oakville, Burlington, Hamilton, Kitchener, Orangeville, Barrie, Woodstock, London, Gravenhurst, Sudbury, Muskoka, Peel, Halton, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

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