Pocono Writer's Contest Rules
Witing Judges Comments 2016
EMPA WRITERS CONTEST RULES
ATTENTION: Deadline Will Not Be Extended!
Entrants are responsible to enter their articles in accordance with the contest rules. Incorrect entries will not be judged and the judge’s decisions are final.
PROCEDURES AND SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
You must be a 2017 EMPA member in good standing by DECEMBER 1, 2016, to enter.
All submissions must have been published in print from NOVEMBER 1, 2015, through
NOVEMBER 8, 2016.
All entries MUST have a BYLINE. Joint bylines are not permitted.
A total of (5) FIVE ENTRIES will be allowed. No article may be entered in more than one category.
Deadline must be postmarked by NOVEMBER 12, 2016. NO EXCEPTIONS.
Column: This is the writer’s opinion about a specific racing-related issue or topic. Judging based on style, writing quality, originality and appeal.
Feature: A single story that deals with some aspect of motorsports. Judging will be on human interest, reader interest, and quality of writing and thoroughness of reporting. No series, no sidebars and no submissions focusing exclusively on a person or persons. (no personality profiles).
News: A story of immediate news development that occurred yesterday or the next closest date of print.
Personality Profile: A single story or series on a person or persons in motorsports.
Race Report: This should catch the action, the drama, the excitement, the importance of the competition. Is there insight into why something happened? (You must have been present at the race for it to be an eyewitness account).
HOW TO ENTER
Publication: Going in Circles
Date of Publication: August 6, 2011
Title: When Dirt Turns To Mud
Author: Pirmin Zurbriggen
Questions about the contest should be directed to:
Send all entries to:
211 Columbus Avenue
Hazlet Township, Pa. 18202