EMPA POCONO RACEWAY 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
1.. You must be an EMPA member in good standing and should have a
2021 membership to enter.
2. All submissions must have been published in print from NOVEMBER 12, 2019
, through NOVEMBER 11, 2020
3. All entries MUST have a BYLINE Joint bylines are not permitted.
4. A total of (5) FIVE ENTRIES will be allowed. No article may be entered in more than one category.
5. Deadline must be postmarked by NOVEMBER 16, 2020. NO EXCEPTIONS. CATEGORIES
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).
A single story or series on a person or persons in motorsports
This is the writer’s opinion about a specific racing-related issue or topic.
Judging based on style, writing quality, originality and appeal.
: A story of immediate news development that occurred yesterday or the next
closest date of print.
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).
RULES FOR ENTERING
Because writing entries are judged on content and quality, all entries
MUST be void of photographs, advertising and/or copy writing by others, this includes
HEADSHOTS of author
HEADLINES AND AUTHOR’S BYLINE MUST BE PRESENT
Entries must be glued or taped onto a sheet of unlined 8½-by-11-inch paper. Entries
larger than 8½-by-11-inch should be cut and mounted on two or more sheets of this size and type of paper.
Entries that are photocopied on 8½-by-11-inch unlined paper do not have to be remounted.
Internet entries – print and submit entire page(s). Entries MUST be void of HEADSHOTS of author, photographs, advertising and/or copy written by others. HEADLINES AND AUTHOR’S BYLINE MUST BE PRESENT
Identify on each entry on the back of its last sheet as follows
Publication: Going in Circles
Date of Publication: August 6, 2020
Title: When Dirt Turns To Mud
Author: Pirmin Zurbriggen
Questions about the contest should be directed to:
Send all entries to:
211 Columbus Avenue
Hazle Township, Pa. 18202