Love to write? Do it for CASH!
Write a short story or essay about one thing in your life
you would change if you had the opportunity to do it all
over again, and enter the Bethesda Literary Festival Writing
Contest! The contest will take entries in two categories –
young adult (grades 9-12) and adult (ages 18+). Finalists
from both categories will be featured at a special event
and reading during the Bethesda Literary Festival,
April 17-19, 2009. The top 10 essays will be printed and
distributed throughout the festival.
NOTE: This contest is open to residents of Maryland, DC, and Virginia. To download the application, go directly to this link.
2009 Bethesda Writing Contest
Entry Form (please print) Adult Young Adult
Essay Title (not required)
I _______________________________________ hereby certify that the
following essay is my own work. If chosen, I agree to allow my essay
to be used in event–related publicity and materials.
Parent/Guardian Signature (if under 18 years old)
Entries must be received by 5pm on Friday, March 20, 2009.
For more information about the Bethesda Literary Festival,
please call 301.215.6660, Ext. 42 or visit www.bethesda.org.
Fax entry to 301.215.6664 or mail to:
Bethesda Writing Contest
c/o Bethesda Urban Partnership
7700 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MD 20814
First place: $500, Second place: $250, Third place: $150,
Honorable mention: $50, Young adult winner: $75. The first
place adult winner will also receive a free writing class at
The Writer’s Center.
Entries should be limited to 500 words or less. Writers must
specify whether they are entering the young adult or the
adult contest. If entering the young adult contest, the entry
form must also include a signature from a parent or guardian.
Entry form must be completed and submitted with essay.
Submission deadline for entries is Friday, March 20, 2009 by 5pm.
These materials are neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Board of Education of Montgomery County, the superintendent, or this school.