Write a short story in the given genre to win big prizes!
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Visit "Writing Contests @ Writing.Com" for this month's current official contest!
The following winners for the April 2021 running of "Journey Through Genres: Official Contest" were chosen from the 12 entries submitted. Each entry was judged based on the criteria provided below. Congratulations to the following three winners:
First Place - "Withdrawing from Paradise" by Graham B.
Second Place - "Second Thoughts" by Words Whirling 'Round
Third Place - "Jabberwocky 2021 by: Sonali Bhatia" by Thankful Sonali Second Dosed!
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The task is simple: Write a non-fiction essay about a newsworthy/current event. The essay can be whatever you want it to be (narrative, descriptive, expository, persuasive) and you can take any position on any event you'd like as long as it's something topical. CAVEAT: While you are more than welcome to write about sensitive or "hot-button" issues, please keep in mind that this site has a diverse membership with a wide variety of backgrounds and sociopolitical views... including the judges. Please keep it classy, respectful, and professional.
Your entry must be:
A non-fiction essay.
Based on the prompt above. The featured genre should be prominent, but need not be the primary or only genre used.
Rated 18+ or lower. Graphic content is not permitted, including GC or XGC items.
2,000 words or less. A word count must be included in the body of your item (top or bottom, not in the intro/header).
Newly written for this contest. Create your entry as a Static Item and keep it in your portfolio. Submit it using the survey form below.
Submitted One Time Only. You may only submit one entry, so make it a good one!
Edited Only Until the Deadline. Entries edited after the submission deadline may be disqualified from winning without notice.
The prizes are:
$100.00 in Writing.Com Gift Points and an exclusive Journey Through Genres Merit Badge, both virtual and physical!
$50.00 in Writing.Com Gift Points and an exclusive Journey Through Genres Merit Badge, both virtual and physical!
$25.00 in Writing.Com Gift Points and an exclusive Journey Through Genres Merit Badge, both virtual and physical!
The submission deadline is: April 30, 2021, 11:59pm WDC time
Results will be posted on or around: May 21, 2021
Paid Membership Required. In order to be eligible to win this contest, each contestant must have a paid membership (Basic and above). Paid membership expiration dates must fall after the end of the contest round. You may need to renew your membership to be eligible. The free Premium membership trial does not count as a paid membership and does not meet the requirements for eligibility.
Judges for this month are:
Each judge will submit a scoring for qualifying entries to the contest. In the event a judge can not complete the judging, their scores will not be used, and at our discretion, a judging substitution may be used. In the event of a tie, staff will render the tie-breaking decision.
Questions regarding the contest should be emailed to: Jeff