Occasions Writing Competition

Do you love writing? Do you have a story to tell? Enter our 2018 Writing Contest and share it with us!

Occasions…Just Write Is Hosting a Writing Competition!

In honor of Flamingo Month and to help show how writing can change lives, we’ve decided to host a writing competition!

The Theme

All entries must relate to the theme of this year’s writing competition.

This year’s theme is…

Recall and write about a moment when you received a card, note, or letter that had a meaningful impact on your life.

All entries must be original, nonfiction personal essays.

The Prizes

There will be three prizes awarded this year:

  • First prize will receive $100
  • Second prize will receive $50
  • Third prize will receive $25

All three winning entries will be published on our website and shared on our Facebook page.

The Rules

We will be accepting submissions from May 1, 2018 (1:00 AM) until May 26, 2018 (11:00 PM). Winners will be announced May 31, 2018.

Entries can be submitted one of three ways:

  • Using the online submission form below
  • Via email: occasionsjustwrite@gmail.com
    • Be sure to include “Occasions 2018 Writing Competition Entry” in the subject line.
    • Be sure to include your name, email address, phone number, or preferred method of contact in the email.
  • Mail to: 313 North Front Street, Wilmington, NC 28401.
    • Be sure to include a self-addressed envelope with your entry.
    • Be sure to include your name, email address, phone number, or preferred method of contact.

Submission Rules:

  • Entries must be nonfiction personal essays and must relate to the theme.
  • Entries must be original, unpublished, and unproduced work.
  • Entries must be in English.
  • Entries must be a minimum of 300 words and a maximum of 1,200 words.
  • Entries must be typed.
  • All rights remain with the author.
  • We are not returning submissions.
  • Only one (1) submission per person.

Online Submission Form

We're sorry, this competition is closed. We will announce the winners on May 31, 2018.