A Letter from NCTE About the Norman Mailer Writing Awards

Sigma Tau Delta Members:

The application deadline for the 2012 Norman Mailer Writing Awards is this Monday, April 30, at Noon CDT.

These awards, cosponsored by The Norman Mailer Center and the National Council of Teachers of English, offer cash and other prizes for excellence in high school and college writing. There are a number of awards offered this year:

High School Competition:

The High School Competition is open to all high school students. Students may submit one or more pieces of writing as one file, maximum 10 single-spaced pages, endorsed by a teacher and released by a parent or guardian. The winner will receive:

  • Cash award of $5,000
  • Travel and lodging* to attend the Colony’s National Award Ceremony

College Competitions:

The Two-Year College Writing Award Competition is open to first- and second-year full-time students enrolled in community colleges, junior colleges, and technical colleges. Maximum length of entry is 15 single-spaced pages. Winner will receive the following:

  • Cash award of $5,000
  • Travel and lodging* to attend the Colony’s National Award Ceremony

The Four-Year College Writing Award Competition is open to current full-time undergraduate students. Maximum length of entry is 15 single-spaced pages. Winner will receive the following:

  • Cash award of $10,000
  • Scholarship to the Norman Mailer Writers Colony during the summer of 2013
  • Travel and lodging* to attend the Colony’s National Award Ceremony

NEW! The Poetry Award is open to full-time students enrolled in four-year colleges, two-year colleges, junior colleges, and technical colleges. Students may submit one or more poems, to a maximum of 10 pages. The winner will receive:

  • Cash award of $5,000
  • Travel and lodging* to attend the Colony’s National Award Ceremony

These competitions will close at noon on April 30. For more information, or to enter, visit http://www.ncte.org/awards/student/nmwa. Please feel free to pass this on to your colleagues or students who might be interested in these exciting awards. If you have questions, please contact nmw@ncte.org.

PS: NCTE and the Norman Mailer Center are partnering with the Muhammad Ali Center to offer the 2012 Muhammad Ali Award for Writing on Ethics. This award recognizes excellence in writing about ethics and features a $10,000 cash prize as well as a weeklong writing workshop at the Mailer Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts, during the summer of 2013. Deadline is July 23, 2012, at Noon CDT.

*Funding for travel is limited to the continental United States, Alaska, and Hawaii. Canadian and other foreign students are eligible to enter. Outside of the United States a $500.00 USD payment toward travel will be allowed. Hotel will be paid as for students in the United States.

Comments are closed.