2019 Golden Nib Writing Contest
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Below are the winners of the 2019 Golden Nib Contests. Congratulations!
1: David Black (Blue Ridge); As We Study an Old Photograph
2: Catherine P Ryan (Write By The Rails); Mergansers: The Path Unwalked
3: Larry Turner (Riverside); Conversation with a Terracotta Warrior
1: Charles Tabb (Hanover); The Thirteenth Painting
2: Kari Kilgore (Appalachian Authors Guild); The Spider Who Ate the Elephant
3: Catherine Arnold (Cat) Brennan (Richmond); He Needed Killin'
1: Dory Hulse (Blue Ridge); Amazing Grace
2: Dan Walker (Riverside); The Best Weather In the World
3: Judith Fournie Helms (Valley); Desperately Seeking Sang-Froid
Rules for the 2019 Golden Nib Contest
The 2019 Golden Nib writing contest is officially open. The Golden Nib is the Virginia Writers Club (VWC) annual writing competition in three categories: fiction, non-fiction, and poetry with cash prizes for first, second and third place finishers. Contestants must be members in good-standing of a VWC chapter and a current member of the state organization. Each chapter submits one representative in each category to the state finals, where first, second and third place winners are announced at the annual meeting held in November.
ABOUT THE CONTEST:
In 2005, the Virginia Writers Club, Inc. created a two-tier writing contest. Entries would be submitted and judged at the VWC Chapter-level first, and then each Chapter would forward its first-place winning entries for judging at the (second tier) State VWC level. Entrants who live within the jurisdiction of a VWC Chapter must enter the first tier of the competition through that Chapter. VWC members living in an area where no Chapter exists must submit their entries to the Chapter closest to them.
Entries will be accepted on any subject the author or poet chooses in the categories of Fiction, Nonfiction and Poetry.
SUBMIT ENTRIES TO YOUR VWC CHAPTER BY ITS SPECIFIED DEADLINE
Each Chapter has its own guidelines, deadline and membership requirements for entering the Chapter-level contest. All Chapters must adhere to the state contest rules. Some Chapters require membership in their Chapter, some don’t.
STATE VWC AWARDS:
VWC CHAPTERS WINNING CHAPTER SUBMISSIONS
NOTE: This info is only for chapters submitting their winning Nib entries to Golden Nib. If you're a member who wants to submit your writing, contact your local chapter for details on how to enter the local contest. All Golden Nib entries come from local chapters.
Winning Chapter entries must be submitted by August. 31, 2019 to: