To celebrate Acadia National Park’s centennial year, they’re sponsoring a writing contest, 100 Words For Acadia, open to everyone. All you have to do is write 100 words about Acadia, in a poem, story, song, letter, or something else. And there is no entry fee.
Entries will be accepted from September 1 to September 30. In November, one adult first-place winner, two adult runners-up (18 and older), one youth first-place winner, and two youth runners-up (17 and younger) will be selected.
Here’s what you need to know about the Centennial Flash Writing Contest. Good luck!
Adult Winner & Youth Winner each receive:
- $300 cash prize
- Friends of Acadia cap
- One-year Friends of Acadia membership
- Signed copy of Creating Acadia National Park: The Biography of George Bucknam Dorr by Ronald H. Epp
- Signed copy of Historic Acadia National Park: The Stories Behind One of the America’s Great Treasures by Catherine Schmitt
- 2017 Acadia calendar and a subscription to Down East.
- Youth first-place winner receives one-day round-trip bus journey to Acadia National Park for teacher and classmates to visit park areas and meet with rangers. Applies to Maine schools only. Teachers: If your student wins first prize, you may apply to the Friends of Acadia Yellow Bus Fund for a full transportation scholarship for the class, which will be automatically granted. Logistics will be worked out then. Visit: https://friendsofacadia.org/what-we-do/tomorrows-stewards/yellow-bus-fund/
Winners & Runners-up receive:
- Publication in Down East Magazine
- Publication on Acadia Centennial website, www. acadiacentennial2016.org.
- Congratulatory notice in The Peavey, e-newsletter of the Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance.
- 2017 Acadia calendar from Down East.
- Joshua Bodwell, Executive Director, Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance
- Kathleen Fleury, Editor-in-Chief, Down East
- Kent Olson, President and CEO, Friends of Acadia 1995-2006
- Submissions may be up to but no more than 100-words.
- Submission Formatting: 12-point New Times Roman (or similar typeface), double-spaced, standard 8-1/2 x 11. Poetry may be single-spaced. Submit files as doc, docx, or pdf.
- Please include title, name, email, phone, short bio, and date of birth at the top of your entry.
- One piece per entrant. Submissions not acknowledged.
- Deadline: 5:00 p.m. on September 30, 2016.
- By entering, contestant agrees sponsors may promote their work and use their biographical information and likeness.
- Entrants retain all copyright to their work.
- Submit to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Questions/more information (no phone calls, please): email@example.com
- Eligibility: Anyone may enter 100 WORDS FOR ACADIA except for employees of Down East Enterprises, Friends of Acadia, and Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance.