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The Larry Neal Writers' Award

The Larry Neal Writers’ Award, now a part of the Mayor’s Arts Awards, commemorates the artistic legacy and vision of Larry Neal, the renowned author, academic and former Executive Director of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (CAH). Awards are presented for the artistic excellence of adult, youth and teen writers residing in the District of Columbia. Awardees will be announced at the 34th Annual Mayor’s Arts Awards.

The Larry Neal Writers' Awards Deadline: Friday, March 29, 2019 at 4 pm.

Special Notice: The Larry Neal Writers’ Award (Youth and Adult Awards) nominations are reviewed and scored separately. 

The guidelines for The Larry Neal Wrtiters’ Award are now available here or download the the attachment below.

Application Portal Link: The Larry Neal Writers' Awards

Call for Panelists: Panelists are needed to review and evaluate nominations for the Larry Neal Writers' Award. The panelist guidelines and application form are available for download below.