Contact: Lisa Richards Toney
Since 1981, the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities has recognized and celebrated the literary accomplishments of District of Columbia resident writers through the Larry Neal Writers’ Competition. Monetary awards are given to adults aged 19 and up for artistic excellence in writing in three categories: poetry, short story and dramatic writing, and to youth (ages 8-12) and teens (ages 13-18) in three categories: poetry, short story and essay.
The 2010 deadline for submitting works is 6 pm, Tuesday, March 30, 2010.
The Larry Neal Writers' Awards Ceremony will be held in May 2010 at a location TBD.
View the winners for 2009*
The Larry Neal Writers' Competition is sponsored by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
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