Thursday, September 30, 2010

Writing Contest Rules & Prizes...and more!

Mrs. Morecraft's Writing Contest

please submit entries to

You MUST write 'Contest Entry for Oct. 14' in the subject line of the e-mail with your submission attached in order for your entry to be received.

Rules and guidelines:

1.You may submit an original short story, a poem, an article, or song.

2.Word limit, 1,000 words, (use your computer's word count feature).

3.The topic may be fictional or based on reality. (Remember to write with a Christian mindset, so guard your heart and words accordingly. Listen to Week I of the webinar for guidelines in this regard).

4.Please indicate your name and age on your entry. Entries will be loosely divided into three age groups for each category of writing: 12 or younger, 13-17, 18 and older.

5.Prizes will be awarded to the top three writers in each category and age group.

6. Entry deadline is October 14th, 12 o'clock midnight, Eastern Standard Time. 
 No late entries will be accepted.

7.One entry per person.

8.Please send your entry to

9.No reply will be sent to acknowledge your entry due to the number of people who may submit entries -- sorry.

10.Winners will be chosen by a panel of expert judges. If in attendance at the SAICFF (San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival), the winners will be awarded their prize during the festival by Bertha Jean herself! If not in attendance, the winners will receive their prize in the mail. Winning entries will be featured on one of the last two sessions of the webinar as well.

11. Judging will be unbiased as each entry will be given a number so that the identity of each entrant will be unknown until judging is complete.
Partial list of prizes to be awarded:
The Grand Prize: Mrs. Morecraft will personally assist you in editing your work and pursuing publication. The Grand Prize winner will also receive a copy of  Verses of Virtue, edited by Beall Phillips and Roots & Vines, a poetry book by Rebecca B. Morecraft.
Other prize-winners will receive one of the following: autographed copies of Mrs. Morecraft's poetry book, autographed copies of Verses of Virtue, Vision Forum's calligraphy box and pens and journals or similar prizes.


Orenczaks said...

Great prizes Mrs. M!

Brewer Family said...

What was supposed to be in the subject line???
I remember Mercy saying to put something specific in so she would know it was for the contest.

Becky said...

You MUST write 'Contest Entry for Oct. 14' in the subject line of the e-mail with your submission attached in order for your entry to be received, and send your entry as an attachment to

Antoinette Petersen said...

How exciting!!! That colligraphy kit and the books are REALLY catching my eye! :)

I am going to try and write something, but due to life being extra busy these past few weeks I am not so sure I will be able to! :(

We shall see what the Lord has in store!


Miss Antoinette

PS. I really enjoyed tonight's webinar! I wish you had more time (and more weeks) to share more of what you know!

Becky said...

Hi, Antoinette,
I'm so thankful you enjoyed the webinar. Mercy and I love hosting it! We hoping to hold more sessions beginning in January if there's enough interest, so tell all your friends...
Mrs. M.

Unknown said...

What format should we enter these in? .pages, .txt, .doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf?

Also, should there be a title page?

And lastly, by 'October 14' I assume you mean 12:00 AM EST October 14, 2010?

In Him,

Emily said...

Mrs. Morecraft,
One quick question: what format would you prefer us to submit our work in? (i.e. a pdf attachment...or just copy and paste directly into the email...etc.)
Thank You!

Unknown said...

I did not see any attachment stipulation in the rules listed in the blog post, so I submitted my entry directly in the email text. Is that a problem? If so, I can re-send it with a Word document properly attached.

Becky said...

It's fine to post your entry in the email text area.
Mrs. M.

Unknown said...

I sent mine as a pdf. Do I need to re-submit it in the email text area?

In Him,

Becky said...

No, Jeffrey, you do not need to re-submit your entry. My daughter says she has received it. Thanks.

Hannah said...

Dear Mrs. Morecraft,
I have been listening to your recorded sessions for the past few weeks due to crazy schedules. They are very inspiring and encouraging.
Also due to busyness, I missed the writing contest. I was wondering if there will be another one during this class? If there will be another, I would love to participate.
Thank you.
In His Love,

Becky said...

I'm so sorry several of you who signed in late were not able to post an entry for our writing contest. God willing, we will sponsor another contest connected to the webinar I hope to begin in January of 2012. I'll keep you posted.