Upcoming Deadlines



BETHESDA POETRY CONTEST
Deadline: February 10
APPLY HERE


Topic: Open

Awards

First Place - $350, published on The Writer's Center's "First Person Plural" blog, and a free class and membership to The Writer's Center.
Second Place - $250
Third Place - $150
Honorable Mention - $75 (Up for three Honorable Mentions will be selected)
Young Poet: $75 (Up for three Young Poets will be selected)

All winners will be published on the Bethesda Urban Partnership Web site and honored at a special event during the Bethesda Literary Festival, held April 21-23, 2017.
 



BETHESDA PAINTING AWARDS
Deadline: February 17
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The Bethesda Painting Awards is downtown Bethesda's annual juried art competition that exclusively honors painters from Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. $14,000 in prize monies are awarded to the top four painters annually.

Awards
Best in Show - $10,000
Second Place - $2,000
Third Place - $1,000
Young Artist* - $1,000
*Young Artist whose birthday is after February 17, 1987 may be awarded this prize.

The Jurors will select up to 10 finalists who will be invited to display their work in a group exhibition at Gallery B in downtown Bethesda in June 2017.

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YOUTH WRITING CONTEST
Deadline: February 24
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Tell us, in your own words, what you would do and where you would go if you had a time machine.

Up to 15 essay winners will be selected and featured in Washington Parent. Winners will be honored at a special event held during the Bethesda Literary Festival, April 21-23, 2017. Winners also receive great prizes!

Entry Requirements
Only hard copies (handwritten or typed) will be accepted. Essays must be between 100–500 words in length.
Writers must be in grades K–8 and students of schools located in, or residents of, Montgomery County, MD.
The entry form must be completed and submitted with essay.
All entries must be postmarked on or before February 24, 2017. NO FAXES OR EMAILS will be accepted.