Saturday, May 25, 2013

The CJ Dennis Literary Awards 2013

The CJ Dennis Literary Awards

The CJ Dennis Literary Awards are offering a total of $800 prize money (First prize in each category is $200) to the winners. 
The categories are:
1. “Water for Life” – short story
2. “Water for Life” – poetry
3. Short story – open
4. Poetry – open

The THEME for 2013 is Water for Life commemorating the United Nations, International Year of Water Cooperation. The objective of this International Year is to raise awareness, both on the potential for increased cooperation, and on the challenges facing water management in light of the increase in demand for water access, allocation and services. The Year will highlight the history of successful water cooperation initiatives, as well as identify burning issues on water education, water diplomacy, transboundary water management, financing cooperation, national/international legal frameworks, and the linkages with the Millennium Development Goals. It also will provide an opportunity to capitalize on the momentum created at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), and to support the formulation of new objectives that will contribute towards developing water resources that are truly sustainable.

This theme allows for no limits to your imagination and interpretation. 
  • Length of submissions is limited to 50 lines for poetry and 2,500 words for stories.
  • Each piece of work must be typed in double spacing and must be accompanied by $5 per piece of work.
  • If you require the manuscript returned please enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope to suit. All unreturned work will be destroyed.
  • Include a cover sheet with the title of work, number of pages, category but no personal details as entries will be numbered for anonymity. 
A Judge/Judges will be appointed to select the winners. Their decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
The organisers reserve the right to publish or broadcast the winning entries and selected entries; however copyright remains the property of the author.
There is no limit to the number of entries each writer may submit. One entry form will suffice for multiple entries.
For entry forms/more information, email:
Entries close 19 July.


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