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Kay Snow Writing Contest

Kay Snow Writing Contest

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2108 Buck St
West Linn, OR 97068
503-305-6729 (voice)
503-344-6174 (fax)

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Bill Johnson, Office Manager

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Overall: 2 stars2 stars (2.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Feedback: n/a (0.0/5.0)
Signficance: 1 star (1.0/5.0)
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Objective

The purpose of this annual writing contest, named in honor of Willamette Writer's founder, Kay Snow, is to help writers reach professional goals in writing in a broad array of categories; and to encourage student writers.

Deadline/Entry Fees

Expired. Previous Deadline: 04/19/2017

Notification: July 19th, 2017

Rules

Screenwriting - Maximum length (100) pages. Complete or partial script, any subject, in script format. (One side only, on 8.5 x 11 inch white paper using a 12 point Courier font.)

Each INDIVIDUAL entry must be accompanied by ONE (1) 3 x 5 card with author's name, address, phone, and title of entry and category. Place the card in a plain white envelope, seal it, and on the outside of the envelope write the title of your entry and its category. For poetry entry, EACH poem must be accompanied by a 3 x 5 card in an envelope. If you submit TWO poems (or more), you must have a 3/5 card in a separate envelope for each poem. If you submit two fiction entries, each entry has ONE 3/5 card for EACH entry inside ONE small envelope.

Submit TWO (2) copies of each entry. If you submit two poems for one entry, submit TWO COPIES OF EACH POEM. Do not send originals. Entries, registration form, and 3/5 cards can be mailed in one envelope.

All entries must be original and unpublished or unproduced. Screenplays cannot be an adaptation of a published novel or non-fiction book by someone other than the screenwriter. Being posted on a web site is not considered publication, nor is a non-fiction article appearing in an on-line newsletter if there was no payment involved.

Awards

For adult entries, $300 first place; $150 2nd place; $50, third place.

For students, $50 first place, $20 second place; $10 third place.

Kay Snow Writing Contest

Contact

2108 Buck St
West Linn, OR 97068
503-305-6729 (voice)
503-344-6174 (fax)

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Bill Johnson, Office Manager

Report Card

Overall: 2 stars2 stars (2.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Feedback: n/a (0.0/5.0)
Signficance: 1 star (1.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 1    
Have you entered?
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Kay Snow Writing Contest

Contact

2108 Buck St
West Linn, OR 97068
503-305-6729 (voice)
503-344-6174 (fax)

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Bill Johnson, Office Manager

Report Card

Overall: 2 stars2 stars (2.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Feedback: n/a (0.0/5.0)
Signficance: 1 star (1.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 1    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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Contest News

Willamette Writers Announces 2007 Kay Snow Writing Contest Award Winners

Willamette Writers has announced the screenwriting category winners of their 2007 writing competition.

Updated: 05/24/2008

Willamette Writers Announces Kay Snow Award Winners

Willamette Writers has announced their Kay Snow Award Winners for Screenwriting.

Updated: 04/28/2004

Kay Snow Writing Contest

Contact

2108 Buck St
West Linn, OR 97068
503-305-6729 (voice)
503-344-6174 (fax)

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Bill Johnson, Office Manager

Report Card

Overall: 2 stars2 stars (2.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Feedback: n/a (0.0/5.0)
Signficance: 1 star (1.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 1    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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MovieBytes Interview:
Screenwriter Sandra Boos

An interview with screenwriter Sandra Boos regarding the Kay Snow Writing Competition.

Q: What's the title of the script you entered in this contest, and what's it about?

A: The title of my script is KATIE. It's about a woman who returns to the States from relief work in Africa to learn she's inherited the historic tobacco plantation she grew up on -- a house she hates and wants no part of. As she plans to sell the property, strange events begin to occur in the house that lead to the long unsolved disappearance of Katie, a young African-American woman, which, in turn, ends up leading to the revelation of the untimely deaths of many enslaved Africans who lived on the property during the Emancipation. And the clues are coming from beyond the grave. Based in part on historic (though tragic) events. My script won first place last year (2007).

Q: What made you enter this particular contest? Have you entered any other contests with this script? If so, how did you do?

A: The Kay Snow is a local (Portland, Oregon) contest, which is run by Willamette Writers, an organization that I greatly respect. My screenwriting teacher recommended that all of her students enter. I'm glad I listened!

Q: Were you satisfied with the adminstration of the contest? Did they meet their deadlines? Did you receive all the awards that were promised?

A: I was very happy with all aspects of the contest! And the awards that were promised? My certificate and check were presented at the 2007 Willamette Writer's Conference at an awards banquet. It was one of the best nights of my life. Mike Rich ("Finding Forrester")was one of the speakers that night. Talk about inspiring! Another part of the award was to have a portion of my script read aloud by professional actors at a Willamette Writers meeting. I take the other one back -- THAT was the best night of my life! I know now how what it's like to walk two feet off the ground! The feeling was unbelievable.

Q: Were you given any feedback on your script? If so, did you find the feedback helpful?

A: No, but it hasn't discouraged me! A lot of heart and soul is in that script, and someone will recognize that eventually and hopefully do something with it. Though the storyline may be somewhat tragic, it is also inspirational, and has provoked some heavy-duty emotional responses in those who have read it.

Q: Has your success in this contest helped you market your script? Were you contacted by any agents, managers or producers?

A: Not yet. I did manage to pitch this script at the conference last summer, and got some pretty positive feedback... and then the writer's strike came.

Q: What's your background? Have you written any other screenplays or television scripts?

A: This is my seventh feature-length screenplay. It's really the first one that I've put out there, though. Part of my (ongoing) background is in a high school setting, where I act regularly as a community consultant for students writing films -- which, I must say, has been an awesomely rewarding experience!

Q: Do you live in Los Angeles? If not, do you have any plans to move there?

A: I live in Milwaukie, Oregon, but hey -- if opportunity comes a knockin'...

I would move to L.A. if I were asked to, but for now, I'm planted.

Q: What's next? Are you working on a new script?

A: I am definitely working on a script that I'm super excited about. It's about a man who has done something unspeakable and has caused many innocent people to lose their lives, and how he learns to deal with what he's done. (I'm picturing Dennis Quaid for the lead.) So far, it has gotten excellent feedback, and I hope to have it completed in the next few weeks. I have three more projects lined up for when I finish this one, though. It's going to be a busy year!

Posted Friday, May 23, 2008