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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)

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Contact: Bill Johnson, Office Manager

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Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.5/5.0)
Feedback: n/a (0.0/5.0)
Signficance: 1 star (0.5/5.0)
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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

Deadline Date Entry Fee Days till Deadline
April 19, 2017 $15, adults; Students in grades 1-12 free. 21

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All entries must be original and unpublished or unproduced.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.

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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: 1.5 stars1.5 stars (1.5/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.5/5.0)
Feedback: n/a (0.0/5.0)
Signficance: 1 star (0.5/5.0)
Report Cards: 2    
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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: 1.5 stars1.5 stars (1.5/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.5/5.0)
Feedback: n/a (0.0/5.0)
Signficance: 1 star (0.5/5.0)
Report Cards: 2    
Have you entered this contest?
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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: 1.5 stars1.5 stars (1.5/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.5/5.0)
Feedback: n/a (0.0/5.0)
Signficance: 1 star (0.5/5.0)
Report Cards: 2    
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MovieBytes Interview:
Screenwriter Teresa Bishop

An interview with screenwriter Teresa Bishop 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: "Legend of the Raven" took first place in the 2003 Kay Snow. Here's the short pitch:

According to Native American legend, ravens can travel into the spirit world and bring souls back from the dead...

He's written off love - won't be a fool twice. She's devoted to the memory of her dead husband - as if somehow her love could bring him back. They survive a terrible blizzard only to realize it was more than fate that brought them together.

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

A: I chose the Kay Snow because it's judged by experienced professional screenwriters and writers of the highest integrity. I entered "Legend of the Raven" in several other competitions that same year, receiving recognition at Austin, Writer's Network, and in the Write Movies contest.

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: Absolutely. This is an extremely well run competition. Cash prizes and honors were handed out at the awards ceremony.

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

A: Feedback was given in person and was very complimentary.

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

A: It definitely has helped generate interest when pitching. I've received numerous requests for the script by agents, managers and producers. Prior to winning the Kay Snow, it wasn't so easy to sell them on the idea of a supernatural romance. Although "Ghost" certainly did well for itself.

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

A: I'm a former Cynthia Whitcomb student. She's an amazingly gifted writer and instructor. If you can't attend her classes, I highly recommend her screenwriting books!

"Legend of the Raven" was my first screenplay and won a management contract for me. In the two years since, I've written three more features - a coming of age drama and two thrillers.

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

A: No. I live in the beautiful state of Washington. Actually, the Portland area. My plans are to stay put. There's a growing community of successful screenwriters here, including people like Mike Rich who don't mind the occasional PDX to LAX commute. The networking is a bit trickier - you really have to make the effort - but I believe lifestyle greatly influence creativity. I'm where I need to be.

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

A: I just finished writing a dark, erotic thriller about a married fireman who has an affair with a homicidal pryromaniac. At present, I'm in the research stage for a couple of new projects... and marketing, of course!

Posted Wednesday, April 28, 2004