Announcing 3 Christmas Contests

October 1, 2020

To celebrate the coming season, White County Creative Writers is sponsoring three Christmas contests.

Each contest offers cash prizes; first place includes free registration to the 2021 Writers Conference. One contest prize includes publication in a Christmas journal.

You are welcome to enter all three contests. (Download entry form here.)


Contest Descriptions

1. A Christmas Mystical Mystery short story.
An uplifting story that highlights the magic of Christmas. (Not a murder mystery.) Story must include the following words: angel, blizzard, candle, decorate, eggnog. 1000 words max.

2. A Christmas Poem.
Any form, 32 lines maximum.

3. A Christmas Devotional.
Inspirational essay, devotional or Christmas related memory. 250 words max. Winning entry will be included in Dot Hatfield’s 2020 Advent Daily Devotional.


Here’s what you need to know:

• Each contest offers three prizes with cash awards:

1st place ($25)
2nd place ($15)
3rd place ($10)

• Each first place winner receives free registration to WCCW 2021 Conference!

(The conference will be held September 4, 2021 in Searcy AR. Sorry, this prize is not transferable.)

• The cost is $5.00 per entry.

• The entry deadline is November 16, 2020.

(Entries must be postmarked no later than this date.)

• Formatting Guidelines:

– Only one typed, unpublished manuscript may be entered in each contest.
– Double-space prose; poetry may be double-spaced or single-spaced.
– Do not put your name on the entry.
– Use a cover page with name and contact information.

• No entry may be entered in more than one contest.

• Participants may enter all three contests.

• Mail entries and fees to:

Kim Vernon
PO Box 444
Pangburn, AR 72121

You can download an entry form here.