(That' an image of young Norman at right.)
Cash prizes of up to $10,000 will be awarded to National Winners. Four finalists in each category will be awarded trophies. Sixteen semifinalists in each category will be awarded certificates.
Norman Mailer produced extraordinary works in many genres, including the category of this year’s award: Creative Nonfiction. Students may submit work in any of the subgenres of creative nonfiction: memoir or autobiography, essay, literary journalism, profiles of people or places, and so on. Whatever its type, the best work will be true material presented with compelling literary merit.
ELIGIBILITY, PAGE LENGTH, and DEADLINES
Entries will be accepted online only and may include one or more pieces of writing. Winners receive travel and lodging to attend the Colony's National Award Ceremony. Entries accepted March 22 - April 29, 2010, Noon CST.
Students may submit one or more pieces of writing. Although there are page limits for these pieces, quality is far more important than quantity. No late entries will be accepted.