Awards for Poetry and Prose from GMP and Vermont Magazine Honor Writing About Vermont
COLCHESTER, Vt. – Green Mountain Power (GMP) and Vermont Magazine are encouraging writers to enter to win the Vermont Writers’ Prize, which celebrates writing about Vermont. There are two categories – one for poetry and one for prose. Each winner receives $1,250 and your work is published in Vermont Magazine’s summer issue. The deadline to enter is January 1, 2021.
Your work could be an essay, short story or poem on the themes of “Vermont––Its People, Its Places, Its History or Its Values.” Entries must be unpublished and less than 1,500 words long. The winning entry in each category will be selected by an independent panel of judges.
The Vermont Writers’ Prize is a collaboration between GMP and Vermont Magazine and was created as a way to honor Ralph Nading Hill, Jr. who was a Vermont historian, author, and long-time GMP Board member.The contest is open to all Vermont residents, including seasonal residents and students enrolled in Vermont colleges. You can be a professional or amateur writer. Employees and subcontractors of Vermont Magazine or Green Mountain Power and previous winners are ineligible.
The winners of the 2020 Writers Prize were Erica Walch of Newfane and Mark Creaven of West Glover – Walch for her short story, “The Key Word,” and Creaven for his poem, “Time in Vermont.” You can read the 2020 winners in Vermont Magazine’s Summer issue.
You can submit your work until January 1, 2021. It is free to enter, and winners will be announced in the spring of 2021.
About Green Mountain Power
Green Mountain Power (GMP) serves approximately 266,000 residential and business customers in Vermont and is partnering with them to improve lives and transform communities. GMP is focused on a new way of doing business to meet the needs of customers with integrated energy services that help people use less energy and save money, while continuing to generate clean, cost-effective and reliable power in Vermont. GMP is the first utility in the world to get a B Corp certification, meeting rigorous social, environmental, accountability and transparency standards and committing to use business as a force for good. GMP earned a spot on Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies in the World list four years in a row (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020). J.D. Power’s 2018 and 2019 rankings put GMP among top utilities for customer satisfaction. In 2019 and 2020 GMP was named “One of the Best Places to Work in Vermont” by Vermont Business Magazine and the Vermont Chamber of Commerce, and was the winner of the Deane C. Davis Outstanding Vermont Business of the Year Award in 2019.
Kristin Kelly, Green Mountain Power