Green Mountain Power and Vermont Magazine Sponsor Contest
31 May 2018
COLCHESTER, VT. – Entries are being accepted for the Vermont Writers’ Prize, an annual competition sponsored by Green Mountain Power and Vermont Magazine that provides an opportunity for Vermont writers to showcase their talent.
“Every year writers across Vermont send us wonderful stories, poems and essays that give insights into this wonderful state we live in,” said Dorothy Schnure, spokesperson for Green Mountain Power. “We are always thrilled to see that the Vermont Writers’ Prize encourages so many regional writers and that we are able to showcase their work for all to enjoy.”
The Vermont Writers’ Prize is considered by Vermont writers to be of the state’s premier literary honors. It was created in honor of Ralph Nading Hill, Jr., a Vermont historian and writer who published numerous books and magazine articles on the subject of Vermont and was a long-time member of Green Mountain Power’s Board of Directors.
The contest is open to all Vermont residents, including seasonal residents and students enrolled in Vermont colleges. Entrants may be amateur or professional writers. The most recent winner was “Maybe Lake Carmi,” by Frederic Martin, of Richmond, Vermont.
Phil Jordan, editor and publisher of Vermont Magazine, noting that Martin’s story was “pure Vermont” and would resonate with Vermonters as well as those who live out of state, said, “I look forward to reading the many wonderful submissions to this year’s Vermont Writers’ Prize competition.”
The deadline for this year’s Vermont Writers’ Prize is November 1, 2018.
Entries may be submitted at https://www.greenmountainpower.com/2018/05/31/vermont-writers-prize/. Submissions need to be essays, short stories or poems 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 Entries must be unpublished and less than 1,500 words long. More detailed submission instructions are available at www.greenmountainpower.com.
The winning entry will be selected by an independent panel of judges and will be published in a special section of the March/April 2019 edition of Vermont Magazine. The author will receive a cash prize of $1,500.
Employees and subcontractors of Vermont Magazine or Green Mountain Power and previous winners are ineligible.
About Green Mountain Power:
Green Mountain Power (GMP) serves approximately 265,000 residential and business customers in Vermont and is partnering with Vermonters 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. In 2014, Vote Solar named GMP a Solar Champion. More information at: www.greenmountainpower.com. Connect with GMP on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @GreenMtnPower.
Kristin Kelly, Green Mountain Power