Bernard Heeney 2006 Creative Writing Contest
Last updated: March 15, 2006
Contest Is closed (March 2): Thank You Everyone! Judging will be
concluded by mid April. All contestants will be notified by e-mail. If
you don't see you ID number or hear from us, please call
(908) 232-4407. Submissions: The following is a list of all the entries we have received. Good luck to all.
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You are invited to enter the Bernard Heeney Contest For Creative Writing. The contest
is open to anyone and there is no entry fee. The one essential criteria is to have fun.
All entries must be original, unpublished work and must be uploaded electronically to goleader.com no later than March 1, 2006.
now for the contest and submit your work prior to February 15
to take advantage of editor feedback, enabling changes to your entry.
You will be provided an identification
number to affix to your submittal to be used by the judges
in determining winners. Do not include your name with the
will be e-mailed a username and password required to upload their
entry. E-mail of contest updates will be sent to registrants as
may be applicable.
Please review the
information on this page thoroughly before asking questions.
This page may be updated from time to time. It is suggested that
you be familiar with This
Is Westfield, where the winning entries will be
and Uploading Details
Template: Download and use this MS word.doc. Complete your
entry on this word.doc and save it with the name of your entry
Identification number e-mailed to you when
you registered. Quality check your work. Please be sure to comply with style guidelines
your entry by E-mail: Attach your word file to an
large files, multiple photos:
then use the upload button below.
these style guidelines and quality checks:
General: Include your entry
Identification number in the document.
General: Don't write in First Person
(not, I did this and I said that).
Headline: Suggest a Headline
Percent: Write it out: Do not use
the % symbol (or other keyboard symbols). Use the number with percent.
Numbers: Write out 0 through 9 (one, two, etc.) For all
others, use the number (12, 146, etc.).
Mr. or Mrs.: replaces the first name
of individual upon the second mention of the person in an article.
Time of day: morning or afternoon,
write as a.m. or p.m. - small letters (not AM or not PM).
Dates: Write without subscripts or
superscripts. Example: September 14 should NOT be written as September
Subscripts or superscripts: Don't
use them (caution: Word sometimes does this automatically).
Capitalization: Only for proper name
(Westfield Town Council); Not the borough, council, town, board, etc.
List Commas: Do not put a comma
before 'and' of a list. Ex.: Boy, girl and frog.
Spelling: Spell Check all documents
with Word - do not have any red highlights shown.
Grammar: Grammar check all documents
with Word - do not have any green highlights of grammar or punctuation.
Double Spaces: Eliminate them all
(replace function helps).
Photos: Send with caption stating
the 5Ws Ė who, what, when, where, why.
Underlining: Do not use all caps,
underlining, italics (unless proper for magazine titles etc.).
Names: Use full name only once with
abbreviation: Westfield Board of Education (BOE); afterwards use only
Sentences: Keep them short, avoid
run-on sentences; limit use of compound sentences.
Background: Reader may be reading
this subject for the first time; reference matters, donít assume they
Story: Has beginning, middle and
Introduction: 1st Paragraph, list
important happenings; Write about important items first, not
Reference by Professor Jack Lynch of Rutgers on writing