Writers’ Prize deadline Nov. 1; Cavendish grant deadline Nov. 28

Vermont Writers’ Prize deadline Nov. 1

telegraph-logoEntries 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.

“We love that this contest inspires Vermonters to write about the wonderful state we live in,” said Dorothy Schnure, of Green Mountain Power.

The Vermont Writers’ Prize, created in honor of Ralph Nading Hill Jr., is considered by Vermont writers to be one of the state’s premier literary prizes. Hill, a Vermont historian and writer who published numerous books and magazine articles on the subject of Vermont, 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 “A Thousand Half Loves” by Nancy Kilgore, of Burlington.

The deadline for this year’s Vermont Writers’ Prize is Nov. 1, 2016.

Send entries to Vermont Writers’ Prize, c/o Green Mountain Power, 163 Acorn Lane, Colchester, VT 05446 or VermontWritersPrize@greenmountainpower.com. Submissions need to be essays, short stories or poems on the theme of “Vermont–Its People, the Place, 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 Entries must be unpublished and less than 1,500 words long.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 and at www.Vermontmagazine.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 2017 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.

Cavendish Community Fund accepting grant applications

dropcap]T[/dropcap]he Cavendish Community Fund has announced that it is now accepting grant applications for fall 2016 awards. The deadline for applying is Nov. 28, 2016. Applications are available at www.CavendishCCCA.org under “Community Fund” and include instructions on how and where to apply.

Projects, programs or events must directly benefit the Cavendish community. A panel of local citizens reviews all applications and recommends grant awards based on the quality and feasibility of each proposal. Grants are not expected to exceed $1,000 each and will depend primarily on the number of applications received and the amounts requested.

For further information on applying, on eligibility, on any other aspect of the grant program, or for help completing the application, please call Peter LaBelle at 226-7250 or Barbara Dickey at 226-7187.

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