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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Contests for Ben Franklin Fans and Travel Writers

Ben Franklin by Mike Parker Creative Commons

C. Hope Clark has deets on a writing contest based on Ben Franklin's pearls of wisdom and how they affect the world today. The 2008 theme is ethical journalism.

There are two categories - young writers (under 25) and the rest of us. Ironically it's hosted by the Brits. Hey, let the weak dollar make a double-the-prize winner out of you. The younguns get 500 pounds (where the heck is that pound symbol on the keyboard, anyway?) and the old pros get 1000 pounds. No entry fee. Deadline is September 30, 2008.

And the LAWritersgroup has a post about a travel writing contest seeking entries about little-known travel destinations. Again, no entry fee I can see. Deadline is October 31, 2008.

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