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Last updated: Monday, 29 July 2013
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By Judy Bartosy
Your reason to enter a competition should be fun and a rewarding experience. You are a writer and paint with your words and there is a large canvass available for your imagination. Your aim is to bring your work to a higher level and a competition gives you an opportunity to mo-tivate you in the right direction. Being part of a contest is strengthening you writing prowess.
Winning the first place is great but even a placing is uplifting. As a long standing member of the Society I always enjoyed competitions that also mean sharing your world with your fellow writers. Everyday events come to life in different ways for your audience and readers. The thrill of sharing offers happiness and comfort.
A few years ago I entered the Robert Burns worldwide poetry competition advertised in Scot-land. The theme for the poem was 'Old Acquaintance'
To my great surprise and delight I was shortlisted. I received a commemorative key ring, there inside was a stamp with the poet's words ‘should old acquaintance be forget'. This is one of mine treasured mementos for sure.
I believe that our members belong to a highly regarded and prestigious society. Our yearly programs offer a great variety of activities. Participating is the key word. Our judges offer their valued comments of the works submitted in competitions. This is truly beneficial and much appreciated.
Compete don't be shy, here we come, here we are! It's fun and game you will enjoy. Good luck!
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